Egg Custard Tarts

sky phoenix, CBD

I do not have a bad word to say about Yum Cha. When the weekend swings around and I’m not craving breakfast at Reuben Hill, my other Sunday morning kickstarter is a trolley chase at my favourite yum cha restaurant. Sky Phoenix is the choice for today and though not the most authentic of the big China Town experiences the dishes are reliably good (and conveniently located for a spot of Zara shopping pre or post your fill). Continue reading

Pork Buns

din tai fung dumpling bar, Sydney CBD

Din Tai Fung do some of the sweetest, neatest soup dumplings in the city however the overall menu at the restaurant in World Square is not as much of a favourite as Chef’s Gallery or New Shanghai.

That’s why it’s perfect that the Din Tai Fung team have opened a dumpling bar in the Westfield Shopping Centre so I can grab a sneaky fill amidst my city retail activity. Continue reading

Spiced lamb chop on cool cucumber, mint , pea salad yogurt

palings kitchen, sydney CBD

I guess we all need a little makeover every now and then. A little booster. A little freshen up. And so it is that what use to be Mad Cow on Level 1 at the Ivy is now Palings Kitchen and Bar. In truth this is more then a little booster – more a complete overhaul then a simple nip and tuck, but what they’ve done seems to have created a much more open and approachable dining experience that should appeal to the weekday office crew. Continue reading

The Rook Wagyu Burger with Truffle Flies

the rook, sydney CBD

It’s Thursday night in the city – not exactly one of my usual haunts. I’m at 56 York Street standing in front of a non-descript office tower where I’m about to head to The Rook, the Lobster, Burger & Liquor Bar. Don’t let the boring foyer fool you, when you arrive at the Rooftop Bar you feel like you’ve been transformed to a completely the difference place. The fit out by The Rook is impressive and the after work crowd is lovin’ it. Continue reading

Mejico Prep Station

mejico, sydney CBD

Mexican food is pretty much the biggest thing to happen to the Sydney dining landscape in the past 12 months with an explosion of spicy options for those after something a little south of the border.

Anyone who has spent anytime in either the States or Mexico had lamented for years about Australia’s tragic Mexican restaurant offering upon their return. It was long felt that given our produce here, there had to be something better on offer than a sad and soggy cheese covered mess. Continue reading