Luxbite – cakefest

{Luxbite} 38 Toorak Road South Yarra, 3141 03 9867 5888 Not long following a satisfying macaron fix, a sugar-crammed-cake-fest was already in the making. In view of Luxbite being a relatively small space, it would not have been viably possible to fit in more than a small group of 10, so it was essentially first … Continue reading

Chillipadi – Food trail Part 2

Shop Oe7 Menzies Aly Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 5688 If you missed out on part 1 of this food slog, please see HERE. … and to think that we were approaching the end of our feast with a full and satisfied stomach, Robert (aka Uncle Robert) suggested us to try some of … Continue reading

Chillipadi – Food Trail

Shop Oe7 Menzies Aly Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 5688 Having enjoyed a pleasant surprise at the previous Food trail event, I was quick to jump on board with another of Ashley’s food-coma adventures. I can’t say I have been a frequenter to Chilli Padi, partly since most of my university life has … Continue reading

Hoa Tran

246 Springvale Rd Springvale, 3171 03 9547 7879 It has been quite some time since I have been here. The entrance at the rear of Springvale road faces towards Springvale shopping centre. The once old open plan car park that sat between the sunlit entrance of Hoa Tran and Buckingham Avenue is now a towering … Continue reading

Café Vue – Heide & Melb airport

This in all truth is a bit of an odd post. Firstly there are two parts to the post, and they were not on the same day. Secondly, whilst they are affiliated with each other, one was disappointingly boring, whilst the other is indulgently delicious but painfully so. So, let me tell you why… Café … Continue reading

Universal Restaurant

I am back! Given this short hiatus, I am officially miles behind in posting. However, I look forward to sharing with everyone all the food I’ve engorged and delicious photos from China amongst my many catch-up posts! Yours hungrily, AAR 139-141 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC 3053 03 9347 4393 Thanks to Ashley from Food Pampering and … Continue reading

PapaGoose

91-93 Flinders Lane Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 2800 Normally I would not be able to enjoy the luxuries of having lunch in the city mid week. But being rostered on for weekends, this was my chance to indulge in a $30 lunch special including mains, sides of mash or salad, glass of wine and tea … Continue reading

Seven Seeds – sister of BBB and DeClieu

114 Berkeley St Carlton, 3053 03 9347 8664 Just a quick stop after dropping Ms JH off at Uni… I seriously don’t understand this trend for café obscurity – what happened to big fluoro signage that was easy to spot? Thank God for iPhone GPS, for the front entrance is so hidden away you could … Continue reading

Garden Tuscany

32 Young St Moonee Ponds, 3039 03 9375 2896 A decent trek across town, a few turns here and there, a short stroll down a cobble stone alleyway and you will find a Tuscan mural leading to the backyard entrance to this café. Amongst the relaxing evergreens of the shaded garden the little details in all … 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

Koko

Crown Towers 8 Whiteman St Southbank, 3006 03 9292 6886 I had not heard a lot about this award winning Japanese restaurant, before reading raving reviews on Niche back in November. It is by no means hip or trendy, but exudes a definite elegance with its prime location in Crown towers, bestowing expansive views of … Continue reading

Hutong – CBD

14-16 Market Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 8128 Birthdays are always such a good excuse to indulge / splurge on food. Don’t you agree? It was Mr JL’s birthday, and we were invited to dine with him at HuTong. It was just after the sun had fallen on a Saturday evening, and not surprisingly this … Continue reading

Matteo’s – another day, another dessert

Another day, another dessert for the palate … the sweet life! 533 Brunswick St Nth Fitzroy 03 9481 1177 As you walk through the unassuming glass doors, you enter a space filled with a supple bronze hue which bounces a warm glow off the floral designs against the walls. It is a quiet Sunday night, … Continue reading

Red Bean Kitchen

430 Burwood Road Hawthorn VIC 3122 03 9815 2488 Jutting out from the pastel-blue walls is a fluoro-red signage, which makes for a typical visually-loud Asian frontage. Given its semi-remoteness (away from the hustle of Glenferrie Rd) I’d say it most definitely needs it for most cars would otherwise zoom straight past it. Though by … Continue reading

Pan Asian Restaurant

267 Chapel St, Prahran, 3181 03 9533 7022 Having recently missed out on both the nuffnang blogger meet up and the duck fest, I was in quite a state of dismay. Luckily though, I had $40 worth of vouchers presented to me by Crowdmass. The only condition was that it had to be redeemed during lunch … Continue reading

Earl Canteen – Morning Chomp-Fest Part 3

A little intermission from the posts from Kiwi-land… 500 Bourke Street (enter via Lt Bourke) Melbourne, 3000 9600 1995 In a mechanical-robotic voice: “Please browse through part one and part two of this series in a systematic manner before progressing on to the final chapter. Thank you for your cooperation” =). After a half hour … Continue reading

Golden Dragon Palace – yum cha

363 Manningham Rd Templestowe, 3108 9852 4086 Foreword: I must again point out, that I will try REALLY hard to lower my benchmark – set so very high after returning from my Michelin star experience in Hong Kong – and try to not be excessively unenthusiastic or critical of Yum-cha in Melbourne. A pre-Harry Potter-theatre lunch at yet … Continue reading

Miss Marples Tearoom

382 Mt Dandenong-Tourist Road Sassafras 3787 9755 1610 Despite coming through Mt Dandenong fairly frequently, I have – sadly to say – only visited Miss Marples three times including this current one. This is in part owing to their early closing times and epic tourist crowds during weekends. This was the start of a quick day … Continue reading

Yami yami

1D Bank Street Box Hill, 3128 9890 4588 Just off the bustle of Station Street, this little gem of a place provides a (relatively) bbq-fume-free alternative to the Korean BBQ next door. We are such frequent visitors at this small Korean owned Japanese-slash-Korean restaurant that: a) I totally forgot to take photos of the interior … Continue reading

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