Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekly Menu, 28 September - 4 October 2013

Saturday 28 September: Marmara
Sunday 29 SeptemberDumplings
Monday 30 September: Soy poached chicken
Tuesday 1 October: Pasta salad
Wednesday 2 October: Leek soup
Thursday 3 October: Miso fish
Friday 4 October: Mr Huang Jin

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dainty Sichuan - South Yarra, Victoria

176 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (03) 9078 1686
Open for lunch Mon & Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-2:30pm and for dinner Sun-Mon & Wed-Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-10pm

Tasty Cold Noodle - Chilli Oil & Sichuan Pepper $6.80

Stirfried Pea Seedling $ (seasonal price)

Steam Pork Slices with Preserved Vegetable $28.80

The best? The tasty cold noodle and the stirfried pea seedling are amongst our fav dishes.
The worstWe can never resist ordering some of our favourite dishes, but we do always try to order at least one new dish to try... While the steam pork dish was nice in flavour, we unfortunately found it to be far too rich and fatty for just two people to eat.
Service? Super attentive.
Decor? Chinese.
Noise? Low-range.
Value? Good!
Would we go back? No doubt!
Time and date of visit: 5:30pm Wednesday 28 August 2013

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunnybrae Clearing Auction - Sunday 25 August 2013

Pre-road trip breakfast at Pho Tam.

Pre-road trip breakfast at Pho Tam.

Pre-road trip breakfast at Pho Tam.

Outside the shed auction.

George Biron during the kitchen auction.

Auction goods from the dining room.

Farewell Sunnybrae, hello Brae.

Weekly Menu, 21 September - 27 September 2013

Saturday 21 September: Salmon and soba noodle
Sunday 22 SeptemberGyudon / noodle stirfy
Monday 23 September: Caesar pasta salad
Tuesday 24 September: Quiche
Wednesday 25 September: Wonton noodle soup
Thursday 26 September: Beef and tomato on rice
Friday 27 September: Hutong Dumpling Bar

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Menu, 14 September - 20 September 2013

Saturday 14 September: Party food
Sunday 15 SeptemberSweet and sour pork
Monday 16 September: Fishy tacos
Tuesday 17 September: Bomba tasting panel
Wednesday 18 September: Chicken wings and salad
Thursday 19 September: Sardine pasta
Friday 20 September: Full Moon Steam Boat Party!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Café Vue - August Mixology (Cocktail Degustation), Bollywood

Normanby Chambers, 430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9691 3899
Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm
Mixology - every Friday evening for five dishes with matching cocktails and tunes for $95 per person, reservations essential!


Our take on classic Indian dishes and drinks are inspired by bright colours, loud patterns and textures and spicy dishes. We meddle with your perception of Indian cuisine, with our version of popular dishes, street snacks and beverages.  

♫ Suraj - Baharon Phool Barsao ♫

Mango Lassi

Vegetable dahl

Awaara Hoon - Awaara 

Chocolate & chilli daiquiri

Beef samosa

♫ Deewana - Aisi Deewangi 

Indian Amaro

Butter chicken

♫ Tujhe Dekha To from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 

Chai Latte

Rose cleanser

♫ Ra.One - Chammak Challo 

Pistachio Old Fashioned

Mango & Pistachio 'Lassi'

Mango & Pistachio 'Lassi'

The best? In my opinion, the mango lassi and the beef samosa.
The worst? The last couple of drinks got just a tad too boozy for my tastes.
Service? Friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Decor? Modern.
Noise? Mid-range.
Value? Excellent!
Would we go back? Most definitely.
Time and date of visit: 7:00pm Friday 23 August 2013
Previous editionsNovember 2012 | December 2012 | January 2013 | February 2013

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bursaria presents A Touch Of... High tea with a twist! on Sunday 18 August 2013

Rosina, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia (03) 9417 7771
2 - 4pm, third Sunday of every month
$55.00 per head, bookings essential

Honey-cured salmon with remoulade on dill blinis

King Island blue cheese and pear chutney served on fig and walnut bread

Slow cooked beef, caramelized onion and thyme filo cigar w tomato relish

Skewers of herb and citrus prawns wrapped in noodles w lemon aioli

Poached chicken, almond, celery teenie tiny sandwiches

Poached chicken, almond, celery teenie tiny sandwiches

Cream of broccoli & Maffra cheddar soup w red pepper tapenade

Scones with raspberry jam and double cream

Mini lemon meringue pies

Rosewater meringue, seasonal berries, marscarpone cream

Vanilla, rose and pistachio panna cotta, pomegranate syrup

Crème brulee, lightly scented with lavender

Organic chocolate pots, salted caramel toffee, clotted cream

Many thanks to Bursaria and Broadsheet Melbourne for running the competition and special thanks to GKT for winning the table for Sunday 18 August 2013! xx

Monday, September 9, 2013

Little Ramen Bar & Creperie le Triskel

346 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9670 5558
Open Monday to Saturday, for lunch from midday and dinner from 6pm
"We close when we're out of soup!"
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Sapporo Draught - Fresh draught on tap! 330ml glass. A moderately light body and refreshing flavour of lingering hops 6.0

Housemade Gyoza Dumplings - The classic side for Ramen! Handmade right here at Little Ramen Bar these pan fried pork and vegetable dumplings are juicy on the inside and crisp on the bottom. Serving of 6. 5.5

Classic Ramen - A timeless recipe perfected over generations. Our original Tonkotsu soup is rich with porky goodness extracted from over 10 hours of cooking. All Classic Ramen are topped with seaweed, bamboo shoots, spring onions & a slice of BBQ pork 9.9 with Mountain of Beansprouts 1.0 and "Ajitama" egg seasoned in traditional marinade 1.5

Classic Ramen - A timeless recipe perfected over generations. Our original Tonkotsu soup is rich with porky goodness extracted from over 10 hours of cooking. All Classic Ramen are topped with seaweed, bamboo shoots, spring onions & a slice of BBQ pork 9.9 with corn 1.0

Spicy Miso Ramen - Housemade miso combined with our slow-cooked pork soup, minced pork and mixed vegetables. Topped with a slice of BBQ pork, spring onion & roasted sesame seeds 11.9 with "Ajitama" egg seasoned in traditional marinade 1.5

32 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 0466 406 404
Open Monday - Thursday 7am - 6pm, Friday 7am - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am - 5pm
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Crepes with fresh bananas, strawberries & lemon juice $8.50

Crepes with warm raspberry puree, melted chocolate & vanilla ice-cream $8.50

Crepes with Sugar Lemon $4.00