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Honey soy chicken and chicken rice

October 5, 2014

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If I had to name a food to represent love, I would say it’s chicken rice. That is to say I love everyone I’ve cooked chicken rice for. And if ever someone needed/wanted to show me love – bring on the chicken rice ;)! Hainanese chicken rice (海南雞飯) is arguably the most famous chicken rice of […]

Chef’s Gallery

August 20, 2014

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Whoops, time has slipped by me again. Same excuse, life getting in the way, but there was also a short getaway to Sydney. It was nice to get away from the daily grind and chilly Melbourne to enjoy the mild and sunny days of Sydney’s winter. Every time I’m in Sydney, I’m always a little […]

Olinda Cafe and Produce store

July 21, 2014

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I have a love hate relationship with winter. I hate catching a cold/flu. I hate the need to wear multiple pieces of clothing out only to shed it all off and lug it around as soon as you step inside anywhere. I hate waking up and going home in the dark and feeling like there […]

Bright Autumn Festival

June 2, 2014

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As we have come to the close of my favourite season and entering into the winter months, I thought I’d reminisce a little on our mild autumn weather by showing off a couple of pictures taken from this year’s Bright Autumn Festival. The Bright Autumn Festival is an annual event to celebrate the beautiful warm […]

Two beans and a farm

March 17, 2014

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People who know me will know that I will travel for food. This is why I found myself all the way in Mernda this dreary weekend past, at Two beans and a farm (10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda VIC) in the Carome Homestead. For those of you scratching your heads wondering where on earth Mernda is; […]

Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier at The Star

September 3, 2013

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Sydney has many big names in food, but Adriano Zumbo has piqued my curiousity more than others. He burst onto the scene during the first season of Masterchef and since then has become the much feared ‘dessert master’ for many pressure tests on the show. His popularity (or notoriety) on the show then became a […]

Bourke Street Bakery

August 29, 2013

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Severely lacking in funds for an overseas adventure this year, the only respite I could afford was some time away in Sydney. We were already on an excellent start when Sydney greeted me with beautiful blue skies and a very mild winter’s day – perfect escape from Melbourne’s grey skies. So what’s a Melbourne girl […]

Yarra Valley in winter

June 24, 2013

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How cold has it been recently? My little outdoor thermometer has been registering only 2°C when I wake up in the morning – and I usually get up after the sun is out! Brrr… It’s so easy to miss summer and resent the cold. Who isn’t longing for the return of more sun and warm […]

Otway Fly & Treetop Walk and Wickens Delicatessen & Provedore

March 20, 2013

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No visit to Apollo Bay would be complete without a venture towards the lush greenery that is the Otway Ranges. I love the long winding drive from the coast up to the forest. The driving experience was enhanced with my zippy little manual but even if you’re not in the driving seat, it feels so […]

Dooley’s Ice Cream – The Ice Cream Tub

March 12, 2013

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I hope everyone has had as relaxing a long weekend as I did. A group of friends and I escaped the Melbourne heat wave in search for some respite down at the surf coast. The picturesque Apollo Bay provided this in spades. We spent our days lazily splashing about in the refreshingly cold surf, pointing […]

Sand sculpting exhibition and Peter’s fish and chips

January 31, 2013

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Aside from baking, I did another very Aussie thing over the Australia Day long weekend – I went to the beach. Frankston beach specifically, to see the sand sculpting exhibition at the Frankston Waterfront. For those interested, the exhibition is on until the end of April 2013 and costs $12.50 for an adult entry and […]

October/November mashup

November 15, 2011

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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 […]

The Village Larder

August 29, 2011

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En route home to Melbourne, I’d very strategically planned a pit stop at the very sweet looking town that is Woodend. Why? Because the sun was out, I wanted to stretch my legs and cue drum roll: it is home to The Village Larder (81 High Street, Woodend VIC). As you should know, food is […]

The Dispensary Enoteca

August 27, 2011

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Every now and then, this city girl needs to take a break from all the traffic and dramas of city living. So it was on a typically grey overcast winter’s day that I packed my bags, boarded a vline train out of Southern Cross Station and bid a nonchalant farewell to Melbourne – a least for […]

Ski season is upon us

June 15, 2011

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Queen’s birthday; the last public holiday of the year, well until November. Ugh, 5 months of solid Monday to Friday until then! But on the brighter side of things…ski season officially opens. Twas a dark and foggy day that we ventured up to Mount Buller for some fun in the snow. It made for some […]

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 […]

Spring in Hangzhou

June 4, 2011

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Can there be a surer sign of winter upon us than waking up in pitch black shivering in cold? As we plunge headfirst into the coldest of seasons, I thought it would be nice to remind us of what’s on the other side of winter. Spring. A time when you awaken to birds chirping and […]

China: A taste of Hangzhou

May 24, 2011

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Oh what a glorious city Hangzhou is. Renowned for its history, natural beauty, Dragon Well tea and delicious cuisine, this was a must visit city for me. The food did not disappoint, no doubt the best city (at least amongst the ones I managed to visit on this voyage) for eating. My food highlights from […]

China: A taste of Suzhou

May 24, 2011

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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 […]

China: A taste of Shanghai

May 24, 2011

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Rather than being neglectful, the two month long silence is due to what I’d loosely term as ‘research’. Well, it was definitely a learning experience in the least! Four weeks plus in China will teach you quite a lot about the cuisine, so here are some of my major take outs from the trip. While I will […]