Mookie

About Mookie

A passionately positive foodie who loves travelling the world and experiencing what the best chefs in the world have to offer. Based in Sydney, Australia, Mookie also loves to dine locally and uncover great restaurants, chefs and food combinations with her #foodiemookie crew.

World Edible Insect Day

World Edible Insect Day is here - but why should we care? When the much-loved NOMA decided to ‘pop up’ in Sydney, food innovation was expected and Rene Redzepi and his team did not disappoint. The NOMA team scoured the Australian flora and fauna for unique scents and flavours to infuse into their Australian menu. [...]

Flavoursome flair – Cuisine Wat Damnak REVIEW

It takes a dedicated foodie-come-food-writer to travel 7200km to experience a chef's menu, but this restaurant was first to be booked on my recent Thai-Khmer travels. This unassuming restaurant can be found in a traditional wooden house in one of the many unlit streets in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Anointed as one of the best restaurants [...]

Faboosh – Bouche on Bridge REVIEW

It takes a ballsy, confident chef to open up across the road from a former employer, especially one the calibre of Eleven Bridge (Neil Perry). This is the first inkling to expect something out of the norm when dining at Bouche on Bridge, the now home and hearth of British-born executive chef Harry Stockdale-Powell (ex [...]

Numero Uno – Attica Melbourne Review

Three months of crossing fingers and two weeks of a frenetic Australian, Thai and Cambodian dining tour culminated in a secured reservation at Australia’s #1, Australiasia’s #1 and the World’s #33 restaurant, Attica. My love affair with Australian cuisine started with Attica. Chef Ben Shewry’s passion for using locally grown, native ingredients and showcasing in [...]

Love you Long Chim! Sydney review

It's been a long time coming, David Thompson has come home. After incredible success with Nahm in London and Bangkok; Long Chim in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are now the must-visit food destinations for anyone who loves great Thai food. More than two decades ago David Thompson's Thai restaurants, Darley Street (1992) and Sailors (1995) [...]

World class Thai – Bo.lan Bangkok

When an Australian foodie is travelling abroad, it is always nice to find fellow countrymen/women doing amazing cuisine. Such is Bo.lan. The chefs are wife/husband duo of Australian-trained Thai-native 'Bo' Songvisava and Australian chef Dylan Jones who met working at Nahm (London) thanks to Australian Chef David Thompson (Nahm, Long Chim). The Australian connection is [...]