Hello 2018! It’s nice to meet you. Hope you’re full of wonderful adventures, good eating and splendid weather. Let me recount a day with all of these things, back in the city of Toulouse, in the country of France, with my friend Judy. Here’s a […]
At the Coctail Bar Max, the drinks choose you. There isn’t actually a menu per se, the staff make them bespoke for the customer. And Coctail Bar Max & Dom Whisky as a place that’s as buzzing as the cocktails they dispense. It was a […]
Transport yourself to Japan with a night in at Kinka Izakaya. It’s available in two locations of Downtown and Annex. It turned out to be my most memorable dining experience during my time in Toronto. It’s a bustling Japanese experience, full of authenticity and good eating. From the moment you step into the restaurant and get shouted at by all staff, you know you’re in for a proper treat. In true izakaya style, the food is served in sharing style and it arrives at seemingly random increments. The ambience of Kinka is electric and that continues in the dishes. They’re full of flavour and passion, served with a deft hand. All the items we ordered were fantastic with a few standouts. There are plenty of choices to navigate and with a contagious atmosphere it’s impossible to leave Kinka Izakaya without a smile.
If you fancy a little fancy, head over to the Great Northern Hotel Bar (or known as GNH Bar). As the name suggests it’s part of the GNH complex and it brings a touch of glam for any after-work drinking affair. We headed in for […]
Hochi Mama is a hip Vietnamese fusion restaurant nestled in the backstreets of Melbourne’s CBD. We were invited to try out their menu and had a great time in doing so. It ticked all the boxes with food largely being really good with the cocktails, service and […]
I don’t often have leaving-the-country dinners, but when I do, I pick the biggest and most central spot I know of. And Cookie is perfect for both of those. The huge space in the centre of Swanston Street accommodates many. As well as the handy spot, there’s no booking required, we could easily find a space for ourselves in the beer hall on the night. At a cursory glance it looks like a mere bar venue, but take a bite and you’ll know there’s a solid Asian-fusion kitchen. The food ordering of the beer hall component is trample-over-people and madly-queue-order at the counter.
Food came out at a lightning pace, with dishes magically arriving upon mere moments of reclaiming one’s seat. That, or the drinks were getting to me. Probably both. The prices are as enormous as the menu, but the quality is good and I was happy with my green curry with chicken and corn dumplings, yard beans and basil ($28.50). I had swiped some of Jo’s deep fried five-spice chicken ($23.50) and that was also tasty. I enjoyed the service at Cookie for our big group and it did the trick for one of my last gasps of the eating scene.
This week I’ve been raving about my experience at The Noble Experiment, a drinking and eating house located in Smith Street of Collingwood. The experiment is undoubtedly a worthwhile and memorable one and I’d highly recommend it for anyone to give a go with a […]
Hidden away in the alleyways of Chinatown is a wee little drinking spot called Berlin Bar, one I’ve got grown quite fond of with a happening menu and a usually solid vibe. I’ve never had trouble getting a table and it’s a nice place to sit […]