Soulara

If quarantine and lockdown isn't a perfect chance to try healthy, ready meals delivered to your home, then I'm not sure when is. And Soulara was the perfect chance. It's Saturday night, I get the text for my Live Soulara live tracking updates and come Sunday morning, I'm in my pyjamas, picking up a healthy … Continue reading Soulara

Chai and Chocolate Babka

Did you even truly experience isolation if you didn't bake? I decided to put a twist on the classic Chocolate Babka recipe, by incorporating the deliciously aromatic, Prana Chai into a chai-inspired babka. Ingredients 2 tablespoons Prana Chai original blend 70g full cream milk 1 tsp active dry yeast 250 g all-purpose flour, plus extra … Continue reading Chai and Chocolate Babka

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

UniLab Specialty Roasters and Kitchen

UniLab Specialty Roasters and Kitchen is conveniently located inside the Uni Hill Outlets in the far northern suburb of Bundoora. Having never ventured this far north of Melbourne before, it was fun to enjoy the spaciousness and bustling vibe of this shopping centre-located cafe. Large wooden booths, and plenty of surrounding shops to browse as … Continue reading UniLab Specialty Roasters and Kitchen

Bent-Oh South Yarra

A new Japanese casual dining spot right across South Yarra Station, Bent-Oh South Yarra is definitely a convenient place for a quick lunch break or dinner takeaway for those too lazy to whip up a meal themselves. A step up from the simple takeaway sushi place, Bent-Oh does offer a small array of seasonal sushi … Continue reading Bent-Oh South Yarra

Lukumades

Lukumades - the late night dessert store popping up all around Melbourne, is home to one of the world's MOST unique doughnuts, specialising in these handcrafted Greek  desserts, otherwise known as, "lukumades." The good fat: The goal of the franchise, Lukumades was to create a perfect balance of the golden crunch and light fluffy dough by … Continue reading Lukumades

Dainty Sichuan Noodle Express

DAINTY SICHUAN NOODLE EXPRESS: A quick, cheap dinner for a Sichuan chilli fix in Emporium with the whole package: the bustling, Asian vibes, quick food arrival. It's a very fast-paced eating environment without table service as you line up and place your order immediately before being seated. The food came extremely rapidly and definitely captures the … Continue reading Dainty Sichuan Noodle Express

Bluestone American BBQ

MEATLOVERS - this one's for you! Bluestone American BBQ Coburg is one of those places you HAVE to just go once in a while, forgetting about all the calories and healthy dieting goals, but just let you and your stomach relax, and truly INDULGE. The epitome of all the greatest American eats, Bluestone American BBQ … Continue reading Bluestone American BBQ