Famish’d salad bar

If you have seen the way I eat, you will concur that I of all people would probably be an unlikely candidate to gravitate towards healthy-eating ranging from salads to super foods when eating out. When I do choose to eat as such to break up the overindulging, I also prefer them to be neither … 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

U Village

Fusion cuisine was clearly evident throughout the pre-selected items presented to us from the menu that night. I admit they had all the right flavours and concepts going that I could imagine at any successful contemporary Asian eatery – a little chilli heat, sour tang, earthy peanut sauce, pomegranate sweet notes and golden deep fried goodness. However, yes there is a however,

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

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

Donwoori – Korean BBQ

Following on from the previous post on a splash out haute cuisine, todays will strike a stark contrast with an evening at a bargain Korean BBQ in Melbourne. They are worlds apart in price, dining experience, and fussiness of food, yet they can be just as satisfying. Whilst shoebox sized and poorly publicised, compared with … Continue reading

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

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

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

Chef Lagenda – curry Laksa in Flemington

Given the increasing back log, and my impending ‘gourmet’ trip to Japan (which is what I have been spending a lot of my precious time doing lately), my blog from hereon will take on a slightly different approach – write first and revise later. Certainly there will be some silly typos and incoherent grammar, but … Continue reading

eating vegetarian @ Vegie Bar

I am generally not the biggest enthusiast for civilised vegetarian dining alternatives when more primeval carnivorous options are available. It is therefore not surprising I rarely visit solely vegetarian spots on my own accord. In most cases, it would be a futile mission to try to persuade me otherwise. I actually baulked when someone from work … Continue reading

Truman

Another morning trekking across town to Albert Park, yet again to satisfy my food needs. The excuse being that I felt obligated to come by the all autocratic I-Hua [correction: Crabby Queen] who organised this breakfast. Apologies for those who don’t follow the humour, but for those who do please join in on the evil … 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

Maze pop up dessert

[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] Not sure if this will make anyone change their minds about visiting the ailing branch of Gordon Ramsay’s empire – Maze Melbourne. This will be a quick post highlighting Maze’s pop up dessert theme, wherein the pastry chef creates the desserts before your eyes and … Continue reading

Auction Room – sold again in Nth Melbourne

107 Errol St Melbourne, 3051 03 9326 7749 It is very rare for me to return to any place these days within a short stretch of time, and is thus very unusual – having only visited a couple of weeks earlier – to now return for a second serving. If you missed my first trip, … 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

Dainty Sichuan

176 Toorak Rd South Yarra 3141 03 9078 1686 It was a midweek evening, that I rushed frantically from work driving through traffic to arrive at this food blogger eat out. Parking, to my amazement, was quite easy to find. Pushing open the heavy door, one collides with the loud chatter of predominantly Chinese diners … 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

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

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