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Opening night @ Temporada

The guys at Aubergine have entered into a new partnership, bringing us Temporada. I first heard about Temporada after reading a very informative HerCanberra article.  It means ‘seasonal’ in Spanish and offers modern Australian fresh seasonal produce. It’s opening to the public was on Friday and I couldn’t wait to try it out for dinner. […] Read more…

Dumplings @ CBD Dumpling House

CBD Dumpling House opened up a couple of weeks ago at the Canberra Centre. Another new restaurant in the North Quarter after Jamie’s Italian, Papparich and Hero Sushi. I absolutely love dumplings so I headed in for a weekday lunch with my partner. The entrance is in between two buildings (at Scott’s Crossing), just up […] Read more…

Wood-fired pizza @ Dolce & Salato

The first time I went to Dolce & Salato, I noticed the large wood-fired oven in the corner but it wasn’t in action just yet. Just before Christmas, they fired up the oven and I got to try it out earlier this month. Some friends and I shared two pizzas between the three of us. […] Read more…

Vietnamese @ Roll’d

So I’ve heard all this buzz around the Vietnamese street food stall, Roll’d, set up in the Canberra Centre food court. I was going to order the pho but it was a pretty hot day, so I thought a cold pork banh mi (Vietnamese pork roll) would go down better. I ordered the classic pork […] Read more…

Peking duck @ Mr Wei’s

The first time I went to Mr Wei’s, I wasn’t too impressed with the entrees but found the mains were really tasty (and pricey). Specialising in Beijing roast duck (aka Peking duck), I knew I had to come back to try it out. On a Thursday night, some friends and I were deciding where to […] Read more…

Papparich take 2 and 3

Some friends and I headed back to Papparich for dinner one weeknight. We got there at 6pm, however all diners must be present before a table is provided (I’m thinking that might only be the case on weekends). There was quite a queue from 6 and we only waited about 20 minutes after all diners […] Read more…

Coffee @ Farmers Daughter Canberra Centre

Farmers Daughter, a Yarralumla brunch spot, opened up a sister store in the Canberra Centre last week. Located under the escalators near Fitness First and Jamie’s Italian, the shop is quite small and only sells coffee, yummy looking pastries (macarons, tarts, croissants, pain au chocolat) and has a limited breakfast menu as there is no […] Read more…

Discovering Moochi frozen yogurt

Heading into Canberra Centre, I noticed that Moochi frozen yogurt had opened up opposite Big W. This is the fourth froyo shop to open up in Canberra (that I know of) after Yogurtland, Noggi and Nominom. Prices seem a little cheaper than Yogurtland (I spent nearly $10) where yogurt is charged by weight. At Moochi, […] Read more…

Sushi train @ Hero Sushi

Hero Sushi recently opened up its sushi train in the Canberra Centre. Next to Papparich and near Jamie’s, the sushi train looks impressive. Hero Sushi also have shops in Woden and Tuggeranong just selling sushi rolls – I do like the sushi there. A friend and I went for dinner one week night. There is […] Read more…

Brunch @ The Cupping Room

I’ve been keeping a close eye on The Cupping Room – a project by Ona Coffee. Their aim is to ‘…involve, engage and educate coffee drinkers in the finer appreciation of coffee’. Located on London Circuit across the road from UniPub and the police station, the place looks impressive with the wooden paneling outside. I […] Read more…