Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vanakkam India - Footscray, Victoria


Salt Lassi $3.50

Tandoor Chicken - Chicken marinated in yoghurt and aromatic Indian spices (half) $10.00

Plain Dosa $7.00

Idly 65 - Ground rice and lentil steamed cakes marinated in spices and deep fried $14.00


Lamb Saag - Lamb cooked with rich spinach gravy $15.50

Lamb Saag - Lamb cooked with rich spinach gravy $15.50



Would we go back? We had previously experienced delicious takeaway from Vanakkam India, so decided to try dining in one Friday evening. While the dishes we ordered didn't quite hit the same mark as we remembered, it was all still pretty tasty, and we would be happy to try it again and continue eating through the extensive menu.
Time and date of visit: 5:30 pm Friday 13 March 2015

359 Barclay Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 7224
Open Monday to Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm and Thursday to Sunday, 11 am - 10:30 pm

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekly Menu, 2 May - 8 May 2015

Saturday 2 May: Pumpkin risotto
Sunday 3 May: Lamb wraps
Monday 4 May: Roast pumpkin soup with Thai flavours and young coconut rice
Tuesday 5 MayIzakaya Chuji
Wednesday 6 May: Beef stew with aubergine puree
Thursday 7 May: Chicken enchiladas
Friday 8 May: Toasted buckwheat and smoked trout salad

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Lincoln - Carlton, Victoria


Fresh apple, ginger, mint 4.50

Edamame, kelp salt 5

Triple cooked chips 9

Beetroot, pickled green tomato, farro, goats cheese 16

Pork belly, fennel, celery, chimichurri 18



Would I go back? Yes. Yes. Yes. The food was surprising and delicious, service was friendly and attentive. I can't wait to revisit.
Time and date of visit: 12 noon Friday 13 March 2015

91 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia (03) 9347 4666
Open Sundays to Thursdays – noon to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays – noon to midnight

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekly Menu, 25 April - 1 May 2015

Saturday 25 April: Harambe
Sunday 26 April: Miso garlic kale with roasts
Monday 27 April: Fried rice
Tuesday 28 AprilIzakaya Chuji
Wednesday 29 April: Roast vegetable salad with pearl cous cous
Thursday 30 April: Buddha's delight
Friday 1 May: Thai Angels #takeaway

Sunday, April 26, 2015

After The Tears - Elsternwick, Victoria


bloody mary - our homemade garlic and chilli infused vodka with tomato juice & fresh lemon. served with cucumber, celery, olives and tabasco 12.5, perla - a crisp polish pilsner (poland 500ml 6%) 9.5

baltic sea zakaski (a polish shared plate of delights for two or more) - rollmops, herring in sour cream & apple, salmon caviar, house made salt cod fritter, smoked ocean trout terrine, white bait, dill pickles, horseradish marinated beetroot, russian salad, rye bread 27.5

griddled haloumi cakes - haloumi, carrot, zucchini, mint, parsley, coriander, tarragon, with salad and coconut and carrot chutney 16.5

Time and date of visit: 5:30 pm Monday 9 March 2015 (see previous visits)

9B Gordon Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia (03) 9523 0969
Open Monday to Friday, 3 pm - 10 pm and Saturday to Sunday, 11 am - 10 pm

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Qua'n 888 - Footscray, Victoria


Cafe sua da - Vietnamese iced coffee $3.50

My Quang - Quang Nam style noodle with Sauteed Pork, Prawn & Quail Egg $10.00


My Quang - Quang Nam style noodle with sauteed pork, prawn and quail egg $10.00

Bun bo Dan Nang - Da Nang style hot & spice beef vermicelli soup $10.00

Bun bo Dan Nang - Da Nang style hot & spice beef vermicelli soup $10.00

Comb chay cha bong - Deep fried rice cake with pork meat floos & XO sauce $8.00

Comb chay cha bong - Deep fried rice cake with pork meat floos & XO sauce $8.00

Time and date of visit: 11:00 am Monday 9 March 2015 (see our previous visit)

Qua'n 888
Shop 24, Little Saigon Shopping Centre, Ryan and Leeds Streets, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9347 4596
Open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ZaZa's Cucina Italiana - Richmond, Victoria

Sunday 8 March 2015

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - Italian Sweet Temptation

Join Italian pastry champion Dario D’agostino for a hands-on class and tasting to learn the fine art of dessert making. Italian Sweet Temptation @ ZaZas is a great way for people to learn the art of dessert making, including sugar work, cake decorating and much more. If you have a sweet tooth and a passion for dessert, take it to the next level with our Italian pastry champion Dario. Suitable for all passionate food lovers, kids, professionals – whatever your current level of expertise.


Dario D’agostino's pastry equipment essentials - mixer, induction cooktop, and a microwave. 



ZaZa’s spiced caramel and chocolate mousse statement

We needed some savoury to counter all that delicious sweetness, so decided to enjoy lunch at ZaZa's!

Mattia Fresh Juice - orange, lemon, ginger 7

Old School Spaghetti - San Marzano, EVOO 19

Calamari Salad - Pan fried calamari salad, fresh chilli, capers, lemon juice 18

Verdict? The class was fun, delicious and informative - Dario is a fantastic teacher and presenter. Lunch was just as yummy, and the staff were friendly and attentive. It was a lovely way to spend my Sunday, and I'd be super happy for a revisit! 
Time and date of visit: 1 pm Sunday 8 March 2015 

ZaZa's Cucina Italiana
10/53 Coppin Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia (03) 9421 6221
Open Monday to Wednesday 7 am - 4 pm, Thursday and Friday 7 am - late, Saturday 8 am - late, and Sunday 8 am - 4 pm

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