Melbourne’s Best Cheap Eats

There is nothing more satisfying than achieving a full tummy on less than $10 - $15. From quick and easy dine-in restaurants, to a fiesta of street foods, Melbourne has more than enough to keep you satisfied. One of my favourite things when exploring any city is munching my way through their quick and dirty … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Cheap Eats

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

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

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

Seven Star Pocha

OMG - my hunt for the best Korean Fried Chicken in Melbourne has come to end... in an UNEXPECTED location. Seven Star Pocha located in the acclaimed Korean restaurant hub that is Healey Lane is famous for its spicy chicken feet (and all-round spice menu) and dark vibey mood of a classic Korean restaurant you … Continue reading Seven Star Pocha

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

Abacus Bar and Kitchen

After being a highly successful brunch cafe for many years, Abacus Bar and Kitchen has successfully expanded its culinary expertise in Modern Australian cuisine to offer up a similarly popular dinner menu. Sipping on happy hour cocktails in the beautiful alfresco dining terrace, with an interior decorated by green bushes, floor to ceiling open spaces … Continue reading Abacus Bar and Kitchen

Yoi Indonesian Fusion

Yoi Indonesian Fusion is a new Asian restaurant that has opened up in the up-and-coming Asian foodie hub of Fulton Lane on the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. Yoi, translating to "yes" in Indonesian, is a family - run restaurant, featuring traditional Indonesian recipes with a modern fusion twist - overall resulting in a … Continue reading Yoi Indonesian Fusion

Golden Gai

A few weeks out from our Japan trip, we decided get a quick Melbourne preview at the Chapel Street based, newly opened Japanese fusion restaurant, Golden Gai, inspired, of course, by the real Golden Gai strip in Shinjuku (Tokyo) famous for its night life and bar vibes. The good fat: We started our trip down the … Continue reading Golden Gai

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