JENIUS is Jennifer Lam's gourmet logbook covering restaurant reviews, thoughts on trialled kitchen appliances & gadgets, tested and tasted recipes & cookbooks, travel stories and her quest to discover and preserve her family heritage and its cuisine.
Jennifer is a twenty-something Sydneysider living the dream - having switched her successful career in advertising for the life of a Gen-Y entrepreneur. Her current business interests include I Ate My Way Through food tours and The Bamboo Garden boutique digital agency.
Growing up with a mish mash of cultures and cuisines was tremendously confusing as a kid. During my young school years, I was always trying to work out the correlation between certain words in the various languages that were spoken... Read the full story »
One of the greatest recognitions I could ever receive, is the genuine interest from media to want to broadcast what I do, to the world. I was stoked when I learned that Sydney Weekender wanted to send Mike Whitney to... Read the full story »
There's a big tradition in my family to celebrate with food. Every calender event is celebrated with an extravagant feast. While a restaurant meal can be stress-free and very indulgent, for my last few birthdays, I've taken the alternative route... Read the full story »
I'm going to let you in on a little secret... There's a relatively new concept that has been floating around Sydney that gives you amazing discounts off the total bill at various restaurants. I'm not talking about those group-buying deals... Read the full story »
Winter is no excuse for not indulging in ice cream or gelato. Aside from Gelato Messina popping up in Surry Hills, the other talk of the town in the gelato world is N2. Named after the chemical formula for nitrogen... Read the full story »
Only the Merivale group could spend $4 million on setting up a restaurant and get me THIS excited about a new Chinese restaurant. There are no shortages of modern Chinese/Cantonese restaurants in Sydney so what makes this one different?Firstly, I... Read the full story »
I'm constantly reminded of how small the world really is! I recently found out that I have a common friend with MKR's Bella! While I don't religiously watch any reality TV shows (except for Hells Kitchen and The Apprentice), I... Read the full story »
I was initially saddened when I read that Cafe Ish was closing down. Mainly because it was a cafe/restaurant that I'd always wanted to go to more often, but never did. A week or so later, Josh announced on Twitter... Read the full story »
So you all know how much I hate lining up right? While the masses flock to The Grounds of Alexandria, the smart ones (i.e. you & I) go to cafes like Bar Contessa - one of the first cafes to... Read the full story »
One of the greatest joys of being self-employed is being able to work my own hours - and take long lunches whenever it seems fit. Unfortunately, it's not something I do very often as most of my friends have normal... Read the full story »