HuTong Dumpling Bar (Prahran)

161 Commercial Rd The Cullen Hotel Prahran The fully glass frontage putting much of the interior on display showcases the confidence the owner has in nearly always functioning at capacity. This is equally paralleled by a transparent working kitchen within.              Xiao long bao’s (steamed pork dumplings – 小笼包) – stood tall in the centre … Continue reading

Miss Marples Tearoom

382 Mt Dandenong-Tourist Road Sassafras There is always an epic line when we come by Miss Marples – seems to me closing at around 4pm is an odd business choice given the weekend Mt Dandenong tourist crowd is still flowing strongly at this time. But then again they probably don’t care given how popular they … Continue reading


190 Belmore Rd Balwyn Mabrown, a small gem in the ‘burbs’ – Balwyn – that bustles during the week and is virtually impossible to get a table on the weekends. Glancing at the array of dishes on each table only to find a all the tables have one similarity provides strong testament to Mabrown’s signature … Continue reading

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