Great Nasi Lemak @ PappaRich, Northbridge, W.A.

Nasi lemak 2 @ PappaRich

While A and I were living in Canberra, PappaRich opened an outlet in the Canberra Centre and it was constantly busy. We dined there twice during our time in Canberra and after the first time, I wasn’t impressed. The second time was marginally better, but I was still unsure of the hype. While I was… 

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Simply Superb @ Xanadu Winery, Margaret River, W.A.

Croquettes @ Xanadu

When A mentioned she was interested in heading down to Margaret River for a cycling event, it quickly evolved into a food and wine weekend in the region. While A and her friend Lisa were busy cycling around Margaret River on the Saturday, Charmain, Karen and I visited a few local wineries after an excellent… 

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Complex Flavours @ Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House, Perth CBD, W.A.

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When A and I found out we were moving back to Perth, we started discussing eateries that we would want to visit or revisit when we returned. Top of the list for both of us was Lalla Rookh, which has been raved about by friends, other bloggers and by the media. When Cyn (AKA The Food… 

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Fast Paced but Delicious @ Brika, Northbridge, W.A.

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A and I love Greek food and when we stumbled upon Brika’s great reviews on Urbanspoon, we decided it would be a perfect venue for a Saturday night dinner. The dishes at Brika are designed to be shared, in the Greek style of meze. We ordered our dishes all at once, and the first to… 

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Dragon Rolls & Corn Tempura @ Aisuru Sushi, Subiaco, W.A.

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When A and I arrived back in Perth, we stayed in temporary accommodation in Subiaco for a few weeks. After a chaotic move, it took us a little while to get back into cooking at home but luckily, there were a variety of eateries within walking distance. When Aisuru Sushi in Nortbridge opened up a… 

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$9 Lunch Menu @ Treehouse, Canberra CBD, ACT

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My colleagues in Canberra were regularly keen to get away from the office for a team lunch. On one of these occasions, we made our way to Treehouse in the Sydney Building, located on Northbourne Ave to partake in their $9 lunch menu, available Wednesday to Friday from 12pm. The selection of $9 lunches were… 

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American Fare @ Smoque, Canberra CBD, ACT

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My colleague Jake raves about Smoque and a few weeks before Christmas, my team made an excursion to try it. We were already impressed with the idea of a $15 lunch special (Monday – Thursday) which features any burger or sandwich with your choice of any small side, garden salad or 3 buffalo wings. On… 

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CFJ’s Top Dining Experiences for 2014

Goats Milk Date Panna Cotta

2014 was overall a pretty hard year for me personally, but there have been a few aspects that I’ve loved. The first is completely unrelated to food – this year I’ve read an impressive number of books, with my total number at 58. The second would have to be our location – being in Canberra… 

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Exceptional Modern Japanese @ Sake Restaurant & Bar, The Rocks, NSW

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When I mentioned to A that I had a craving for Japanese food while we were in Sydney, she did some research and decided that we should visit Sake Restaurant & Bar as it is featured on quite a few lists of the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney. After our visit, A and I definitely… 

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