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Bangkok Cafe's

Bangkok Cafe’s

Roots Coffee Roasters in Bangkok I first travelled to Bangkok at the end of 2004. It was thriving with life and movement, and I fell in love with its hustle and bustle straight away. I returned again in 2005 before embarking on a round-the-world trip. Fast forward 10 years and I have found myself there...
Inside a Seoul Lunchbox

Inside a Seoul Lunchbox

A dear friend of mine works as an English Professor at a Middle School in Seoul. About a month ago he took to Facebook to share an album of what lunch everyday for almost three weeks looks at his school’s canteen. Despite the subject of his upload being food, it was probably one of the...
Review: Bagelicious

Review: Bagelicious

  Anyone who has seen an episode of Seinfeld will know about New York’s obsession with the humble bagel and along with pretzels and doughnuts, it’s one of those must-try food experiences for any visitor there. Although Glick’s Bakery has been baking them fresh each week since the 1960s, over the past few years bagels...
Review: Bistro Thierry

Review: Bistro Thierry

Prix Fixe entrées: freshly shucked oysters and Steak Tartare   The best kind of friendships, are the ones that remain unchanged despite time apart. In my opinion the best restaurants are the same. Bistro Thierry forms part of an old group of restaurants for me that are at the core of the kind of places...
Review: Green Press

Review: Green Press

Hot on the heels of our big sister cities around the world, Melbourne is getting serious about real, healthy, whole food. Yes it’s been possible to get a green smoothie or quinoa salad on café menus for some time, but what we’re talking about now is pressed juices, raw salads, sugar free sweets, nut and...
Review: Sezar Restaurant

Review: Sezar Restaurant

I first dined at Sezar on my birthday last December. I had heard of this new Armenian restaurant which had taken over the location of the Canary Club on Melbourne Place. It ticked all my boxes – hidden down a Melbourne laneway, tapas style allowing me to try multiple dishes and a cuisine I hadn’t...
Event: Dine from Melba's Garden Wrap Up

Event: Dine from Melba’s Garden Wrap Up

The restaurant facade   The Coombe Cottage During her lifetime, Dame Nellie Melba was renowned for putting on a good show, both on and off stage. She was the first Australian musician to achieve international recognition and is considered by some one of Australia’s most famous and talented opera singers of all time. Born in...
Review: Ruyi

Review: Ruyi

I’ve never been a fan of Chinese food (actually technically that’s not true, one of my old friends is half-Chinese and his Mum always makes amazing dishes), my only Chinese restaurant experiences had been bowls of gluggy, MSG-filled, deep fried food. Before Ruyi.  This place has completely changed my perspective. After hearing about the Hecker...
Review: Pomodoro Sardo

Review: Pomodoro Sardo

Calamari fritti, mixed bread and prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella Pomodoro Sardo, formerly Pomodoro Rosso in the CBD is another restaurant that is close to my heart. It is one of only a handful of Sardinian restaurants in Melbourne, and being half Sardinian I always feel a little closer to my heritage after each visit. Before my...
Review: The Emerson

Review: The Emerson

  The summer holidays are over, at least for most of us anyway. Reluctantly, we have swapped our bathers and cocktails for suits and ties. However, while the 9-to-5 routine may have reinstated itself, the warm weather is still here and Melbournians are still in party mode; drinks after work any night of the week!...
Review: Akatombo

Review: Akatombo

The discovery of a good café or restaurant is generally placed into two categories for food lovers and food bloggers. Category one: tell friends, family and readership instantly, or category two: wanting to tell everyone, but just wanting to keep it to yourself a little longer. I have kept Akatombo to myself or from the...
Review: Pho24

Review: Pho24

         I’m the first to admit that I’m not a fan of franchises. I’m not sure when or why I developed this aversion but in my opinion franchises are the restaurant equivalent of soup in can (which has never seen the inside of my pantry!). So, if I’m brutally honest, I wouldn’t ever of my...