Cheap eats

All you can eat yumcha @ XY Dim Sim Dumpling House – Forrest

The XY Dim Sim Dumpling House which used to be in Deakin has relocated to the Italo Club in Forrest. All you can eat yum cha is $20.80 per person on the weekend. I organised weekend yum cha here with a group of friends (six of us in total). You have to be a member […] Read more…

Noodles @ Savoury Kitchen

One of my workmates introduced me to cheap pho at Savoury Kitchen in Westfield Woden. Located in the corner of the food court, Savoury Kitchen offers Vietnamese food such as rice paper rolls, pho and other noodle dishes, as well as your typical Western favourite Asian foods – honey chicken, salt and pepper squid and […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Shabu Shabu

I first dined at Mr Shabu Shabu in New Acton about 3 years ago and remembered it was a good cheap meal. I went back with some friends for a pre-show dinner and knew I’d want another shabu shabu as it was a freezing night. Shabu shabu is a dish of thinly sliced meat and […] Read more…

Matcha parfait @ Chanoma Cafe Sydney

I’d seen photos of a matcha parfait on reviews about Chanoma Cafe in Sydney and put this on my list of places to try on my next visit to Sydney. Located at Regents Place on George Street, there are quite a few other restaurants and cafes in the complex. I had a look at the […] Read more…

BrodDogs by Brodburger

A few weeks ago, Canberra burger institution Brodburger opened up its second venture, BrodDogs, in its distinctive red van in Belconnen. Selling gourmet hotdogs, BrodDogs made an appearance back in February at the Canberra National Multicultural Festival and it must’ve taken off from there! BrodDogs is located on the top floor carpark of Westfield Belconnen […] Read more…

Lunch @ Pheast Manuka

Pheast recently opened in Manuka replacing what was Charlie Blacks. There are specials written up outside on the bi-fold glass doors – 2 for 1 dinners on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as $10 lunch specials look like good bargains. Located on the corner of Furneaux and Franklin Street, the fit out is pretty much […] Read more…

Cronuts and banh mi @ Saigon Southlands Hot Bake

Walking through Mawson after a visit to the Italian Continental Bakery and Cafe, I came across this sign for cronuts at Saigon Southlands Hot Bake. I must admit that I was quite surprised that a Vietnamese bakery would be making cronuts. I’m always keen to try cronuts so I made it my mission to return […] Read more…

Cheap ramen @ Hakataya Ramen (Gold Coast)

After reading some reviews on Urbanspoon and other blogs on good cheap places to eat around Surfers Paradise, I decided to try out Hakataya Ramen, known for its cheap and tasty ramen. A group of us wandered over on a Sunday night at 7pm, only to be told they had run out of everything for […] Read more…

Dinner @ Malaysian Chapter

A few weeks ago, a friend and I tried out Malaysian Chapter for dinner after buying a Livingsocial voucher for a 3 course dinner. Specialising in hawker cuisine, you will find this family-run restaurant tucked away on Weedon Close in Belconnen. Because of the Livingsocial deal, we had a limited menu of what we could […] Read more…

Brunch @ Little Oink

On one of those spur of the moment Saturday brunches, a friend and I decided to head north-side and try brunch at Little Oink in Cook. There are a few tables outside covered in brightly coloured tablecloths. As I stepped inside, the beautiful colours and images painted on the feature wall are the first things […] Read more…