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

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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

Huxtaburger – most popular burger in Melbourne?

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If you are reading this, you are probably one of the few people who are yet to try the huxtaburger (*ahem, including me until very recently). There are already too many reviews drifting around in the blogosphere encouraging a spiralling hype. I will try and suppress my impatience and slightly piqued annoyance whilst I write … Continue reading

Double patty smash burger! Rockwell and sons

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This is a quick but deserving burger mention for Rockwell and Sons – a relatively new place (mid 2012) which has taken over the original Provenance food & wine site on Smith Street. The vibe given off here is one of casual and pared back coarseness. The small kitchen is quite open, so much so … Continue reading

Brunch roundup – June 2012 (Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso)

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Having just returned from another trip overseas, I am genuinely and horrendously … @#%&#$& behind. So get ready for an epic round up of brunch places I’ve visited in the past “many” months… Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso. Also stay tuned for drool-worthy posts from EUROPE. *** [Proud Mary] Where: 172 … Continue reading

Provenance Food & Wine

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288 smith st Collingwood, 3066 (03) 8415 0700 Warm candle-lit ambience with very high-airy ceilings. It was pretty quiet for a Sunday night at 7pm, but did bring in a few more tables later. Charcuterie: nicely crackled pork belly was all juicy and crispy at the same time. The almonds & olives helped cut through … Continue reading

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