Dining Asian in Melbourne roundup (part2) – Lee Ho Fook, Shizuku,

Dining Asian in Melbourne roundup (part1): “… Living in Melbourne has never been such a privilege … from the early dingy takeaway interpretations to [the present] array of niche ethnic flavours, with many beginning to push archaic preconceptions …” Now that you have read about my recommendations in central Melbourne (Mr Huang Jin, Fomo Thai, … 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,

Favourite pork bellies in Melbourne?

I was recently asked by a friend for recommendations for best pork bellies around. It didn’t take me long to come up with a list of places I loved, enjoyed and even places to avoid. I thought I would share part of that list here with you… [Anada] visit 1 & 2. Dish: Ottway Rangers … Continue reading

Anada – half a year later

197 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 03 9415 6101 Following a tragic stumble across Melbourne for well over an hour for a lunch spot, we ended up on Gertrude Street. It seems like a day for second visits, first Auction Rooms, now Anada – a place with positively memories attached to it, partly in its dining … 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

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

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

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