Say hello to Tokyo Tina, the Japanese sister to the Vietnamese restaurants Hanoi Hannah and Saigon Sally. Despite the overwhelming Japanese pop culture decor that mixes up a lot of the old school signs and anime figurines with the contemporary feel Brunswick-esque feel, Tokyo Tina takes an off centre approach to Japanese cuisine. Tokyo Tina is designed to be typically a walk-in restaurant only however the place does allow for bookings to be made for groups of 6 or more.
There is no better way to begin your Mondays than with a healthy diet to kick start your week. When I recently discovered that there was a vegan restaurant on Grattan St just around the corner from the Dental Hospital at Melbourne Uni, I only wished it had been opened earlier back when I was but a uni sprout. Mantra Lounge provides a range of healthy meal deals starting at $7.95 for whatever is available on the day, up to $10.00 meals deals for their more special items. All the food is vegan including the desserts.Read More
Nourished 385 caught my attention when it first opened with its philosophy for gluten free and clean eating approach to food. The cafe restaurant and now bar has been on my wishlist to visit for quite some time and it wasn’t until I saw a Scoopon Brunch deal that I took it as a sign for me to finally make that little extra effort to pay them a visit. From $19 for breakfast or lunch for two with sparkling wine or any other selected drink of choice such as tea, apple juice or orange juice, the Scoopon voucher deal was a steal.
You’re at Chadstone, you’re hungry and you’re craving for something a little well….Vietnamese. The closest place to have good Vietnamese food is Springvale (most likely) and you don’t really to want to interrupt your shopping spree to travel that further down because you’re on a tight spending schedule. Well, my friend you’re just in luck because Chadstone now has its own little Vietnamese restaurant, meet the Pho Nam Nam, the Pho specialists.Read More
In my mini quest to try new food this year, I went to Little Africa because I had never tried African cuisine before. The food was a little different to what I was used to, but it was not completely foreign in taste to me either. There was an earthy ambience to the place which created an atmosphere that was quiet, laid back and quite relaxing. The restaurant is small and displayed across one side of the wall variety of pans, gourds and hand woven plates.Read More
Thaiger is a new gourmet burger joint joint in town with a twist of Thai. The burger joint has strategically placed itself in the little laneway off of Bourke St where H&M, David Jones, Myer and The Emporium are located for shoppers to stop by and take a break. Using Thai flavours and ingredients as the basis for their inspiration to create a unique twist on the classic American hamburger, Thaiger is fast attracting curious customers wanting to give these exotic burgers a try.Read More
Tommy Ruff Fish bar is rocking it up in Mordialloc along its beachy shores and fishy streets with its hip new fish and chip shop on Main St. Open 7 days a weeks from lunch til dinner with the intention of getting council approval to further extend their opening hours. Having been already featured in The Age Good Food Guide and local papers the fish and chip is fast becoming a popular spot in the last few months.Read More