Guzman Y Gomez is set up like a Mexican fast food chain restaurant that aims to serve up a hearty selection of Mexican goodness for the hungry, tired and…did I mention hungry? I’ll be completely honest though. I was a little bit skeptical about the quality of the food. In particular how the beans and rice are cooked. I have a terrified of hard beans and rice. It is not secret then that I’m not the greatest fan of basmatic rice. I love my soft fluffy rice thanks. But I wanted to give Mexican food a try and Guzman Y Gomez the benefit of the doubt. And I good thing I did too.
After attending free evening seminar on the modern management of caries as a dynamic disease process. The only thing on my mind and my friend’s minds were ramen. How you might ask? Because we are that synced when it comes to food. After being turned off by the long line at 8:45pm still brewing in front of Hakata Gensuke, we decided to turn our heels and head straight to Mensousai Mugen, a fairly new ramen joint that was serving up Melbourne’s first tsukemen (dipping ramen) experience. I could not wait.
When Yuzu Cuisine first graced Melbourne with its selection of modern Japanese fusion offerings, I became incredibly curious. Slightly hidden away from the busy tram lined Collins St, Yuzu Cuisine offers its patrons a cosy dining experience that only those who know where to look may find. I had a Scoopon $45 voucher for $100 credit of food to use, and took Le Boy here after a long day of attending a Hygienist Conference at The Melbourne Convention Centre. I was looking forward to some good food and maybe some sake too.
It’s that time of the bimonth again where I present to you the best feature snippets from Otaku USA in their October 2014 issue. This bimonth features Sailor Moon on the cover to celebrate the reanimation of a classic favourite anime that played a major part of my introduction to anime and manga in during my childhood. Other anime featured in this magazine include Kamigami no Asobi, Golden Time, The Devil is a Part Timer and When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni). Also this month I’ve decided to scan the Attack on the Titans anime review and the interview feature with Ayumi Seto, the Harajuku Burger Queen. Once again please remember to support OtakuUSA by subscribing to their magazine, or grab a copy at your local newsagent (Caulfield have them in stock).
Another month has flown by and as I’m reviewing my 20 Goals for 2014, I am realising how often I need to be flexible when it comes to setting goals. Yet again I have made some changes to the list especially in the Activities/Events section. A little less eventful than I would have preferred but for various reasons, I managed to squeeze in reading one book amongst the chaos of daily living. I have a tendency to procrastinate and while doing these monthly recaps do help me be more accountable for my goals, it’s sure is a little depressing when I’ve gone through a busy month just to realise that you haven’t done much in the way of working on many of my goals.Read More
Get your waffle on at this cute little establishment which has just opened up recently in Hawthorn. Located on the busy road that is Glenferrie, The People’s Waffle with its clean and modern look has a lot of potential to become quite popular, even more so being only a 10 minutes walk away from Swinburne University, Hawthorn. I was doing my seasonal dining deals browsing on Groupon when I came across a deal for The People’s Waffle that I just couldn’t ignore. $9.00 for two waffles and two drinks (for two people. There was also a $5.00 for a waffle and coffee deal for one person as well). I got myself straight onto that sugar hit.
The midst of another wintery Melbourne night, I present to you a Spanish dining experience that I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. The first time I came here on a Friday night at 6pm, I was turned away because we didn’t have a booking and would have to wait until 8:45pm before there would be any tables available. In my second attempt to come here, I tried to making a booking for six but was yet again unable to find a time there wasn’t going to be after 8:00pm. Finally learning my lesson, I decided to book a Thursday night in advance for two people at 6:30pm and lo and behold we were finally able to dine at a reasonable hour. My expectations of this place at this point was set very high. If I was having this much trouble just to eat at Portello Rosso, I expected it to be good.