Mabuhay! It’s a term that evokes a myriad of joyful emotions, and to Filipinos it’s a greeting that means “Welcome!”, “To Life!”, or even just simply, a heartfelt “hello”.
A few years ago when Boodle Feast posts exploded on Instagram, I felt I was left out, none of the Sydney Filipino restaurants that I know offered this type of dining. Boodle feast was high on my bucket list to tick off and that desire was finally fulfilled on one of my trips back to Manila a couple of years ago and I managed to blogged it, link here.
It was a weekend of rice power!
What a better way to spend the first day of summer surrounded by an array of delicious dishes from all over the world with one common ingredient – rice! Last Saturday, I attended the Sydney World Rice Festival 2018 held at the Showring Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, a 2 day event and my tastebuds are is still raving how delicious the offerings were.
It’s almost the beginning of summer and for most of us that means getting outside and enjoying the longer and warmer days. Everything blooms this time of the year and for food aficionados like me, I’m totally out of my hibernation, it’s time to go out and discover new venues and seasonal offerings that will whet my appetite around Sydney.
Take your tastebuds on a trip to a port of the Eastern Mediterranean without leaving Sydney with the delightful offerings from Port Jaffa, a new Mediterranean tapas bar and grill located at 99 Hall St Bondi Beach. Perfectly nestled in the heart of bustling Bondi, dining here makes you feel like you have been transported to the Mediterranean.
Whether you’re up for an excellent beer, delicious food offerings or both in a relaxed setting, All Hands Brewing House (A.H.B.H.) located at the old King St Brewhouse – 22 The Promenade on King Street Wharf. It really is the destination to head to for some of the best crafted beer and food in town.
The newly re-vamped Quadrangle Shopping Village in Castlecrag is set to become one of lower North Shore’s hottest foodie destinations with all the exciting developments taking place. Two of Kensington Street much loved restaurants have already opened their doors. Bistro Mekong the sister restaurant of Mekong and Holy Duck are now in full swing serving their specialised menu that is sure to please one and all.
There are millions of Filipinos who’ve made their homes outside the Philippines. They get homesick and often crave for Filipino cooking, or just miss conversing in their native language.
Located in the sophisticated Meriton Dining Precinct, Parramatta’s latest dining destination, The Meat & Wine Co brings a modern steakhouse to the area. A few weeks ago I was invited by FCBA (Food Critics and Bloggers Australia) to join them for an exclusive media dinner organised by The Meat & Wine Co to celebrate the opening of their latest branch in the heart of Parramatta.
During our recent break on the Central Coast, we were going for two things: catch up with our friends and food. So if food is something you’re looking forward to on your next trip to the Central Coast here are some of our new discoveries including some old favourites, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or those thirsty moments.
Middle Eastern food aficionados rejoice! Prepare to be delighted by SaltVine Lebanese Tapas Bar, a new player along Crown St in Surry Hills that’s making a buzz big time with their modern twist on Middle Eastern cuisine. Whether you are seated outside or inside, you’ll find yourself under the sun of Lebanon with its warm, friendly and inviting vibes.
Japanese food doesn’t get any finer than at Toshiya Japanese Restaurant, nestled along Military Rd in Cremorne. At the helm is owner/chef Toshiya Kai who will take your palate on a fantastic journey of Japanese food combining the traditional with inventive and sensational flavour combinations.