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 … Continue reading

San Choi

300 High St Kew, 3101 03 9852 9119 This was a smallish gathering – and by small I mean a table of 10 or so – of family friends. A fact of life: I don’t think we will ever deviate from dining at Chinese restaurants for these kinds of get-togethers. For one – we are … 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

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

eat, laugh and be married

Weddings are the ultimate institution of uniting two people, and is a time of tremendous joy and emotion – the exchange of vows, the reels of beautiful photography and not to mention the hugely stressful hustle and bustle. Yet it is hard to find a frown upon any face. In planning for over a year, one … Continue reading

10 days around New Zealand (part 2) – Crystal Harbour Restaurant

After some research before jetting over, I found many nice restaurants would be closed during the holiday period, and given we weren’t particularly inclined to dine at any place with a Christmas set menu – one: it is generally a rip off, two: quality is likely to be lower – we decided on betting our money on … Continue reading

Purple Sands

Many Asian-east-side-Melbournians will remember the first Purple Sands in its original location in Doncaster. Though it has come and gone at a number of locations in various interpretations, its reputation for Cantonese cuisine remains an institution in itself. At its current location in close proximity to the Rivoli Cinemas, the décor of this small cosy … Continue reading

Yung Kee – succulent goose & perfect fried rice

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

SaiKung – Seafood!!!

Hung Kee(洪記) Saikung Hoi Pong Square Hong Kong If you have travelled through Hong Kong, I surely hope you have visited Saikung for its seafood – love that huge wall of glass displays of seafood. It is definitely not a novel scene for Asian countries, but the quality here is reassuringly high. Amongst the crystal … Continue reading

Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong

“The egg tart … is a pastry commonly found in Hong Kong and other Asian countries”. (1) The origins are murky, but “seems likely that they are yet another example of British tea time snacks… adapted to local Chinese tastes” (2) Currently there are two version, shortbread version more akin to the British version and … Continue reading

Tai Pan – Yum Cha

239 Blackburn Rd Doncaster, 3109 9841 9977 Established for over 20 years in the Eastern burbs, Taipan has a strong reputation for its yumcha. Despite now offering up to 3 seatings on weekends and public holidays, it is still a constant hustle and bustle, with most people without bookings being turned back. It’s one of … Continue reading

Tim Ho Wun (添好運) – cheapest michelin star restaurant

G/F, Phase 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion 2-20 Kwong Wa St Mong Kok, Hong Kong 2332 2896 Over the coming weeks / months there may be a few posting regarding some of the ‘highlights’ from my trip through bits of Southern India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao and China earlier this year. The first stop: Hong … Continue reading

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