Desserts and snacks in Melbourne

During my week away in Melbourne, I hit up a few dessert places during the day as I love my sweets! (Also, see my Breakfast in Melbourne post for ideas on breakfast stops). The Dessert Kitchen I tried the Nippon warabi ($10.50) aka the raindrop cake with house made matcha balls and red bean. The […] Read more…

Lunch @ Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

J and I treated ourselves to Friday lunch at Dinner By Heston while in Melbourne. As with thousands of others, I was disappointed that I wasn’t one of the lucky lottery winners to dine at the Fat Duck, but was glad I could book into Dinner By Heston. We dined at lunch to save a […] Read more…

Breakfast @ EQ Cafe and Lounge

I was told to try out EQ Cafe and Lounge years ago, and although it was always on my list of places to visit, it just never happened until recently. I found myself with a free morning and was close to Deakin, so I finally stopped in for breakfast. The cafe was larger than I […] Read more…

Dinner @ Thai Amarin

Tucked in between The Durham Castle Arms and Harem Turkish in Kingston’s Green Square is Thai Amarin. Some Kingston local friends and I headed there for dinner one night where I learnt it was a regular go-to for Thai take away before the Foreshore opened up the options. The inside was cosy and homely with […] Read more…

Indian @ Tikka Take

Tikka Take in Civic offers healthy Indian fast food with your choice of tikka. The website boasts its mission to share high quality, unprocessed, natural and nutritious food. Step 1 – select your base. Choose either roti (white, wheat or multigrain roti), rice (plain, cumin brown, kashmiri chilli or garlic cilantro rice) or salad (4 […] Read more…

Breakfast in Melbourne

I recently stayed in Melbourne for a week and had several breakfast cafes lined up to visit. With so many delicious looking options, I found it difficult deciding on where to go and cutting down my list. Fortunately, my accommodation was right in the CBD and close to Melbourne Central so most places were easy […] Read more…

Dinner degustation @ Koi Dessert Bar – Sydney

A few months ago, some Canberra foodies and I did a massive Sydney food weekend. One of our meals was held at Koi Dessert Bar for its set 5 course dinner at $77 per person. The ground floor has a display cabinet filled with an assortment of cakes. These disappeared quickly so I’d recommend buying […] Read more…

Can Tho pork chop

Dinner @ Can Tho

A friend and I caught up for dinner in Belconnen one night and I suggested Can Tho as I’d heard good things about it and had never had a chance to dine there previously. The restaurant had plenty of seating inside, though the decor is nothing fancy. The menu was extensive and it was difficult […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Hakone, Yokohama, Kamakura and Nikko

I’ve put together some smaller trips to Hakone, Yokohama, Kamakura and Nikko into this final post in my Eating in Japan series, even though I didn’t actually travel in this order. Following on from Eating in Japan – Kyoto Part 2, we took a train and ferry to Hakone. My sister and I both bought […] Read more…

Brunch @ Sayer’s Sister – Perth

A couple of months ago, Sunday brunch was had at Sayer’s Sister in Northbridge, Perth. This cafe had been on my hit list of places to try for a few years and I was glad to finally give it a go. We were fortunate enough to find a parking spot right across the road from […] Read more…