1. Breakfast at Vicinity Dining, Alexandria

    Breakfast at Vicinity Dining, Alexandria

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    Smoked salmon. A classic but so good.

    Smoked salmon. A classic but so good.

    Big breakfast with bacon, haloumi, mushrooms and poached eggs.

    Big breakfast with bacon, haloumi, mushrooms and poached eggs.

    The ever present bacon and egg roll.

    The ever present bacon and egg roll.

    Bircher muesli and fresh fruit. Yum!

    Bircher muesli and fresh fruit. Yum!

    What do they call French toast in France?

    What do they call French toast in France?

    Coffee and foliage.

    Coffee and foliage.

    Black Poison cakes. Weird name for a company making such delicious cakes.

    Black Poison cakes. Weird name for a company making such delicious cakes.

    This place is biiiiig.

    This place is biiiiig.

    The beautiful flower arrangement by Flowers by Justine. Love!

    The beautiful flower arrangement by Flowers by Justine. Love!

    If…

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  2. Casa Ristorante Italiano, King Street Wharf: Finally something decent around here!

    Casa Ristorante Italiano, King Street Wharf: Finally something decent around here!

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    This is where they make-a the pizzas.

    This is where they make-a the pizzas.

    Their Signature martini - lychee and chilli. Sweet with a kick. Another one, please!

    Their Signature martini – lychee and chilli. Sweet with a kick. Another one, please!

    Antipasto platter - so much food before the meal even began!

    Antipasto platter – so much food before the meal even began!

    The freshness corner.

    The freshness corner.

    Pizza chef Salvatore showing off some tricks. Randomly he's a winner in pizza acrobatics (how do you discover that's what you're good at?!)

    Pizza chef Salvatore showing off some tricks. Randomly he’s a winner in pizza acrobatics (how do you discover that’s what you’re good at?!)

    Seared scallops with parsnip purée & garlic. They're crumbed potato chips on top.

    Seared scallops with parsnip purée & garlic. They’re…

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  3. Ramen Zundo, CBD - get the tsukemen!

    Ramen Zundo, CBD – get the tsukemen!

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    I love ramen, you can eat on your own and it's totally okay.

    I love ramen, you can eat on your own and it’s totally okay.

    A peek into the kitchen.

    A peek into the kitchen.

    The vast ramen menu.

    The vast ramen menu.

    Hello my good friend.

    Hello my good friend.

    Mmm, various sides.

    Mmm, various sides.

    A quiet Sunday.

    A quiet Sunday.

    When I used to live in Tokyo and was sporting a hangover I had 3 go-to options:

    1. Ramen (usually Ippudo because it’s awesome and was just down the road)
    2. Curry from Coco Ichibanya
    3. Tempura from Tempura Tendon Tenya

    Actually, I lie. I used…

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  4. Lucky Pickle, Surry Hills. Come get your sandwiches!

    Lucky Pickle, Surry Hills. Come get your sandwiches!

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    The pork belly sandwich aka banh mi. So good.

    The pork belly sandwich aka banh mi. So good.

    You may proceed directly to my mouth.

    You may proceed directly to my mouth.

    Nothing much to report on this tuna sandwich besides that it was... Nice. But not amazing.

    Nothing much to report on this tuna sandwich besides that it was… Nice. But not amazing.

    Lucky Pickle is a tiny little sandwich place on a back street in Surry Hills. Opened by Arash Katrak and with the help of his partner Anna Berry, Lucky Pickle serves lucky Surry Hills workers (they’re not open on weekends)…

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  5. HAFU Film comes to Sydney!

    HAFU Film comes to Sydney!

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    A photo taken for the promotional poster. How nice are the cherry blossoms?!

    When I was living in Japan I was also being filmed for a documentary about half Japanese people living in Japan. They met me as I landed at the airport and followed me around for 1 and a half years capturing my life and thoughts about living in Japan. The film is very well done and the…

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  6. GoodTime Diner - Southern style BBQ and fat, juicy burgers in Bondi Junction

    GoodTime Diner – Southern style BBQ and fat, juicy burgers in Bondi Junction

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    Get inside me.

    Get inside me.

    Smoked meat selection.

    Smoked meat selection.

    Smoked meat platter for 2 - $55. Ready yourself for meat sweats.

    Smoked meat platter for 2 – $55. Ready yourself for meat sweats.

    Cajun spiced corn - I need to try to recreate these at home.

    Cajun spiced corn – I need to try to recreate these at home.

    The Juicy Lucy ($15.50) - Wagyu pattie stuffed With mozzarella and cheddar tomato chutney, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion & aioli.

    The Juicy Lucy ($15.50) – Wagyu pattie stuffed With mozzarella and cheddar tomato chutney, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion & aioli.

    Inside the Juicy Lucy. Who needs clear arteries anyway?

    Inside the Juicy Lucy. Who needs clear arteries anyway?

    GoodTime Diner's negroni. Tastes like grapefruit and I loved it!

    GoodTime Diner’s negroni. Tastes like grapefruit…

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  7. Napoli Nel Cuore, amazingly good pizza on Bourke Street, Redfern

    Napoli Nel Cuore, amazingly good pizza on Bourke Street, Redfern

    I love pizza. Like I really love pizza. I have dreams of moving to Italy for 3 months and getting fat off the stuff (sorry, boyfriend). Fortunately for my place of employment, boyfriend and maybe waistline a pizza place has opened down the road forgoing my immediate need to move to Italy Eat Pray Love style.

    Piccantina pizza - tomato base, mozzarella and spicy salami.

    Piccantina pizza – tomato base, mozzarella and spicy salami.

    Tagliatelle - not bad but pizzas are the winners here.

    Tagliatelle – not bad but…

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  8. My big, Greek Sunday lunch at Alpha Restaurant, CBD

    My big, Greek Sunday lunch at Alpha Restaurant, CBD

    I’ve only been to Greece once and it was a few years ago now. And as you can see from this photo it was a classy affair.

    Come hither, gentlemen.

    Come hither, gentlemen.

    Note: We didn’t actually buy these purple diamante encrusted cowboy hats or thought they looked good in any way, shape or form.

    But white cowboy hats aside, I fell in love with the country, the people, its food and the views. (Please ignore my tacky…

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  9. All Spice Thai: Ordering from Menulog

    All Spice Thai: Ordering from Menulog

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    Menulog - All Spice Thai

    Let the eating begin!

    Soft shell crab with chilli and basil ($18.90) and crispy pork belly with prick khing ($17.90)

    Soft shell crab with chilli and basil ($18.90) and crispy pork belly with prick khing ($17.90)

    Sticky rice with caramelised banana ($4.00) Ugly but tasty little bastards.

    Sticky rice with caramelised banana ($4.00) Ugly but tasty little bastards.

    All done!

    All done!

    I’ve been ordering from Menulogfor years so was pretty happy when they contacted me and asked me to write about my next experience with them. I love those lazy nights when you don’t feel like…

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  10. A weekend in Melbourne

    Last weekend Adam and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary – woooooo! We thought we’d celebrate the…

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