dumplings

Giant dumpling @ Din Tai Fung

When I heard that Din Tai Fung was creating a giant xiao long bao (soup dumpling) for the month of November, I had to make some time to get to Sydney to try one. That day was today. For $8.90 I got a xiao long bao the size of a small bamboo steamer and a […] Read more…

Nepalese @ The Hungry Buddha

I dined as a guest of The Hungry Buddha, however all opinions are my own. J and I headed in for dinner at The Hungry Buddha in Curtin one weeknight, courtesy of the owners of the restaurant. The entrance can be hard to find as it’s actually located underground next door to the Beyond Q […] Read more…

Dinner @ Jade Dumpling Noodle House

Located in Gungahlin, the Jade Dumpling Noodle House is a bit of a drive for me but I am trying to dine at more North-side eateries. J and I drove there the night that Canberra had all of that constant flickering lightning – a bit scary but we managed to park undercover. I was excited […] Read more…

Dinner @ Chez Kimchi

14 types of fried chicken. That’s what Chez Kimchi in Civic offers and more. On one spontaneous Friday night shopping trip into the city, J and I stopped in for dinner at Chez Kimchi. After hearing good reviews from various people, it was time to try it out. The menu has plenty of Korean dishes […] Read more…

Modern Asian @ XO restaurant

New modern Asian fusion restaurant, XO, has opened at the Narrabundah shops replacing The Artisan. The restaurant is easy to spot with a large artistic mural outside. Taking on the same narrow space as the previous eatery, the inside of XO is surprisingly bright and light. The exposed brick walls have been painted white, there’s […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…