Not forgotten but unwritten – Vue, Enoteca, Regency…

Still in the midst of writing up Japan, planning for Europe, and miles behind posts from late last year and this year, there are not many cracks in time to actually “catch up” on writing. Hence this post fo various eats, and events… they are unwritten but certainly not forgotten.

Worthy Chinese Cuisine on King St?

An unassuming exterior, and a simple but elegant interior.

Scallops and XO.

Delicate egg tofu.

Prawn and vermicelli hotpot.

Silky smooth drunken chicken.

Barramundi fresh from the sea.

[Regency Chinese Cuisine]
Where: 232 King St, Melbourne
Contact: 9600 3620
Deals: Selection of 4 share dishes – $68.

Rating: Yummy+1.5. This is one of the most value for money Chinese food in Melbourne I’ve had in quite some time.  Each dish is cooked to perfection, no flesh is overdone, and the clean finesse is punctuated with prerequisite Cantonese intensity without overdoing it.  My parents have returned at least 3 occasions, and that says something.

Regency Chinese Cuisine on Urbanspoon


Luke Nguyen & Adriano Zumbo’s book launch

I was lucky enough to be invited by Readers Hawthorn, to attend this event alongside many “fee-paying-ticket-buyers”, and meet Luke & Adriano, and of course sample some of the recipes on offer in their books – Zumbo and Indochine. What a life ey?!

Food being prepared? For me?

Ooo there’s Luke!

And Adriano!

And of course what is any launch without tasters!

And scored a photo! I think I have so far used one recipe from the book… I am busy alright =P.


A quick brunch at Heide

It was a sunny, warm weekend late November last year, where I had nothing better to do…

[Café Vue at Heide]
Where: 7 Templestowe Rd, Heide Museum Of Modern Art
Contact: 9852 2346

Rating: Yummy+0.5. It is a pity I do not visit more often – the surrounds (i.e. the Heide museum) are visually inspiring, and they make a smashing shepherds pie with pea puree.

Café Vue at Heide on Urbanspoon


A business dinner on Church St?

A classy exterior.

Immaculate presentation of food.

Sharp, punchy flavours.

[Church St Enoteca]
Where: 527 Church St, Richmond
Contact: 9428 7898

Rating: Yummy+1. Bold elements on some old recipes, memorable dining, but lacks a little in consistency.

Church St Enoteca on Urbanspoon

3 Responses to “Not forgotten but unwritten – Vue, Enoteca, Regency…”
  1. ironchefshellie says:

    Yeah no wonder you are too busy to cook from the book! haha
    I would lurrrve some steam barra right now!

  2. Michelle says:

    too busy to cook or too busy eating out? 🙂

  3. Wow, as always your photos are absolutely perfect and make my mouth water! The book launch looks like it was fun too 🙂 Loving your blog.

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