Grill'd - Parramatta

Delicious, Juicy and Healthy Burgers

Papi Chulo - Manly

Sexy Sauces And Mouth Watering Meat!

Chat Thai - Sydney CBD

Crab Omelette SO GOOD!

Like Noodle - Hurstville

Delicious Pork Belly and Dumplings

Pony Dining - The Rocks (Sydney CBD)

Delicious Tender Steaks and Amazing Apple Crumble

Cuckoo Callay - Newtown

Pulled Duck, #Hashtag Browns and a wonderful find of thickshakes, of the Nutella OR Salted caramel flavour

Coco Noir - Eastgarden

Delicious Tomato Chutney!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Meat and Wine Co AND Lindt Opera Cake – Cheap Lunch Sets and Rich Dessert

The Meat and Wine Co AND Lindt Opera Cake – Cheap Lunch Sets and Rich Dessert

Restaurant: The Meat and Wine Co  | Website:

Address: L1/31 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000 (Darling Harbour)
Phone:(02) 9211 9888
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday: Lunch / Dinner – 12noon – 10pm, Friday – Saturday: Lunch / Dinner – 12noon – 11pm

Must Try: Business Lunch Set, Entrée + Main + Dessert + Drink = $45

It was the boyfriend’s birthday and we wanted to organise a nice place to eat to celebrate. Candice had suggested this place, as it was easy to access and close to pick up the Lindt birthday cake. For Money for value, The Meat and Wine Co had a Business Lunch Set, this included an entrée, main, dessert and a drink ($45). If this was too much food for you, you can get the second option of the Entrée, main and drink for $35.

Szechuan calamari served with nam jim sauce and fresh lemon

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Café Sopra at Fratelli Fresh - Fine Italian Food Indulgence

Café Sopra at Fratelli Fresh - Fine Italian Food Indulgence

Restaurant: Fratelli Fresh
Address: Undergound 11 Bridge St Sydney NSW (Also in multiple location)
Phone: (02) 8298 2700 (Bridge St)
Must Try: Prosciutto di Parma, pickled watermelon rind & bocconcini

Prosciutto di Parma, pickled watermelon rind & bocconcini $22
Pickled watermelon rind ? Yes please!! This was the first thing that caught my attention when scanning through Fratelli Fresh's menu. Because my taste buds love  everything pickled, I could have a whole plate of those watermelon rind by itself! It perfectly complemented the prosciutto saltiness and soft bocconcini.

Heard a lot of good things about Fratelli Fresh and this entree definitely sets a high expectation for the rest of our evening.

Risotto with Mushroom & Taleggio $23
The risotto is a combination of 2 of my absolute favourite things -  mushroom and cheese! It was wonderfully cooked, packed with the strong mushroom and cheese flavour. So glad we shared this because the serving is generous.

Baked Semolina Gnocchi with Buafala and Tomato $21
I love gnocchi both traditional and ones made with other methods. So I couldn't resist to try out ones made with semolina! They were soft and lighter than the potato made gnocchi but I personally prefer the texture of the traditional ones. The tomato based sauce was moreish!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Jean Louis Joseph & Gozleme Turkish House - Birkenhead Point

Jean Louis Joseph

Address: Shop 146, Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre / 19A Roseby Street, Drummoyne NSW 2027

Phone: (02) 9719 3300
Must Try: Tasmania Salmon, smashed avocado, soft eggs

Birkenhead Point located in Drummoyne, is the home of outlet shopping. If you live far from DFO Homebush, this is the place to go! Not only is shopping good there, they have good food too, which is perfect for shoppers to fuel up their energy to shop some more. I also love it how the whole centre is spacious and filled with natural sunlight.

Jean Louis Joseph is located at ground level near Coles, its combination of deli and cafe reminds me of Jones the Grocer in the city.

Tasmania Salmon, smashed avocado, soft eggs $16

Was caught by surprise when the salmon fillet arrived because I thought it'd be smoked salmon! It was cooked perfectly with nicely seasoned avocado and oozing poached egg. It was totally worth $16

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tapavino - Delicious Tapas and Quick Service

Tapavino - Delicious Tapas and Quick Service

Restaurant: Tapavino    |    Website:

Address: 6 Bulletin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
Opening TimesMonday to Friday, 12pm to 11:30pm
Phone: (02) 9247 3221 

Within a hidden alley way in Sydney’s CBD, there is a nice Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant. My friend had booked a table at this restaurant for her birthday. I was informed beforehand that if we were to cancel it would be a $50 fee, per person. But I am always up for a drink and good food to celebrate my friend’s birth.

Following the directions of the map, I was able to find the restaurant. The restaurant was 2 stories high, the bottom was a bar, loud, full and flowing with conversation. Upstairs was the dining area, complete different scenario to the bottom level.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three Williams - The Place Where Narnies Were Born

Three Williams -  The Place Where Narnies Were Born

Cafe: Three Williams | Website 

Address: 613a Elizabeth St Redfern, Sydney, Australia
Phone: (02) 9698 - 1111
Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 7am to 4pm

Must Try: Mushroom Narnie and Brioche French Toast

Three Williams is the place where Narnies were born and it's on both Jess and I's to-go list. So naturally, Jess and I jumped with joy when we got the invitation to try out their new menu! Poor Jess was gutted when she found out that she won't be in Sydney on the day. 

Super Smoothie - Kale, Apricot, Apple, LSA, Banana, Ginger, Cinnamon (Dairy Free) $8

This was given to us upon arrival. If you think green stuff won't taste nice, this will prove you wrong! The ginger and cinnamon makes this drink healthy and delicious.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Basic Chicken Soup Recipe in a BillyBoil Thermal Cooker

Basic Chicken Soup Recipe in a BillyBoil Thermal Cooker

                                ~ Click here to download PDF Version for printing! ~

We were approached by the BillyBoil Company to test their product of a thermal Cooker. This was my first time cooking with a Thermal cooker, so I did a bit of research.  I watched old 90’s videos on YouTube on how to use a thermal cooker and I looked up a few recipes.
If you are like me and never used a thermal cooker before, it is a stainless steel product. There is the case and the inner pot. The inner pot is what you use to cook everything in over your stove, just like a saucepan. Once done you just pop the inner pot into the case and close the lid. Leave for hours and it will cook in its own heat.

All the websites for thermal cookers state that you save electricity when using these and if you go on vacation, you can take it with you and it will still cook and keep your food warm. I looked up a few recipes online and decided to create my own version using the thermal cooker.

In my honest opinion, I would have never have known to purchase one of these, however having now used one, I would definitely suggest to my friends and family to purchase one. To read up more on this thermal cooker, just check out the website , they have recipes and a more in-depth description on their website.

A big warm thanks to Ryan McCarthy and Reduction Revolution for letting me try cooking in the BillyBoil Thermal cooker.

Now moving onto the first time using a thermal cooker.

Until Next Time,
Jess =^.^=

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