Asian

Vegetarian @ Au Lac

The last time I dined at Au Lac in Dickson was for Chinese New Year about two years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Being one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Canberra, I was happy to go back. I noticed the restaurant has had a bit of a revamp including new […] Read more…

The Commons Street Feast

In case you didn’t know, The Commons Street Feast is a food truck festival being held in Commonwealth Park, Canberra, from 9 to 18 December 2016. It’s an exciting time with this being the first of several food festivals being held across the capital this month (more on that later). Despite the fact that gates […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Osaka

Following on from Eating in Japan – Miyajima Island, we headed to Osaka, which people call the food capital of Japan! Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum One of the first spots we visited, on my must-see list, was the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum where you get to create your own ramen flavours. Luckily, the […] Read more…

Giant dumpling @ Din Tai Fung

When I heard that Din Tai Fung was creating a giant xiao long bao (soup dumpling) for the month of November, I had to make some time to get to Sydney to try one. That day was today. For $8.90 I got a xiao long bao the size of a small bamboo steamer and a […] Read more…

Pop-up dinner @ Lolo and Lola’s

Note: I was invited to dine as a guest of Lolo and Lola, however all opinions are my own. The popular Lolo and Lola by Waterhouse Bakers at Westside Acton Park recently introduced monthly pop-up dinners. I was kindly invited to the October dinner and didn’t know what to expect. The tables in the enclosed […] Read more…

$6.99 curry @ Burmese Curry Place

I had heard about the famous Burmese Curry Place from friends that work in the city. The best and cheapest curry you will find in all of Canberra, I was told. As it’s only open Monday to Friday, it was never a place I could easily get to. Until now. I could smell the hit […] Read more…

Mooncake Festival 2016

Happy Mooncake Festival! Aka the Mid-Autumn Festival (Autumn over in Asia). I headed to Canberra’s first Mooncake Festival held at the Kingston Old Bus Depot last weekend. Sadly, there was really only one stall selling mooncakes but I made my purchases anyway (I didn’t have time to go to Dickson and look in the various […] Read more…

Filipino @ Delikase (Gold Creek)

I first came across new Filipino restaurant Delikase in Gold Creek while on a metrogaine around Gungahlin a couple of months ago. It wasn’t until recently, that I finally ventured back to Gold Creek to try it out. The inside is quite small fitting just 5 tables surrounded by shelves of tea ware and knick […] Read more…

Japanese @ Pepper Lunch

I saw fast food chain Pepper Lunch everywhere in Tokyo but found there was always something better to try. When I came back to Canberra, the first Pepper Lunch eatery had opened in Civic. Pepper Lunch is a DIY teppan eatery where the majority of items are cooked by the diner on sizzling hot plates. […] Read more…

Mud crab @ Jimmy’s Place

I am always reading about Tales of a Confectionist’s food trips to Jimmy’s Place in Dickson for mud crab. We finally got together with fellow foodies and our other halves for dinner on a Monday night. There were two styles served with the mud crab – an XO sauce on vermicelli noodles, or ginger and […] Read more…