Crabapple kitchen for brunch in Hawthorn

We had a lovely time at Crabapple kitchen – there’s ample parking and we certainly weren’t rushed out the door as we had a leisurely brunch with dessert as well.  It was on the other hand a tad pricey for the type of food and portion sizes but the food was fresh. I had the […]



Merchants Guild Brunch in Bentleigh

Again – I’ve had to re-write this post due to the original being lost (possibly when I changed servers) so it’ll be short! We had to wait half an hour for a table at Merchants Guild on a Sunday – it was worth it luckily! Fresh ingredients with an exciting menu.  If this place was […]

Hutong Dumpling Bar on Market Lane in the CBD 1

Gosh it seems like this post and the post for Merchants Guild have gone astray so these will be super short! I had been looking forward to my visit to Hutong Dumpling Bar – I had tried two times booking half a day in advance with no luck and finally went for lunch.  My parents […]



Burgda Uyghur Restaurant Xinjiang in Glen Waverley

Burgda Uyghur Restaurant is a relative newcomer to the rather long list of restaurants in Glen Waverley – it’s located opposite the train station on Railway Parade.  My family quite likes Xinjiang food – especially lamb skewers so we tried this restaurant a while ago. (I wonder how long they’ll use this type of servingware!) […]

Ora Cafe Brunch in Kew

A short post on Ora Cafe in Kew – it seems like this cafe is a not so well kept secret of Kew having recently featured in the Age as well as winning the best food ward in the Age’s Good Cafe Guide.  It isn’t without merit I’m happy to say as our party of […]



Tasmania Trip: Machine Laundry Cafe in Salamanca Square Hobart

I had never been to Tasmania until my trip a week ago.  It’s so much easier to plan restaurants/cafes I want to visit whilst in Australia because of urbanspoon.  Machine Laundry Cafe came up rather highly rated and with lunch in mind, we decided to give it a go.  It’s located in a rather touristy […]

Om Nom Dessert Bar on Flinders Lane in the CBD

After a lot of edomame at Little Ramen Bar, we decided to work off our meal by strolling to Om Nom Dessert Bar on Flinders Lane (yes a far walk).  No doubt this place’s popularity has been bolstered by having head chef Christy Tania appear on Masterchef. We were happy to get a table without […]



Akachochin Japanese Izakaya in South Wharf

I don’t go to South Wharf much but there are advantages as I found out when we went to Akachochin to celebrate my friend’s birthday.  The parking is plentiful which is important for a Saturday, there’s a complimentary drink (different each day – was Coopers beer on this occasion) and with a discount card from […]

Tao’s Restaurant fusion Taiwanese food in Bulleen

I normally don’t like fusion dining.  I have however, been to Tao’s Restaurant in Bulleen twice.  My friends like it, it’s in the entertainment book and it offers a wide variety of dishes on their set menus. It is fusion Taiwanese food that’s served here.  And it might be a bit different to what you might […]



Champions Bistro in Clayton Tasting Degustation Menu – visit two

I’ve been to Champions Bistro before just when they were starting out and when they had an ala carte menu.  This time, my friends who live around the area as well wanted to try it out given it’s very rare for such restaurants to be around the suburbs and at a bowls club at that. […]