I recently received an email from David Chen, the man who brought you Melbourne’s first ramen burgers to dine at Shizuku Ramen as a guest. The modern Japanese restaurant with is dark tinted windows and its sleek design is located in the heart of Richmond on Victoria, a very busy narrow street almost always lined up with cars, trams and people on the sidewalk deciding where they want to go to eat. Given all the options available for your average person, it is no wonder that restaurants like Shizuku Ramen need to work extra hard to set itself apart from its competitors.
Set in a prime location on the main street near the beach, staffed with friendly people and offering a large enough variety of mouth watering eats, Main Street is doing it right when it comes to keeping their customers happy because this place is always packed during lunch time. Working just about across the road from the cafe, my colleague and I moved smoothly over to the venue when we realised that all this time we never really eaten there before.
With most of the fun activities slowly being crossed off, I only have the more serious goals to tackle and they’re no easy feat. Managed to add a couple of more books to the have read list but have yet to read any journal articles that can be included as part of my goals. I managed to completely smash my financial savings goal and was able to finally try some Moroccan food. Some general progress made on the goals, but with my entire month of July dedicated to mainly work, I found myself with even less time to focus on myself especially when it came to the area of fitness, in particular my running time goal.Read More
It would be safe to say that ChangGo serves up a pretty mean KBBQ, one of the best I’ve had in Melbourne thus far in fact. Known for it’s signature 8 marinated pieces of Pork Belly in it’s BBQ Pork set serving enough to feed to 2-3 people. ChangGo opens at 5:30pm 7 days a week for dinner only with no booking system other than to line up and wait. You know you can look forward to a good feed when there are groups of people lining up outside waiting to be seated.
How in all my years of studying in the city did I miss this place? Mr Tulk as I would have you believe is located just next to the Victorian State Library on La Trobe St, where during my Melbourne Uni years is near the stop where I took the tram to and from university nearly every day. The fact that I had never ventured beyond the tram stop in this direction to check our this cafe still baffles me to this day. Well its better late than never (when I’m no longer anywhere near the CBD these days), to finally give this place a shot.
I have always wondered what culinary delights B’Stilla had to offer after being allured by it’s neon lit sign one wintery night after a dining experience at Teppankai (its neighbour). The restaurant, serving authentic Moroccan food on its menu is designed by Jason Jones, one of the men that brought us Mamasita. Now, he welcomes us to a shared dining experience with exotic flavours on the menu to satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The menu although not extensive provides a wide enough variety of food that will keep your palates amused throughout the entire meal.
Work has been crazy these past couple of weeks so I haven’t had much time to sleep let alone do anything else. But it’s finally here, my June recap for the 20 goals I’ve set myself for this year. It’s been a slow month for the most part but I was able to complete or add to a few categories that were previously being neglected. I can’t believe half the year is already gone. Looking through this goals I made at the start of the year, I’m actually starting to worry whether or not I’ll be able to complete them all in time.Read More