Friday, November 29, 2013

Advieh - Seddon, Victoria

71b Gamon Street, Seddon, Victoria, Australia 0432 241 276
Open Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday-Sunday 8am-10pm

Long black

Soy latte with honey

Fresh juice - orange, apple, carrot and ginger

Turkish Scrambled - Scrambled eggs mixed w/ Turkish Sausage & spinach - 12

Free range poached eggs w/ Sourdough 8.5, home made baked beans 3.5 and mushrooms 3.5

Value? Very decent value! 
Would we go back? Yes - definitely a charming addition to the local cafe scene.
Time and date of visit: 10:30am Sunday 29 September 2013

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hutong Dumpling Bar - Melbourne, Victoria

14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 7187
Open 7 days, 11:30am - 3pm and 5pm - 10:30pm

Shao-long Bao (East China) $11.80

Boiled Dumpling Stuffed with Spinach (North China) $7.00

Wantons with Hot Chilli Sauce (Szechuan) $9.80

Spring Onion Pancake $6.50

Shredded Turnip Pastries (Shanghai) $6.80

Egg Custard Buns (Steamed) $7.50

Fried Pumpkin Cake $6.50

Must try? The Shao-long Bao and the Chilli Wantons!
Value? Not too shabby... 
Would we go back? For sure! Some of the best dumplings in town ;)
Time and date of visit: 7pm Friday 27 September 2013

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Maha - Melbourne, Victoria

21 Bond Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9629 5900
Open for Sunday-Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 6pm-11pm

bison & gazoz - zubrowka bison vodka, st-germaine elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon, grapefruit bitters, turkish gazoz soda 21

We ordered the 4 course lunch soufra - 3 savoury courses plus dessert for $45 per person. Some of our party had dietary requirements so we also had some alternative dishes to try.

Value? The 'soufra' was excellent value!
Would we go back? Yes - perfect for celebrations and special occasions.
Time and date of visit: 12:30pm Friday 27 September 2013

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Crystal Jade (Yum Cha) - Melbourne, Victoria

154 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9639 2633
Open for yum cha 7 days a week, 11:30am - 3pm

BBQ pork puffs

Rice noodles with prawn


Fried calamari

Ginger prawn dumplings

Pork wrapped in bean curd skin

BBQ pork buns

BBQ pork buns

Sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf

Shark fin dumplings

Prawn and chive dumplings

Coconut jelly

Mango pudding

Tofu pudding

We went for a post yum cha walk and stumbled across the Mission Mexican Festival at Federation Square...

Mexican Festival at Federation Square

Mexican Festival at Federation Square

Then we couldn't resist a second dessert - there's always room for ice cream!

Gelateria Primavera

Gelateria Primavera

Service? Efficient and attentive.
Decor? Typical Chinese.
Noise? Mid-level.
Value? Good.
Would we go back? Definitely - my favourite yum cha place in the CBD.
Time and date of visit: 12:30pm Sunday 15 September 2013

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