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Oporto, South Melbourne

Oporto, South Melbourne

With so much good chicken everywhere in South Melbourne, I’ve never felt the need to trial the flavours over at chain restaurant Oporto. I’ve only had one experience back in Auckland and I found it a bit blah at the time. With the enticement of […]

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar, South Yarra, Melbourne

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar, South Yarra, Melbourne

Since I last lived in South Yarra, there’s been an explosion of new eating places, many of these being Asian. It’s probably to do with the growth of all the apartment blocks, also part of the reason why I decided to move on. For a […]

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

I’ve spent many a lunch or dinner time wandering around Melbourne CBD aimlessly, looking for a food option that’s light, light on the wallet and at least student-quality good. As such I’ve found myself at Hanaichi on many of those occasions. Even after another few years living here, I still love it. Hanaichi hasn’t ever let me down for a good, satisfying Japanese bite.

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Scoopy Milk Bar by HWKR, Melbourne

Scoopy Milk Bar by HWKR, Melbourne

Let’s cut to the chase: Scoopy Milk Bar is so good! I haven’t found a Patbingsu that I liked so much, I’ll be definitely coming back. This Korean dessert features shaved ice served with toppings that can include fruit, condensed milk, syrups, beans and anything […]

Monk Bodhi Dharma, Balaclava, Melbourne

Monk Bodhi Dharma, Balaclava, Melbourne

We had our official first flat brunch, and it was over at neighbourhood haunt Monk Bodhi Dharma. This has been on my list for a good amount of time, it’s notable for it’s specialist vegan and vegetarian brunch options.

Hankki, Carnegie, Melbourne

Hankki, Carnegie, Melbourne

How good is Hankki? My friend Jo heard good things about the place so we chose it for our first ever meal in Carnegie. And we chose super well with this bustling Korean eatery. Probably the best KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) we’ve had in Melbourne and with proper, authentic Korean flavours. As we’ve both been to Korea and dined plenty there, we can attest to this with some confidence.

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Chicken On Clarendon, South Melbourne

Chicken On Clarendon, South Melbourne

Chicken on Clarendon is a classic charcoal chicken takeaway that is run by the world’s nicest people. They offer a range of random Asian dishes and all the fast food staples. Look, the food isn’t going to blow you away, but I’ve always enjoyed the […]

Kyodai Katsu, Carnegie, Melbourne

Kyodai Katsu, Carnegie, Melbourne

I feel like I’ve had a bit of a tonkatsu renaissance of late, having been lucky enough to visit Japan and visit some top tonkatsu restaurants around the world. Closer to home, we have Melbourne’s second katsu specialist restaurant: Kyodai Katsu in Carnegie.

Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven, Melbourne CBD

Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven, Melbourne CBD

The name may be bold but everything else about Dolan Uyghur Food Heaven is the very definition of understated. It’s one of those establishments I wouldn’t have given a second look to, however one of my friends had recommend it. It’s one of her special lunch spots and I’m so glad she took me. Uyghur cuisine is a collision of east meets west, and it’s one worth adding to your dining history.

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