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. […]



Little Ramen Bar on Little Bourke in the CBD

It’s only been a little while since my visit to Fukuryu Ramen.  This time we lined up to snatch a table on a Friday night at Little Ramen Bar.  It took about 30-40 minutes but they are rather used to the queues, taking our order in the line.  The bar itself only has a few […]

Burma Lane on Little Collins – Burmese in the city CBD

 Burma Lane is the first Burmese restaurant I’ve tried – actually I only know of this one and another one in Springvale I’ve been meaning to visit! It’s a sister restaurant of the well established Red Spice Road and the menu and style of the place and food are rather similar.  The place itself has […]



Jim’s Greek Tavern in Collingwood Dinner with BYOB 1

 My friend raves about Jim’s Greek Tavern.  I think his happy memories are mostly because of the free BYOB and all the beers we had whilst tucking into the lovely, fresh Greek food.  Because of the free BYOB, be sure to be prepared and not be like us and walk aimlessly around for a bottleshop.  […]

Shakari vegetarian restaurant in Carlton

I really haven’t tried many vegetarian restaurants.  The one I have been to is Shakahari in Carlton.  They seem to be doing rather well given they also have one in South Melbourne and it isn’t surprising because they’ve managed to make vegetarian food rather interesting even for meat eaters like myself.  Their menu is extensive […]



Waverley RSL Warramunga Restaurant & Cafe in Glen Waverley

Ever been to a RSL for dinner?  Warramunga Restaurant in Glen Waverley isn’t half bad and even has a buy one get one free main offer with the entertainment book. If you’ve ever wondered about their name, it is named after HMAS Warramunga, a Tribal Class Destroyer which served in the South West Pacific in […]


Allium Food and Wine: dinner in Malvern

We tried Allium Food and Wine for my mother’s birthday.  They’ve always been on my wishlist because they’re in the entertainment book (formerly known as the Livingroom).  It’s a cosy restaurant with wooden chairs and the waiting staff were quite attentive.  I don’t think I had even mentioned the occasion but because there were presents, […]