Raffles Reviews…

Raffles reviews China Republic

While BOYEATSWORLD has always been about food, travel and culture as seen through the eyes of my son Raffles and his two-year old sister Sugarpuff, the stories have always been told by me (their mum).  But my six-year old foodie, who is also a keen storyteller, has decided it’s time to commandeer “his” blog and get a little more involved in the creation of its content.

Given that he can’t type and its a little hard to blog in crayon I asked him what exactly he had in mind and he came up with Raffles Reviews, which I think is mostly an excuse for him to eat more. Here Raffles will share all the deets about where, what and how he’s been eating, in his own words, transcribed by his mama/secretary/slave (for the sake of legibility).

He is only six so please don’t expect The Good Food Guide here, just simple, honest and blessedly brief restaurant reviews and foodie tips from a boy who loves to eat. Please indulge this mum and her hungry boy as I am keen to encourage his desire to share his stories and improve his storytelling skills.

Raffles and his ramen at Salaryman Surry Hills

Raffles reviews: Salaryman, Surry Hills

I never met a ramen I didn’t love but Salaryman Surry Hills makes ramen that is so awesome I would marry it. But that’s probably because it isn’t your average ramen place.  I’m used to little hidden ramen shops but this restaurant is really big and dark and kind of concretey. A bit like a warehouse but with an epic painting […] Read more…

Pain perdu at Hemingway's Manly

Raffles reviews: Hemingway’s Manly

Ernest Hemingway was a really, really famous writer who liked to travel around the world. He wasn’t French. But Hemingway’s Manly is. Well at least it’s own owners are. And it’s food. And it’s really, really good. The restaurant is on the beach at Manly, and is so cool. It looks like an old library […] Read more…

The look on this face says it all - At Salty Rooster Manly

Raffles reviews: Salty Rooster Manly

Who doesn’t love a good burger? I sure do. And the burgers at Salty Rooster in Manly are really, really good. But that’s because they’re not just any old burgers. As you might guess from the name, Salty Rooster is all about chicken burgers but chicken burgers that will take your tastebuds all over the world. My first visit was a […] Read more…

jumbo xiao long bao in steamers at Bistro hulu

Raffles reviews: Bistro Hulu Crows Nest

Bistro Hulu Crows Nest is so new that when we walked past on Tuesday night it wasn’t even officially open yet. But once I saw the photos of the epically enormous xiao long bao on the signs there was no way they were keeping me out! It’s no secret that I love a dumpling or that I could […] Read more…

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