leetranlam Mum's birthday sponge at @besseritalian earlier today - choc custard, orange ricotta, sponge soaked with spiced liqueur, etc. BYO sparklers, party hat. 1d
  •   deliciousmagazine Going there next week for dinner. Can't wait to try this bad boy! 1d

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leetranlam Bibimbap in a gold box at @kim_restaurant. I imagine that's how Kanye West eats his. 3d

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leetranlam The goods at @kim_restaurant. 3d

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leetranlam It was an awesome surprise to see this window installation for @gulliverhancock's amazing new book for @hardiegrantbooks, "All The Buildings In Sydney". I think this was in the @davidjonesstore display in the CBD. Also great to hear James being interviewed by @ashberdebes on @fbiradio today! You can listen back on ondemand.fbiradio.com if you're curious. 3d

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leetranlam Mega congrats to @matty_huynh & his illustration of Nam Le's 'The Boat' for SBS. Really glad I got to go to the launch for this last night (and not just for Matt's freestylin' speech)! You can see the beautiful animations online at sbs.com.au/theboat. (And thank goodness for another, more humane take on what it's like to flee conflict as an asylum seeker.) 4d

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leetranlam New podcast! I talked to Dan Barber about being a "wheat nerd"; his amazing book "The Third Plate"; his "lost brother" @benshewry; rotation risotto & the future of food and what it's like to advise President Obama on nutrition. You can hear me gasbag with him on iTunes or download the podcast directly from my blog (link in profile, etc). Dan Barber's also in the new show, "Chef's Table", which just dropped on Netflix. It's by the dude who made "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and also features Massimo Bottura, Ben Shewry and other amazing culinary legends. It's gonna take a lot of will power not to binge-watch it after I finish my show tonight! 7d
  •   shanblanchard Binge-watching currently! 7d
  •   leetranlam @shanblanchard Super jealous! I've been hitting "refresh" all day; the show just dropped before I got to FBi. Once I'm home I may end up hibernating with the show. Hope you are great - seems like you've had the most amazing day of eating incredibly well! 7d
  •   moyzlorenz @leetranlam just listened .. 2 very inspiring people. Thank you for sharing! Keep them coming please 7d
  •   leetranlam Thank you for the very kind words, @moyzlorenz, and for listening! That's really nice to hear that you enjoyed the podcast. Yes, I have more in the works - thanks so much for the pro-podcast encouragement! 6d

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leetranlam Snuck into @henley_wholefoods in Alexandria after seeing it pop up in @jessicabellef's feed. It's where Lovegrub used to be. I was a little thrown when I saw it promote itself as a "paleo" estsblishment on its website - man, the paleo diet is so scientifically dodgy that the British Dietitic Association said the only fad diet worse than paleo is the one where you drink your own urine (yep)! So dubious trends aside, the autumn roast salad was pretty decent - you can't go wrong with roasting the hell out of Brussels sprouts, beets, etc, and adding a sprinkle of toasted bread crumbs (sprouted or not). 1w
  •   agapeorganic I didn't think bread was paleo? 1w
  •   leetranlam @agapeorganic That's pretty funny. Paleo doesn't seem to be really bothered by scientific facts. As Dr Karl says in his very thorough debunking of the paleo diet, "we have very good evidence that 30,000 years ago some of our ancestors were already eating grains and legumes". 1w
  •   agapeorganic Exactly!!! It's GM foods that are are the great cause of problems we have. 1w
  •   jessicabellef 🏻 😀 we should have lunch in the hood sometime with @crisdeal 7d
  •   leetranlam @jessicabellef For sure! 6d

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leetranlam Not for carb haters - mushroom tagliatelle at @besseritalian, the new place in Surry Hills by the @atavola crew. 1w

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leetranlam Hilarious - somehow I am in the latest issue of Turkish "Vogue"! This is as surreal as the time I got quoted in a German newspaper about Gelato Messina. I listed 5 places I thought visitors to Sydney should put on their "to dine" list, so I named @instakrill's #ACMESydney, @ester_au, @merivale/@hongsta_gram's Mr Wong, @federicoz80's @lumidining & @marysnewtown, all damn great places to be when you're hungry. Life is pretty funny. Thanks @marksariban for asking me to take part! 1w
  •   leetranlam @mralexlynn I totally would've put Paci if it wasn't closing in Dec! That place is awesome. Always hard having to narrow these things down, though. Could've easily put in a zillion other establishments! 1w
  •   mralexlynn @leetranlam I get where you're coming from I'm just a die hard Paci supporter and think they/him deserves way more media hype,awards and accolades. 1w
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  •   marysnewtown Thanks @leetranlam you are a fucking legend to put us in such great company x 1w
  •   leetranlam @midnightgracie Pretty funny, huh? Kudos to @willreichelt for the profile pic! 1w
  •   leetranlam @mralexlynn I'm totally Team Paci, too! It's a knockout. I imagine the only reason it hasn't gotten more limelight, trophies & applause is because it is a pop-up. We're lucky to have it while it's here! 1w
  •   leetranlam Thank you @marysnewtown for making everyone so insanely happy 'cos of what you do! You have no idea how many visitors (local & out-of-towners) that I take to Mary's, who later walk out all knocked out & delirious on burgers and good times. Thank you for the kind words & being so awesome! 1w

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leetranlam All the desserts (that were left) - last night at #ACMESydney with @mutemonkey, @willreichelt & Tom: the Malteser w/ bacon, the blood plum w/ Sichuan meringue & (new favourite) the coconut with rice pudding and white choc. The new fried oyster mushrooms, the new lasagna & burrata are also pretty ace (as is hearing Tinashe when you're knocking back some pasta). 2w
  •   ddot Shall we go here for dinner when you're next in town @ragingyoghurt ???? 2w
  •   rapprapp Looks amazing, so sorry I couldn't make it! :( 2w
  •   ragingyoghurt @ddot ok! and hartsyard please. i don't think there are any public holidays to thwart my plans that time of year. 2w
  •   ddot @ragingyoghurt Yessss! Just say the word and I'll happily make a few bookings. 2w
  •   leetranlam @rapprapp Sorry your immune system made it impossible to attend, but hoping you are feeling 100% great soon! 2w
  •   lemonpiy Eating here soon. Very much looking forward to trying all these :) 2w
  •   leetranlam @lemonpiy Enjoy! There was also a sweet potato ice-cream with donuts that had the "sold out" sign slapped on it; hope you get to try it on your visit! 2w

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leetranlam Thank you @genevievesawtelle & @midnightgracie for smuggling/sending all this greatness to me in Sydney! Man, hospitality from Tokyo-dwellers is next level. Thank you Genevieve for even making room in your bag & doing detective work on what I would like (you are the perfect present PI!) and Grace for sending me a one-of-a-kind part of your amazing exhibition (also, those Omotesando caramels sound insane - cinnamon & tea, orange peel, raspberry? Yes please!) XO 2w

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leetranlam Mac & cheese with pine, Swiss & enoki mushies at @thestinkingbishops with @genevievesawtelle and @asawtel. It was so ace to meet you guys, thanks @midnightgracie for the excellent intro! 2w

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leetranlam It was ace to be able to check out @vic_pemberton's workspace the other day. She has the raddest looking clothesline because it features her drying shibori-dyed designs (she can make a clothespeg impression on ink look pretty amazing). I also loved discovering the many ways Japanese people make textile dyes (creating ink from persimmons & walnuts, for instance). Thanks Vic for the 101 and tour (and letting me snoop!), and thanks @Etsyau and @ouinonmaybe for teeing up the visit. 2w
  •   vic_pemberton Thanks for coming lee! It was so nice to meet you 2w
  •   leetranlam Thank you, @vic_pemberton, it was really rad to hang out & see what great things you do. Thanks for letting me lurk! Hope your dyeing curfew has lifted and you can get your arms into those of vats of ink again without any tattoo-ruining repercussions! 2w
  •   poppytalk so cool! 2w

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leetranlam So I was lucky enough to check out #etsyatthecullen the other day. Super talents @marshagolemac & @brookeholm decked out a suite at @artserieshotelgroup's Cullen Hotel with @etsyau goods and if it's a conspiracy to make you want to fill your home with Etsy creations, it's pretty effective, because my wish list is so damn long now! (@tinykiosk, you're totally on it!) Featured here are @mdouglassdesign lights, a painting by @gemheartart, @house_of_baltic_linen bedding and cushions by @hellospinspin and @villadeluxeboutique. You can book in and check it out by April 29 if you're keen. 2w

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leetranlam Mushies, broc, pickles & coleslaw at @belleshotchicken. Way better than having to eat at the airport. Also, tip of the hat to @kimchi_pete - thanks for being ace. 2w
  •   leetranlam @kimchi_pete I hope it's not too dorky to say this, but that pumpkin/crispy rice salad with the green apple, onion & perilla dressing you put on the menu at Danjee is levels of great. 2w
  •   leetranlam @paper_wren Thanks, The Everleigh is great! I've sunk many a cocktail there - it's very easy to lose many hours in that spot! 2w
  •   leetranlam @ragingyoghurt Oh, I wish I had had stomach room for soft serve! I ate real early 'cos I had to go to the airport. I gotta work on my "betsubara" game (betsubara = extra stomach/dessert stomach in Japanese)! 2w
  •   kimchi_pete Danjee...hmm...i was only in charge of foh and beverages...didnt stay long though 2w
  •   paper_wren @leetranlam ha I guess it's no surprise you're well aware of it! It's a wonderfully dangerous place! Hope you had a great evening 2w
  •   leetranlam @kimchi_pete Oh, I thought I'd read that you worked on the menu, but I guess my brain was scrambled. Congrats on the Bar Clarine gig, BTW! They scored another ace up their sleeve. 2w
  •   leetranlam @paper_wren Thanks for thinking to recommend it - it is pretty awesome! I had a fun night, thank you so much! 2w

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leetranlam Pickles with apple and dry miso at @transformerfitzroy earlier today (I accidentally went in between proper mealtimes, so they only had a limited snacks menu available. I guess only weird tourists want to have lunch at rando times such as 3pm. The dinner menu sounds pretty amazing, BTW.) 2w

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leetranlam Corn fritter "fries" and kim chi mayo, plus pumpkin tahini dip & pita crisps at @transformerfitzroy earlier today. 2w
  •   wheresthebeef_michael Ah man, you beat us there and you live in Sydney! 2w
  •   leetranlam @wheresthebeef_michael Ha, but I did have the day off, so that was an advantage! I also went at the wrong time - at 3pm, when they have more of a snacks menu. Enjoy it when you get there. The dinner menu sounds amazing! 2w
  •   moodfornoodles Corn fritter fries look great 2w
  •   wheresthebeef_michael @leetranlam Tomorrow night! So it'll be on the blog in a while (once we work our way through all the Tokyo posts). 2w
  •   leetranlam @wheresthebeef_michael Hope you have an excellent time! The dinner sounds great from all the reviews. The space is also very beautiful, too. Looking forward to your Transformer verdict (and vicariously living through your Tokyo stories, too)! 2w

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leetranlam Strawberry mint white chocolate delicious at @burchpurchese. Also, happy 4th birthday B&P! I still remember that amazing sweets overload that you conjured up at Melb Food & Wine Fest with Bompas & Parr all those years ago. 2w

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leetranlam Turns out you can order dessert for breakfast at @twobirdsonestonecafe. This is the passionfruit & yoghurt panna cotta with lemongrass & saffron pineapple, nut granola & passionfruit. This counts towards the recommended daily intake of fruit, right? 2w

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leetranlam Thanks @ouinonmaybe for the really fun day out (and especially this yuzu meringue pie from @tokyotina_)! May you never run out of "Parks & Rec" episodes featuring Adam Scott (or "Broadchurch" seasons with David Tennant) to enjoy! 3w
  •   ouinonmaybe Thank YOU Lee Tran! Here's to more podcast and GoT nerding out over great food soon. 2w

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