A Dozen A Dozen

Japan. The destination on everyone's bucket list "for the food," but with the year that was 2020, who knows how long where we can blissfully indulge on late-night ramen fixes, 100 yen sushi trains, and of course, the all-too famous jiggly Japanese pancakes and cheesecakes. Fortunately for us, we managed to squeeze in a Japan … Continue reading A Dozen A Dozen

Niubi

There's always an element of familiarity and homely deliciousness that comes along with any visit to an Asian restaurant - and Niubi, a newly opened 4-storey venue tucked away in the alleys of Heffernan Lane in Melbourne's Chinatown, is no exception. Their concept is not only fusion Asian cuisine, but also somewhat of a fusion … Continue reading Niubi

Arcadia Fitzroy

At the risk of sounding like a basic Melbourne millennial, I am proud to admit that it had been exactly 9 months since my last brunch - until we had the post-lockdown luxury of visiting Arcadia Cafe in Fitzroy, and am I glad that this was the cafe we chose. With the turmoils of 2020 … Continue reading Arcadia Fitzroy

Panda Hot Pot

Prepare to be transported to the flavours of Sichuan, China, as you reach the welcoming, grand entrance of Panda Hot Pot (蜀大侠老火锅). From the Wuxia-inspired wood carvings adorning each booth, the golden-laced decor dotting the walls, the elegantly placed Chinese pluck zither (古箏), and of course, the impressive dragon hanging majestically from the ceiling - … Continue reading Panda Hot Pot

Aston Lucas Gourmet

"Locally made, always delicious!" This is the motto of Aston Lucas Gourmet, and it just so perfectly captures this family owned, ready-to-eat meal, business. Here's to a week of delicious Italian food during lockdown... so read on to find out more! Despite being only 3 months old, Aston Lucas Gourmet is a story 65 years … Continue reading Aston Lucas Gourmet

Tsuru Japanese Restaurant

Tsuru, the Japanese word for "crane", is a hidden and elegant Japanese restaurant tucked away on Little Collins Street, decorated with beautiful artistic Japanese panels, spacious seating dotted with plush cushions, and a peaceful ambience that transports you to the tranquility of Japan. We tried the $79 Feed Me tasting menu that features a selection … Continue reading Tsuru Japanese Restaurant

Shop 225 Pizzeria

If it's one thing we both love, it's Italian food. Shop 225 Pizzeria is a humble, suburban Italian restaurant in Pascoe Vale South that features an indoor, handmade wood-fired pizza oven, the bragging rights of being the first pizzeria in Melbourne with gluten free accreditation, and some of the best Italian desserts that I have … Continue reading Shop 225 Pizzeria

Thai Town

Thai Town is a funky restaurant in QV that combines the lively and vibrant vibes of Thai street food market with authentic homely food perfect for sharing amongst big groups. Neon lights, graffiti-esque wall art, upbeat music, and beer towers, Thai Town creates a unique Southeast Asian restaurant vibe that begs one to come back … Continue reading Thai Town

O’Hey Cafe

O’Hey is a vibrant cafe tucked away in Coburg that is aesthetic in both its decor and its food! We opted for the Full Brekkie, the Tacos and their famous Hot Cake, which made for a great and uplifting start to what was a rainy Melbourne day. The good fat: The Full Brekkie is an … Continue reading O’Hey Cafe

Otto Melbourne

Otto Melbourne is a lively and spacious brunch café, bustling with customers on a Sunday afternoon in the trendy hub of Richmond. The menu was filled with a beautiful variety of interesting combinations of self-titled "fine food" that sets itself apart from traditional Melbourne brunch institutions. Unfortunately, I think I went in with expectations too … Continue reading Otto Melbourne