Cheap eats

Zhangliang Malatang Canberra fu

DIY noodle soup @ Zhangliang Malatang

Note: I was invited to dine in at Zhangliang Malatang, however all opinions are my own. I always walked past Zhangliang Malatang in Acton but never had a chance to dine in, so I was eager to try it out when I received an invite from them. We’re lucky we got there early-ish, around 12 […] Read more…

Al Manoosh Mawson meat cheese pizza

Al Manoosh Lebanese

Lebanese bakery and cafe, Al Manoosh, is a popular cafe with the locals and the Lebanese community. It was great to see this small cafe packed with everyone enjoying the cuisine. The menu includes breakfast items like foul and shakshuka, and there are plenty of Lebanese pizzas in different categories such as meat, labne, eggs, […] Read more…

Madam Lu Canberra Hainan chicken rice

Madam Lu Malaysian

I’ve never gotten around to blogging about Malaysian restaurant Madam Lu, but have dined there multiple times. So here it is. There’s a two-page lunch specials menu available Monday to Friday with dishes starting at the $10.50 mark for various noodles, rice dishes, nasi goreng and more. The specials used to be available on weekends […] Read more…

Dumpling King Canberra pan fried dumplings

Dumpling King

Dumpling King at Garema Place in Civic specialises in handcrafted dumplings and hand-pulled noodles which I cannot resist. Xiao long bao ($8.80 for 6 pieces) is on the menu so of course we had to try that. These actually aren’t too bad with a thin dumpling skin and good portion of mince and soup. Not […] Read more…

Dumpling Inn Macquarie three cup chicken

Dumpling Inn (Macquarie)

My friends and I had dinner at the Dumpling Inn in Macquarie. I was first introduced to it about 4 years ago (by the same group!) but never got around to writing about it. I remember a dish of pork mince stuffed into fried pockets and requested we order this again. This is the tasty […] Read more…

Xi'an Famous Foods Dickson qishan noodles

Chinese @ Xi’an Famous Foods

My friend and I tried out Xi’an Famous Foods in Dickson, a restaurant I’ve walked past several times but never really notice or have plans to go to another restaurant along that strip. Menu items at Xi’an Famous Foods include various cold or hot noodle dishes like biang biang noodles, dumplings, rouguamo/roujiamo (Chinese burgers), meat […] Read more…

Burmese Curry Place Canberra city

Cheap lunches for $10 or under in Canberra city

If you just want a fast cheap eat for lunch around Civic, here are a few spots (in no particular order). Burmese Curry Place I think it’s safe to say that most city workers know about Burmese Curry Place. It was so sad when it shut down a few years ago, but it opened back […] Read more…

Li's Dumpling Inn pan fried

Li’s Dumpling Inn (Erindale)

We tried out Li’s Dumpling Inn at the Erindale shops (I remember another iteration of a dumpling place in that same spot several years ago). I absolutely love dumplings so Li’s Dumpling Inn went to the top of my list of eateries to visit. On a Saturday, we drove over to check it out. The […] Read more…

Anonymous bubble tea Canberra

Bubble Tea in Canberra

I moved to Canberra in 2008, and to my horror discovered that there were NO bubble tea shops in the capital. Fast forward 11 years, there are now so many options that I can’t keep up. With all the new bubble tea spots opening everywhere, I thought it was time to make a list. In […] Read more…

La Baguette by R and M ANU pastries

La Baguette by R & M – a French Bakery @ ANU

La Baguette by R and M is a French bakery located in the School of Arts building at the Australian National University. It recently opened on Saturdays which is great news for the rest of Canberra that do not work near the ANU. French pastries, baguettes and tarts are baked on site every day. The […] Read more…