NYC Restaurant Find: Navy NYC

Fresh sardines on toast with spiced butter, salsa verde & agave at NYC Restaurant Find: Navy NYC |

I have no doubt that Navy NYC is going to make it onto a slew of best new restaurant lists for 2014. This small and delightfully quirky restaurant serves up excellent seafood cooked with a lightness of touch and a heavy focus on freshness and vegetables. Just about every dish on the menu is eye […]

NYC Restaurant Find: Extra Fancy


EXTRA FANCY, WILLIAMSBURG If I really think about the establishments popping up around Williamsburg one theme comes to mind – not so fancy and extra fancy. It’s a veritable hodgepodge of highbrow, lowbrow, cheap, expensive, dive-y and upscale and Extra Fancy is a bar/restaurant nodding its head to this wonderful characteristic of Williamsburg. Don’t let […]

NYC Restaurant Find: Luke’s Lobster


LUKE’S LOBSTER, EAST VILLAGE Luke’s lobster has all the simple elements of a good lobster roll lunch covered: 1)   A toasted, buttered New England roll 2)   Not over-mayoed 3)   Filled only with the sweet lobster parts – the knuckles and claws 4)   A dash of celery salt and lemon infused butter 5)   A cool hip […]

Sydney Restaurant Find: The Fish Shop


THE FISH SHOP, POTTS POINT I’ve had a fish and chips craving for over a year now (the Americans just can’t seem to get it right). It was finally satisfied at The Fish Shop. Amazingly fresh fish fried just enough for that light crunch in your mouth, thick hand cut chips, gourmet tartar sauce and […]

Sushi eating tips I learned from Mr. Yasuda

Mackerel sushi - Sanma and Kibinago

Sushi Yasuda is hands down, the best sushi experience I have ever had. It’s probable that this is because I have yet to visit Japan, but this does not devalue my opinion as Mikee, who visits Tokyo frequently, makes the same claim. The restaurant is notoriously strict with reservations. Not only do you have to […]

Prawn skewers with rice salad remind me of home…

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…not my family’s home, because braised pork belly hot-pot would remind me of that, I mean home as in Australia. This dish embodies Australian cooking to me – the taste of the sea, the freshness of lemon zest and the fusion of Mediterranean and Asian flavours. Every time I cook this dish, I am transported […]