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Vietnamese @ Pho Phu Quoc

I’ve dined at Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson a couple of times now. It’s a great place for fast Vietnamese food with an extensive menu. House specialties include camp fire beef, roast duck, chilli mussels, Vietnamese sour soup and steam boat. On a Friday night, the place is absolutely packed. There are always people coming […] Read more…

Vegetarian @ Au Lac

The last time I dined at Au Lac in Dickson was for Chinese New Year about two years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Being one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Canberra, I was happy to go back. I noticed the restaurant has had a bit of a revamp including new […] Read more…

Mud crab @ Jimmy’s Place

I am always reading about Tales of a Confectionist’s food trips to Jimmy’s Place in Dickson for mud crab. We finally got together with fellow foodies and our other halves for dinner on a Monday night. There were two styles served with the mud crab – an XO sauce on vermicelli noodles, or ginger and […] Read more…

Cheap lunch @ Empire BBQ Cafe

One Saturday afternoon, J and I walked around Dickson to find somewhere to have lunch. There are still so many places in Dickson I am yet to visit. We passed by Empire BBQ Cafe which I don’t remember seeing before. It replaced the upstairs food court that had been there for years. A glance at […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Ducks Nuts

On a Friday night, J and I decided to go out for dinner somewhere North-side. I picked the Ducks Nuts in Dickson (mainly because they have Peking duck fries!) which opened a few months ago replacing the old O’Neil’s pub on the main street. We got there at about 7pm and the place was chockers. […] Read more…

Pizza @ Walter G’s Pizza Obsession

*I dined as a guest of Walter G’s, however all opinions are my own. Opening up just 7 weeks ago, Walter G’s Pizza Obsession in Dickson offers more Canberrans choice for their pizzas. Gluten-free, wholemeal spelt and low-carb grain free (consisting of of almond meal, linseed meal, sunflower and egg) bases are available for vegans, […] 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…

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…

Breakfast @ Kickstart Espresso

Hidden away behind Subway on Woolley Street in Dickson is Kickstart Espresso, a new cafe offering Toby’s Estate coffee, breakfast toasties and bacon and egg rolls, smoothies and healthy sandwiches and rolls. You’ll notice the cushioned wooden crates and beautiful wooden tables outside. The wooden furnishings continue inside decorating the front counter. The cafe is […] Read more…

Bagel craving @ Bean & Grain (Dickson)

Did you know that Bean & Grain has opened another cafe in Dickson? The cafe is much larger than its Fyshwick counterpart which is still in operation Thursdays to Sundays at the Fyshwick Fresh Food markets. I found out there’s even a Bean & Grain Express shop on King Street in Deakin. The Dickson cafe […] Read more…