Chin Chin

Having just updated my wish-list (doubling as my restaurant review index) I have three points to make. One – Melbourne has helluv-a-lot of good places to eat at. Two – I have been guilty of eating out much more than I ever have in my life, in order to feast my palate on all that … Continue reading

Convenient Kitchen Groceries – one week of cooking supplies

So it seems I have been cooking much more lately. Why is that you might ask, especially when I either eat out or eat mum’s food? Answer: Convenient Kitchen Groceries sponsored me one week of their concept product to trial. Initially when I received the email with the offer, I was at an impasse as … 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

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

Ten Minutes by Tractor – photography before eating?

1333 Mornington Flinders Rd Main Ridge, 3928 03 5989 6080 Even before we set off for our photography day out along the Mornington Peninsula, I was already scanning the web for dining options both lunch and dinner. Not to say I wasn’t enthusiastic about photography, but clearly I was much more focused on and enthusiastic … Continue reading

Charcoal Lane, then Cutler & Co

136 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 03 9418 3400 This post has been overdue to be written for such a long time that I can barely remember what things I ate and what things tasted like. I must say I have an incredibly poor memory for someone who needs his memory all the time. Luckily I … 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

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