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Mama’s Bưởi

Last night the food crew decided to check out Toshiba’s Seriously Japanese Pop-Up Zushi Roller-Coaster, a pop-up that had a queue so long that we turned around as soon as we got there (that’s just the fucked up thing about Sydney isn’t it? When something “cool” is on, it’s a jam packed nightmare, most likely because of hipster sites like Broadsheet!).

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We ended up heading up towards Holt Street in search for food and saw these inviting menus outside of Mama’s Bưởi, a new Vietnamese restaurant on route.

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There was a table for us, but we had to be out in an hour, we decided against it, and just as we stepped outside, one of the staff called us back in as someone had cancelled! Decor was nice, obviously new to look old (fake patina) but still nice.

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Nanami perusing the menu.

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Always love trying new beers.

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Fish cakes were worthy of a mention. Same traditional flavours, but the super crunchy outside made for a new experience.

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And the only other dish really worthy of a mention was this massive crispy pork hok! Over the top!

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Sculpture by the Sea 2014

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Did anyone ever play a game called Riven? So reminds me of that game.

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One of my faves. It’s got that Byron Bay hippy vibe, but it’s massive, a trunk that’s been shaped to be a whale breaching. So nicely done.

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Loved this little guy too.

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And this as well, awesome.

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Funny weather was funny. Hot, windy, cold, then crazy hot again.

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We had a bite to eat (so healthy and delish!) at Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore on Hall St.

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Got a call from young Krysti this morning, who had the day off and wanted to go for a swim. By the time she got to my place the weather got all funny, grey and windy so we thought we’d check out Sculptures by the Sea. I hadn’t seen it for a few years running, she’d not seen it since Grade 10, or something?!

We both thought, being a Monday and all, that it would be super quiet… but fuck, nope! No one in Sydney works I swear! Damn packed as!!!!! Grrrr.

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Sculpture by the Sea – Sort of…

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Fek, too dark!

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This piece would look right at home in a 6 star hotel.

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Made entirely of bottle caps and zip ties!

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Spotted: One clean 260, in Bondi Beach of all places!

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Rear bar was so fresh!

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Prosciutto San Daniele, Buffalo Mozzarella.

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REGINELLA – Fior di Latte, San Marzano Tomato, Fresh Basil.

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Porchetta!

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Messina! Thanks to Cordy, I went for the Italian Nougat and Dulce De Leche (which was super delish!).

David and Cordy were in my hood tonight (they live in the northern beaches), they had intended to check out Sculpture by the Sea (which I love, but have missed for a few years in a row now), but the sun was setting fast.

By the time we got there the sun had set. We checked out a few pieces at the very start, but decided to call it quits due to the lack of light. The call was made to have dinner instead! We hit Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta and feasted up, saving a bit of room for Messina (of-course!).

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Bondi Hangs

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Brunch on Glenayre Avenue.

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Luke went for bacon and maple syrup on french toast.

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And more toast (with Vegemite no less!).

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I went for the fritters.

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Spotted on the streets of Bondi – Item 1: Jeremy Meeks, the Mug Shot guy!

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Spotted on the streets of Bondi – Item 2: Yew!

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Post WTAC Hangs

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That Lebanese BBQ! After 3 long days at Eastern Creek, we just couldn’t make it in to watch Formula Drift live, so instead we hung out at Veds place and watched the live-stream on his massive TV instead (which was absolutely epic). Cheering on Jabbit and Schembri from Blaze Unit as well as Beau Yates was awesome.

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Matt from Camden GTI brought along his amazingly clean Scirocco.

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Which is powered by a MK4 GTI (turbo) engine.

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Later that night we hit Mary’s in Newtown and spotted this douche taking up 2 parking spaces at the Dendy Cinema Carpark.

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Green Peppercorn Lao Restaurant

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At The Civic in Sydney CBD.

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Look for the intense wall painting by Artist James Patrick to lead you upstairs.

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On entry, a feast for the eyes and the nose.

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Outdoor kitchen.

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To the bar with some fresh and sweet cocktails.

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Chicken Satay, awesome as expected!

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We’re a fan of any DJ who spins some RÜFÜS tracks.

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From the grill, Ox-Tongue and that awesome Laos Sausage.

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Tuk-Tuk!

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Yes! Beef Jerky!

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My beer of choice!

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I was introduced to Asahi Black. Crispy going down like a normal Asahi, but a slightly malty aftertaste, and much darker in colour too. I like!

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Crunchy texture of this dish was fantastic.

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Warm sweet puffs for dessert.

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And ice-cream!

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Here’s cheers!

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Showbags on exit were a really nice touch!

Last night we dined at ​Green Peppercorn situated above the Civic Hotel, corner of Pitt and Goulburn Streets. A restaurant which takes it’s inspiration from the streets and markets of Laos and Thailand. We chilled in the outdoor garden, where you’re outside inside. It’s a beer garden that teleports you to the streets of Thailand! A chill place to be with good tunes, a tuk-tuk, a bar and outdoor kitchen. Highly recommend!

For more information, visit: Green Peppercorn Lao Restaurant

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Late Night KK’s Run

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Ohhhhhh.

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Been a looooong time, baby!

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Friends from Miami

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Nana, baking.

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Putting the little Weber to such good use!

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Ribs even!

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To the pool!

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BFAM.

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BFAM and Nanami.

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Fuzzy carpet.

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Fay taking some pics of the waves crashing on the rocks.

My BFAM (Brother From Another Mother) Christian Layugan is in town from Miami (check his awesome work here) and he brought his girl Fay along too (follow her here). Sun was out so we put my BBQ to work again (well, BFAM did all the cooking!), and we hot the rock pool too (glad I had a dip yesterday as it’s raining and grey today!). I rarely get to see my BFAM, but when I do, it’s just like yesterday, got to love that, right?!

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Monday Fundays

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Parking at the Helipad/shooting range. Was another beautiful day (thanks Sydney!) so we thought we’d go for adventure time and check out Cape Banks, Botany Bay.

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Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve, if you look closely, you’ll spot the shipwreck of SS Minmi on the far right which hit the rocks and split in 2 in 1937.

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The guys checking out the wreck.

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Despite the huge in-coming waves, brave no fear Krysti decided to jump on board!

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Glenn (skuxx) enjoying views of the Tasman Sea.

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Group shot!

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Everyone was getting hangry after adventure time, the call was made to hunt down Korean BBQ. David suggested Goldmart, one of his fave places in Chatswood where you can eat and smoke outside.

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Watch your step! Hot coals! I felt like I was eating on the streets of Asia. So awesome that places like this still exist in Sydney.

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Goldmart is actually a Korean grocery store, inside the grocery store is the butcher where you purchase your fresh meats and you pay for your beers and rice inside the store too (super cheap at around $25/head all up including beers). Then you sit outside on plastic chairs (was funny watching the locals get wasted and fall off them at the end of the night!).

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There’s a good selection of un-marinated meat too. Wagyu is always a go!

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Cass, crispy goodness!

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The beef. So good.

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Wagyu was so good it didn’t even need sauce.

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Mary’s

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Mary’s with Jess. I’m always craving a Mary’s cheeseburger (with bacon, of-course).

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I always make a b-line for the Dendy Cinema carpark. Easy parking, next door to Mary’s and I like how my car looks in it!

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