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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19 Bowls of what in 5 hours? Noodling around Melbourne for the best Ramen
May 20, 2010 – 12:39 pm | 30 Comments
19 Bowls of what in 5 hours? Noodling around Melbourne for the best Ramen

What do you do on a public holiday? Well, for a group of hungry bloggers, we decided to set upon a mission to find Melbourne’s best Ramen.  We had prepared ourselves with a 24 hour fast prior …

The Hidden Caffeine Fix to the Sexy Noodles: Melbourne’s Hotspots Under $20 in 1 Day
May 2, 2010 – 11:39 am | 32 Comments
The Hidden Caffeine Fix to the Sexy Noodles: Melbourne’s Hotspots Under $20 in 1 Day

During the past month, I’ve been receiving a few emails asking where the latest Melbourne Hotspots are. The kind of eateries that not only generates some buzz within the community, but also manages to live …

Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs
April 20, 2010 – 9:50 am | 25 Comments
Recipe Time: Chicken Tinola with Lemongrass & Sweet Corn Cobs

I consider Chicken Tinola (Tinolang Manok)  to be the Filipino version of chicken soup. A meal in a pot. Just as comforting but more filling!
This is a classic Filipino dish that of course, has a …

Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!
April 8, 2010 – 1:22 pm | 23 Comments
Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!

“Salt is flavour, Fat is flavour”
What I considered to be most important at this event was one thing: that salt is taken for granted. That’s right my friends. Salt does more than bring a dish …

Taste bud pampering in Tasmania
March 30, 2010 – 9:07 am | 31 Comments
Taste bud pampering in Tasmania

Tasmania. Tassie. Tazza. What an amazing state. Although, just a warning, beware of the wildlife on the roads. I noted down the amount of times I saw roadkill: 50 times.

Exactly one year ago, during a typical …

Chef Stars of America 2010 Cocktail Launch feat. Matt Preston, Nobu Matsuhisa & more
March 22, 2010 – 10:01 am | 27 Comments
Chef Stars of America 2010 Cocktail Launch feat. Matt Preston, Nobu Matsuhisa & more

Thanks to B and Walter Wagner, Crown’s Executive GM of Food and Beverage, I was lucky to score an invite to the Stars of America 2010 launch cocktail party at Breezes last Tuesday, 16 March.
To …

Breakfast indigestion: Porgie + Mr Jones, Mr Tulk and Snow Pony
March 12, 2010 – 11:53 am | 16 Comments
Breakfast indigestion: Porgie + Mr Jones, Mr Tulk and Snow Pony

Breakfast or dinner? I don’t know what your preference is, but I find myself torn between a weekend breakfast out or going out for dinner.
During summer, there’s nothing better than dragging your weary self …

Blogger dinner at Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Melbourne
February 28, 2010 – 4:07 pm | 19 Comments
Blogger dinner at Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Pre-event
Having just arrived from a trip to Tasmania,  I had over eaten on more than a few occasions- think scallop pies, sheep’s milk cheese, steamed mussels, multiple visits to Jackman & Ross and local blueberry …

The Hainanese Chicken Hunt: Chun Po vs. China Bar vs. Viet Star
February 22, 2010 – 10:52 am | 23 Comments
The Hainanese Chicken Hunt: Chun Po vs. China Bar vs. Viet Star

Calling out for Melbourne’s ultimate Hainanese Chicken Rice! Anyone?
For a few weeks now, some friends and I have been venturing the streets of Melbourne in hunt for the best Hainanese Chicken Rice. Rules are that …

Recipe Time: Mango & Soursop Jelly Jelly Crush
February 10, 2010 – 8:36 pm | 12 Comments
Recipe Time: Mango & Soursop Jelly Jelly Crush

Damn this heat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all up for balmy summer days…just not during a hard working week!
Back at my desk after a lunchtime stroll, the sweat starts to creep in. I …

Ethiopian food cravings at The Abyssinian
January 26, 2010 – 3:59 pm | 25 Comments
Ethiopian food cravings at The Abyssinian

Hey, what’s wrong with eating with your hands? This way, there’s no chance of burning the tongue or roof of your mouth.
For the past three summers, a group of friends and I have been …

Recipe Time: Charcoal BBQ Porky Pork Chops & Corn
January 13, 2010 – 12:37 pm | 13 Comments
Recipe Time: Charcoal BBQ Porky Pork Chops & Corn

When it comes to pork on the grill, there’s that risk of cough worthy dryness. So dry in fact, that the tough bits get stuck in between your teeth. There’s nothing worse than hearing one …

Gunned down at Dead Man Espresso
January 4, 2010 – 2:01 pm | 15 Comments
Gunned down at Dead Man Espresso

It’s interesting to note the amount of promises you make in your head. This usually occurs around January when you’ve sat down and tried to figure out which of the numerous New Year’s resolutions to …

Hamburger Cushions + Christmas Lights @ The Boulevard, Ivanhoe
December 25, 2009 – 8:09 pm | 14 Comments
Hamburger Cushions + Christmas Lights @ The Boulevard, Ivanhoe

All I want for Christmas is…you a Hamburger Cushion. Check out these eye watering cushions I came across. Definitely on my to get list unless I’m a happy recipient of course. I can picture myself …

Losing my love handles at The Vegie Bar + Envirocat
December 20, 2009 – 3:56 pm | 17 Comments
Losing my love handles at The Vegie Bar + Envirocat

Believe it or not, I do occasionally have meat free days. Although, you wouldn’t know it after reading my post on The Steak Battles! Since moving out of home seven years ago at age twenty …

Opening the Yellow Door to Albert Park Part 2 + Pig
December 13, 2009 – 11:46 am | 12 Comments
Opening the Yellow Door to Albert Park Part 2 + Pig

As mentioned in Part one of In Your Hood, my very helpful readers Dave and Mellisa, suggested I try out two of their local haunts- Andrews Hamburgers followed by Yellow Door. So on a hot …

Little Indulgences around the world, in 1 day
December 6, 2009 – 3:32 pm | 22 Comments
Little Indulgences around the world, in 1 day

Eating my way around the world in one day. I’m clearly insane. Hmm. Is that even possible? Well, if lip-syncing throughout a whole concert is deemed fine these days, then hell yeah!
Some friends of …

Recipe Time: Chocolate Fix Cookies
November 29, 2009 – 5:41 pm | 11 Comments
Recipe Time: Chocolate Fix Cookies

A teaser or a pleaser? That’s the eighty thousand dollar question. As with many of you, I’ve always had this issue with food. Unfortunately, being a foodaholic means being extremely fussy about what you eat …