With the Good Food month coming close to an end with only one week left, its time for me to reflect back a little on some of the events I attended. I bring to you, my Taste of Melbourne 2013 Experience. The Taste of Melbourne is a a conglomeration of everything in Melbourne that has to do with fine food (and wine), with some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants lined up throughout the venue to showcase their unique styles and signatures dishes. The event though is not free and would cost you $30 for general entry ($25 pre-order) just to step in the door. The currency used to buy anything at this event is in the form of Crowns with an exchange rate of $1 per Crown. Costs are reasonable priced if they dished up decent serving sizes but the value isn’t there for only sample sized portions.Read More
I’ve dined a Teppankai a couple of times before and thoroughly enjoyed my experienced each time. Last week the Richard (the owner) hosted a blogger’s night event to introduce the foodies of the world and alike of their their delicious food. I would like to thank Richard for inviting me to this fun filled night as I was able to meet a lot of wonderful bloggers whom I secretly (sort of) stalk. It was wonderful experience to meet the pros in the field and like minded people with the same passion for eating delicious food.
Chilled blanced spinach & shitake mushrooms in light soy
Salmon sashimi with tozasu and micro shiso
From right to left: Gastrology, Sweet and Sour Fork and Peach Water
Spicy fish tempura roll
Lightly tempura battered spicy Salmon sushi with Teppankai’s special sauce & shredded dried chilli
Kaisen (seafood) Teppanyaki
Kobe style eye fillet
Seared grain fed local eye fillet, assorted mushrooms, dipping sauce
Black sesame tiramisuRead More
If you want to find a great place to chill in the city for some Asian market food, look no further than the Night Noodle Market. Open for only one more week, the Night Noodle Market is located at Alexandra Gardens with free entry for people of all ages to come and try some of Melbourne’s finest Asian restaurants showcase some of their most popular dishes. And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy there are always the food trucks lurking just before the main entrance for you to explore. What’s great about this market though is that there’s actually a decent number of seats and tables for all who are lucky enough to come early enough to reserve for themselves.Read More
If you’re looking for delicious waffles without all its fancy extras (like its ice cream and chocolate sauce cousins) then look no further than Waffee Waffles and Coffee. I happened per chance to stumble across this new little waffle shop only a couple of days after opening and I can definitely say that they’re doing things right. At Waffee, waffles are served like your donuts, in a range of delicious flavours, affordable, easy to eat on the go and even with a cup of coffee if that’s how you’d prefer it. Neatly handed to you in a little paper bag, there are no forks to be had when eating a waffle from Waffee.
It’s no wonder that my friend frequents this cafe for lunch and coffee from time to time. Jellystone is no more than a block away from work and they serve a decent feed. This little cafe with its dark stone walls looks even more gloomy on a rainy day. Unfortunately with the horrible weather outside, there wasn’t much use taking any photos of the place. As you step inside the place is even darker but it feels somewhat cosy if you happen to be seated near a source of light.Read More
My birthday BBQ was coming up and I needed a cake. I didn’t want a fondant covered cake nor a fancy mousse based one. I was looking for a continential cake shop and the only one I knew of since my parents closed down their Patisserie was Fleischer Cakes. Located just across the road from our old shop and less than a block away, our former competition was the only place I knew of that still made cakes the way I like to eat them. The cake they made for me exceeded my expectations because I just didn’t know what to expect but trust their expertise.Read More
In the conquest to continue searching for some good ramen, I decided to check out Ramen Ya the day before my birthday. When I want to Little Ramen Bar a few weeks back with one of my other friends, he said that he’d prefer Ramen Ya so I thought I’d give it a try. I’ll have to admit, it was a little tricky trying to find the place. I was standing in front of the cafe at the end for quite sometime before decided to talk a walk through to the end to find Ramen Ya, hidden to the side.Read More