A Deliciously Slow Sunday Lunch at 2 Macs Farms
June 21, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

Let me begin by saying that a day spent at 2 Macs Farms reminded me of how weekends should be spent – taking time out to immerse yourself in the simplistic joys of nature and …

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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 …

Recipe Time: Honey Maple Glazed Roast Pork + I’m off to Japan
August 8, 2010 – 4:00 pm | 23 Comments
Recipe Time: Honey Maple Glazed Roast Pork + I’m off to Japan

Whenever the winter months hit, my buds aka the taste buds start begging for a roast dinner. Ahuh…So long as a hunk O meat, of any sort, comes out of the oven –  my shameful …

The Best Breakfast in Melbourne’s West? Plus Swiss Buttercream Pineapple Pies
July 18, 2010 – 10:43 am | 39 Comments
The Best Breakfast in Melbourne’s West? Plus Swiss Buttercream Pineapple Pies

As you may know from a previous post, I’ve just recently moved from my inner ‘urbanian’ pad in South Melbourne to the industrial driven zone of Spotswood, which is still within a few kilometers from …

WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!
July 2, 2010 – 11:48 am | 73 Comments
WIN 5 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream!

Ben & Jerry’s. One of the oldest and most memorable ice-cream brands I know of. Could it be the catchy name, the brightly coloured take-home tubs or the cleverly marketed Free Cone Days running annually since …

Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!
June 16, 2010 – 12:03 pm | 14 Comments
Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!

Firstly, my apologies for my ‘somewhat’ absence these past couple of months. In amongst moving into a new place, I’ve also been waiting for a new phone line ( 1 month with no internet and still counting), …

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 …