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August 28th, 2011

Toriciya, Cammeray

Guys, I have to admit that I wasn’t at my best when I rocked up to Toriciya last Friday. On Thursday, I had a corporate trivia night where I had lots and lots of free wine. Afterwards a friend convinced me to go to La Cita for mojitos. She had one mojito and then danced with a dude. I had one mojito, watched her dance with a dude (I am now a respectable married woman after all and all the dudes there were manky) then had a another mojito. We stumbled home at 2.30am after the obligatory Maccas run. Next morning I woke up, realised I was STILL drunk AND have a sore throat, then proceeded to have a highly stressful day at work. I did have a bacon and egg sandwich in the morning, which helped some. The hangover and sore throat hit full force at around noon. Yes I know I did this to myself. I really should have been better behaved knowing that I’d be at a SAKE BAR the next day.

Still, I gave it a red hot go. This is another Daniel and Chika recommendation. Someone told me that if I go north of the bridge more than twice in a month, I’ll get my Inner West resident card revoked. But officer, I’d say, Daniel and Chika said the place is good. Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t know – the burly policeman says, as he puts away his notepad – we completely understand, you found some of your top 10 eating places through them after all.

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December 7th, 2009

This and That

If you’re too lazy to follow me on Twitter but for some reason still want to follow the blog, the handy chart below shows that the best day to check FFY is Sunday:


Please note though that (a) I’m very bad at Maths despite Asian ethnicity and (b) I’ve been known to make shit up sometimes (a lot).

Some stuff what I’ve had this week:


My SO’s green eggs and ham from All About Romana’s, Balmain. Scrambled eggs with pesto and fetta, served with ham, toast and rocket leaves. The eggs are delicious, but my SO thinks it could use a bit more fetta.


My vegetarian big breakfast from All About Romana’s. Ehhhhhhh. The best bit of this breakfast was the spinach, eggs and toast. I don’t know, the rest of it tasted kind of gross to be honest. The texture of the mushrooms was pretty strange – very dense and a little bit like tinned champignons. The “hash browns” are the grossest bit though. When I got them I was like AWESOME FRIED POTATO PANCAKE-FRITTER LOVECHILD and well there’s no reason why they wouldn’t be awesome but when I bit into them all I tasted was raw batter, and the insides ooze out in a very unappetising way.


Delicious tofu ramen from Ichiban Boshi, Galeries Victoria. I’ve always loved the ramen there and I was stoked to see a vegetarian option. I’m doing this thing at the moment where I try and stay vegetarian (pescaterian occasionally) for breakfast and lunch. The tofu ramen has generous slices of tempura-battered tofu in a miso-based soup.


Maple latte from Vargas Bar Expresso, Newtown. I found out that day that the combination of maple syrup and coffee is a delightful taste sensation.

I also went to Redoak pub for dinner this weekend but that probably deserves its own post.

October 17th, 2009

Gumshara Ramen

Today, I paid a visit to Gumshara Ramen in the Eating World food court on Dixon St.


The promise of smooth skin is pretty appealing.

It's like being hit in the face with a pork brick.

It’s like being hit in the face with a pork brick. The soup is of a thick gravy consistency, so the whole thing tastes more like noodle stew. This, my friends, is EXTREME ramen.

You can find a review of Gumshara Ramen here.