LuxBite – macarons+++

38 Toorak Road South Yarra, 3141 03 9867 5888 After a wholly satisfying breakfast across the west side at Duchess of Spotswood with Thanh, we headed back east for a macaron fix at South Yarra. P.S. I haven’t forgotten writing about Duchess – good things come with time *ahem*. The traffic laden streets of Toorak … Continue reading

The Point – new & old dinner

Albert Park Lake Aquatic Dr Albert Park, 3206 03 9682 5566 The Melbourne food and wine festival held over a short two weeks has come and gone in such frenzy. Sad to say having a full time job is simply incompatible with full immersion into the festival spirit of eating. Sad I know… After much … Continue reading

Al’s photography #9 – Mornington Peninsula

A day out filled with photography and eating from Sorrento to the very tip of the peninsula… P.S. the eating part will be covered in a later post. Patience my dears! Give a sick man a break… =) These ruins from fortifications built in the late 1800’s, retain rich fragments of memory from WWII. Old tunnels criss-crossing … Continue reading

Suzuran

1025 Burke Rd Camberwell 03 9882 2349 Located on a fairly quiet strip of Burke Rd, the store is inconspicuous yet is almost always flocking with people. It is a retail offshoot of parent importer / distributor company Japan Food Trading, offering largely made-in-Japan Japanese ingredients – quality soy sauce, sushi making material, green tea … Continue reading

St Ali – breakfast in South Melb

18 Yarra Place South Melbourne, 3205 03 9686 2990 Getting used to waking up early for work has taken a lot of getting used to. Now my sleep-wake cycle is generally up before sunrise (6am), and sleep not too long after sunset (10pm or earlier sometimes) – sad I know – which means sleeping in … Continue reading

Koko

Crown Towers 8 Whiteman St Southbank, 3006 03 9292 6886 I had not heard a lot about this award winning Japanese restaurant, before reading raving reviews on Niche back in November. It is by no means hip or trendy, but exudes a definite elegance with its prime location in Crown towers, bestowing expansive views of … Continue reading

Simon’s Peking Duck

Mr C.K is a long time friend, colleague and fellow diner. As a keen photographer, he has offered on many occasions to be my food photographer (with his far superior equipment), to which I have begun obliging more frequently. In conjunction with his recently set up photography blog, he also offered to guest post on … Continue reading

Tao Tao House – yum cha

815 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn 03 9818 0968 After a fairly soft opening just short of two months ago, this recent addition to the quiet end of Hawthorn has been touted as a rising suburban gem. I was gleefully delighted when I found out that ex-Flower Drum dim sum chef Jason Au would be bringing his … Continue reading

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