Cumulus Inc.

45 Flinders Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 1445 It was a rather last minute impulsive decision to dine at the infamous Cumulus Inc. with my sister. This place does not accept bookings, except for large groups, so quite fortunately we were able to arrive early-ish to score a table before the hoards of people arrived … Continue reading

Movida aqui

500 Bourke St Level 1 Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 3038 Until a couple of weeks ago, I am embarrassed to say I had not been to any of the Movidas. Given the notorious 3 month waiting list at Hosier lane, plus my uncompromising impatience, I opted to book a table at Movida Aqui on Bourke for … Continue reading

Noîsette

84 Bay street Port Melbourne, 3207 03 9646 9555 A long drive across town on my morning off to the seaside suburb of Port Melbourne. This Bay street bakery-café looks incredibly like Laurent with dark wooden walls and a splash of contemporary, but luckily the food is not on the same level. The glass displays … Continue reading

Maze Melbourne

[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] 8 Whiteman St Crown Metropol level 1 Melbourne, 3006 03 9292 8300 It was a Sunday afternoon, after a day of eating out at David’s and Ganache chocolate with friends; I was then dragged along by my parents to the annual Crown CNY stalls / … Continue reading

NZ part 9 – final chapter

In the days, weeks and even months after a much needed indulgent, relaxing and refreshing holiday, many of us – unfortunately – fall prey to post-holiday blues. People say contemplating the next holiday helps, but seriously? I do that and I feel more depressed that it is so so so long away. Though sad to … Continue reading

Hutong – CBD

14-16 Market Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 8128 Birthdays are always such a good excuse to indulge / splurge on food. Don’t you agree? It was Mr JL’s birthday, and we were invited to dine with him at HuTong. It was just after the sun had fallen on a Saturday evening, and not surprisingly this … Continue reading

Breakfast @ APTE

38 Heidelberg Rd Alphington, 3078 03 9482 2991 It was 9am and I had just had my breakfast – a tame one might I add – when Ms BL messages me re: breakfast @ APTE. How could one refuse a second more stimulating breakfast? So in 5 minutes I brush my teeth, dress and leave … Continue reading

Ganache Chocolate

250 Toorak Rd South Yarra, 3141 03 9804 7485 After a pleasant lunch at David’s, we popped down the road for a little sweet treat. With all those mouth-watering bite-size chocolates, I’m very surprised I did not have any… sigh. Hazelnut fan slice – had a superb nutty crunch of hazelnut with a smooth velvety milk … Continue reading

David’s – yum cha

4 Cecil Pl Prahran, 3181 03 9529 5199 This institute of a yum cha joint has won its 9th hat from The Age Good Food Guide, as clearly depicted on the front door. I am rather sceptical when any one place receives too much hype, as often it brings with it a lot of expectation, which … Continue reading

Matteo’s – another day, another dessert

Another day, another dessert for the palate … the sweet life! 533 Brunswick St Nth Fitzroy 03 9481 1177 As you walk through the unassuming glass doors, you enter a space filled with a supple bronze hue which bounces a warm glow off the floral designs against the walls. It is a quiet Sunday night, … Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year

Hey all, Hope everyone is having a great Chinese New Year, full of excessive eating and indulgence =). Had a busy day today, and a very satisfying and intoxicating meal tonight =). SO much so that I’ve forgotten to take any photos of the home made shark fin soup, abalone / sea cucumber / fish … Continue reading

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