Union Dining Dinner in Richmond 1

We chose to finally try out Union Dining for dinner after attending the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.  Our experience here really finished off the day quite well because of their special of suckling pork. We did order other things such as mussels (we go everywhere and can’t help ourselves really).  Whilst nice, it wasn’t as […]

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Bistro Guillaume dinner at Crown in Southbank

I like this place.  Bistro Guillaume has left pleasant memories in my mind.  Even my brother who was rather sick with the flu remembers a good meal and not much of anything else that night. Their entrees were lovely.  Mussels in the most beautiful sauce – remember to save some bread (the bread was nominated […]


Coco Lounge Italian Cafe Dinner in Glen Waverley

Coco Lounge is one of the more popular restaurants no doubt on Kingsway.  There’s a lot to choose from now.  I’ve been here multiple occasions for dinner (their eggs benedict is nice but rather small).  We went for dinner on this occasion. Entrees were arancini balls and lamb cigars.  Both very nice. Their special of […]

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Shandong Mama Chinese Restaurant – lunch on Bourke St CBD

It is always nice to have a place in mind for lunch.  Shandong Mama came to my mind as I’ve always wanted my parents to try it out after my last visit (note this time I had my nicer camera *cough* not my phone). This time we had the added benefit of having read a […]


Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2014 (aka MICE) 15 – 18 May

Another year, another coffee expo! The Melbourne International Coffee Expo is on this weekend in case you want to grab a few cups of your favourite brew here and there at the showgrounds.  There’s also plenty of bags of coffee to buy from your favourite roaster such as Code Black Coffee, Five Senses, Axil Roasters. […]

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Lee Ho Fook Chinese Restaurant on Smith Street Collingwood

Chinese fusion would normally not impress my parents at all (especially my dad) and yet they found themselves enjoying their meal at Lee Ho Fook in Collingwood.  The Chinese food here is done well with fresh ingredients and a frequently changing menu.  I’m quite glad they keep crowd favourites on there though. So again because […]


The Village Bakery Greek Sweet Treats in Brunswick

Quick post about The Village Bakery.  It’s lovely to urbanspoon a place simply because you’re in the area and you’re on a mission to find something to bring to a party.  I’m glad I found The Village Bakery – it certainly was popular with a queue and the display cakes fast running out at 2pm. […]

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Mr Hive Lunch in the Lounge Room in Crown Casino

We actually weren’t planning to eat at Mr Hive for lunch.  In fact, I didn’t even know they offered lunch.  They do, hence the post, but they only offer it in their Lounge Room rather than the main body of the restaurant.  No matter, quite a few other diners chose to have their meal here […]


Old Kingdom Peking Duck in Collingwood

I wondered why my brother’s girlfriend chose Old Kingdom in Collingwood.  We all like Peking duck but there are so many places that I know my parents would not like because the duck served just isn’t what we expect from the label “peking duck” – for example, Simon’s Peking duck on Middleborough Road and Old […]

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Tanner’s Swiss Patisserie on Blackburn Road Glen Waverley

I love when I find a place like Tanner’s Swiss Patisserie.  It is close and has always been there but I have never tried it until now.  This Swiss Patisserie has been on Blackburn Road opposite Royal Garden for as long as I remember.  Now I’ve finally tried it and know it’s good – I […]