Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hakata Gensuke Ramen Professional - Melbourne, Victoria



Black tonkotsu ramen noodle, hard noodle texture, normal taste with spring onion and flavoured egg $16.00

Black tonkotsu ramen noodle, hard noodle texture, normal taste with spring onion and flavoured egg $16.00

God Fire ramen noodle (2 chili strength), hard noodle texture, normal taste, with spring onion and flavoured egg $14.00

God Fire ramen noodle (2 chili strength), hard noodle texture, normal taste, with spring onion and flavoured egg $14.00

Revisit verdict: Warning - the God Fire ramen is SPICY, even at just 2 chili strength! Take the friendly staff advice and go easy on your first attempt at this hot (but delicious) noodle soup.
Time and date of visit: 6:30 pm Friday 3 April 2015 (see our previous visit) 


168 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9663 6342
Open 7 days, for lunch 12 pm - 3 pm and for dinner 5 pm - 9 pm

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Menu, 16 May - 22 May 2015

Saturday 16 May: Mexican sandwich rolls with cemitas
Sunday 17 May: Pine mushroom risotto
Monday 18 May: Mapo tofu
Tuesday 19 May: 'Eat Feral with Feral: A Nieuw Safari' #goodbeerweek
Wednesday 20 May: Vegetable pasta or soup
Thursday 21 May: Quinoa salad
Friday 22 May: Guilin noodles

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Qua'n 888 - Footscray, Victoria

Sūa dâu nành - Homemade soybean milk $4.00

Com gà Hôi An - Quang Nam style noodle with sautéed pork, prawn and quail egg $10.00

Bún cha cá - Da Nang style vermicelli fish cake soup $10.00

Time and date of visit: 11:30 am Sunday 29 March 2015 (see our previous visits)

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, May 12, 2015

Prix Fixe - Melbourne, Victoria

Alice in her Wonderland
Eat Me!
Autumn 2015
Four courses, $79 per person



Grin like the Cheshire Cat - Zubrowka, St Germain Elderflower, apple, lime, egg white, lemon verbena (shaken, served up) $20

“Mock Turtle Soup” - Watercress, ricotta nudie, peppers

“Mock Turtle Soup” - Watercress, ricotta nudie, peppers

“The Mad Hatter” - Parsnip crème caramel, king fish, mustard fruits, parsnip remoulade & chips

“The Mad Hatter” - Parsnip crème caramel, king fish, mustard fruits, parsnip remoulade & chips

“Humpty Dumpty” - 70c egg, braised buckwheat, black cabbage, “claret”, bacon soldiers

“Humpty Dumpty” - 70c egg, braised buckwheat, black cabbage, “claret”, bacon soldiers

“Smokey Caterpillars” - Jerusalem artichoke, wild mushrooms, chestnuts, casarecce, mustard greens

“Smokey Caterpillars” - Jerusalem artichoke, wild mushrooms, chestnuts, casarecce, mustard greens

“White Rabbit in a waist coat” - Blanquette of rabbit & aromatic vegetables, cinnamon & lemon

“White Rabbit in a waist coat” - Blanquette of rabbit & aromatic vegetables, cinnamon & lemon

For sharing: Heirloom carrot & currant ‘slaw’

“Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb” - Roasted fig, cardamom ice cream, little chocolate donuts & Pedro Ximenez

“Queen of Heart’s… Tart” - Sable Breton, rose geranium cream, raspberries, roses

“Queen of Heart’s… Tart” - Sable Breton, rose geranium cream, raspberries, roses

Would we go back? If we could, we would. Sadly, this restaurant is now closed. It'd been on my radar since before it opened, and finding out about the impending closure finally gave us the push to try it out. It also helped that the last theme was "Alice in her Wonderland", one of my favourites. The food lived up to the theme - playful and quirky, rich (in flavour) and certainly memorable. It was a delightful evening, and I only regret not discovering this curiosity a little sooner.
Time and date of visit: 6:00 pm Thursday 26 March 2015

Alfred Place, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Weekly Menu, 9 May - 15 May 2015

Saturday 9 May: Calamari with tomatoes, capers and olives
Sunday 10 May: Congee
Monday 11 May: Okonomiyaki
Tuesday 12 MayIzakaya Chuji #gamenight
Wednesday 13 May: Spaghetti alla puttanesca Pulled pork chile
Thursday 14 May: Leftovers
Friday 15 May: Mexican sandwich rolls with cemitas Wagaya

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rose Garden BBQ - Melbourne, Victoria

Garlic BBQ Chicken on rice

Bitter melon with crispy skin pork and egg on rice



Time and date of visit: 5 pm Monday 31 March 2014 (see our previous visits)


435 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9329 1560
Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm

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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