{Ain’t No MEAT-tain High Enough} Filipino Grilled Meat & Seafood Platter at Jasmine’s, Deer Park
June 10, 2015 – 8:48 pm | 6 Comments

When Filipino’s are tasked with grilling meat and seafood, we take it on like POTUS had appointed us with this all important duty – we do it with honour. We go all out and prepare …

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A Cubicle Vampire’s Guide to Melbourne’s Cafe Scene
June 19, 2011 – 10:12 am | 36 Comments
A Cubicle Vampire’s Guide to Melbourne’s Cafe Scene

BOOM BOOM BOOM! Do you hear that? BOOM BOOM BOOM! Oh, that’s just the sound of my heartbeat from the amount of caffeine I had put my body through the other week. Oh how I …

Recipe Time: Satay Chicken Boats with Coriander Sails
June 12, 2011 – 11:02 am | 42 Comments
Recipe Time: Satay Chicken Boats with Coriander Sails

Inspired by Adam Liaw’s demonstration at the Malaysian Kitchen stand last week, I was in the mood to cook up something to the tune of that nature.  Although, in a rush to get prepared for …

Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show
June 5, 2011 – 11:06 am | 37 Comments
Interview with Adam Liaw + Melbourne’s Good Food & Wine Show

This week, from June 3 -5, Melbourne opens its mouth for three days of feasting during the Good Food and Wine Show. We are the first of the big five cities to play host with …

Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival
May 30, 2011 – 12:15 pm | 31 Comments
Spanish Feast with Casa Pepe + SBS Food Journey Festival

It was inspiring to hear stories about Noemi’s family and how she started Casa Pepe and by the night’s end, we were like a bunch of old friends pigging out at the dinner table. It …

Cafe Hopping Around Melbourne: This is…Breakfast Indigestion 3!
May 18, 2011 – 10:23 am | 64 Comments
Cafe Hopping Around Melbourne: This is…Breakfast Indigestion 3!

One word can describe this post: gluttony- in its purest form. And you know what? I’m not at all ashamed. Rather than bar hopping, I went cafe hopping around Melbourne!
It’s been a longtime coming since …

WIN 1 of 5 Lord Of The Fries Burgers
May 8, 2011 – 12:26 pm | 31 Comments
WIN 1 of 5 Lord Of The Fries Burgers

Grabbing a cone of hot chips doused in hot gravy from Lord Of The Fries has become a Melbourne commuter’s tradition at Flinders Street station- especially when your train is delayed, yet again. As soon …

An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria
May 1, 2011 – 11:35 am | 20 Comments
An Edible Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

The last time I visited Daylesford during my taste bud travels, I had the absolute PORKIN pleasure of dining at The Lake House and eating myself to literally close to death at The Chocolate Mill. …

How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop
April 24, 2011 – 10:20 am | 10 Comments
How to start a Cafe or Restaurant Workshop

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, I attended the workshop – Starting a Cafe or Restaurant presented by Ken Burgin of Profitable Hospitality. During the course of the day, I was asked …

The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook
April 17, 2011 – 11:38 am | 41 Comments
The Ruler of Melbourne’s Doughnutsville + Food Rehab now on Facebook

This has been hot in conversation for some time now and I can see why. Hot jam doughnuts in Melbourne are like Pretzels in New York. It’s a local tradition and is part of our …

Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol
April 10, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 22 Comments
Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol

Friday afternoon, Crown Metropol in conjunction with TraveltheWorld and Chiva-Som, hosted an uber fly event called ‘ Taste of Chiva-Som at ISIKA.’

Held at the Culinarium and ISIKA Spa retreat in the recently built Crown Metropol, …

International Feast Party
April 3, 2011 – 11:39 am | 43 Comments
International Feast Party

Sitting within the confines of my work cubicle one day, I was suffering extreme bouts of hunger that couldn’t be satisfied. It was actually brought on after looking at photos of deliciousness from my trip …

Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 pm | 30 Comments
Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow

A person’s favourite films can say alot about who they are. I was invited along to see Poh Ling Yeow present her Top Flicks to an intimate studio audience – being the only movies she …

Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie
March 10, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 46 Comments
Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie

When my mum would tell me stories of her family’s hardships when growing up in the Philippines (usually when I talk about getting an iPad!) – I would always remind myself to be grateful …

Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker
February 16, 2011 – 4:12 pm | 34 Comments
Greenhouse, Sydney: A Recyclable Pop-up Bar & Restaurant by Joost Bakker

Shot Gun Bang -  “What up with that thang?!” With my footsteps firmly stomping the exit grounds of The Rock’s iconic markets in Sydney over the weekend, I came to a sudden halt as I …

How we do Brunch in Melbourne: Madame Brussels Style Daarling!
February 6, 2011 – 5:15 pm | 33 Comments
How we do Brunch in Melbourne: Madame Brussels Style Daarling!

It seems to be tradition that every time a Sydney Food Blogger comes to town, we take them to the uber charming rooftop terrace at Madame Brussels. Fortunately, the weather also turns out to be …

Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!
January 24, 2011 – 12:30 pm | 32 Comments
Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!

With an incredible combined 1200 years experience in wine making, yes you read right, 1200 years across 48 generations – Australia’s First Families of Wine launched in 2009 and was formed by a group of …

An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry
January 6, 2011 – 10:35 am | 23 Comments
An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry

The two C’s – Community and Charity, have played a pivotal role in my life. The first volunteering role I landed was in high school at Nazareth House, feeding and talking with the elderly residents. …

The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style
December 20, 2010 – 10:52 am | 22 Comments
The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style

For the sixth year running, my mum aka The Social Butterfly, has hosted the annual Neighborhood Christmas Party. It’s such a great event where all the neighbours get a chance to get together for a …

An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines
November 30, 2010 – 12:04 pm | 41 Comments
An Edible Guide to Boracay, Philippines

Just like the Calgon commercial I really had to get up outta here and go somewhere! And that I did. I’d never had a tropical island type holiday prior to Boracay, but was sure glad …

Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)
November 22, 2010 – 10:49 am | 27 Comments
Recipe Time: Kare Kare (Oxtail and Peanut Stew)

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a few requests to post more Filipino recipes up on my blog and in the light of  seeing Poh featuring Filipino food on her show recently -  …

Bread and Jam for Frances Cafe, Hawthorn
November 12, 2010 – 12:31 pm | 16 Comments
Bread and Jam for Frances Cafe, Hawthorn

Named after the hilarious children’s book of the same name, Bread and Jam for Frances had recently opened this year, offering artisan style bread baked daily and supplied from their Dench Bakers outlet in North …

Breakfast Indigestion 2: Eating My Way Through Melbourne’s Cafe’s
October 29, 2010 – 11:00 am | 42 Comments
Breakfast Indigestion 2: Eating My Way Through Melbourne’s Cafe’s

Admittedly being a pretty cheeky kid in primary school, instead of selling those charity boxes of chocolates, I ate them. But of course I had my morals so I made my mum pay for them… …