the Smashed Pea, Feta, and Chive Bruschetta ($16) with Poached Egg ($3)

THE WEDGE ESPRESSO

Having completed all of my tertiary education so far either off-campus or at Monash Parkville (a 3-building, pharmacy-only campus in inner Melbourne that’s neither here nor there), I’ve never gotten to have the full uni experience. So you might say that going back to full-time study at Sydney University is a bit of a revelation. And whilst I’m certainly not a fan of walking 15 [...]
Nam Khao Tod ($19.5)

SPICE I AM

Doctoring aside, one of the things that excited me the most about moving to Sydney was regular access to all the amazing Thai restaurants. Melbourne may be a culinary big-shot, but they never seem to get Thai food right, not in the way Sydney does. Even my local take-away in Sydney is as good, if not better than the top Thai places in Melbourne. And [...]
Garlic Soy Sauce Chicken ($18, half)

THE SPARROW’S MILL

Nothing beats fried chicken. Nothing beats that salty, crispy batter, and hot, juicy meat. In fact, I find myself zoning out at least twice a week, daydreaming about golden poultry perfection. Yet when it comes down to it, I have fried chicken remarkably infrequently, finding it hard to bring myself to have a meal of nothing but salt, meat, and fat. So when I do [...]
Tonkatsu Pork Loin Set ($17.8)

MISO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

As it turns out, med school isn’t the blissful return to my youth that I had anticipated. Instead of hours of free time between lectures where I’m free to roam the grounds of Sydney Uni, I have 20 hours of classes a week to be squeezed into three days, and the rest of my time is spent either at my clinical school (the hospital that [...]
Pork Bulgogi with Korean Spicy BBQ Sauce ($24.9, large)

BEBU

As a Melbournian, I treat waiting in line for good food like going to the dentist – a necessary evil to be endured for the greater good. But even I have my limits, and when I turned up at Hawker Chan to find the line 90 minutes long, it became a complete no-go, just like getting 8 fillings done at once. Feeling rather tired and [...]
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo ($20)

THE MOLDY FIG

This is a rather special blog post. Not only is that because I’m eating delicious New Orleans food, which I love but don’t get to have often, but it’s also my very last blog post in Melbourne for a while! So without further ado, let’s get started! The Moldy Fig is a New Orleans restaurant and bar that is distinctly Southern in its look and [...]