Sunday, September 21, 2014

Yim Yam - Yarraville, Victoria

Northern Dried Curry with Chicken and Peppercorns $15.50

Toasted Rice and Coconut Salad - A popular Lao dish of crunchy toasted rice, shredded coconut flakes, herbs, vegetables and ground peanuts $13.90

Tofu and Glass Noodle Soup with Nori $7.90

Roti Bread $3.50

Jao Bong Luang Pra Bong - Chilli paste indigenous to the ancient city of Luang Prabang $5.90 with Sticky Rice - The Lao staple rice, chewy in texture and excellent as an accompaniment with warm salads or other dishes $3.50

Revisit verdict: I don't know how, but we ended up with mostly rice dishes... everything was quite spicy, and utterly delicious! The only thing I was missing was a cooling Thai milk tea or coffee!
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Friday 5 September 2014 (see our previous visits)

40a Ballarat St, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 8585
Open every evening from 5 pm to 10 pm

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Weekly Menu, 20 September - 26 September 2014

Saturday 20 September: Fried chicken, greens and biscuits
Sunday 21 SeptemberFried rice
Monday 22 September: Pumpkin soup #meatfreemondays
Tuesday 23 SeptemberStir fried tofu with corn and green beans 
Wednesday 24 September: Giant pasta shells with ricotta and spinach
Thursday 25 September: Roast vegetables with chicken
Friday 26 September: TBC

Weekend Eats - Pho Tam, Dolcetti, Queen Victoria Market

Saturday 30 August 2014

Sunday 31 August 2014

Oyster with sour cream and red wine shallots

Truffle petit delice

Homemade salami

Brookvale Union Ginger Beer to wash it all down

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekly Menu, 13 September - 19 September 2014

Saturday 13 September: 'Braeside Villa'
Sunday 14 SeptemberMe Wah
Monday 15 September: Smolt
Tuesday 16 SeptemberThe Mill On Morrison
Wednesday 17 September: Khachapuri
Thursday 18 September: Fried rice Hong Kong BBQ
Friday 19 September: BBQ pork omelette Wonton noodle soup

Saturday, September 13, 2014

State of Grace - Melbourne, Victoria

Voided Suspicion - Applejack Brandy, Rosemary and Apple, Strawberry Balsamic Reduction 20

In the 16th Century, a banquet was done terribly different to the ones of today. The term banquet stemmed from the medieval term for ‘ceremony of the void’. It would be the time of an evening where the all guests would adjourn to a parlour as the table was cleared, or ‘voided’ as the year indicates. We present you with a drink befitting a banquet itself.

Grilled haloumi, fig relish 12

Broccoli , pine nut, crimson raisins, quinoa & salted ricotta 22

Warm bread & cultured butter 9

Cured meats, house pickles, smoked cheese 26 

Blood & Orange Monkeys - Monkey Shoulder, Aperol, Cheery Heering, Blood Orange, Spiced Syrup. 

The Blood and Sand is one of only a few mixed drinks to obtain Scotch. It was named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 bullfighter movie ‘Blood and Sand’. The colour of the drink represented the blood from the bulls. We like Planet of the Apes better, no animals were harmed. This is our creative take on the classic, using Blood Orange, Aperol, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey and a homemade Spiced Syrup… Don’t ask the ingredients, we will never tell.

Aylesbury duck breast, parsnip, kale, port steeped prunes 35

Aylesbury duck breast, parsnip, kale, port steeped prunes 35

Would we go back? Yes, I think I'd revisit if I found myself searching for a drink and a nibble on this side of town, or I'd happily try one of their cocktail degustations! The cocktails were absolutely delicious, the decor was fun, and the food was fairly tasty, if just a tad on the expensive side.
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Friday 29 August 2014 

477 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 8644 7110
Restaurant open Monday to Friday 8 am - late, and Saturday 5 pm - late

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