Melbourne’s a fascinating place. It’s full of arts and culture around every corner. Melbourne’s graffiti filled lane ways is world renowned and one of the most celebrated of them all is Hosier Lane in the CBD. It houses some of the most colourful and well executed urban art you will find around and is also [...]
Since I started the liquor business I haven’t really had the time to visit the city much so I was enwrapped when I was invited to sample the menu at Sake Restaurant & Bar one summers night a few weeks ago at the newly revamped Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre.
How many cafes do you know that can make you reminisce about your childhood? How many cafes do you know that are run by volunteers and donate money to charitable causes? How many cafes can do both AND make delicious coffees and healthy bites? I only know one and that’s Kinfolk on Bourke St.
I realised I’ve left writing about Henry and the Fox until a bit too late. Their entire menu had changed since my visit but it would be such a waste to not blog about the place that I decided I’d go ahead and write about my experiences anyway. I might write an updated post after [...]
I think every Melbournian would agree with me that there’s really no shortage of great coffee joints here. We’ve developed such an astounding coffee culture that I wouldn’t be surprised if travel agencies start adding coffee tours to their Melbourne site seeing repertoire, if it hasn’t been done already. In fact, I think that would [...]
I always have trouble finding restaurants to dine at on Friday nights. Being as indecisive as I am (and the rest of my friends too), we always tend to leave things to ‘fate’. There was one week when we finally decided on a restaurant only to find out when we arrived that the menu has [...]
If you live in Melbourne, you would have no doubt walked or driven past this shop in the CBD that glowed a bright orange colour, not from neons but from fresh oranges hanging outside the shopfront. It has been like this ever since I can remember and that shop is Tropicana Juice/Food Bar.
You might not understand what’s there to ‘wonder’ about ‘bao‘ (Chinese steamed buns) since to some it’s a staple and well…just some dough with filling inside. Strange as it may seem, Melbourne is seeing an influx of specialty bao shops and one of the pioneers of its success and popularity is Wonderbao.
Mamak is one of the most popular restaurants in Sydney and although we walked past the Chinatown store on many occasions during my recent Sydney visit, the huge queue snaking out the door put us all off. My friend told me that his relative once lined up for 2 hours before they opened for dinner [...]
It’s common sight for popular Melbourne restaurants to have a queue these days, especially those that don’t take bookings. It’s especially impossible on Friday nights when dining out is at a peak. Since Yuye and I head into the city most Friday evenings for a catch up with friends and most of us are not [...]