Browsing All posts tagged under »Festivals«

Chinese New Year 2013: Year of the snake

January 10, 2013


My favourite celebration of the year is fast approaching. I’m talking about Chinese New Year (CNY) of course, this year is the year of the snake and it falls on the 10th of February. I’m posting about it well ahead of the game given the large number of Chinese and Vietnamese communities in Melbourne planning […]

Taste of Melbourne 2012

November 27, 2012


For the past 2 years since I started this blog, I’ve been writing about the annual ‘Taste’ festivals. This year it was held outdoors, in the green fields of Albert Park. So you know the deal by now. Pay ~$30 entrance fee to get into the event and then exchange your dollars for ‘crowns’, which […]

Welcome to Winter Melbourne

June 1, 2012


Bottega (74 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC) is giving away free snack sized pork rolls to warm you up this winter. It’s part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Roast Series in June. It’s delicious free range pork from the the folk at Western Plains Pork. Fresh off the spit to your tummy from noon […]

Food for Thought with Adam Liaw at Foodbank Victoria

April 3, 2012


I have taken a slight hiatus from the blog last month and here are my excuses; 1. March is wedding season prime time, and 2. the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) also happens to run in March. So while I’ve had plenty of blog fodder, time has been really scarce. Thankfully, things appear to […]

South Melbourne Street Fair

February 19, 2012


I love a good old fashioned street fair. We don’t have enough of them in Melbourne. But this Sunday, the sun was out and made for a glorious day to stroll around South Melbourne as the proud locals showed off their wares. Businesses from the area set up marquees or operated on the street. What […]

Chinese style roast pork recipe

January 25, 2012


Attempting roast pork belly with crispy crackling is not necessarily something you embark on on a whim. It requires planning and should really be reserved for special occasions. Or so I thought…until I discovered how easy roast pork can be. Seriously, people make it out to be a lot harder than it really is. And […]

Chinese New Year and steamed new year cake (nian gao) recipe

January 12, 2012


So Christmas and New Year is well and truly over. I hope you had a merry one with your near and dears. But for now, it’s back to reality. A reality that includes struggling to wake up early, miserably trudging back to the daily grind we call work, the disbelief that 2012 has arrived and […]

October/November mashup

November 15, 2011


So it looks like we’re speeding towards the end of the year here and the absence in posts for the last month is really just a reflection of how busy things have been.  I am beginning to amass quite a large backlog of posts to be written, and I’m afraid I’m not likely to get […]

Taste of Melbourne 2011 and questioning the love of red velvet cakes

September 23, 2011


I’m going to try make up for my very poor write up of the Taste of Melbourne 2010 last year and be more detailed this time round. So evidently, the time has come again for the food festival that takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building; a time to sample many of the fine restaurants […]

China: A taste of Suzhou

May 24, 2011


Having only spent a day in this fine city, it is hard to comment on its food, but here goes. Arriving in the city hungry having foregone breakfast meant that we found the ‘snack street’ pretty quickly. Snacks included things like tofu, fried dumplings, soup noodles and the likes. Out of curiousity, we tried these […]

Taste of Melbourne 2010

August 28, 2010


In a city obsessed with food – good food, and where to find it, it was little surprise that the Taste of Melbourne food festival/exhibition drew a big crowd on Friday night. $27.50 (or $30 at the door) buys you entry with food and drinks extra. Luckily for me, I managed to score some free […]