Dining Asian in Melbourne roundup (part2) – Lee Ho Fook, Shizuku,

Dining Asian in Melbourne roundup (part1): “… Living in Melbourne has never been such a privilege … from the early dingy takeaway interpretations to [the present] array of niche ethnic flavours, with many beginning to push archaic preconceptions …” Now that you have read about my recommendations in central Melbourne (Mr Huang Jin, Fomo Thai, … Continue reading

Value eats in Richmond: Soeul Soul | Maedaya

I have been dining a lot more in the Richmond vicinity of late, mostly because my sister now lives in the area. Not that I am really complaining (when do I really complain about travelling for food anyway?) as Richmond aside Pho has always been one of the pockets of eateries that have been pretty … Continue reading

Recap part 1: Breakfast in the ‘burbs

Eating too much and not having enough time to blog is a running theme, and ongoing problem… I am officially overwhelmed with the number of posts I have to trawl through before being anywhere close to being up to date, not to mention the enormous amount of digital processing I have to do for my … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Breakfast-thieves versus Robyn-hood?

Part 3 of east-side brunch series… I remember I used to follow quite a few more brunch-oriented blogs trying to keep up with the never ending new kids to our food scene, but with so little time to spare, I have been doing much less of the scouring and gravitated instinctively towards a select few … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Yumcha for brunch? David’s. Wealth Garden.

Part 2 of east-side brunch series… When one suggests brunch, it is not unusual to conjure images of scrambled eggs, fritters, bacon and all those awesome things mostly European inspired. How many people think of yum cha as being a brunch option first up? I do it on a frequent basis, but when I was … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Coffeehead & Goldilocks

Poached eggs, Hollandaise, smoked salmon and corn fritters

Part 1 of east-side brunch series… With the summer months on our doorstep, it is time to bring on the lazy weekend brunches and enjoy the weather! This month I will bring to you a mini-hunt of Melbourne’s east-side for the most worthy brunch delectables. Some of the delectables to expect in coming posts include … Continue reading

Spanish roundup fiesta III – Lulo

Now for part 3 of the Spanish series. P.S. Avoid scrolling all the way down for my final verdict… The cuisine at Lulo, derives its flavours from both Spain and Latin America, so provides some unique differences to the other two venues (Bohemian and Portello Rosso). The sherry fino cured yellow fin tuna speckled with chilli … Continue reading

Melbourne food update: He says she says, Touche Hombre, The Botanical.

I may have been absent from the blogging scene for quite some time, and with a tendency to sometimes evaporating for months on end, you might think I may have stopped eating. That could not be any further from the truth. As you may have noticed on some recent posts, I have only recently (*ahem … Continue reading

Brunch roundup (10 October): Cavallini, Red Door Corner Store, Maling room, Percy’s Aeroplane.

A quick breakfast roundup. *Click to scroll down to: Red Door Corner Store, Maling Room, Percy’s Aeroplane. Or just start reading from Cavallini… [Cavallini] Where: 354 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North Contact: 03 9486 3883 Located near the northern end of Hoddle Street – a small pocket I don’t venture to often – this little café-bakery puts … Continue reading

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

Breakfast roundup #2 – Replete Providore

Having breakfast after working all night is akin to getting a hangover cure. In both instances one has hardly slept, though obviously differentiated by levels of circulating ethanol. This suburban gem has been at the heart of Hawthorn for quite a number of years now, and so leads one to think naively that it would … Continue reading

Edomae

Sushi trains are one of my pet peeves, particularly the ones I have had in Melbourne. So when I heard that a new sushi train was in town, and it was going to be in Box Hill, I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic. But, after some persuasion from my sister, along the lines of not judging a … Continue reading

Snow Pony – Breakfast revisited

95 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 03 9816 8911 A quick revisit on one of my local breakfast joints: Snow Pony. Looking back at the first review of this place in the very early days of this blog I realise how much difference 1 year can make on ones writing style and photography skills (*ahem including remembering … Continue reading

Axil Coffee Roasters

322 Burwood Road Hawthorn, 3122 03 9819 0091 This is probably the 2nd of a series (1st of which was Auction Rooms) of probably more than 5 brunch joints I’ve visited in the last month or so. So get ready for a serious overload on BREAKFAST! Just a short walk away from the bustle of … 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

Omah’s – for more crab

{Omah’s Malaysian – Hawthorn} 338-342 Burwood Road Hawthorn, 3122 03 9818 7777 After the crab fest with fellow food bloggers, I was keen to quench my cravings for more salted egg mud crab. So what does one do? Visit the Hawthorn branch, a younger but sleeker sister of Omah’s at Port Melbourne. The space is … Continue reading

Der Raum

438 Church St Richmond, 3121 03 9428 0055 When I said I was going to Der Raum, I was the least to say perplexed to receive facebook replies asking me: “Are you a member? I thought it was members only?” Having successfully made table reservation, I didn’t inquire further… It is only when I arrived … Continue reading

I Spicy – cheap and genuine Thai

Shop 19 (within Safeway complex) 674-680 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn VIC (03) 9818 4828 On the opening night of GFWS, given we were occupied at Gary & George’s celebrity cook show for much of the evening, we didn’t have much to eat that night. Well at least not enough for our big appetites! So we (*ahem* Kat & … Continue reading

Three Bags Full

60 Nicholson St Abbotsford, 3067 03 9421 2732 Generally it is known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So it should be not a surprise that I have gone on quite the breakfast splurge lately. But, when breakfast is the last meal of your day, is it still the most important? … Continue reading

Thanh Ha 2 – Vietnamese in Richmond

120 Victoria St Richmond, 3121 03 9421 6219 Approaching the last days of our surgical rotation, Mr BN continued his tradition of bringing us interns out for a farewell dinner. Turns out what better way to wind down *ahem midweek* than at a Vietnamese restaurant, especially when half of us had surnames of: Nguyen, Huynh, … Continue reading

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