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Cafe Abyssinia

Alexia was introduced to this new restaurant in the course of doing some research for the Herald, and I volunteered to check it out over lunch with a friend. Café Abyssinia is located at the rear of a new mall on Stoddard Road and is the creation of husband and wife...

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Bombay Chinese

It’s not often I find an Indian place that really takes my fancy, but recently on a story for the Herald, I met Darryl Fernandes and his Bombay Chinese in Three Kings and found something a cut above the regular offerings.  It’s only just a restaurant (three or four tables) but...

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Mumbai Chaat

I was keen to try this new vegetarian Indian restaurant that I discovered in my recent excursions to the Sandringham shops. I love the food of Southern India and in particular the snacks or “chaat” – the restaurant is owned by the Ambani family who immigrated from there. The Sandringham outlet...

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Betsia Kebabs

Kebabs are simple meals but it’s amazing how easy it is to go wrong with them. I am a big fan of Middle Eastern food but have suffered many a kebab, salad or rice meal with brownish lettuce, dry meat and average flavours. I am pleased to report that none of the above occurred when we...

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Hansan

It had me at the waterfall. I had driven past Hansan and seen the “weeping glass” waterfall and thought that it was an interesting décor choice for a restaurant. It was only recently that I found out that it offered delicious Vietnamese food at Cheapeats prices. We had friends coming...

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Pearl Garden

It had been ages since I had been out for yum cha so I got a couple of friends together to try out Pearl Garden restaurant in Newmarket. Pearl Garden has been around since 1975 and several generations of the family still work in the business everyday – probably the...

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