FPJ’s Top Canberra Eats of 2016

Another year has flown by. Reflecting back on my posts, it’s time to pick out my top eats for 2016. In no particular order: Pod Food Pod Food can really do no wrong with their amazing fresh produce, lovely setting and excellent service. It never disappoints. I enjoyed a degustation dinner at Pod Food earlier […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Kyoto – Part 1

Following on from Eating in Japan – Koyasan, my sister and I travelled to Kyoto for a few nights. Fortunately, our hotel was very close to the Nishiki markets – a hubbub of activity with several restaurants and food stalls, also known as ‘Kyoto’s pantry’. Walking through the tight alleys in the undercover area was […] Read more…

Lebanese cuisine @ La Mono

La Mono in Braddon offers a variety of Lebanese cuisine and charcoal chicken. My first thought was that it was great to see the eatery had thought about ventilation with the kitchen’s smoky BBQ pit sealed off from the rest of the restaurant so we didn’t leave with a smoky smell on our clothes. The […] Read more…

Eating in Japan- Koyasan (Mt Koya)

Following on from Eating in Japan – Osaka, we travelled to Koyasan (Mt Koya) to stay overnight at a temple on the mountain. Accommodation was more expensive than the other places we stayed in during our time in Japan, but an overnight stay was highly recommended by friends as well as online reviews. We enjoyed […] Read more…

$20 lunch plate @ Wood & Coal

I hadn’t been to Wood & Coal for a few years (since 2014!). I had passed by one day and saw a sign for a $20 lunch plate which sounded good to me, plus I was starving, and decided to dine in. There was a choice of house wine, beer or soft drink included so […] Read more…

The Commons Street Feast

In case you didn’t know, The Commons Street Feast is a food truck festival being held in Commonwealth Park, Canberra, from 9 to 18 December 2016. It’s an exciting time with this being the first of several food festivals being held across the capital this month (more on that later). Despite the fact that gates […] Read more…

Brunch @ Raven & Rose

What used to be the Kingston Grind has been made over with a new look and new name – Raven & Rose. What immediately grabbed my attention was the gorgeous mural on the wall. I was dining solo for Saturday morning breakfast and was pleased to see an all day menu. Prices were average for […] Read more…

Rye Cafe & Bar Braddon

Opening up a couple of months ago, Rye Cafe & Bar has been a welcome addition to the Braddon food scene. Offering a fresh and healthy menu with a Danish touch for both breakfast and lunch, the cafe’s small front scatter-cushioned alfresco area overlooking Lonsdale Street provides a nice welcome to diners. The cafe itself […] Read more…

Dinner @ Number 10

Replacing Smoque at the Abode Hotel in Woden is Number 10 Restaurant. Some fellow foodbloggers and I headed there for dinner to check the place out. The restaurant is very spacious with a large indoor dining area as well as the outdoor deck. We started off with the smoked ham hock, taleggio and green pea croquettes […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Osaka

Following on from Eating in Japan – Miyajima Island, we headed to Osaka, which people call the food capital of Japan! Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum One of the first spots we visited, on my must-see list, was the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum where you get to create your own ramen flavours. Luckily, the […] Read more…