Grand Lafayette

GRAND LAFAYETTE, PRAHRAN: The new and improved Cafe Lafayette, originally famous for their freakshakes and raindrop cakes, has now opened up shop in Prahran, off the busy Chapel St tucked in a hidden area that seems to be quite difficult to find. Almost a quintessential Melbourne cafe, Grand Lafayette has kept some of its famous Asian … Continue reading Grand Lafayette

Momo Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu

MOMO SUKIYAKI AND SHABU SHABU, MELBOURNE CBD: In the heart of Melbourne Chinatown is the cosy Japanese hot pot restaurant, with it's sister store, Gyoza Gyoza just adjoining that offers traditional a la carte Japanese cuisine. Sukiyaki is a special type of sweet and slightly salty Japanese hot pot base - quite different to hotpot from … Continue reading Momo Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu


FUJITEI, ST KILDA: If any Melbourne restaurant deserves a resounding 5/5 on Zomato then it is most definitely Fujitei. I've had my fair share of Japanese/Asian restaurants in Melbourne and nothing can compare to the technique, fusion of flavours, and overall attention to detail that we experienced at Fujitei. When we already thought that we had … Continue reading Fujitei

The Penny Drop

THE PENNY DROP, BOX HILL: When you here Box Hill you don't think of brunch but the Penny Drop does a fantastic job of incorporating Asian flavours into a traditional, Melbourne brunch menu. With a very open interior aesthetic, and a variety of options and daily specials, the Penny Drop is a great option for those … Continue reading The Penny Drop

Siam Thai

SIAM THAI, MELBOURNE CBD: It's rare to find a cheap Asian spot in the Melbourne CBD that offers the holy trinity of authentic food, friendly service and positive ambiance that leaves you wanting to come back for more! Siam Thai is a new Thai restaurant that manages to accomplish all three within the highly competitive Melbourne … Continue reading Siam Thai

Uncle Tetsu

UNCLE TETSU, MELBOURNE CBD: So this is not a review about the jiggly Japanese cheesecake because I haven't tried it yet (it seems a bit overpriced for the size and I haven't heard amazing reviews). However, I decided to buy into this Japanese phenomenon, but try the madeleines instead. Deciding that it was an afternoon worth … Continue reading Uncle Tetsu

Tamper Food and Coffee

TAMPER FOOD AND COFFEE, PRAHRAN: Tamper is a brand new brunch cafe (replacing From On High) in the quaint neighbourhood of Prahran. Close to Chapel St, this is a gorgeous area in the suburbs for a lovely breakfast catch up over delicious food and coffee. In a 3-storey building, Tamper has outdoor seating in the front … Continue reading Tamper Food and Coffee

Matcha Fail

MATCHA MYLKBAR, ST KILDA - Definition of instagram food: all aesthetics, no substance. I actually don't understand why this place has so much hype, apart from their green buns which kind of just seem like green food colouring in a normal hamburger bun. Everything here is overpriced, bland and the flavours simply don't work well … Continue reading Matcha Fail

Emporium Teahouse

KYO TEAHOUSE, EMPORIUM: A relatively newly opened dessert bar in the lower Emporium Foodcourt, Kyo Teahouse specialises in pretty cheap, simple matcha desserts for Asian dessert lovers (like me!). It's usually quite busy and I love how they have different graded matcha with varying levels of bitterness for people to try. Overall, I found their menu … Continue reading Emporium Teahouse

Chomping on Chokolait

CHOKOLAIT EMPORIUM: We were welcomed by the lovely owner, Ross, who had left a small section of this delightful dessert restaurant just for our university group. We ordered 3 different cakes and Ross even bought out the matcha cheesecake for us to sample on the house! 🙂 All in all, a popular dessert place that … Continue reading Chomping on Chokolait