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.
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.
I love visiting restaurants I haven’t been to before. Since I turned ‘foodie’, this has been happening a lot more, both for content purposes and since I’ve learnt to appreciate various cuisines and love the excitement of finding hidden gems. As a result of this constant trying of new places though also comes the occasional [...]
Just like how Melbourne has no shortage of Malaysian and Mexican food now, there’s also a variety of choices if you want to have a good hot dog or snag. There’s Snag Stand right outside Melbourne Central, Massive Wieners which serves cheap classic hotdogs with delicious toppings and then there’s my recent visit to Phat [...]
As weird as it seems for those of you who don’t know me in real life, I used to be and still am quite an introvert. But I wasn’t always like this as a child. When I still lived in Shanghai, all the grown ups loved my sweet mouth and apparently talented way of getting [...]
The first time I ever ‘won’ anything was back in year 9. It was one of those unpopular gold coin donation charity events at school where we had a chance to guess the number of Easter eggs in a jar in order to win prizes. I was peer pressured into the donation and as a [...]
There’s been a lot of buzz in the United States about food trucks and so forth but I never considered it to be something I should be concerned with. Although there are many kebab trucks around but I was never all that interested in the concept. Until that is, when I found out about Beatbox [...]
Have you ever tried copy and pasting a word 20 times into Google Translate and making the AI repeat it in different languages? If you haven’t, you might not want to try it as it drove me up the wall when Yuye did that a few weeks ago using the words ‘Pope Joan’. I found [...]
My head was spinning and my stomach was churning. I felt like I had just chugged down a litre of slightly warm milk and GOSH can I actually be lactose intolerant without knowing about it for 28 years? Or am I just terrible at drinking more than one dose of caffeine a day? After having [...]
Yuye and I faced yet another day of undecidedness this week. Specifically, we weren’t sure where we could go for lunch before I started my first styling class at RMIT. As we were heading into inner city, the choices exponentially increased. Then we remembered. Wasn’t there a place we wanted to dine at last time [...]