Saturday, May 31, 2014

Weekly Menu, 31 May - 6 June 2014

Saturday 31 May: Wonton noodle soup 
Sunday 1 JuneCongee
Monday 2 June: Beef pie
Tuesday 3 JuneMushroom and buckwheat risotto
Wednesday 4 June: Attica
Thursday 5 June: Steamed egg
Friday 6 June: Salmon and soba

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Three Bags Full - Richmond, Victoria

Soy latte with honey 4.0

Fresh juice - carrot, celery, beetroot, lemon & ginger 6.5

Green eggs and ham - scrambled eggs with herbs, crushed peas, grilled leg ham and salted ricotta on toast 16.0

Would we go back? Lovely space and friendly staff with a nice selection of food and beverages on offer. Everything I had was fresh and delicious! So next time I find myself in the area, I'd happily stop by for a revisit.
Time and date of visit: 10:45 am Friday 9 May 2014

Three Bags Full

Corner Nicholson and Mollison Streets, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia (03) 9421 2732
Open Monday to Friday 7 am - 4:30 pm, weekends and public holidays 8 am - 4:30 pm

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Roti Road - Footscray, Victoria

Roti Canai (Roti Road's Flying Bread) - Crispy outside, fluffy inside, served with a side of Sambal, Curry & Dhal (Lentil Curry) $5.90

Side of Rendang Beef $4.00
Roti Telur - Roti Canai tossed with egg $6.90

Char Kuay Teow - Stir fried flat rice noodle with shrimp, fish cake, egg, chives & bean sprouts $10.50

Fried Chicken Berempah - Malaysian Styled Fried Chicken $16.80

Traditional 3 color Milk Tea $4.50

Taro Pearl & Fruit Jelly $5.50

Would we go back? We had pretty high expectations, and I think they were mostly met. I probably wouldn't order the char kuay teow again, but everything was pretty yum, and we're happy that a decent Malaysian restaurant has opened up nearby. Can't wait to revisit and try some of our other favourite Malaysian dishes! 
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Thursday 8 May 2014

Roti Road

189-193 Barkly Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9078 8878
Open Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm, Fri - Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Little Man Cafe - Seddon, Victoria

Soy latte with honey $4.3

Freshly squeezed orange juice 5.5

Free range scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough 9, with spicy beef sausage 4.5 and feta

Would we go back? Maybe. The space was lovely - it felt like I was in someone's designer open plan kitchen and dining area. The coffee, juice and staff were great too... but the food was just so-so.
Time and date of visit: 12.30 pm Friday 2 May 2014

Little Man Cafe

158 Victoria Street, Seddon, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 8881
Open 7 am - 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 am - 4 pm Saturday to Sunday

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekly Menu, 24 May - 30 May 2014

Saturday 24 May: Good Beer Week: Brewers High Tea & Nordic Brews and Food
Sunday 25 MayCasa Beauville
Monday 26 May: Kale and tomato soup 
Tuesday 27 MayMiso mackerel with daikon and potato salad
Wednesday 28 May: Chilli con carne
Thursday 29 May: Fried rice omelette
Friday 30 May: Wonton noodle soup Leftovers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gypsy & Pig - Melbourne, Victoria

Special: Kurobuta Eye Fillet and Today’s Sashimi (7 pieces) served with Steamed Rice, Miso Soup, 2 Small Dishes and Pickled Vegetables $25.00

Special: Kurobuta Eye Fillet and Today’s Sashimi (7 pieces) served with Steamed Rice, Miso Soup, 2 Small Dishes and Pickled Vegetables $25.00

Almond jelly $7.00

Would we go back? For sure! It wasn't the cheapest bento in town, but I left with a belly full of deliciousness - food that was of high quality and authentically Japanese. It's also a cute and intimate space. Thanks for the great find Chin!
Time and date of visit: 12.30 pm Wednesday 30 April 2014

Gypsy & Pig

Shop 3, 391 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9640 0731
Open for lunch Monday to Friday 11.30 am - 2.30 pm and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5.30 pm - 10 pm

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Mid-Week Weekender in Beechworth, Victoria

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Banh Mi from Nhu Lan to start the journey.

Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth

Lobster Raviolo, corn pureer and lobster sauce 19

Beer battered Calamari with tartare sauce and lemon 18

Roast duck leg, apple, pear and walnut salad, red currant sauce 30

Chicken parmigiana with chips and salad 23

Twisted Willow Cottage, Yackandandah

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Exploring the local forests...

Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Double Smoked Ham Pizza - Tomato, oregano, Bocconcini, Gamze Butchers double smoked neck ham and mushrooms $16.50 (small)

Italian Margherita Pizza - Shaw River Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh sliced tomato, oregano and fresh basil $14.50 (small)

Beechworth Bakery, Beechworth

Mayday Hills, Beechworth

Elsewhere in Beechworth...

Provenance, Beechworth

Degustation Menu $100

Optional starter $10 - House made silken tofu, soused seafood, wasabi, ginger

Beetroot, pancetta, fennel, pickled green fruits, blood cracker

Cured and smoked mackerel, radish and succulents, vanilla and green olive oil, desert limes

Cauliflower, confit potatoes, buttermilk, Yarra Valley salmon roe

Pork neck, tonkotsu sauce, braised daikon, okra, eggplant

Beef rump, cabbage, roast sake lees, onion, wild garlic capers, blackcurrant
Poached quince, roses, macaroon, rosemary, quinoa

Provenance was amazing - the quality and value completely surprised us, and it was easily one of the best meals we've had in a while. The only criticism would be the slightly slow pace of the meal, which took around 3 hours in total. Between the delicious food, the wine, the long pauses between courses, and the extremely warm dining room, we were close to falling asleep towards the end. But we would happily do it all again, and certainly wouldn't hesitate to take the long drive to Beechworth for this restaurant alone. 

Thursday 24 April 2014


On the way home...

Mushroom disclaimer: If you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it. Don’t eat it if you don’t know. Really. So please don't use any of the photos on this site to identify mushrooms. If you're keen to learn how to identify edible mushrooms, consider going on a guided tour.

  • Tanswells Commercial Hotel on Urbanspoon Tanswells Hotel - 50 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 1480
  • Bridge Road Brewers on Urbanspoon Bridge Road Brewers - Old Coach House 50 Ford St, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 2703
  • Beechworth Bakery on Urbanspoon Beechworth Bakery - 27 Camp Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 1300 233 784
  • Provenance on Urbanspoon Provenance - 86 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia (03) 5728 1786
  • High Times Cafe on Urbanspoon High Times Cafe - 23 High Street, Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia (02) 6027 1236
  • Accommodation: Twisted Willow Cottage - Mahon Lane, Osbornes Flat, Victoria, Australia