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: TBC

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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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Weekly Menu, 18 April - 24 April 2015

Saturday 18 April: Crispy eggplant with fish fragrant sauce
Sunday 19 April: Nashville hot fried chicken, brown butter cornbread and coleslaw
Monday 20 April: Dahl
Tuesday 21 AprilIzakaya Chuji Chicken and sweet corn soup
Wednesday 22 April: Kale and ham hock pasta
Thursday 23 April: Rice bowl with beef, onions, kale, fried egg and corn chili rémoulade
Friday 24 April: Hare and Grace

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Qua'n 888 - Footscray, Victoria


Sūa Báp - Corn Milk $4.00, and Cafe Sūa Dá - Vietnamese Iced-Coffee (black) $3.50

Gòi Du Dù Khô Bò - Papaya and Beef Jerky Salad $7.00

Com Cháy Chà Bông - Deep Fried Rice Cake with Pork Meat Floss & XO sauce $8.00

Nâm, Loc, Bèo 888 - 888 Special 3 of a Kind Steamed Savoury Rice Flour Cakes $10.00

Nâm, Loc, Bèo 888 - 888 Special 3 of a Kind Steamed Savoury Rice Flour Cakes $10.00

Nâm, Loc, Bèo 888 - 888 Special 3 of a Kind Steamed Savoury Rice Flour Cakes $10.00

Nâm, Loc, Bèo 888 - 888 Special 3 of a Kind Steamed Savoury Rice Flour Cakes $10.00

Sūa Dâu Nành - Homemade Soybean Milk $4.00



Verdict? I'm not at all ashamed to admit that we've been back to Qua'n 888 twice since our first visit! Delicious and great value. Many thanks to Footscray Food Blog for leading us to this great find!
Time and date of visit: 10:00 am Sunday 1 March 2015 

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 14, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015 - New World Whisky Distillery, Gorilla Grill Food Truck and Hong Kong BBQ

Saturday 14 February 2015

This is how we spent our Valentine's Day ♥

New World Whisky Distillery

Tour and tasting, $10 (limited to 15 guests)

We invite the public to experience the opportunity of viewing the process of making a hand crafted whisky- barley to bottle- here at the distillery in Essendon Fields. A guided tour of the distillery & warehouse culminates with guests being taken through a tasting of the whiskys made on site. At the conclusion of the tasting, guests are welcome to sample more of the NWWD range at the bar or purchase a bottle to take away.






New World Projects Seasonal Gin - strawberry & mint infused, with Grim Tonics





New World Ale - Our hop driven, sessionable, fruity ale $8 (425ml) and whisky tasting time...


His: New World Projects - Cask finished Starward, Ginger Beer Cask #2, and Hers: New World Projects - Small Batch Seasonal Gin, Strawberry and Mint!

Gorilla Grill food truck, at Yarraville Gardens




Kimchi fries - An Asian twist on the American classic. Our very own homemade Kimchi, sizzling Korean pork, fresh herbs, tangy mayo and sesame seeds. All set on top of crispy chips $8.00

Kimchi fries - An Asian twist on the American classic. Our very own homemade Kimchi, sizzling Korean pork, fresh herbs, tangy mayo and sesame seeds. All set on top of crispy chips $8.00


Complimentary soup

Ginger and spring onion lobster with noodles

Ginger and spring onion lobster with noodles

Pea shoots with garlic

Pea shoots with garlic

Complimentary dessert soup