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The Courthouse

July 29, 2011

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Looks, the exterior particularly, can be so very deceiving, and The Courthouse (90 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC) is a prime example of that. I’d actually thought I booked the wrong place when we pulled up to the front of it. It’s a suburban hotel/pub. Didn’t I book a cute little French restaurant? Thankfully, I did not get […]

Colonel Tan’s

July 24, 2011

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I love surprises. I love them even more when people pull off hard ones. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but it’s no easy task surprising me with a foodie find I haven’t heard of before. Being ever so slightly obsessed with food and pathetically in love with Melbourne means I know of […]

Monga Dessert Lounge

July 20, 2011

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Sweets are in vogue, surely you didn’t need me to tell you that. Chocolate cafes, cake shops and desserts bars are sprouting up every which where. But what is a Chinese dessert? Stop, I know a lot of you may be thinking banana fritter/pineapple fritter with icecream or lychees with icecream. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, […]

Buddha’s Belly

July 19, 2011

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I found the name of this venue rather curious, Buddha’s Belly (75A Chapel Street, Windsor VIC). It makes me think 1. vegetarian and 2. Asian cuisine. Clearly my mind jumps easily to stereotypes, but for the record, it was neither. It’s a casual cafe by day come snack bar at night. It’s comfortably set amongst other […]

Coconut cupcakes with pandan sago pudding filling and pandan buttercream recipe

July 13, 2011

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One could say that I am going through a bit of a coconut and pandan phase. It’s timed well given a recent Masterchef pressure test with Dan Hong’s pandan chiffon cake served with coconut sago and black sesame icecream. Also, I’d been waiting for an opportunity to try a recipe from my favourite cupcake blogger – Chockylit for […]

1000 £ Bend

July 13, 2011

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It’s winter, I’ve been hibernating and as such, have not ventured out nearly as much as I’d like. But I did manage to find time for a spot of brunch the very funky looking 1000 £ Bend Cafe (361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC). This place has caught my eye a number of times when I’m wandering through […]