Most Asian restaurants I’ve been dining at recently have been fast food or close to it. There is one exception, and that’s U-Village in St Kilda. When I was given the chance to dine there as their guest, I was a little unsure as to what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
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.
It was not long ago that Yuye and I were discussing just what restaurants Glen Waverley needed. It’s starting to turn into Malaysia town with my favourite Hong Kong style cafe, Star East Cafe, closing not too long ago. What’s opening in its place I hear you ask? Pappa Rich that’s what. So hence my [...]
The Japanese culture heavily embraces Buddhism and thus Buddhist teachings. One of the concepts that was derived from its teachings is the acceptance of all things ‘imperfect, impertinent and incomplete’, also known as ‘wabi sabi‘ in Japanese. Wabi sabi is an aesthetic that considers imperfect things beautiful, such as an unfinished, rough or unsymmetrical object, [...]
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 [...]
I really love going to Knox City Shopping Centre, as I’ve found the best green grocer right in the middle of the mall. It’s not where you’d expect to find such an amazing green grocer that’s for sure. Every time I go, I’m amazed at just how cheap and fresh the produce are and most [...]
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.
It has been a very warm few days in Melbourne. I have really missed and loved the feeling of the hot air on my face as I opened the car door and then being able to roll up my sleeves and roll down the windows while driving. Temperatures at around 27-28C is my favourite, it [...]
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 [...]