Taking a Londoner on a taste of Melbourne: Movida, Tonka, Cup of Truth, Le Petit Gateau.

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When a visitor comes to visit us in Melbourne, it is never easy drawing up an itinerary that would best showcase what our food scene has to offer. Luckily for our friend from London, she would be here for much longer than the usual holiday stint, which gave me less pressure do it all. Nonetheless … Continue reading

Luxbite – Summer Collection

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Summer and Christmas are coming up! So on preparation for this, Yen and Bernard have added extra sparkles of white-Christmas, and a touch of tropical vibrancy from summery fruits to their new Summer Collection. A lot of new items added, and some revamped with new twist. I’ve been to Luxbite a few (*ahem*) times before … Continue reading

Brunetti – Food trail

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Truth be told, I never thought I would visit Brunetti again, in part due to my dislike of Lygon Street, but also in part due to previous experiences. But being easily swayed to anything that comes without a price tag, I thought I would give this place another go when Ashley from Food Pampering suggested … Continue reading

Burch and Purchese – South Yarra

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As part of my birthday celebrations, which eventually coalesced with a few other friends’ birthdays to form a massive week long binge, we trekked out to South Yarra after having a lazy breakfast at St Ali. Certainly for those of us, who had been following Master Chef, were incredibly excited. Entering into B&P is liking … Continue reading

Luxbite – cakefest

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{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

French Lettuce Patisserie & Bakery

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237 Nicholson St Carlton, 3053 03 9347 7311 What better place to get a birthday cake than from this 30 year old patisserie out on Nicholson St just a short walk off Alexandra parade. Though fairly remote (far from most other shops), despite nearing closing time there were still diners about and a small queue … Continue reading

Ganache Chocolate

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250 Toorak Rd South Yarra, 3141 03 9804 7485 After a pleasant lunch at David’s, we popped down the road for a little sweet treat. With all those mouth-watering bite-size chocolates, I’m very surprised I did not have any… sigh. Hazelnut fan slice – had a superb nutty crunch of hazelnut with a smooth velvety milk … Continue reading

Al’s Cooking – Banana Cake: simple but super fluffy!

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A very simple recipe for a deliciously moist, fluffy and very aromatic banana cake! It’s not the prettiest cake, but once you take a bite through that lovely soft interior, I’m sure you’ll forgive the appearance. P.S. I cheated on this one, since this current banana cake is courtesy of mum, though I have made it … Continue reading

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