Browsing All posts tagged under »Duck«

Duck l’orange

April 9, 2015

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I adore French food, though from my recipe posts you wouldn’t think I cook it much at home. It would be a lie to say I cook French food frequently, but I definitely dabble in it. Duck l’orange is one such French dish I have made on a couple of occasions. In a way, it […]

Gladioli

July 24, 2013

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Lucky me, I managed to have another quiet little escape out of Melbourne the other week. This time to Warrnambool. Warrnambool is about 3 hours south west of Melbourne down by the coast. It’s also known as the “windy city”. It was another bit of good fortune that on the day I visited the sun […]

Tom Phat

December 17, 2012

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My friend offered to take me out to a nice ‘Thai’ place for dinner near her place last week, and I couldn’t suppress my surprise when she took me to Tom Phat (184 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC). They do dinner here? For some strange reason, I only associated Tom Phat with breakfast. I think it might […]

Touchè Hombre

November 24, 2012

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Sometimes I’m happy to be proven wrong. The following story will highlight one of those times. I had originally dismissed Touchè Hombre (corner Lonsdale Street and Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne VIC) as some bar that’s popped up to capitalise on the currently trending Mexican food scene in Melbourne. I didn’t think much of it. Sure it […]

The Alchemist

October 4, 2011

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I can’t remember where/when or how I first heard about The Alchemist (361 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC), but for some reason the venue itself is very memorable to me. Every now and then it will pop into my head and I’ll think about visiting; and once in a blue moon, I will actually turn that thought […]

The Hardware Societe

September 5, 2011

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Third time lucky hey? It took 3 goes (1 where my dear friend refused to wait for a table and another when they closed for a short period over winter – just my luck!) till I signed up to The Hardware Societe (120 Hardware Street, Melbourne VIC) appreciation club. It’s already a very long list of members in case […]

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 […]

China: A taste of Wai Po Jia

June 14, 2011

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Wai Po Jia, have you heard of it? No, it’s not a city or province in China so perhaps that’s why you’re scratching your head. It’s actually a restaurant franchise translated as ‘The Grandma’s’ with venues across most of north eastern and central China and it will be clear very soon why it deserves its own post. I know […]