Foodie Friday – Week 1

What is Foodie Friday?

Every Friday, I aim to inspire my readers to eat better (not always healthier!) by documenting my culinary adventures from the past week.

This will be in the form of a blog post (that you’re reading now) and a video on my Instagram TV channel.


Week 1


Pick of The Week

Homemade Loaded Burger

This week, the tastiest meal I had was actually a home-cooked one. I’m not trying to toot my own horn, but I did put a fair amount of thought into the ingredients of this mega burger!

It consisted of the following layers:

  1. Sesame seeded brioche bun
  2. Spicy siracha sauce
  3. Onion rings
  4. Pan seared pineapple rings
  5. Lemon and chia slaw
  6. Melted mature cheddar cheese
  7. Seasoned beef patty
  8. Homemade BBQ pulled chicken
  9. Smokey chipotle mayonnaise
  10. Brioche bun

In addition, I made smokey paprika seasoned sweet potato fries and served them with a dip of sour cream.

Brilliant burger!


Something for Vegetarians

Mexican Burrito Cantina, Sydney

This place is by far the best Mexican restaurant that I’ve tried in Sydney – waaaay better than the likes of Guzman y Gomez or Mad Mex. The taste is fantastic and – if you come on a weekday lunchtime – the prices are too!

I visited with a friend (Hi Jhon!) and we shared 3 dishes for a total of AU$30 (£17/US$21). Those dishes were:

  • Chicken quesadilla – stuffed with pico de gallo (salsa), cheese & sour cream
  • Chilli con carne nachos – topped with pico de gallo, beans, cheese & sour cream
  • Soft shell chicken tacos – filled with beans, cheese & lettuce

All three were sublimely delicious – so much so that I can’t wait to return and try their fajitas, enchiladas and, well, just about everything on the menu!

What I’m trying to say is, it’s obvious that they cook with fresh ingredients and use authentic recipes. Top, top place – I’ll be back!

Although not a strictly vegetarian establishment, Mexican Buritto Cantina can make almost any of their dishes with just veggies (the good thing about freshly cooked food).

Tasty tacos & co


Best thing I Drank

Cappuccino from Junnies, Sydney

I don’t often drink out, but when I do, I like to go for a coffee. So English of me…errr not.

Anyway, I especially like to go for coffee here in Sydney as the quality is so high! This week I tried a takeaway-only kiosk outside Kings Cross station.

It was recommended to me by a friend (Hi Diana!) and certainly did not disappoint. My classic cappuccino was rich, flavoursome and the perfect temperature (I can’t stand a coffee that’s either mildly warm or so hot that it burns your tongue)!

The baristas at Junnies can also make some attractive latte art. Oh, and the takeaway cups are pretty colourful and fancy – almost worth going back just to collect each different design!

The crazy cups at Junnies


Recommendations around the World

Miscusi, Milan

If you’re after some AMAZING pasta in Milan, look no further than Miscusi. You can mix’n’match your desired sauce with favourite pasta to create your own tailored dish. If you have any room left after that, you should really try their Tiramisu too!

For more information on Miscusi – and all my other recommended eateries in Milan – take a read of this blog post.

Fresh, delicious pasta creations



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