Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Twisted Noodle Bar, Chinatown

I have a poor chilli tolerance. I become a walking sponge in the presence of chilli but that's never stopped me from intaking the red stuff in buckets. I'm a little crazy. I'm also not a pretty sight; I start getting teary, my cheeks puff up and I start stiffing a lot. That being said, compared to others, I'm halfway decent. I smirk at those who can't handle the maximum hotness at Nando's. Now I know what it feels like.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Chur Burger, Surry Hills

Kudos to Warren Turnbull (the Mastermind behind Assiette, District Dining, Mexico Food and Liquor and recently Albion St Kitchen) for making the difficult sacrifice and caving into Sydney's mexican and cheap food trends although it's a bit sad to see Assiette and District Dining go. His latest venture sees an area at the back of where Albion St Kitchen is become a burger hot spot, named Chur Burger. The name is possible an homage to his homeland, New Zealand, as well as a reflection of the casual nature of his little eatery.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cafe Nice, CBD

Anything to do with Fratelli Fresh and you're in for a treat. I've been a regular patron of their restaurants since Andy Bunn's appearance and still am long after he has left. I've also made it no secret how much I adore French food. It's rich and decadent, it's vibrant, produce drive. When those two collide, it's a match made in heaven. Cafe Nice is the recent inception of the gourmet produce providore after several successful Cafe Sopra chains.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Excelsior Jones, Ashfield

I'm a breakfast sort of person. You know what they say, it's the most important meal of the day. But there are days where you just don't want to get up and the meal quickly turns to brunch. I find myself in Ashfield one day and the newly opened Excelsior Jones grabs my attention for that very meal.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Singapore Shiok Truck, Circular Quay

I've made it no secret how high up I hold the EatArtTruck concept. Korean flavours Americanised is absolutely delectable. Their shichimi chicken wings have to be one of the best things ever in existence. Having visited Singapore only mere weeks ago, you can imagine how ecstatic I was when EatArtTruck announced it would be transforming itself into Singapore Shiok Truck serving out Singaporean hawker market-styled snacks at the same price. 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

RivaReno, Darlinghurst

A kind thank you to Alex Taylor of Maria Farmer Public Relations for inviting me to a tasting of the recently opened RivaReno gelaterie. The humble gelato found its origins in Rome so if it's anyone who knows their gelato, it's the Italians. For a while now, RivaReno, the brain child of an Italian lawyer and BBC journalist has been the pride and joy of the Italians and was called the best gelato of Italy in 2008 by the Golosarian Association.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Albee's Kitchen, Cabramatta

After Malaysia, I've been on the hunt for proper Malaysia food and chicken rice. We deviated from our usual Cabramatta affair of a bowl of pho and/or a plate of crispy chicken and noodles and instead went down to a diner called Albee's kitchen. It has another location in Campsie which draws in big crowds which fortunately wasn't evident in the Cabramatta one that day.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Jafe Jaffles, Camperdown

Jafe Jaffles
What do I have for breakfast? If I'm feeling decadent, I'll whip some eggs royale with the whole shebang... rarely. Most days of the year I'm feeling lazy, so 7 weetbix and a splash of milk is on my agenda. If I'm feeling slightly less lazier then I'll make some jaffles. Nothing quite hits the spot than the jaffle toast all crispied up and buttery, joined together with some good old cheese. 

No, we aren't the most amazing gastronomes or chefs. Heck, half our team doesn't even know how to cook... well. However, what we really love is eating. And lots of it. We enjoy that occasional freebie, filling up that craving for a midnight snack and finding a 20 in our pockets that we thought we never had, and using that as an excuse to go out eating. As we battle the ongoing war on uni student poverty, we'll bring you the most swoon worthy recounts of our latest foodie adventures.