Hurricanes Grill – Darling Harbour

When in Sydney, you have to visit Hurricanes and have their ribs. I took my family here whilst we were visiting Sydney. They are very close to their cantonese tastebuds and wouldn’t be content with any other food because it’s their comfort food as they grew up in Asia. But the ribs sauce of Hurricanes…

Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander is a contemporary and relaxed local winery with cafe & wine tasting bar. Some free tasting wines for the wine drinkers. I was doing a hike that day on a 37 degree heat, so I didn’t dare to drink anything that would dehydrate my body. The good food prepped me for the hike…

Au79

As good as gold they say… Au79 has been an instagrammable place for all our brunch lovers. It’s has a very pretty setting of indoor plants and with modern sleek grey and gold tones. The dining area is huge and had I known earlier, it would have been the perfect hens brunch! I’ve now been…

+39 Pizzeria – Lil Bourke St

A good place for a casual night out. Suitable for small and large groups. I’ve been here a couple of times to say that their quality of pizza is superb. Pasta can be hit and miss depending on what you order. On my most recent visit we had a group of 10, we had to…

Mr. Wong

I am cantonese and so happen to have the surname: Wong. I’m not being bias but as I was researching on my next food adventure in Sydney, Mr. Wong popped up quite a bit. It so happened we were ready to have lunch by 12 that we didn’t need to book and walk-in with a…

Cataract on Paterson

Another good pick for dinner during our stay at Launceston. And again close to the Cataract Gorge Reserve – hence the name “Cataract on Paterson”. We walked in and saw a large dining area. An interior of early settler mixed with an outback Australian barn feel. Their website looks pretty sophisticated but it errs on…

Rice Paper Sister

After trying Rice Paper Scissors, I wanted to try their sister company – Rice Paper Sister. I can see they do two different styles and I prefer being seated on dining tables at Sister rather than bar tables and stools at Scissors. Service was fabulous – we enjoyed most of what was recommended from the…

Jinda Thai

Another Thai restaurant visited on a busy Wednesday. Wasn’t able to book and upon arrival we were told that we only have 1hr 15mins seating. Super short compared with other restaurant where they have two hours… After a while – we did see it being fully packed! It’s a popular place in Abbotsford. I ordered…

Hunter & Barrel

Went for their latest Dinner Set Menu Special Deal from Dimmi.com.au – it was delicious! A 4 course meal for $40 – essentially $10 per dish. Great interior. Dining area is spacious and have catered for all group sizes. The mocktail, Masquerade, $9 attracted both couples on our double date; Orange and Pineapple juices shaken with…

Dodee Paidang

Started in Sydney, then moved to Melbourne, hidden in the basement of Little Collins Street and Equitable Lane… it’s Thai street food… cheap and with a big dining area for all group sizes. We arrived on a Sunday night asking for a table of 4. Told to wait for 10 minutes, but it only took…

Abacus All Day

Abacus All Day is such a family friendly cafe. Large in size and have all sorts of dining areas. I walked in with an open space, to the right are 2 people booths, and the left are 4 people booths suitable for families. The looking beyond the coffee machine island are communal tables with high…

The Meat & Wine Co – Southbank

The Meat & Wine Co has been at Southbank for many years. My first time was at a 21st birthday seated upstairs. And on the recent visit, I sat on the ground floor for a girls night table for four. I felt that the ground floor was very cosy – the tables were close to…

Meat Maiden

A basement restaurant and bar located in the heart of Melbourne CBD. They catered for us with a group of 10! We ordered the maiden mood which is $65 per person, where the whole table must do the same. Accommodates for dietary requirements like many other feed me options. The deal is they give us…

New Shanghai

Opened in emporium, then at chadstone shopping centre. Every time I go to chadstone, there’s always a line. Since the emporium location opened first, there was less of a queue. New Shanghai emporium has become me and J’s favourite spot for weekly Friday night dinners. It’s reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. The quality and taste is…

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Over two months I’ve been at Rockpool twice (one for dinner and the second for lunch. The second time was better than the first. Why? Because I didn’t know my steak! I had the wagyu topside the first time and it was too chewy! I was so disappointed until I tried J’s scotch fillet around…

Giant Steps

I’ve heard all about it and drove past it many times when I head pass Healesville. When I did want to go there, they were closed for renovation. Now they have re-opened! Beautiful interiors with vertical wooden designs for dining separation. I’ve never been inside before it was renovated, so I had no idea how…

Il Nostro Posto

On a Saturday cold night at hardware lane, we strolled down the lane and Il Nostro Posto’s menu caught our attention for our not too hungry stomachs. Busy at the outdoor seating… But they could accomodate us walk-in-ers. We were seated downstairs at the corner. My first thought was its so secluded that we might…

Gradi

Sitting at Melbourne’s crown casino lies Gradi, I walk pass it all the time, and they seemed to have a small entrance, but once you enter into the restaurant, the dining space is huge!!! The cuisine is mainly italian, but I find it Italian fused with Modern Australian. Service was very welcoming we were seated at…

Rococo – Glenferrie Road

Sitting at the corner of Glenferrie Road and Hawthorne Grove lies Rococo Glenferrie Road. There is also Rococo Fitzroy Street Rococo and Acland St which is the original establishment of the Rococo Group. Catering for outdoor and indoor dining or just at the bar for couple of drinks and nibbles, their kitchen opens all day…

The Black Toro

My first food venture blog post will be The Black Toro! Located in one of the most popular food central in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Glen Waverley. Established recently in July 2012 competing in the Kingsway strip of restaurants, has surely been successful. I’ve always wanted to try The Black Toro but it was…