Childhood Treat: Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous rice balls, sago + jackfruit in coconut milk)
April 1, 2014 – 5:34 pm | 13 Comments

It’s funny, I seem to be diggin’ desserts I loved as a kid even more as an adult! One theory was that it was due to my recent appreciation for specific elements. For instance, my …

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Rehabworthy: Traditional Crusty Baguettes, Continental Deli
August 11, 2011 – 10:39 am | 41 Comments
Rehabworthy: Traditional Crusty Baguettes, Continental Deli

I’ve discovered some suburban gems I wanted to share with you – one that is close to work on the eastside and the other being near my place in the westside. These babies don’t share …

Hosting a Filipino Fiesta!
July 31, 2011 – 10:12 am | 73 Comments
Hosting a Filipino Fiesta!

To me, there is nothing like experiencing a new cuisine. Every bite brings about a childhood like excitement as you anticipate what flavours will come next. Everyone at the table then starts to guess what …

18 Ways You Can Eat Dinner at Cecil Street, South Melbourne Market
July 19, 2011 – 10:20 am | 41 Comments
18 Ways You Can Eat Dinner at Cecil Street, South Melbourne Market

Despite having moved from South Melbourne to Spotswood (westside!), South Melbourne Market remains to be my weekly stomping ground for their $1 oyster shots, dirt cheap cheese varieties, fresh Turkish bread, tennis ball sized dim …

Geektastic Supernova Comic-Con + Asian Dessert House, Passionflower CBD
July 10, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 54 Comments
Geektastic Supernova Comic-Con + Asian Dessert House, Passionflower CBD

I must have been hiding underneath a rock because I knew nothing about Supernova until this year. My dream has always been to attend the New York Comic-Con. A friend of mine (who is also  …

The House That Fried Chicken Built, Empanadas + Jeepneys, Philippines
July 3, 2011 – 10:55 am | 58 Comments
The House That Fried Chicken Built, Empanadas + Jeepneys, Philippines

Before heading off to the Philippines, I knew I had to turn to my trusted advisers (friends) for suggestions for the best eats in Manila. I knew that if I didn’t, I’d end up coming …

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 | 30 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 …