My first and second apartments were both in South Yarra. But in that time I had never made it to Leonard’s House of Love. I definitely heard the noise, and saw the back part of the kitchen. This made me think the place was at […]
The scents of the office have evolved over the last week and one of the reasons for this is the re-opening of Alleyway Kitchen in the 670 Chapel Street complex. Delicious Chinese dishes including the naughty kind with my personal favourite of the honey chicken. […]
One of the fun schemes at work is we have “house” challenges. The house with the most points each month get to have a free lunch, which saw us dining at nearby A25 Pizzeria on Chapel Street. It’s not a joint I would normally visit, the prices are usually a step above my usual lunch budget. There are a few $15 pizza/pasta lunch deals though. I found A25 Pizzeria awesome in terms of toppings and choice, but wasn’t a fan of the soggy crust. For the price you pay, I think you can expect a little more.
It’s been a few years since my last experience at Miss Chu South Yarra. My opinion of the chain hasn’t changed too much. It’s hip, modern Vietnamese that’s polished and with a price tag to match. My new work team (so exciting!) headed over to […]
Hello Sam Burger Cafe in South Yarra has been a long-standing part of my introduction to Melbourne. Four years ago I got a voucher as part my welcome pack in my new apartment. And this year, I had another voucher as I started working down […]
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 late night dinner I check out shiny new eatery Lanzhou Beef Noodle bar.
I have an affinity with pork crackling and unconsciously veer towards any regardless of the situation or environment. As such I’ve taken note of Sandwich Chefs which only reopened at 670 Chapel Street in South Yarra a few years back. It’s a franchise but it’s […]
If ever there’s an ideal spot for afternoon drinks in the sun and people watching it’s at Chapel Street, South Yarra. And a great spot to enable that is Peppan’s Bar & Cafe. Hear the roar of the Toorak tractors as you sip your drinks […]
I’ve always been a heavy cynic when it comes to frozen yoghurt places. Why should I have the trouble of preparing and designing my own food? Why should I be manipulated into upweighting (literally) my own choices? However, Frozen by a Thousand Blessings is one exception to the rule and so far remains my favourite frozen yoghurt place around.
A friend and I popped in post-movie to get a sweet bite and it’s mega handy having the ability to choose our own portion size (also mega dangerous for the appetite-inclined).
I try to mix it up and my three swirls were almond milk (I refuse to type it with a y) and hazelnut, coconut and something with mixed berries. The mixed berries once was the only downer as the pieces were still in frozen chunks. Not sure what was up, I blame it on the mixer. Almond was good but the best of this bunch was the coconut – lovely deep flavour and stood out clearly of the three. None of frozen yoghurt at Frozen by a Thousand Blessings is terribly sweet either, a refined balance and mostly natural tasting flavours. Won’t say healthy, this is never healthy.
I was mindful of my toppings – here, goji berries, almond flakes, jelly balls, chia seeds and kiwifruit – the range available is extensive and impressive. I was pretty pleased to end up at $5.08 for this little tub though the women behind me managed to chalk up $16 something for hers. Pretty sure her dad/ date/ other was paying and the expression on her face rather confirmed this.