$10 burgers @ Kokomo’s

The two-storey Kokomo’s on the corner of Bunda and Genge Streets in Canberra city opened a few months ago and has made quite an impression with their tropical theme, cocktails, live music (they had Boy George on the decks for one night), an affordable island banquet and now their $10 burgers from the bar menu. […] Read more…

Stanley's chicken parmagiana

Lunch @ Stanley’s

Stanley’s is a relatively new family friendly pub located in Bruce (replacing what was Ellacure) with beers on tap and regularly changing specials. My friends and I headed there for Saturday lunch (with no reservation). About 70% of the tables were reserved however there were a few small tables available. The space inside is quite […] Read more…

Esquire Brisbane sponge cake

Degustation @ Esquire

Earlier this year, J organised a surprise weekend away. I didn’t know where we were going. He had packed a suitcase, called an uber which took us to the airport, and we went straight through the security gate, and I still didn’t know where we were going! He finally let on that we were going […] Read more…

Pho

Vietnamese @ Pho Phu Quoc

I’ve dined at Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson a couple of times now. It’s a great place for fast Vietnamese food with an extensive menu. House specialties include camp fire beef, roast duck, chilli mussels, Vietnamese sour soup and steam boat. On a Friday night, the place is absolutely packed. There are always people coming […] Read more…

Coconine lamb massaman

Lunch specials @ Coconine

J and I wandered over to Coconine at the Kingston Foreshore for some curry and were pleased to see some $12 and $15 lunch specials available all weekend. The $12 specials included green chicken curry, biryani rice with chicken, pad thai, pad see ew and more, while the $15 specials had seafood dishes and lamb […] Read more…

Kith and Nosh beetroot latte

Breakfast @ Kith & Nosh

Kith & Nosh opened up on Lonsdale Street in Braddon several months ago, offering various healthy, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options to diners. I’ve stopped in on two occasions for breakfast. At the time, there were matcha, turmeric and chai lattes available on top of your regular coffees. I’m now hooked […] Read more…

Eating in Chiang Mai – Part 2

Following on from Eating in Chiang Mai – Part 1… On Day 3 in Chiang Mai, we had booked ourselves on a tour of the Elephant Nature Park just outside the city. The Elephant Nature Park is a rescue centre for elephants who can recover after being abused and can roam free. This was a real […] Read more…

Pod Food sourdough dried beef

Breakfast degustation @ Pod Food

It had been years since I’d last tried Pod Food’s 4-course breakfast degustation – yes, you can get a breakfast degustation ($40) in Canberra! I had absolutely no plans one Sunday, and decided to treat myself. I made sure I arrived early (8.30am) as I didn’t have a reservation, and was the second diner there. […] Read more…

Wild Duck dumplings

Dinner @ Wild Duck

A few weeks ago, J and I had a celebratory dinner at Wild Duck in Kingston. I had never eaten at Wild Duck before so this was a good opportunity to try it out. It was a Friday night and we walked in without a reservation. The restaurant offers modern Asian cuisine in a fine […] Read more…

Trecento pizza

Pizza @ Trecento

*I was invited to dine at Trecento as a guest, however all opinions are my own. I headed to newly opened pizzeria, Trecento, in Manuka for their media launch a few weeks ago. The first thing I noticed was the inside was very small – fitting maybe 20 people. But there are plans for several […] Read more…