Eating in Japan – Miyajima Island

Following on from Eating in Japan – Kanazawa and Hiroshima, we travelled to Miyajima Island and stayed overnight. To get to the island, we boarded a ferry for the quick cruise where we passed the floating torii. After checking into our hotel, it was time for some sightseeing. About 5 metres down from our hotel, […] Read more…

Pop-up dinner @ Lolo and Lola’s

Note: I was invited to dine as a guest of Lolo and Lola, however all opinions are my own. The popular Lolo and Lola by Waterhouse Bakers at Westside Acton Park recently introduced monthly pop-up dinners. I was kindly invited to the October dinner and didn’t know what to expect. The tables in the enclosed […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Kanazawa and Hiroshima

After Eating in Japan – Tsumago, Takayama and Shirakawa-go, we travelled north to Kanazawa. Kanazawa After checking into our hotel, we wandered through the Omicho markets which had gigantic oysters and other seafood items for sale. I had read that snow crab in Kanazawa was worth ordering but sadly we had missed out on mud […] Read more…

Brunch @ As You Like It Cafe & Bar

Tucked away inside The Street Theatre near the ANU in Acton, is As You Like It Cafe & Bar. With tables scattered across the carpeted foyer of the theatre, the cafe is pretty spacious. I was pleased to see no hipster decor, just your sturdy table and chair, letting the food speak for itself. You […] Read more…

Italian @ Imperioso

After a short walk through Braddon to get to the city, I noticed a new Italian eatery, Imperioso, had opened up on Lonsdale Street (formerly Farmer’s Daughter). The menu was limited to five pasta dishes, most of which were handmade gnocchi dishes (yum) and some Italian pastries and coffee. The eatery is tiny and only […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Tsumago, Takayama and Shirakawa-go

Following on from Eating in Japan – Nagano and Matsumoto… My sister and I travelled to the small town of Tsumago in the Kiso Valley. To get there, we took a train to Nagiso station before taking a bus to Tsumago. We were starving by the time we reached Nagiso station, and fortunately for us […] Read more…

$6.99 curry @ Burmese Curry Place

I had heard about the famous Burmese Curry Place from friends that work in the city. The best and cheapest curry you will find in all of Canberra, I was told. As it’s only open Monday to Friday, it was never a place I could easily get to. Until now. I could smell the hit […] Read more…

Brunch @ Stand By Me

A group of friends and I recently caught up for breakfast at Stand By Me in Lyons. I’d been there once before, about two years ago, so it was definitely time to make another visit. Bookings were not accepted on weekends, but we were advised to get there early as the cafe gets packed quickly. […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Nagano and Matsumoto

I’m finally moving onto my other travels in Japan after the Eating in Tokyo series: Part 1 – Tsukiji Markets, Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku, Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas, Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza, Part 5 – Narisawa, and Part 6 – Akihabara, Roppongi and Odaiba. Nagano After the first […] Read more…

Spring menu @ Two Before Ten (Civic)

Two Before Ten recently took over from the very short-lived 79&Fine in Civic. I managed to dine there when the Spring menu had just been introduced and found it quite hard to decide what to order. I was torn between two dishes – the confit ocean trout and the coffee pannacotta (mmm dessert for breakfast) […] Read more…