The Outdoor MEAT-ATHON: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
September 28, 2014 – 10:00 am | 10 Comments

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The Outdoor Meat-athon: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
In the tradition of hunting down Melbourne’s best charcoal chicken, I …

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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… …

Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway
October 18, 2010 – 9:47 pm | 30 Comments
Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway

Unlike the few open plan, full food porn in view kitchens, at most restaurants, you only hear the clanging, yelling and the usual hoo haa that goes on in the action room before your glorious …

Sushi Dai (Still Alive) at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan + Something New
October 8, 2010 – 9:33 am | 38 Comments
Sushi Dai (Still Alive) at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan + Something New

Eating at Sushi Dai would have to be my most memorable experience in Japan. In fact, the experience was so ingrained into my head, this had to be my first post about my travels.
Tsukiji Fish …

WIN Double Passes to Melbourne’s First French Festival feat. Vue De Monde!
September 22, 2010 – 10:57 am | 29 Comments
WIN Double Passes to Melbourne’s First French Festival feat. Vue De Monde!

The Paris to Provence Festival will be held on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2 where you will see France coming to Melbourne!

Macaron garden at Sadaharu Aoki Macaron during my Japan visit.
Why am …

Ramenati at Don Too + I’m off to Philippines
September 2, 2010 – 8:06 pm | 17 Comments
Ramenati at Don Too + I’m off to Philippines

On a freezing night after work, armed with a pair of chopsticks my fellow food bloggers and I along with our partners, descended upon Don Too betting on a hot bowl of ramen as our …

WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to The Taste of Melbourne 2010!
August 11, 2010 – 12:38 pm | 34 Comments
WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to The Taste of Melbourne 2010!

What happens when you mix 14 restaurants with an abundance of of local produce and booze in one room? The Taste of Melbourne 2010. Much like Willi Wonka’s Candyland, you arrive at taste bud heaven! Once …