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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In Your Hood: It’s not Andrew’s Hamburgers, it’s mine! Albert Park- Part One
November 22, 2009 – 1:13 pm | 12 Comments
In Your Hood: It’s not Andrew’s Hamburgers, it’s mine! Albert Park- Part One

My readers Dave and Mellissa, a lovely couple residing in Albert Park, had emailed me suggesting that I pay their suburb a gastronomical visit, to check out two of their favourite local eateries- Andrew’s Hamburgers …

Samurai Showdown in Chinatown: Yamato vs. Meiji Japanese Café
November 16, 2009 – 12:08 pm | 15 Comments
Samurai Showdown in Chinatown: Yamato vs. Meiji Japanese Café

MY name’s Adrian and I’m a Foodaholic. That goes without saying.  But perhaps I should also be in rehab over my other addiction- comics. As a teenage  kid who got bored with basketball cards back …

Recipe Time: BBQ Grilled Summer Stuffed Trout with Pomegranate
November 9, 2009 – 10:55 pm | 18 Comments
Recipe Time: BBQ Grilled Summer Stuffed Trout with Pomegranate

With the heat wave Melbourne’s currently experiencing, I thought I’d post up one of my favorite summer recipes which goes back many generations within my family. It’s a simple dish but packs a mouthwatering flavour …

Public Holiday means time for Vietnamese delicacies: Thanh Ha 2 and Nhu Lan Bakery
November 3, 2009 – 6:04 pm | 13 Comments
Public Holiday means time for Vietnamese delicacies: Thanh Ha 2 and Nhu Lan Bakery

Peanut butter and jelly. Black rims on a white car. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.  None of these combinations seemed like they would taste. The point.. please eat your Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls with the …

Recipe Time: Frenchy Filipino Toast
November 1, 2009 – 3:37 pm | 13 Comments
Recipe Time: Frenchy Filipino Toast

ALRIGHT. I admit it. I‘ve eaten at far too many eateries that I’ve neglected Recipe Time, choosing the luxury of being served as opposed to cleaning up the messy trail I leave behind in the …

Pigging out with fellow foodies at Pizza Espresso
October 25, 2009 – 1:22 pm | 6 Comments
Pigging out with fellow foodies at Pizza Espresso

Hungry little food bloggers came to town, devoured most of the dough
Details: Pizza Espresso, 17 Macedon Road Lower Templestowe VIC phone: 03 9852 2333
Big props go out to fellow bloggers Michele and Rilsta for organising this …

The Steak Battles- Meat & Wine Co vs. Feddish
October 20, 2009 – 12:07 pm | 12 Comments
The Steak Battles- Meat & Wine Co vs. Feddish

LET me just start by saying that steak is king and can easily eat it everyday- please don’t dare me though. My friends have recently called a strike against letting me choose what cuisine we …

Breakfast at Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder
October 16, 2009 – 9:58 pm | 6 Comments
Breakfast at Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder

Unlike wrapping paper, Richmond Hill wastes no time in covering up the the goods. Show me the fritters!

Details: 48-50 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria Phone: 03 9421 2808 (google maps)
Surroundings: Large open space filled with natural …

Indulge Your Senses: Chai Tea
October 13, 2009 – 10:02 pm | 6 Comments
Indulge Your Senses: Chai Tea

I’ve been a Chai Tea infuser before its inception into the mainstream. Gone are the days of odd looks from cafe staff when asking for a Chai Latte let alone a Chai with a side …

Brunch at Cafe Vue 401 + Julia & Julia
October 11, 2009 – 10:30 pm | 12 Comments
Brunch at Cafe Vue 401 + Julia & Julia

All French kissed on a Saturday
SO I woke up this morning with no plans apart from my itch to see the new foodie movie Julia & Julia. Despite sending the movie trailer link, no one …

The Tastebud Travels- Green Eggs to the infamous Vanilla Slice in Sorrento
October 6, 2009 – 1:00 am | 3 Comments
The Tastebud Travels- Green Eggs to the infamous Vanilla Slice in Sorrento

Where did I go?
This month, my taste buds took me to Sorrento. A hugely popular Victorian holiday destination on the Mornington Peninsula. Known for its beaches, cafes and historic buildings. The nearby beaches at …

DON Luncheon with Masterchef Judge Matt Preston and Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner
September 29, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 15 Comments
DON Luncheon with Masterchef Judge Matt Preston and Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner

Pre- event

I was feeling very chuffed when I received an invite to to dine with Matt Preston (MasterChef Judge and Food Journalist for The Age, Vogue), Paul Mercurio (Mercurio’s Menu) and  DON’s Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner …

Kim Chi Battles on Latrobe St- Oriental Spoon vs. By Korea
September 20, 2009 – 12:32 pm | 4 Comments
Kim Chi Battles on Latrobe St- Oriental Spoon vs. By Korea

So my Food Battles continue. In the spirit of the Curry Laksa and the beloved Cupcake battles, this month, it’s all about Korean!
What is the big deal? And what is kim chi?

This question often comes …

Babka Bakery
September 8, 2009 – 9:58 am | 4 Comments
Babka Bakery

Intro: As the queue grew, so did my hunger pains
Details: 358 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 (03) 9416 0091
Surroundings: An abundance of freshly baked goodies show themselves off as if they were in a cat …

The Tastebud Travels: Lake House to the Chocolate Mill
August 29, 2009 – 6:58 am | 6 Comments
The Tastebud Travels: Lake House to the Chocolate Mill

Lake House

Intro: To think that it all began with a spa at Hepburn Springs…luckily, things don’t usually go to plan

The Story: So in between playing with my new kitten, skiing and eating at Mt Buller, …

Tom Phat
August 24, 2009 – 6:57 am | One Comment
Tom Phat

Intro: Mandalay Meatballs with tamarind infusion, unexpected refusal to share
Details: 184 Sydney Rd Brunswick, 3056 phone (03)9381 2374
Surroundings: Thankfully located at the beginning of Sydney Rd (less traffic hassles) Tom Phat which I had …

Foodie things to do in Melbourne
August 23, 2009 – 11:04 am | No Comment
Foodie things to do in Melbourne

I’m attending/supporting the following Melbournian events so I hope to see you there!

1. Cupcake Day for the RSPCA
Visit: http: www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au
2. The Taste of Melbourne Festival
Visit: http: www.tastefestivals.com.au/australia/
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Tomodachi
August 13, 2009 – 7:47 pm | 2 Comments
Tomodachi

Intro: All aboard… the sushi train
Details: Level 3, Melbourne Central, Cnr La Trobe Swanston Streets Melbourne VIC 3000 ph: 9663 1940
Surroundings: Right around the corner from Hoyts Cinemas, Tomodachi’s open plan approach gives you the …