Blogger Brunch

yum cha

I’m fashionably late with my write up of the Sydney Blogger Brunch, and this time I can’t even blame Sydney trains! Christie from Fig & Cherry was the mastermind behind the event, and yum cha at East Ocean in Haymarket was the setting. It was my first time meeting food bloggers, and what surprised me most out of the whole day was not how much I enjoyed my first taste of chicken feet but how easily the conversations flowed around the large round table.

The turnout was great – Christie from Fig & Cherry, Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella, Suze from Chocolate Suze, Helen from Grab Your Fork, Jen from Jenius, Kathryn from Limes and Lycopene, Belle and William from Ooh, Look, Reem from I Am Obsessed with Food, and Qingling and Howard from Eat Show and Tell were all in attendance and it was absolutely wonderful to meet them all. I even discovered some new blogs that I’d never read before.

The conversation was peppered with talk of all things food – the many and varied events of Good Food Month in Sydney, Nigella Lawson, Adriano Zumbo (whose café doesn’t open until next weekend, unfortunately) and the meals that some of us ate as poor university students. Laughs were shared, as were all manner of dumplings. But not before cameras were whipped out of handbags and backpacks to snap photos of the food. We were hungry, but not surprised and waited patiently to pick up our chopsticks.

A huge thanks goes to Christie for organising it all and picking such a great restaurant. I look forward to the next gathering with a rumbly tummy!

14 Comments on “Blogger Brunch”

  1. It was lovely meeting you Lisa and I hope we can do it again sometime! I’m glad you enjoyed the chicken’s feet-too many just refuse to try them at all!

  2. Reem, I would love that! There are so many places to eat in the Rocks, so much to explore…

    Lorraine, the chicken feet were very bony but quite tasty! It was so great to meet you 🙂

    Christie, yes it was indeed. Thank you so much for organising the whole thing, I hope we can do it again soon. Hopefully we’ll get to chat a little more on Thursday!

  3. So glad you enjoyed the chicken feet. It’s one that requires patience which is why I tend to hoe into the dumplings first and then muse over a chicken foot during a fooding lull. I love the flavours that soak into the skin. Mmm… black bean…

  4. Wow, looked like you had a fab time, guys…i am green with envy ^_^

    I miss Sunday yumchas in Sydney…East Ocean was one of the best places! I also love Kam Fook in Market City shopping mall, hate the long queue, tho ^_^

    Keep eating!

  5. It was great to put a face behind all the yummy stuff you make! I’ll look out for stuff you design in mx (or try and guess). I read it everyday 🙂

  6. Ohhh chicken feet? Daring for sure. Glad you had fun, would love to see how big that round table was…I love those types of restaurants.

  7. Helen, I did have to be a bit patient with the chicken feet, especially since that is what I tried first and I was huuungry!

    Rita, it was an excellent day. I really liked East Ocean. I will check out the place in Market City next time!

    Kathryn, it was nice to meet you too. I hope we can catch up again in the future.

    Jen, are you going to the Danks St festival or the Italian one? Shame that they’re on the same day because I want to check out both!

    Belle, it was great to meet you too. I am so jealous of all the Zumbo pastries you’ve had! I need to go back very soon.

    Howard, it was so nice to meet you too! haha I saw a couple of posters I did on my walk to buy lunch today. It’s strange!

    Dawn, the table fitted 12 of us comfortably – it was pretty large!

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