Royal Siam Thai

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136 High St, Kew 9853 0167 Close to Kew junction, Royal Siam is fairly cosily sandwiched between other shops, with a soft purple hue that echoes the homely interior design – royal purple walls with splashes of gold decorations. It was a fairly quiet night, not surprisingly for a Wednesday. Though there were quite a … Continue reading

Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie – visit 3

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19 Keilor Road Essendon If I lived closer to Essendon, I’d be here every weekend for croissant fix – but I don’t =(. The other day Mr JL (who had heard heaps about this place, no doubt from me) asked whether I wanted to come with – duh yes! It seems to have become regular … Continue reading

Il Fornaio (visit #2) – 3 course dessert!

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2 Acland St St Kilda 9534 2922 (Note: under different management) After hearing news that Il Fornaio will be closing up for a while and more importantly Philippa Sibley will no longer be executive chef at Il Fornaio, my heart sank in devastation. Her final day of operation would be was Saturday 21st November. There … Continue reading

Sumac – my graduation dinner

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Tenancy 15, Shed 9 Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade Docklands 3008 03 8623 9600 Being in the process of organisation for many months now, it is finally here – our graduation dinner! This will mark the end of 6 years of arduous studying, and symbolise the start of a new journey – hopefully one that … Continue reading

St Peter’s Restaurant & Bar

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6 Melbourne Place (Off Russel St) Melbourne 03 9663 9882 For those who have been to Esposito, you will be thrilled to hear Chef Maurice has established another restaurant in the heart of Melbourne, with particular emphasis on seafood and produce sustainability. They were having an opening offer for the month of November – 50% … Continue reading

Spice Temple

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Crown Complex Southbank 03 8679 1888 Another birthday celebration equals another excuse to escape studying and indulge in food … shhh I didn’t say that =P. Anyways, to celebrate Mr PW’s birthday we made ourselves a last minute booking at Spice Temple Melbourne – the newest addition to Neil Perry’s successful Rockpool chain. This place … Continue reading

Shanghai Noodle House – dumpling place on Tattersalls Ln (滄浪亭)

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689 Tattersalls lane CBD Melbourne 5382 3738 A little hungry after a catering service at the Melbourne Museum, originally we were going to pop by good ‘ol Camy Shanghai Dumpling on Tattersalls lane for a quick fix. But we were (not surprisingly) greeted with an epic queue at 8.30pm. It was a Friday night after … Continue reading

Naked for Satan

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285 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9416 2238 Alongside its overtly suggestive name, its décor is similarly quirky, decked out in lurid wallpaper, metallic-copper boilers & shiny decorative centrepieces. This place offers $2 pintxos buffet-style – with a huge selection of Spanish morsels. There is an honour system involved, whereby you pay according to the number of … Continue reading

Yung Kee – succulent goose & perfect fried rice

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My next yummilicious stop at Central on Hong Kong Island … Yung Kee (鏞記酒家) 32/40 Wellington Street Central Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong At the heart of Wellington street you find this ostentatious three storey restaurant with an unmistakable golden shimmer. Quick statistic : on average Yung Kee sells around 300 of their roast goose … Continue reading

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