The Point – new & old dinner

Albert Park Lake Aquatic Dr Albert Park, 3206 03 9682 5566 The Melbourne food and wine festival held over a short two weeks has come and gone in such frenzy. Sad to say having a full time job is simply incompatible with full immersion into the festival spirit of eating. Sad I know… After much … Continue reading

Cumulus Inc.

45 Flinders Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 1445 It was a rather last minute impulsive decision to dine at the infamous Cumulus Inc. with my sister. This place does not accept bookings, except for large groups, so quite fortunately we were able to arrive early-ish to score a table before the hoards of people arrived … Continue reading

Maze Melbourne

[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] 8 Whiteman St Crown Metropol level 1 Melbourne, 3006 03 9292 8300 It was a Sunday afternoon, after a day of eating out at David’s and Ganache chocolate with friends; I was then dragged along by my parents to the annual Crown CNY stalls / … Continue reading

Lord Stow’s Portuguese Tarts – Macao

A quick post from my Asia collection… 1 Rua Do Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macao 28882534 Craving for egg tarts, I looked through some of my HK / Macao photos and realised I had not yet posted (among many other posts) about Macao’s infamous Portuguese Tarts. Macao rule #1 (an adaptation from an age old … 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

Cutler & Co. – dessert please

57 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 9419 4888 After a dinner gathering earlier at Royal Siam – at which I was reminded numerous times to not eat too-much so that there would be room for a sweet chapter – we headed to the outskirts of the CBD on the western end of Gertrude street. If not … Continue reading

Spice Temple

Crown Complex Southbank 03 8679 1888 Another birthday celebration equals another excuse to escape studying and indulge in food … shhh I didn’t say that =P. Anyways, to celebrate Mr PW’s birthday we made ourselves a last minute booking at Spice Temple Melbourne – the newest addition to Neil Perry’s successful Rockpool chain. This place … 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

Il Fornaio – the famous Snickers!

2 Acland St St Kilda, 3182 9534 2922 After some ramen, we headed down to St Kilda for some post-dinner dessert at Philippa Sibley’s Il Fornaio – how can anyone say no. Good traffic, easy to find location, but terrible parking – though what does one expect in St Kilda on a Saturday night. Housed … 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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