Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Weekly Menu, Thursday 25 July: Miso ramen

Weekly Menu, Wednesday 24 July: Chicken burritos

Weekly Menu, Monday 22 July: Mapo tofu

Fandango - North Melbourne, Victoria

97 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9329 0693
Open Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 3pm, Sunday 9am - 2pm

Soy Latte with Honey

Pesto Scrambled Eggs - Soft scrambled eggs flavoured with flecks of basil, pine nuts, garlic and parmesan. Served with grilled tomato and toasted sourdough $16.00

Beetroot Eggs - Poached eggs with beetroot and fetta relish, served with spinach on toasted sourdough with mushrooms $19.50

Curried Eggs - Indian spiced chickpeas topped with two fried eggs, spicy brinjal vegetable pickle, minted yoghurt cheese and warm roti $17.50

The best? We didn't have to wait in line for an hour, unlike the Auction Rooms next door!
The worst? Limited seating inside, so we were stuck in the chilly courtyard.
Service? Friendly.
Decor? Shabby chic.
Noise? Low-range.
Value? Fairly standard cafe prices.
Would we go back? Yes.
Time and date of visit: 10:00am Sunday 21 July 2013

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekly Menu, 27 July - 2 August 2013

Saturday 27 July: Sichuan House Seafood
Sunday 28 JulyPumpkin soup
Monday 29 July: Chicken curry
Tuesday 30 July: Greek lamb wraps
Wednesday 31 July: Pesto pasta
Thursday 1 August: Gyudon
Friday 2 August: Mamak

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Touche Hombre Electrica - South Yarra, Victoria

15 Claremont Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (03) 9827 0399
Open Tuesday - Saturday, noon - late

Kafir lime & chilli margarita - kafir lime and chilli infused tapatio reposado, ginger & citrus 18.50

Guacamole - with fresh tortilla chips 8

Tiradito yucetan - market fish, scallops, 'cooked' in orange and lime juice, habanero chilli, ginger, green mango, coconut cream 16

Taco de pollo - grilled chicken, crispy skin, corn and black beans, chipotle mayo 10

Taco de pescado - mexican beer battered fish, shredded cabbage, avocado salsa, cilantro 10

Taco wagyu de pecho - braised wagyu brisket, avocado, onion, oregano 14

The best? If we had to pick something, the margarita and the guacamole were the highlights.
The worst? The tacos, especially the wagyu.
Service? Too cool for school.
Decor? Mix of industrial hardware and 80s memorabilia.
Noise? Low-range.
Value? Overpriced.
Would we go back? No.
Time and date of visit: 5:00pm Tuesday 16 July 2013

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Weekly Menu, 20 July - 26 July 2013

Saturday 20 July: Clam pasta
Sunday 21 JulyIndoor picnic
Monday 22 July: Mapo tofu
Tuesday 23 July: Mushroom risotto
Wednesday 24 July: Chicken burritos
Thursday 25 July: Miso ramen
Friday 26 July: ShanDong Mama

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daniel Son - Murrumbeena, Victoria

471-473 Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 0497 690 628
Open Monday-Friday 7am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm

Freshly squeezed orange juice

free range eggs - scrambled on toast ($9) with house hashbrown ($4) and grilled cherry toms ($3.5)

free range eggs - sous vide slow poached on toast ($9) with house hashbrown ($4) and sumac spiced shrooms ($3.5)

meat hash with fried eggs poached eggs (hash: an old school mix of fried diced beef brisket, potato, onion & old bay spice) ($12.5)

The best? The eggs.
The worst? Disappointing hashbrown.
Service? Friendly hipsters.
Decor? Typical industrial / vintage cafe style - white walls, repurposed tables, metal chairs, pendant lights with Edison bulbs.
Noise? Mid-range.
Value? Reasonable prices.
Would we go back? Maybe.
Time and date of visit: 11:00am Sunday 14 July 2013

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Cookie - Melbourne, Victoria

252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9663 7660
Open 7 days, 12pm-3am

fat rice noodles with duck cabbage, green peppercorns & basil $22.00

stir fried chicken, enoki & oyster mushrooms, fresh coconut, kaffir lime & lemongrass $22.50

The best? Casual dining - perfect for a Friday work lunch ;) Especially if you manage to score a balcony seat.
The worst? Noise levels can make it a bit hard to have a conversation.
Must try? Fat rice duck noodles!
Service? Friendly.
Noise? High-range.
Value? On the pricier end of the scale.
Time and date of visit: 1:00pm Friday 12 July 2013

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Sourdough Kitchen - Seddon, Victoria

172 Victoria Street, Seddon, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 5662
Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm

Poached eggs on toast with house made chutney $9.50 with freshly squeezed apple, carrot and ginger juice and a soy latte with honey.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekly Menu, Thursday 11 July: Chicken cacciatore

Coconut House - Melbourne, Victoria

449 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9329 6401
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight

Hometown Fried Chicken Chop Mee Pok (flat egg noodle) - with Hometown fried chicken chop, minced pork & braised egg $8.90

Malaysian Homemade Ginger Garnish on Hainanese Chicken Rice with Braised Egg $9.60

The best? Cheap Malaysian comfort food.
The worst? If you're not familiar with the dishes, the menu can be overwhelming.
Must try? Him: Hainanese Chicken, Her: Iced Teh Tarik.
Service? Minimal.
Decor? Cheap and cheerful.
Noise? Mid-range.
Value? Couldn't ask for much more for the price. $18.50 total (for 2 dishes, not including drinks).
Time and date of visit: 5:00pm Tuesday 2 July 2013

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekly Menu, 13 July - 19 July 2013

Saturday 13 July: Hong Kong BBQ
Sunday 14 JulyCasa Beauville
Monday 15 July: Fried rice
Tuesday 16 July: Dainty Sichuan
Wednesday 17 July: Lasagne
Thursday 18 July: Quiche
Friday 19 July: Guilin noodles

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Family Feast - Paella

Weekly Menu, Saturday 29 June: Pork omelette

Weekly Menu, Thursday 27 June: Japanese curry

Weekly Menu, Wednesday 26 June: Spaghetti bolognese

Weekly Menu, Tuesday 25 June: Sesame salmon soba

Marmara - Windsor, Victoria

68 Chapel St, Windsor, Victoria, Australia (03) 9510 6944
Open 7 days, 5pm till 11pm

Mixed Dips - A selection of Humus (Chickpea), Patlican (Eggplant), Ispanak (Spinach) & Cacik (Cucumber) Ezme $10.00

Karişik Turşu / Mixed Pickles - A great garden selection of vegetables: Green pepper, Carrot, Cabbage, Tomato & Dill prepared in our unique pickle mariante $5.50

Ìman Bayildi / Iman Fainted - Baby eggplant lightly pan-seared, topped with finely diced tomato, onion, red capsicum & garlic then finished in the oven & served with a garden salad & bulgur (cracked wheat) rice $14.00

Döner Kebab - Thin slices of our famous tender lamb from the turning roast served with a garden salad and Pilaf rice $14.00

Verdicts? Wonderfully comforting on a cold day, and perfect before a visit to The Astor.
Meal style: Shared dinner of 4 dishes
Cost: $43.50 total (between 2 people, not including drinks)
ime and date of visit: 6:00pm Tuesday 18 June 2013

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