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est., sydney

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Our last night in Sydney we got all prettified and had a fancy shmancy meal that celebrated all of our inner and outter yuppie-ness.

We considered Tatsuya but could not part with the 3 bills it would take to cover the meal. Someday, someday…  After careful consideration of the menus we opted for est. on George Street. The restaurant sits above the Establishment which is a nice bar and lounge.

We each opted for the Chef’s 5 course menu which had loads of choices. The entire thing cost each of us about AUD200 (including the wine we ordered). The pictures do not do the food justice but let’s not have that stop us from venturing onward. Shall we?

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January 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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aston’s specialities, east coast rd

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I don’t know too many people who are all about steak and meat and beef, but I do know one. Jay is all about beef and rice and Aston’s serves a lot of beef and some rice so I figured him and Steph would be prime candidates to drag to Aston’s.

We actually ended up here because Steph wanted to try out Summer Frost and, while some might argue that you could have shaved milk ice for dinner, most people need a little more sustenance than that.


I got the prime ribeye or was it the NY strip… Whatever. It was a big ol’ slab of meat and when you’re living in Asia you’re usually getting big ol’ slabs of duck or maybe noodles but rarely, if ever, straight up meat.

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March 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

brotherly love

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The brothers are in the Bay for Spring Break. We hit up a bunch of malls and tired ourselves out for plenty of hours. I dragged them to the Tofu House on Lawrence for lunch. I usually go to the one in Palo Alto but the one on Lawrence is the one that intro’d me to Korean food and it’s closer to my new pad.

We had the spicy pork bbq, beef bbq, combination soft tofu, and the seafood bibimbap. The bibimbap gets this nice toasty layer of crusty rice from the hot stoneware. Their banchan was different – kimchi radishes, regular kimchi, bean sprouts, pickled cucumbers, and some other cabbage thing with gochuchang on it. I missed the soft-kinda-sweet potatoes and the noodles at the PA Tofu House. The brothers ranked it a 7.5 out of 10. Not bad for a first trial run.

After more mall-hopping we had dinner at Black Angus (they picked). They didn’t put my dressing on the side, the vegetables were hella overcooked, and it was generally overpriced. Will not be returning. The brothers gave it a 6.5. I would have given it a 4.

We are super full. I also jacked up my nearest attempt at Japanese Cheesecake. Sigh. Third time’s a charm?

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April 5, 2007 at 11:47 pm

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