Wednesday, November 26, 2014

China Spice - Melbourne, Victoria

Lebanese Cucumber in Garlic & Vinaigrette $6.8

Spicy Green-Bean Jelly Noodle $6.8

Pork Wonton in Sichuan Spicy Soup (15 pcs) $9.8

Steamed Shanghai Juicy Dumpling (8 pcs) $9.8

Verdict? Our first impression walking through the doors wasn't an entirely positive one. Depending on who you get, the service can be either friendly and accommodating or just plain rude, even scary. Luckily, the food soon chased away our apprehension. The cucumber dish was an instant hit, the jelly noodle was delicious (a little oily), while the xiao long bao were tasty (though the dumpling wrappers weren't as thin as Hutong's). There's also nothing to complain about when it comes to the price!
Time and date of visit: 12:30pm Wednesday 29 October 2014 

280 Little Lonsdale Street (corner Sutherland Street), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9600 3989
Open Monday to Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm and Sunday 11:30 am - 10 pm

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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Queensberry Street Pour House - Carlton, Victoria

cafe latte with h/made nut milk (almond + macadamia) and honey

smashed eggs + toast + h/made zucchini relish $9.50

Verdict? Cute corner oasis with delightful coffee, deliciously smashed eggs and friendly staff. You get the feeling that time moves differently here - there's no urgency, there's no rushing... and I'm quite OK with that.
Time and date of visit: 9am Wednesday 29 October 2014 

210 Queensberry Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia (03) 9347 1277 @queensberryph
Open Tuesday to Friday 7am - 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am - 3pm

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weekly Menu, 22 November - 28 November 2014

Saturday 22 November: Spaghetti and meatballs
Sunday 23 November: Mexican corn soup 
Monday 24 November: Chicken and soba noodle salad
Tuesday 25 NovemberChicken tortilla soup
Wednesday 26 November: Mapo tofu
Thursday 27 November: TBC
Friday 28 November: Po' Boy