Category: Food

Vivace: Restaurant Review

Where: Level 1, 50 High Street, Auckland City Cuisine: Mediterranean Food: 5 Service: 4 Ambiance: 4 Value for Money: 4 Overall score: 4.25/5 When the word ‘honeycomb’ is written onto a menu, I instinctively think of the confectionary—take some sugar, heat it to a caramel, add sodium bicarb and watch it chunk up into a …

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Momo: Restaurant Review

Where: 115-117 Lt Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD Cuisine: Japanese Hot Pot / Sukiyaki Food: 3 Service: 4 Ambience: 5 Value for Money: 2 Overall Score: 3.5/5 Walk into Momo on Little Bourke Street on the weekend and you’ll find yourself waiting for a table. And to be honest, I’m not sure why. The food isn’t …

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Hong Kong: Food – Top 3

Everyone who knows me, knows that food is a giant part of my life. It’s the main reason I won’t be on the cover of men’s health anytime soon, but you know, I can live with that. Hong Kong has a rich culinary history, starting with the local Cantonese cuisine, the food brought in by …

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Review – Spice Temple

I’ve been to Niel Perry’s Spice Temple twice now, and I figured it was time to write a review for it. I have a lot of respect for Neil Perry. He’s done wonders with the QANTAS food, is a massively internationally respected chef, and for me to feel disappointed by his food, was something I …

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Restaurant Review: Chat Thai

Beef Salad at Chat Thai

The stand out new dining experience for me in Sydney was Chat Thai in the new city Westfield shopping centre. One of a growing chain of restaurants boasting authentic Thai food, my friend Mel and I chose it on her recommendation, and because it had a queue out the front. We’d just completed the harbour …

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Restaurant Review: Mamak

Roti making at Mamak

On my very first trip to Sydney I was told by my cover artist, Richard, that I had to try this Malaysian place that did excellent roti, which was interesting because prior to that I had never had any roti in Australia that came close to comparing to the flaky goodness that you find on …

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Screens Cover Art, Sashimi and Halloween

Screens Cover

Well, I’m back after a week and a half away and I’m already behind on everything. On the bright side, I’ve managed to get quite a bit done, not the least of which done with my input and someone else’s effort: the new cover art that will soon grace the stand-alone ebook of my short …

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Baby Octopus and Tomato Soup and Beetroot Salad

It’s a real winter down here in Australia, a real wet winter and it feels like it’s been raining every day. At least in Melbourne, anyway. Just for fun I’ve decided to put a recipe together, which I threw together for dinner, and I’m curious to see what you think of it. It’s a simple, …

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Hanukkah with Keira Andrews!

With the huge and continual emphasis on Christmas happenings in the world–at least the western world–it’s very easy to forget that not everyone follows the cult of the jolly fat gift giving man, and there are a lot of other traditions out there, one of the more prominent ones being, of course, Hanukkah, the Jewish …

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