Chuuka, Pyrmont Review: The Star’s Japanese-Chinese experiment pays off

November 7, 2019

Replacing the spectacular Flying Fish at the apex of Jones Bay Wharf is an ambitious meeting of two accomplished culinary champions, ambitiously clashing Japanese and Chinese flavours at the behest of The Star Sydney, debuting their very first off-site restaurant. Chase Kojima (best known for Sokyo) and Victor Liong (best known for Lee Ho Fook) […]

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Merivale trades Papi Chulo for Queen Chow on Manly Wharf (Sydney)

July 15, 2018

Based on the success of Merivale’s Enmore debut, the hospitality group have now opened a second location for their Cantonese kitchen Queen Chow, which moves into the former digs of waterfront meat-sweat haven Papi Chulo. Patrick Friesen and Eric Koh are aiming for “classic neighbourhood Cantonese” inspired by the way the diverse cuisine is recreated […]

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Paper Bird channels Korean, Japanese and Chinese flavours into a new weekend brunch menu (Sydney)

April 8, 2018

Rising Potts Point favourite Paper Bird has brought back their popular contemporary East-Asian weekend brunch menu this past weekend, launching a series of new dishes complemented by extended opening hours for locals and visitors who really want to sink their teeth into the modern interpretations of Korean, Chinese and Japanese flavours. From 10am to 3pm […]

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Review: MOMO Dumplings + Tea is bringing Szechuan to Prahran (Melbourne)

July 12, 2017

Situated just around the corner of Clifton and High street, MOMO Dumpling + Tea is a relaxing new addition to Prahran’s hospitality precinct. Since their official opening in late April, the bright and spacious restaurant has been slowly diversifying their extensive food menu with a variety of traditional Szechuan cuisine. Every week, a new list […]

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Review: Chapel Street’s Oriental Teahouse presents modern twists to authentic Chinese dining (Melbourne)

May 29, 2017

Celebrated tea master and restaurateur, David Zhou is the man behind the iconic Oriental Teahouse and has reopened the doors to Chapel Street’s venue after undergoing a modern renovation. Designed by Melbourne design studio Hecker Guthrie, the new interior has brought an authentic Chinese teahouse into the modern world, with its brushed concrete walls, home to […]

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Review: Chefs Gallery refresh their menu with a range of new flavours (Sydney)

April 2, 2017

I’m constantly impressed by just how damn successful Chef’s Gallery is. The restaurant, which has a flagship at Town Hall but has expanded in recent years to places like Parramatta and Hurstville, is constantly one of the busiest dining spots in the area, always commanding a wait list that can stretch to an hour if […]

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Review: Lotus Barangaroo (Sydney)

October 18, 2016

Lotus is the latest restaurant addition to the flourishing dining destination of the harbourside Wulugul Walk at Barangaroo, a third Sydney restaurant for the brand following their original dumpling bar in Walsh Bay and their massive restaurant at The Galeries. Head chef Chris Yan (Lotus Galeries, ex-Billy Kwong and China Doll) takes on native Australian ingredients […]

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Taste of Shanghai – World Square (Sydney)

December 28, 2015

The various branches of Taste of Shanghai around Sydney are consistently sticking to the standard of inexpensive, good quality Shanghai cuisine, but also bringing in influences from various other Chinese cuisines to offer a comprehensive, share-focused dining experience. Their newest outlet is on the ground floor of World Square, adding greatly to the improved dining […]

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Billy Kwong introduces all-day dining on Sunday plus new lunch dishes, desserts, and more (Sydney)

November 16, 2015

Following last year’s move to Potts Point, Kylie Kwong’s renowned Chinese restaurant Billy Kwong have extended their Sunday offerings to include all-day dining with new lunch dishes, a special dessert collaboration, and new bespoke project wines and beer. “As we approach one year in this beautiful new location, I wanted to up the ante – […]

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New Shanghai – Westfield Sydney

November 6, 2015

New Shanghai’s CBD restaurant on the lower ground of Westfield Sydney has only been open for less than a fortnight, and it’s already pumping out dumplings with a vengeance. On a Thursday evening, we step into the bustling restaurant that’s been decked out with imported Chinese furnishings. Everything from the shutters and lanterns to the […]

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Wok on Inn – Zetland (Sydney)

October 9, 2015

Wok on Inn is part of a formidable line up at East Village in Zetland (think The Village Crow, Lucio Pizzeria, and Taste Baguette) that’ll be competing for the chance to fill your bellies on a lazy day, of which there should be plenty this spring and summer. This Zetland branch marks Wok on Inn’s […]

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