My Sydney secrets: Kylie Kwong

18 March 2015

Kylie Kwong Chef/Co-Owner, Billy Kwong

Kylie Kwong has recently relocated her award-winning restaurant, Billy Kwong, to Macleay Street, Potts Point.

Billy Kwong restaurant chef and co-owner Kylie Kwong shares her Sydney dining secrets.

Sweet indulgence: Merna Taouk of Dessertmakers makes a stunning buttermilk ice-cream.

Picnic spot: I’d pack a picnic basket with roast Burrawong chicken, Iggy’s bread rolls, Pepe Saya butter and Darling Mills Italian salad leaves and head for Beare Park in Elizabeth Bay.

Restaurant for a big night out: My all-time favourite is Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill.

Food bargain: All the produce at Lesley & Quentin Bland’s Kurrawong Organics stand at Eveleigh Farmers’ Market.

Quiet night in: My favourite local takeaway is the simple, fresh, homestyle Japanese from En Ya Restaurant on Bayswater Road in Rushcutters Bay.

Produce market: Carriageworks Farmers Market at Carriageworks, Eveleigh.

Coffee spot: I’m currently enjoying the great coffee at Zinc Cafe in Macleay Street, Potts Point.

Local inspiration: Chef and restaurateur Sean Moran, of Sean’s Panaroma in Bondi, who has always stuck to his values, focusing on the best-quality produce above all else. I am inspired by his courageous move in the past few years to follow his dream of setting up a farm to live off the land.

Best food bargain: All of the produce on offer at Lesley & Quentin Bland’s ‘Kurrawong Organics’ stand at Eveleigh Farmers’ Market each Saturday- freshly harvested organic fruit & vegetables grown with so much love, care and respect on their farm in Bathurst.

Local treasure: Definitely Room 10 cafe, Kings Cross!

Favourite NSW winter produce: Kurrawong’s organic Tuscan Kale

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