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

Melbourne’s Best Cafes

One hundred Melbourne cafes and 5 years of a food Instagram later, I've finally curated a long overdue list of my personal favourite Melbourne brunch cafes! After riding the insurmountable wave of brunch cafes that have been taking over Melbourne (and even globally) over the past few years, safe to say it definitely takes quite … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Cafes

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

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