leetranlam On the walk home. 3d

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leetranlam Good stuff at @barpho's pop-up with @willreichelt. Alas, the pho chay (vego version) was cleaned out by the time we got there, but the alternative was pretty ace. The people who run it are really sweet, too. This Vietnamese pop-up is only around for 6 weekends, so plot a detour to 8 Hill St, Surry Hills, if you can. 4d
  •   barpho @leetranlam ohh sweet!!! Hope you enjoyed the take home pack too!!! Watch out we decided to add another vegan option this weekend 2d
  •   leetranlam Thank you @barpho - it was great! Really nice to know you are adding vegan extras. Looking forward to coming back for round two! 1d

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leetranlam Stealing a shot of Cathy's French toast at @rubyswaverley earlier today (and a kindly granted portion, too). 4d

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leetranlam The most amazing thing ever - take-away soft serve of the week from @hartsyard. The banoffee softie has a dulce de leche & choc-filled cone, banana soft serve rolled in choc crumbs & fresh banana, all taking up residence on a bank of whipped cream and choc flakes. Jeepers - it's insanely good! Thanks @mark__row, @maddsagram & @andybowdy for being awesome (as always)! 4d
  •   sharonlmisko Oh LT that looks amazing. Banoffee heaven! 4d
  •   beciorpin @raphboogie trip to Sydney required 4d
  •   leetranlam @kyliemillar Put it high on your list! And make room for ALL of @andybowdy's desserts. They are ace. 4d
  •   leetranlam @sharonlmisko I was thinking of how much you would love it! It's a serious challenger to your crush on Sopra's banoffee pie. 4d
  •   leetranlam @beciorpin Totally second that! Book ahead, and save your appetite for the next-level desserts. 4d
  •   theqza I'm starting to feel that you need a separate dessert blog 4d
  •   tv_rose Hey I love your work Lee Tran. Would you know if Hartsyard is vegan friendly? 4d
  •   leetranlam Hi @tv_rose - thanks for the nice words. From memory, there's only one vegan dish on the menu and I think all the desserts would have dairy, egg or gelatine, but it can't hurt to ring the restaurant and find out what they can do. Some places can be accommodating, if given proper notice. 4d

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leetranlam Checking out the blad for the @sepiarestaurant book, which comes out later this year through @murdochbooks. It's pretty easy on the eye. 7d
  •   siobhan_curran Forgot all about blads till now. 6d
  •   leetranlam @mralexlynn You have some time to make some room on your bookshelf/kitchen bench for it - it comes out in October. Enjoy! 6d
  •   leetranlam @kyliemillar It is! Looks like there are lots of amazing desserts, too. Hope you are having a knockout time in Spain! 6d
  •   leetranlam @javinrb1, @amber_creswell_bell & @weebirdy Looks amazing, huh? I just have a blad sampler of it, but can imagine it'll look stunning when it's out in Oct. 6d
  •   mralexlynn @leetranlam best get Saving my pennies! I Hong and quay have got books for October aswell init? anyone else? 6d
  •   leetranlam @mralexlynn Yes, start that penny collection! Off the top of my head, I think @phaidonsnaps has some pretty good stuff scheduled, including the Massimo Bottura book (which has a catchy title - "Never Trust A Skinny Chef", I think it is)! 5d
  •   petitmacar0n I this resto!! Yummmm 4d
  •   murdochbooks Glad you like it @leetranlam! Wait until you see the finished version ... swoon worthy package! 2d

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leetranlam Another ace dinner at @farmhousekingscross. 1w

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leetranlam @midnightgracie sends the best things in the mail! Thank you for the awesome Muji mini cities in matchboxes - it's like the "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!" version of two of my fave places in the world. Grace, you are the BEST! 1w
  •   midnightgracie Dude. You're so welcome and I'm so glad you like them! I bought them LAST Christmas and it took ages for me to actually send them... Then, that problem of the missing Melrose place unit number! they've been in aus twice now and so happy they've found a home on your awesome display cabinet/ desk. (I love that find btw) 1w
  •   leetranlam @midnightgracie I LOVE that this Muji set has done way more conquering of the globe than I have this year! Thanks for sending this gorgeous well-travelled set my way and your very lovely words (and always thoughtful acts)! 7d

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leetranlam So psyched to see @midnightgracie's work in the Herald's 'Good Food' section today! "Her skills are in high demand in the notoriously competitive Japanese design sector," it says. Nice work! You can find her ace prints on the @jackywinter online shop - jackywinter.com. 1w
  •   midnightgracie Dude! Wow! I haven't actually seen it yet so thanks for spotting it!! 1w
  •   kazaland Yay @midnightgracie !! 1w
  •   lemonpiy Loved that picture! 1w
  •   leetranlam @midnightgracie It was so awesome to open it up and see your work there! I'll send you some screengrabs. CONGRATS, DUDE!! (And thank you for yet ANOTHER awesome mail surprise!) 1w
  •   midnightgracie Thanks so much LTL. I LOVE that you saw it as a reader- ie, not looking for it. I honestly didn't realise it was going to be for this. I thought it was for a Japan article. Really nice surprise. Thanks for spotting it and telling your mates. I am one very supported person! Means heaps. Thank you! X 1w

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leetranlam The freakin' amazing 'BANANAGEDDON' flavour from @gelatomessina - or 'Death by Banana', as I call it. It's got banana gelato, banana bread, banana mousse & banana jam in it. Hell yes. 1w

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leetranlam The pastry display at @abakercanberra (minus the banoffee tart I bought). Pit stop before going on the @willreichelt '90s nostalgia tour of Canberra. RIP to Jamison Centre's Video 2000, the store where he worked (& met @crisdeal) and, despite the shop's super-futuristic name, doesn't seem to have lasted the 2000s. 2w
  •   leetranlam @cornerpics - we drove past the Hellenic Club where you used to work, too! 2w
  •   crisdeal Apparently I used to get free VHS rentals. I have no memory of this. But sounds about right. 1w
  •   cornerpics Speaking of free, Chris used to eat free at the Hellenic Club all the time. Did @Crisdeal pay for anything in Canberra? @leetranlam - did you go to the Dickson noodle house? That was my fave in Canberra. 1w
  •   leetranlam @cornerpics No, we didn't have time to detour to Dickson Noodle House, but I did hear a LOT about it. Apparently it's still going strong! 1w

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leetranlam Eggs, king mushrooms and Parmesan custard at @hotel_hotel's @monsterkitchenbar. 2w

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leetranlam Compulsory shot of the entrance into @hotel_hotel in Canberra (it's guilty of being a good-looking entrance, so what else can I do?). 2w
  •   mifblip Jealous much! 2w
  •   moremccomas SO good. Eat the crumpets for breakfast. 2w
  •   elizasarlos LTL you're amazing. I'm in Canberra and had no idea this place existed. Once again you're inadvertently curating my meals and I couldn't be happier! 2w
  •   leetranlam @moremccomas Ooh, thank you for the very ace tip. They have just been ordered! 2w
  •   leetranlam @elizasarlos Eliza, you are the sweetest!! Only too happy to 'brainwash' about nice places. Definitely check out @monsterkitchenbar at @hotel_hotel if you get the chance (if you are here for dinner, the cauliflower is awesome, as is the wild rice dish). Just road-testing the breakfast now for you! ️ Also, @abakercanberra across the road is really excellent, too. Going there for brunch. Happy Canberra-touring. Wish we didn't have to head back so soon, would've been nice to have teed up with you, otherwise! 2w

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leetranlam Butterscotch bread & butter pudding, popcorn panna cotta, toasted marshmallow & almond at @abakercanberra. 2w

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leetranlam On the road earlier today. 2w

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leetranlam Turkish Delight pop at @pazarfoodcollective in Canterbury. If you go, the zucchini herb balls with sumac yogurt = . 2w
  •   katebanazi My kid works there! 2w
  •   ness_publissimo Ohhh this place is near my house is it any good? @leetranlam ? 2w
  •   leetranlam @midnightgracie It was ! I wish we could do teleportation dinners, so that you could try out some of these places in Sydney. You look like you've been eating well, too! 2w
  •   leetranlam @katebanazi Really? Is this your very artistic son who did that @fbiradio mag cover when he was 13 or super-young like that? All the staff members were really sweet! 2w
  •   leetranlam @ness_publissimo Yep, it was nice. Better to go in a group to try a few different things. The zucchini balls are like a delicious version of falafel - you should try them! 2w
  •   katebanazi Yes that's the one! Wednesday and Saturday nights he's there. The zucchini balls are a favourite. 2w
  •   midnightgracie If only!! yes! Pig out galore this week! 2w
  •   pazarfoodcollective Thanks for visiting @leetranlam! Happy you loved our zucchini balls ... Our desserts are weekly specials, so always changing. Hope to see you again soon! We'll be seeing you tonight @katebanazi ... your kid is a great addition to our team :) 2w

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leetranlam From the @electroluxau Young Chef of the Year finals last week. Congrats to Emma Barnes and all the other chefs that made it as a national finalist to the Appetite For Excellence program (including @hanzgueco, whose podcast interview I am busily editing right now)! 2w

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leetranlam New podcast! I interviewed @andybowdy - aka "lord pastry master" at @hartsyard about his spectacular desserts (this birthday cake I ordered is just one of his many jaw-droppers), plus his very entertaining tales about working in restaurants, including a great story about that time he staged a rave in a kitchen. He also pays tribute to his many mentors and talks about how he puts together his next-level soft serves, pies and cakes, and shares his fave places to eat & drink in Sydney (such as @10williamst and @luckypicklesydney). You can hear this interview by searching for my name on iTunes or downloading the link directly from theunbearablelightnessofbeinghungry.com. Thanks Andy for sharing such awesome stories. 3w
  •   leetranlam @meganmckean & @thebroadplace It is epic! 3w
  •   maddsagram @leetranlam this was great... I had a good laugh at some stories... @andybowdy refuses to listen to his own voice but I definitely give it a thumbs up 3w
  •   midnightgracie Such a good interview. Felt very nostalgic about the mention of Blue Ribbon and Gaytime. Can you request some sort of Vienetta next time! :) 3w
  •   theqza I want to eat this cake 3w
  •   vxdollface @__Jko I want! 3w
  •   leetranlam Thanks @maddsagram for the nice words! I would give Andy a , too! It's great to hear how impressively far he has progressed since his lettuce-battling days and nice to hear of all the guys who made time for him on the way. Plus, he's a very entertaining person to interview, too! 3w
  •   leetranlam Thanks very much, @midnightgracie - glad you could enjoy some sweet flashbacks during the interview. Thanks so much for taking the time to listen. Yes, he should deffo do his take on Vienetta, that's an awesome idea! 3w
  •   iamjanmurphy Ohh my 5d

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leetranlam The sweet potato fries at @kim_restaurant earlier tonight. These are so addictive - they should sell it by the kilo and we should all stockpile 'em for TV snacks. There's also a lovely new super-gingery & soothing poached pear & rice cake dessert on the menu, too. Thanks @dtralph, @tkgo & co - delicious as always! 3w

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leetranlam One of the most amazing homes I've ever been lucky enough to visit. @wywfung & CO-AP's Point Piper Apartment, which was a recent #NSWArchiAwards winner. The view is next level! The couple who live here seem super-lovely, too. Thanks again @_mswise_ for inviting me along on the tour today! 3w

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