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  • The centre piece of Sukachi's dinner menu is the chicken, which is offered in two main preparations: oven baked or deep fried. They are then tossed in a variety of dressings, such as teriyaki or chilli.

    Sukachi (formerly known as Hosaku)

    The centre piece of Sukachi's dinner menu is the chicken, which is offered in two main preparations: oven baked or deep fried. They are then tossed in a variety of dressings, such as teriyaki or chilli.

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  • You know the place people keep telling you about? The one everyone says is the epitome of that particular cuisine in your city? The one you inevitably put off visiting because it’s one of those ‘special occasion’ restaurants? Montrachet has been one of those places for us. Its reputation meant we would only allow ourselves to visit to celebrate a special occasion and  so when my birthday rocked up, the SO made the earliest dinner booking.

    A birthday dinner at Montrachet

    You know the place people keep telling you about? The one everyone says is the epitome of that particular cuisine in your city? The one you inevitably put off visiting because it’s one of those ‘special occasion’ restaurants? Montrachet has been one of those places for us. Its reputation meant we would only allow ourselves to visit to celebrate a special occasion and so when my birthday rocked up, the SO made the earliest dinner booking.

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  • Bills is one of Bill Granger's three restaurants in Sydney. We hadn't planned on dropping in, but we had a late lazy start to the morning. What else can one expect on a long weekend besides snugging under the warm covers with the heavy hotel curtains drawn to block out any sunshine?

    A Sydney Exploration: Bills

    Bills is one of Bill Granger's three restaurants in Sydney. We hadn't planned on dropping in, but we had a late lazy start to the morning. What else can one expect on a long weekend besides snugging under the warm covers with the heavy hotel curtains drawn to block out any sunshine?

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  • Woolloongabba welcomed its newest café addition to the suburb Wednesday night – Moose and Gibson. Owners Scott Higginbotham and business partners Malcolm and Danielle Watts invited 100 guests to celebrate their opening. The SO and I were invited to the celebrations and get a taste of the menu.

    Moose and Gibson Launch

    Woolloongabba welcomed its newest café addition to the suburb Wednesday night – Moose and Gibson. Owners Scott Higginbotham and business partners Malcolm and Danielle Watts invited 100 guests to celebrate their opening. The SO and I were invited to the celebrations and get a taste of the menu.

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  • It has been four years since I last visited a Burge Urge outlet. It’s a shame since we live close enough to their Fortitude Valley outlet. But today, Burge Urge is no longer just one burger joint. It is five.

    Burger Urge

    It has been four years since I last visited a Burge Urge outlet. It’s a shame since we live close enough to their Fortitude Valley outlet. But today, Burge Urge is no longer just one burger joint. It is five.

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  • No matter how much I wanted to sit down to a Sichuan hotpot dinner, the SO was adamant he didn't want a repeat performance on the chilli stakes. Instead he voted that we have dinner at Fuku Restaurant Sake and Wine Bar.

    A Sydney Exploration: Fuku Restaurant Sake and Wine Bar

    No matter how much I wanted to sit down to a Sichuan hotpot dinner, the SO was adamant he didn't want a repeat performance on the chilli stakes. Instead he voted that we have dinner at Fuku Restaurant Sake and Wine Bar.

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  • Jamie's Italian seemed to have merged the dark warmth of an English pub with the chic charm of a European café. The wood panelled floors play host to the dancing of servers’ feet between the warm wood tables and multi-hued chairs, and up and down the length of the restaurant.

    A Sydney Exploration: Jamie’s Italian

    Jamie's Italian seemed to have merged the dark warmth of an English pub with the chic charm of a European café. The wood panelled floors play host to the dancing of servers’ feet between the warm wood tables and multi-hued chairs, and up and down the length of the restaurant.

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  • There’s been a bit of action behind the closed doors at Chester Street Kitchen, which is planned to open sometime in June. And we got a sneak peek this morning.

    A sneak peek into Chester Street Kitchen

    There’s been a bit of action behind the closed doors at Chester Street Kitchen, which is planned to open sometime in June. And we got a sneak peek this morning.

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  • With only a general direction to guide us, we set off with our eyes open for a spot that both looked promising and peaceful – as it turned out, Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe was only around the corner and met both requirements very nicely.

    A Sydney Exploration: Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe

    With only a general direction to guide us, we set off with our eyes open for a spot that both looked promising and peaceful – as it turned out, Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe was only around the corner and met both requirements very nicely.

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  • Oden House might initially strike the impression that it is a Japanese eatery with its tempting menu of bento trays and oden, but upon closer inspection, one might notice the traditional Chinese writing alongside the English and come to the realisation Oden House is actually Taiwanese.

    A Sydney Exploration: Oden House

    Oden House might initially strike the impression that it is a Japanese eatery with its tempting menu of bento trays and oden, but upon closer inspection, one might notice the traditional Chinese writing alongside the English and come to the realisation Oden House is actually Taiwanese.

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