Best Parma of the Yarra Valley

HAM, TOMATO AND STRINGS OF MELTED CHEESE - all loaded on a crispy chicken PARMA with a pot of sparkling apple cider straight from the local brewery. The heartiest way to end our day trip across the Yarra Valley! After a day of cruising through the famed, sprawling green vineyards speckled with the orange leaves … Continue reading Best Parma of the Yarra Valley

The Budapest Cafe

Wes Anderson, modern abstract art, and butter foam... 3 phrases that don't seem to scream brunch but seamlessly come together in a hidden new gem of Carlton, much like Budapest is the gem of Eastern Europe. One cannot visit the Budapest cafe without commenting on the interior design - how they can do so much … Continue reading The Budapest Cafe

Melbourne’s Best Desserts

"The way to someone's heart is through their stomach." Or in my case, it's very much DESSERT. You'll be challenged to find someone who has a sweet tooth that can rival mine (challenge accepted)... from gelato, to cheesecake, to croissants... the amount of sugar my body can take in one sitting without a sugar overload … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Desserts

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

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