Sneak peek of my China travels

Beginning at the lower reaches of the Yangtze river westward to the mountainous regions bordering South East Asia, we travel through many cities, cultures and of course consuming much food, ranging through good, average and utterly dreadful. Anyways whilst I sift through my 2000 snapshots, here is a quick reel of photos giving a sneak … Continue reading

Café Vue – Heide & Melb airport

This in all truth is a bit of an odd post. Firstly there are two parts to the post, and they were not on the same day. Secondly, whilst they are affiliated with each other, one was disappointingly boring, whilst the other is indulgently delicious but painfully so. So, let me tell you why… Café … Continue reading

Dead Man Espresso

35 Market St South Melbourne, 3205 03 9686 2255 I, sad to say, have only just realised that South Melbourne is such a haven for remarkable café treasures. In fact this place is only a couple of minutes walk from St Ali – – I envisage having a breakfast day out in South Melbourne soon!!! … Continue reading

Universal Restaurant

I am back! Given this short hiatus, I am officially miles behind in posting. However, I look forward to sharing with everyone all the food I’ve engorged and delicious photos from China amongst my many catch-up posts! Yours hungrily, AAR 139-141 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC 3053 03 9347 4393 Thanks to Ashley from Food Pampering and … Continue reading

French Lettuce Patisserie & Bakery

237 Nicholson St Carlton, 3053 03 9347 7311 What better place to get a birthday cake than from this 30 year old patisserie out on Nicholson St just a short walk off Alexandra parade. Though fairly remote (far from most other shops), despite nearing closing time there were still diners about and a small queue … Continue reading

Marquee Restaurant Bar – Top Melbourne Party

445 Toorak Rd Melbourne, 3142 03 9827 7938 A few of weeks back I was very delighted to be invited along to a Top Melbourne Party to celebrate the newly opened Marquee at Trak Centre. Given we were allowed to bring a +1, I decided I’d bring mum along as part of a small treat for her … Continue reading

JJ’s bar and grill – dessert please!

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St Southbank, 3006 03 9292 6891 This place has had its fair share of debate and mixed reviews over the years. So I was a little surprised that Ms JG decided this would be the backup plan after our failed attempt to obtain a table at Coda for dessert. But … Continue reading

Short Hiatus

Hi all, Hope you all had / having a wonderful Mother’s Day! I am jet-setting off to China for two whole weeks. But don’t be frazzled, there will only be a short hiatus of posts and in fact there are a couple of posts I have managed to finish and schedule over the next week … Continue reading


91-93 Flinders Lane Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 2800 Normally I would not be able to enjoy the luxuries of having lunch in the city mid week. But being rostered on for weekends, this was my chance to indulge in a $30 lunch special including mains, sides of mash or salad, glass of wine and tea … Continue reading

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    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

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