{Ain’t No MEAT-tain High Enough} Filipino Grilled Meat & Seafood Platter at Jasmine’s, Deer Park
June 10, 2015 – 8:48 pm | One Comment

When Filipino’s are tasked with grilling meat and seafood, we take it on like POTUS had appointed us with this all important duty – we do it with honour. We go all out and prepare …

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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 …

Garamerica
May 13, 2009 – 9:10 pm | No Comment
Garamerica

Intro: Hidden local Indonesian gem produces a hit with their Ayam Bakar

Details: 230 Dorcas St Melbourne, 3205 (03) 9696 2192

Surroundings: Simple, wooden theme- polished floorboards and furniture, red walls with traditional artworks, casual …

Rococo
May 2, 2009 – 7:55 am | 3 Comments
Rococo

Intro: Rococo, answering my gnocchi coos

Details: 87 Acland St, St Kilda – (03) 9525 3232 and Rococo 797A Glenferrie Road Hawthorn 9818 8212

Surroundings: Ambient, dimply lit feature walls, candle lit tables, polish floorboards, …

Grilld
April 25, 2009 – 5:55 am | 3 Comments
Grilld

Intro: Healthy burgers fresh off the grill putting the rest to shame. See! – Mum was right after all- healthy food can taste good.
Details: Various locations. Reviewed: 278 Clarendon St, South Melbourne 3205 TEL (03) …

Liar Liar
April 16, 2009 – 11:31 am | 2 Comments
Liar Liar

Intro: Could these ricotta hotcakes be a contender for Replete Providore’s version?
Details: Shop 6/769 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 3122 03 9818 8864
Surroundings: Pretty cool place to hang out with communal tables, dim lighting amongst dark wooden …