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5 tips to enhance your Night Noodle Markets experience

The first ever Canberra Night Noodle Markets are on right now as part of the Enlighten Festival. I was kindly invited, along with other Canberra food bloggers and writers, by Canberra Times Food and Wine Editor Natasha Rudra on a tour and taste of the food stalls before the markets opened. The Night Noodle Markets […] Read more…

Enlighten Night Noodle Markets starts tomorrow!

In case you haven’t heard, Canberra’s inaugural Night Noodle Markets will be held this year as part of Enlighten! After major envy from Sydney and Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets, there is much excitement in Canberra to have our own. Held at Reconciliation Place in Canberra, food stall holders include: Spanthai Zagyoza Teppanyaki Noodles Shallot Thai […] Read more…

Tang Dynasty @ the Kingston Foreshore

I’ve been eagerly awaiting for the re-opening of Tang Dynasty at the Kingston Foreshore. It used to be located in Kingston’s Green Square, a popular spot for politicians and senior public servants, but closed down about 10 years ago. Now, the original owner of the restaurant has made made a comeback on the Foreshore. I […] Read more…

Yum cha @ Akiba

Akiba recently introduced yum cha on weekends between 11-3. I was interested to see what it would be like so I booked an outdoor table with some friends. The yum cha menu that day (below) looked like the regular Akiba menu but shorter. This was confusing – what was the yum cha aspect? Thankfully our […] Read more…

Birthday lunch @ Tetsuya’s

Warning: this post is photo heavy. For my birthday, I booked Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney (about 6 months in advance) for Saturday lunch. Tetsuya’s offers a 10-course degustation for $220 per person (without wine). It’s been on my list of eateries to visit and I couldn’t wait to head to Sydney for an extra long […] Read more…

Cheap Vietnamese @ Bistro Nguyen’s

New Vietnamese restaurant, Bistro Nguyen’s, recently opened in Civic on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street (replacing what was Wasabi). I originally thought the restaurant was called Vietnamese Food as there’s a massive banner hanging out the front with ‘Vietnamese Food Now Open’ written across it. Approaching the entrance of the restaurant, I […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ LiloTang

The latest venture by the Chairman Group (Chairman & Yip, Malamay, Lanterne Rooms) is LiloTang in Barton, offering modern Japanese cuisine. Headed by chef Shunsuke Ota (formerly of Nobu Melbourne), there was much anticipation of this restaurant opening. I have been teased by photos on social media and had my first taste of binchotan (charcoal) […] Read more…

Dinner @ Kokoro

My partner and I caught up with some friends over the weekend. Seeing as they live in Gungahlin, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out a restaurant in the area. We all like Japanese food, so I made a booking at Kokoro Japanese Restaurant. I don’t drive to Gungahlin often, so […] Read more…

Dinner @ Akiba

In case you hadn’t heard, Akiba opened its doors on the weekend, offering the first 100 diners free food on Saturday night. Sadly I wasn’t in Canberra that weekend, otherwise I would’ve joined the queue of diners eager to try out the new eatery (for free!). Located on Bunda Street in Civic, Akiba is a […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Wong (Sydney)

I love going to different eateries in Sydney. Walking up George Street, I noticed a dark alleyway with a stylishly dressed couple walking out of it. I then noticed the opening of the alleyway was stamped with a sign for ‘Mr Wong’s’. So this was the popular Mr Wong’s! Curious, I walked in to see […] Read more…