Asian

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…

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…