Monday, March 31, 2014

Ajisen Ramen - Melbourne, Victoria

Yuzu Lemonade $4.00

Gyoza - Pan-Fried freshly made Pork Dumplings served with Gyoza sauce $7.80

Spicy Pork Ramen - Ramen served with Spicy Stir-Fried Pork, Egg & Vegetables $11.80

Verdict? Cheap, fast and cheerful. The gyoza was average, but the yuzu lemonade was refreshing and the ramen soup had a nice and spicy flavour - perfect for a chilly Melbourne day.
Time and date of visit: 12 pm Wednesday 12 March 2014

211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9650 8986
Open 7 days, 12 pm - 9:30 pm

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Common Galaxia - Seddon, Victoria

Smoked salmon on sourdough w spicy avocado puree, 2 poached eggs w tomato & herb salsa 18.5

Beetroot, orange, carrot & ginger fresh juice 7

Verdict? A local favourite. This visit proved to be the perfect perk-up brunch when I was feeling a little under the weather - especially the nice whack of ginger in my fresh juice. But the two stray bones I found in my smoked salmon were unexpected and unwelcome guests. 
Time and date of visit: 10 am Tuesday 11 March 2014 (see previous visits)

Shop 3, 130 Victoria St, Seddon, Victoria, Australia (03) 9689 0309
Open Tuesday to Friday 7.30am - 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am - 4pm (kitchen closes at 3pm every day)

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Weekly Menu, 29 March - 4 April 2014

Saturday 29 March: Dainty Sichuan
Sunday 30 MarchAlmond gazpacho with crab
Monday 31 March: Rose Garden
Tuesday 1 AprilSticky rice
Wednesday 2 April: Udon
Thursday 3 April: Larb
Friday 4 April: Chuan Wang

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gingerboy (Restaurant Express Lunch) - Melbourne, Victoria

Two courses, a glass of victorian wine, tea or coffee $40 per person

satay spiced swordfish tatami with chilli peanuts, turmeric coconut caramel

szechuan spiced pulled pork with broccolini, rice noodles and chinese wine dressing

Time and date of visit: 12 pm Friday 7 March 2014

27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9662 4200
Open for lunch Monday - Friday 12 pm - 2:30 pm and dinner Monday - Saturday 5:30 pm - 11 pm

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sweet Rice - Altona North, Victoria

Roti Bread with Satay Sauce $3.50

Chicken Pad Thai Noodle $10.90

Massaman Beef Curry $11.90

Day's Special: Soft Shell Crab Salad with Green Apple

Would we go back? Probably not, but not a bad option for locals! The special of the day was delicious, while everything else was just a little average. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Sweet Rice, but for us, Yim Yam still reigns supreme.
Time and date of visit: 7 pm Saturday 1 March 2014

102 Millers Road, Altona North, Victoria, Australia (03) 9315 3691
Open for dinner 7 days, 6 pm - 9 pm

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