Kuu Cafe + Japanese Kitchen

Who would have thought Kuu Cafe is a hidden gem at the corner of Park St, South Melbourne. Not located where the hustle and bustle South Melbourne Market is, you’ll have to wonder out to find this cosy Japanese kitchen nestled in a house. Went on a Sunday afternoon, and had to wait for 10…

Grain store

A hidden Grain store on Flinders Lane. It’s not obvious, but when u walk in the interior gives you another world of its own… Cosy yet classy at the same time. I’ve been here twice now and I think I can do a proper review of it. Expect a wait for 30-40 minutes for a…

Miznon

Simple ingredients made delicious. Miznon use seasonally inspired ingredients to showcase Israeli street food. How it works: Walk in, a waiter will serve you asking how many people, we were there early, so they offered a variety of tables asking us to pick the best spot from lower ground (where the kitchen is), to outside ground…

Ippudo Melbourne

Newly opened Ippudo is hidden in Artemis Lane of QV. It was a little bit tough to find the restaurant – I had full confidence that I’d find it in the common food restaurant area. NOPE! – it’s opposite Meat Fish Wine Restaurant. Shame on me who didn’t google the address! The line was long on…

Hawker Chan MEL vs SIN

Chan Hong Meng worked under a Hong Kong chef in his early years, learned and re-inspired the Cantonese Chicken Recipe. The recipe is now found at Hawker Chan… We knew the cheapest Michelin star meal opened in Melbourne Hawker Chan so we had to try both to compare! Went to Hawker Chan in Singapore- Chinatown…

The Crux & Co

The Crux & Co just lies opposite The Kettle Black. They present balanced dishes inspired by Korean savoury flavours. Mocha was towards above average. I like my mocha not overly sweet but still able to taste the coffee aroma. They met it. J again is on a health street, so he ordered the green cold…

Tipo 00

A pasta bar in a little lane of Melbourne CBD… we were lucky enough to get a table for 3 on a Thursday night. I’ve tried several times from walk-in or phone bookings, but they seem to be always booked out – or i’m such a last minute booker. Highly rated (been on good food…

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…

HWKR Food Centre

Four pop up restaurants at Eq Tower until April. Interchanging vendors, app-powered ordering. HWKR is a hawker food centre inspired by the food culture in Singapore and Malaysia with a bit of a modern twist. Grab a table, order from from the counter (card only), grab your tissue and cutlery and be served by the waiters and…

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…

Workshop bros

Workshop bros are known for their coffees and brunch. Recently opened at Glen Waverley at Kings Way where the strip of restaurants are. Newly brought out with their dinner menu. Never been for their cafe at Queens street. So I can’t compare the difference between the two stores. Interior is amazing. Extremely modern, using rustic…

Tall Timber

To be honest, what attracted us to visit Tall Timber was the Entertainment Voucher of 25% off… (awesome deal!) It was a double date to set the scene and ended being a pretty good experience. Parking went alright. For first timers, be aware that parking is limited and one side of the street is limited to permits…

The Kettle Black

Opened just two years ago on Albert Road is where the modern cafe of The Kettle Black sits. I was told that they are sisters of Top Paddock. I love their white and gold themes that makes it classy but also comfy to dine in. Their furnitures are very cosy. Their high ceilings make you…

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…

LuxBite

Having previously worked in many of Melbourne’s best restaurants, Bernard Chu and Yen Yee finally established LuxBite on the upper end of Toorak Road, South Yarra in 2010. It took me ages to finally step into the upper east side to indulge ourselves with beautiful sweetness on a fine Spring day.. I first tried the Blue Calpis…

Burch & Purchese

Is a known patisserie headed by Darren Purchese. He’s known for his flavour balance and texture creativity. Combining delicious sweet decorations of jellies, sponges, mousses, cream, crumbles & spreads layer after layer. I’ve followed them at the 2013 Melbourne Show – good food and wine pavilions. Darren there did a cooking demonstration on his explosive…

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…