Asian

Lunch @ Arirang Korean

My friend V and I decided it was time to head far North-side to try out some food. It was a cold winter weekend, so hot Korean food seemed like a good idea. We walked into Arirang Korean restaurant in Gungahlin (no booking made) and there were a few spare tables available. After sitting down, […] Read more…

Christine Manfield pop up @ Eightysix

After the dessert diva, Christine Manfield, took over the Eightysix kitchen to produce and deliver some of her amazing signature desserts last year, I was eager to go back this year when it was announced that she would not only produce more desserts, but take over the lunch/dinner menu for a few days. This year, […] Read more…

Lunch @ Kinn Thai

My partner J and I were shopping at the Canberra Centre one weekend and decided to try out the latest eatery to open on Bunda Street, Kinn Thai Restaurant. Kinn has replaced Wagamama along the restaurant strip outside the Centre. Kinn means ‘eat’ in Thai and we were starving! A sign outside states to wait […] Read more…

The Cupping Room re-run

I haven’t written another post about The Cupping Room since my first visit when it opened in 2013. I’ve been back several more times now, so this is a compilation of some of these visits (and of the photos I could dig up). The ‘Eat All Day’ menu has its perks meaning you can eat […] Read more…

Dinner @ Shin Sen (Dickson)

I caught up with some friends for dinner at a newish Japanese/Taiwanese restaurant, Shin Sen, in Dickson. Shin Sen replaced what used to be Wasabi. Don’t worry, they’ve kept the teppanyaki. I believe you can choose between a Taiwanese banquet or a Japanese banquet both $39.90 per person. The regular menu includes a limited number of […] Read more…

All you can eat buffet @ Eastern Tiger restaurant

Eastern Tiger Restaurant has replaced Top Taste, which replaced Noble Palace in Phillip, Woden. A friend organised dinner there on Sunday night which was when I found out that Eastern Tiger provide an Asian all you can eat buffet! The fit out inside has been modified so that all seating is now upstairs to allow […] Read more…

Food Marathon – 1 weekend in Melbourne

My partner and I headed to Melbourne for a friend’s wedding over the Easter long weekend (I flew to fit in a day of eating while he drove down). I really only had one day in the CBD to eat and shop so I tried to make the most of it, taking into account what […] Read more…

Dinner @ Shanghai Dumpling King

Those living south-side can now access more dumplings from Shanghai Dumpling King at the Erindale shops in Tuggeranong. This is the sister restaurant to Shanghai Dumpling Cafe in Acton / Civic. The restaurant is much smaller than the Acton version, probably about half the size. Clean and simple with a feature wall of smooth timber […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ Bon Kura

*I dined as a guest at Bon Kura, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to dine at Bon Kura in Dickson by owner Bonnie, who originally wanted to name the place Sakura but the name was taken so Bon Kura it was! Not to be outdone, there are pictures of the […] Read more…

Enlighten Festival and Night Noodle Markets wrap-up

What did you think of Canberra’s first Night Noodle Markets? Taking my 5 tips into account after my first visit, I went back a couple more times to try out more food. The coconut juice ($6) from Mini Pancakes was refreshing on a hot summer’s afternoon though not quite cold enough. I really liked the […] Read more…