The Outdoor MEAT-ATHON: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
September 28, 2014 – 10:00 am | 10 Comments

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The Outdoor Meat-athon: Texas style smoked ribs to Yarraville’s Food Trucks
In the tradition of hunting down Melbourne’s best charcoal chicken, I …

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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 …

Replete Providore
April 13, 2009 – 8:43 am | 2 Comments
Replete Providore

Intro: Replete, replete! Anyone for a pancake addiction?
Details: 302 Barkers Road Hawthorn VIC 3122 03 9818 4448

Surroundings: As soon as you walk in, shelves line the entrance with gourmet delights like cookies, pasta, sauces …

Roule Galette French Crêperie
April 13, 2009 – 8:41 am | 4 Comments
Roule Galette French Crêperie

Intro: If only I had room for dessert

Details: Scott Alley, 241 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (03) 9639 0307

Surroundings: A hard to find gem nestled amongst Melbourne’s famous laneways. Is quite small with a few …

Sahara
April 13, 2009 – 7:54 am | No Comment
Sahara

Intro: Hidden gem found above above bustling Swanston St

Details: 301 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 9663 8477

Surroundings: Warm, rustic, exposed brick walls create a cosy and inviting atmosphere with views across from the …