Thursday, February 16, 2017

You had me at Dumplings - The Art of Asian Food at Zoo Family Restaurant.

Well I think this is actually my first restaurant/food review ever, in 10 years! But then it does not say Street Food Sydney it says Fashion. That said good food is always in fashion and good food is exactly what you will find at the Zoo Family restaurant, tucked in amongst the explosion of residential tower blocks that have sprung up in Waterloo. It's quite near that warehouse venue that used to be Doug up on Bourke, the recent home of the Other Art Fair, yes less than a 10 minuet walk from Danks Street. So all my art friends should now have a bit of an idea where we are. So on with the food, lets get started.
Peking Duck Pancakes at Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
I love dumplings and I wish I could have three types and styles of dumplings every time I had dinner or (in this case) lunch. And I wish they were as tasty and as artfully presented too. We had steamed Xiao Long Bao, that's one pined by my chop sticks, the fried dumplings, and Shanghai Pork Wonton in Special Chilli Sauce, they were all delicious as was the large sharing bowl of Chongqing Spicy Noodles a Szechuan delight. Spice, chilli, flavour, check two three! Vivienne my Taiwan born partner and I were discussing the chilli factor with our host after the meal. We would have liked a little more heat, but then we eat chilli nearly every day so we are very used to it. The flavours are great but if you love heat perhaps let the kitchen know. Of course we started our Zoo Family journey with Peking Duck Pancakes, terrific, as good as ever.
Szechuan Chongqing Spicy Noodles at Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Vivienne was very impressed with the authenticity of the flavours and the quality across the board, including the crab. The crab is served with gloves, a section of instruments to crack shells and extract the meat with; and I find all this a huge chore. So after a few easy bits and bites I relinquished any extra share. The crab eaters were however unanimous in their praise of the Singapore Mud Crab with Salted Egg Yolk coating. Well done you I say! We finished our culinary outing with sesame cakes, red bean and pumpkin filling, a lovely light way to end the meal. Highly recommend!
Serving of Chongqing Spicy Noodles at Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Shanghai Pork Wonton in Special Chilli Sauce is delicious and packed with prawns and pork. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Shanghai Pork Wonton in Special Chilli Sauce.
Tasty an fried dumplings and dark dipping sauce. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Our hosts serving the mud crab. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
A speciality of the house, Singapore Mud Crab with Salted Egg Yolk at Zoo Family Restaurant.
A speciality of the house, Singapore Mud Crab with Salted Egg Yolk at Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Kai gloves up to take on  the crab as Jill photographs the dish. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Mixed pork and vegetables with chilli. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
We were all pretty full by now so most of this dish went home with us - maybe even better the next day!
Sesame cakes with red bean and pumpkin filling for desert. Zoo Family restaurant. Food photography by Kent Johnson.
Thank you to the Zoo Family Restaurant.
21 Archibald Ave, Waterloo NSW 2017, (02) 8937 3026, Open Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm, Dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. www.facebook.com/ZooFamilyWaterloo/

Full disclosure, Street Fashion Sydney was a blogger guest and did not pay for this meal and was not paid for this review.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Art & Breast Awareness - KUDOS & M2 Galleries.

In the interest of avoiding upsetting anyone too much - one hopes, with our first post for 2017 - I will point out very early on that the awareness at the joint show at KUDOS was of a very different nature to the underground comix art type of breast awareness at the group show at M2 gallery. Space 1, KUDOS was (on NOW) Bec Litvan's BEAUTY AND THE BREAST; Painting, Photography, beautiful decorative Mastectomy Bras and a table of pearls as part of the installation. Bec told me the work was born out of the change she saw in her mothers personality after the breast cancer operation, the works are intended to bring back the beauty and a sense of the joys of life, and her mum modelled for the photographs in the show. Beautiful work. Scroll down to continue reading.
Artist Bec Litvan at KUDOS Gallery.

Installation view, Bec Litvan's BEAUTY AND THE BREAST. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Floral mastectomy bras, artworks, Installation view, Bec Litvan's BEAUTY AND THE BREAST. KUDOS Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb is not about breasts however it is a work performed in the nude so-to-speak, while interacting with the large wind blown fabrics which have themselves been manipulated through tying & heat - even the fans blowing did nothing to diminish the heat of this performance of which there are to be three more iterations; Live performances in space 2 : Saturdays 14, 21 & 28 January, 1-2pm. Check it out!
Legs, green fabric, performance of COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Gold fabric, woman on plinth, performance of COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Foetal position, COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Performance (black and white photo) COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Billowing green fabric - COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Gold fabric wraps the performer, COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Performer appears from beneath the green fabric; COLLUSIVE MISCELLANY by Amy Claire Mills, Bailee Lobb. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Was it a strange coincidence to be at M2 the very next night? GORO a group show of five artists who, as mentioned above are very much in the style of the underground Comix of the 70's & 80's; think Charles Burns, Robert Crumb & H R Giger but with an Aussie-Goth/Surf Culture tie in.. And the breasts? Well of course, Dominatrix style and plenty of them. I must admit I rather enjoyed this show and it was a great and friendly crowd for the lens of Street Fashion Sydney too. GORO on now with, CAL SINO // ZIGENDEMONIC //QUARTZVII // NERDGORE // SAMSON at M2 Gallery, Click Here for more details - on until the 17th of January.
Goth hair styles, two young women looking at art, GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Artist portrait, GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Checking out the work, GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Shorts shirts and patterns, GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Shoes, GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Two woman summer styles, Pink White Blue Black. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Music DJ Jake Walker GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Flared jeans and floral boob tube. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Two young women, black dress red dress, contrasting socks an bags. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Portrait of a man with cigarette warning photo of bad teeth as a mask. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sub hum Anz tee shirt, full black and white outfit. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Black heart shape backpack with moulded bow, fishnet stockings, purple hair,  full black and white outfit. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Three male friends looking at art, artist Sarah looks on. GORO at m2 gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016.

I want to thank Windsor Smith for the invite to celebrate their 70th anniversary at #HarbourLife for which they were a major sponsor. You can read all about that epic sojourn in the VIP Marquee behind the stage if you missed it HERE. BUT because I was at this amazing venue for this amazing event and an event within an event; I could not resist documenting both, day into night to the best of my abilities. I had never been to a day club/Festival/Rave(?) before although back in the day I certainly liked to hit the dance floor at the small clubs in Brisbane & later Sydney & even Barcelona. So although I didn't actually do anything other than take pictures (once back out in the main music areas); I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people and everyone seemed great and really laid back. If you see a friend, please share the blog & let them know. I have also decided to post the pictures to a folder on the Street Fashion Sydney - Facebook page, link at the bottom - please share from here first, and you might like to Follow on Facebook when you get there. Thanks to everyone what a great music event, what a location! Even if I do feel conflicted about public park being used so-often as a venue.. We will talk about that another time.. Cheers to you! See a picture you would like to buy? They are for sale, just contact me.
Arriving Fleet Stairs, short black shorts, Gothic make-up. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends checking make-up on the grass. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Three women arriving on Fleet Steps, Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends hang out beside the Fleet steps, a convenient location. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The Stand Off - a group of women greet each other with strong glances.  #HarbourLife - Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends wearing bandannas. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Two young women in contrasting outfits. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The view from above. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Four young women, girlfriends. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
One man, head and shoulders above the crowd. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
The shoes, the empty cans, the protective floor mating. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends, male & female with glitter on them. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Guys, Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sitting on the mat - Red Hair, sheer black top. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Riding shoulders above the crowd, and a selfie too. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A kiss for my boyfriend for the camera.Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Guys near the stage, view to the back. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Condoms, the shoes, the empty cans, the protective floor mating. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Super Mario (red caps) tries to get through - blue bag blue lighter. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Festival style, black hat shoulder ride with a ciggie and a drink! Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Hair flick, and a gap in the crowd. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Umbrella hat - Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
MATE! Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Loud shirts, friends, mug for my camera. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Crowd crush faces. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Photography ME! Above it all, Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Peace signs and a peasant blouse, glitter eye make-up. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Sydney Opera house and bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
As Day turns to Night - the music plays on. Night, the dance crowd, view to fleet stairs. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Revellers on the fence looking out to the opera house. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Dance party crowd Rave into the night, coloured lights and a view to the stage. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Changing colours wash across the dance crowd by the harbours edge. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Friends near the bar, night, Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
A couple chill out on the grass, night above the dance area. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Revellers to the back of the lowerer festival area, Sydney cityscape at night in the background. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Getting late, friends resting on the plastic matting. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Green light, a walk along the waters edge, time to go. Harbour Life Music Festival Sydney 2016. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

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