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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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 …

The Cupcake Battles: The Cupcake Bakery VS Little Cupcakes
August 7, 2009 – 8:34 am | 14 Comments
The Cupcake Battles: The Cupcake Bakery VS Little Cupcakes

What’s the big deal?
The mad about muffins saga had begun when I was 8. I started making snacks for school from branded cake mixes of course. Growing up being obsessed with cartoons and comics (Disney, …

Fleischer Continental Cakes
July 23, 2009 – 7:08 am | 11 Comments
Fleischer Continental Cakes

Intro: Traditional European delicacies – plum butter cake took hostage over tastebuds
Fleischer has been around for many years and is a local staple in Malvern. I still recall the amount of times I used …

The Laksa Battles: Monk and Me VS Laksa Me
July 18, 2009 – 7:11 am | 6 Comments
The Laksa Battles: Monk and Me VS Laksa Me

The beloved Curry Laksa is an essential staple during the cold Winter months. I succumb to a bowl of this stuff at least once a week which also means, half a box of tissues as …

Gingerboy
July 11, 2009 – 7:30 am | No Comment
Gingerboy

Intro: One thing’s for sure, no dish lacked the heat. Like a crazed fan, chilli stalked the tatstebuds
Details: 27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne (03) 9662 4200

Surroundings: Dark black bamboo panels covers from wall to ceiling …

Horoki
June 20, 2009 – 4:26 am | 2 Comments
Horoki

Intro: The Japanese equivalent to Movida minus the hefty crowds- Tapas is king
Details: Horoki. 19 Liverpool St (laneway off upper Bourke Street), Melbourne (03) 9663 2227
Surroundings: L shaped bar gives full view of the kitchen …

The Quirky Peko Peko, South Melbourne
May 28, 2009 – 2:04 am | 6 Comments
The Quirky Peko Peko, South Melbourne

Intro: Totally quirky Japanese & Taiwanese influenced eatery, catering for the small and large appetites.
Details: 190 Wells Street South Melbourne Phone (03) 9686 1109
Surroundings: Little picture frames with black and white animated characters …

Ajisen Ramen
May 15, 2009 – 2:52 pm | No Comment
Ajisen Ramen

Intro: Funky Jap joint delivers a stonegroove with their green tea ice cream.
Details: 130 Bourke Street Melbourne 9662 1100
Surroundings: Funky, chocolate wooden benches and backless chairs.
UPDATE: Check out my latest review on their Ramen …