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April 2018

In Café, Dining, Lunch on
April 20, 2018

Left of Field, Rhodes

Although Rhodes can feel like it’s in the middle of nowhere, it works well for a work location. Walks by the foreshore make for relaxing lunchtimes, and there’s no shortage of good cafés for us to try. I’ve written about how much I’m loving Bare Witness, and right across from it, Left of Field is another café we’re loving just as much!

Spring Vegetable Salad, Left of Field

Salad of spring vegetables ($18)

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In Hong Kong, Travel on
April 19, 2018

Travel | HEXA 六公館 , Hong Kong

When in Hong Kong, we’re all for the cheap breakfast yum cha that’s available in pretty much all Chinese restaurants. Forget the dim sum specialist stores with long queues of tourists and tables crammed so tightly you can barely walk past the crowds to your own table- we’re quite content sipping tea and actually receiving service whilst downing a couple of steamers of food on a table that’s actually big enough to fit it all- and only costing a fraction of the price of Sydney Yum Cha.

But for something a little more extravagant, you’ve got to try Hexa.

HEXA 六公館

Yes, compared to our usual choices, Hexa is pricier, but for the price you’re paying not just for the quality of food (which is top notch I might add!) but also unobstructed 270 degree view of Victoria Harbour. And by pricier, I only mean Sydney prices. So really, it’s an absolute bargain!

HEXA 六公館

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings In Bamboo Charcoal Wrapping 黑金蝦餃 ($68HKD)

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In Café, Dining on
April 16, 2018

The Social Hideout, Parramatta

It’s not hard to see why The Social Hideout is one of Parramatta’s most popular cafés.

It might not be situated right in the city centre, but the cutely decked out outdoor space and colourful menus is enough to draw a decent weekend crowd.

F45 Granola Bowl ($15.90)

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In Café, Dining, Lunch on
April 14, 2018

Dining & Co, Castle Hill

Though we do have a handful of good cafes in the Hills, my favourites still happen to be the ones much farther away, such a Dining & Co, a good 35 minute drive away in North Ryde. So when I found out that they were opening up a second branch in Castle Towers (replacing Bellacinno) i.e. less than 10 minutes away, I was stoked!

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Caviar ($19)

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In Burgers, Dining on
April 12, 2018

Ketchup Canteen, King Park

Tucked away in the middle of an industrial area, all the way out west, Ketchup Canteen’s location isn’t the busiest. So we’re a little surprised when we turn up on a Saturday evening to find it bustling with customers.

Surely that’s a sign of good food?

We’re here with some foodie friend to check out the burgers and fried chicken. Ketchup Canteen has only been open for a couple of months but is already drawing a loyal following- it’s by the same guys who run the Holy Heffa Burger Truck, so that might be part of the reason for its popularity!

Ketchup Canteen
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