Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cookie - Melbourne, Victoria

deep fried snapper with bok choi tamarind & crispy shallots 25.50

pad thai - rice noodles with chicken, egg, bean curd & sprouts 17.50

fat rice noodles with duck cabbage green peppercorns & basil 22.00

Revisit verdict: The good? A perfect place for Friday lunches. I love Cookie for its casual atmosphere, the friendly staff, and of course - the fat rice duck noodles. The bad? This time, my favourite dish was seriously missing its usual spiciness, and even the subsequent delivery of fresh chillies (upon request) failed to balance out the flavours. I remember a time when the waiter would serve this dish with a glass of milk! So, boo. But hopefully it'll be back up to scratch next time.
Time and date of visit: 12:30 pm Friday 25 July 2014 (see previous visit)

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

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shebeen - Melbourne, Victoria

Orange cooler fresh juice - fresh orange, carrot and ginger $6

Mexican organic fair trade quinoa salad served with cherry tomato salsa and organic corn chips $12, with added pork belly $4

Would I go back? Hells yeah! Delicious and great value for money with a super lovely atmosphere - a perfect venue for our celebratory group lunch.
Time and date of visit: 12:30 pm Thursday 24 July 2014

36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9650 6931
Open Monday to Wednesday 11 am - midnight, Thursday 11 am - 1 am, Friday 11 am - 3 am and Saturday 4 pm - 3 am 

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekend Eats - Cornershop, Breakfast Burritos, Gelateria Primavera

Saturday 19 July 2014


Pina Colada Muffin

Sunday 20 July 2014

Breakfast Burritos

Gelateria Primavera #takeaway

Flavours from Spring St Grocer's Festa del Cioccolato (left to right): Espresso, Goats Curd and Dark Chocolate; Aztec with Valrhana Manjari; Pistachio Stracciatella.

  • The Cornershop on Urbanspoon The Cornershop - 9 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia (03) 9689 0052
  • Gelateria Primavera on Urbanspoon Gelateria Primavera - 157 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9639 0335

Weekly Menu, Sunday 20 July: Doro wat (spicy Ethiopian chicken stew) with injera

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Menu, 26 July - 1 August 2014

Saturday 26 July: Braised beef with noodles
Sunday 27 JulyQuail with couscous salad
Monday 28 July: Cauliflower soup
Tuesday 29 JulyFried rice omelette
Wednesday 30 July: Scrambled eggs with black pudding and beans
Thursday 31 July: Spaghetti and meatballs
Friday 1 August: Mishra's Kitchen

Weekly Menu, Saturday 19 July: Lamb curry with chapati

Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekly Menu, Friday 18 July 2014: Roti Road (takeaway)

Roti Canai (Roti Road's Flying Bread) - Crispy outside, fluffy inside, served with a side of sambal, curry & dhal (lentil curry) $5.90, plus extra roti $4.50 each

Belachan Kangkung - Water spinach stir fried in spicy shrimp paste $14.80

Nasi Goreng - Malaysian style fried rice with shrimp, chicken & egg $9.80

Curry Lamb $18.80

Roti Canai (Roti Road's Flying Bread) - Crispy outside, fluffy inside, served with a side of sambal, curry & dhal (lentil curry) $5.90, plus extra roti $4.50 each

Takeaway verdict? The roti and accompanying sides are delicious. Everything else had nice flavours, but we just wish there had been a bit more spice in the water spinach and a bit more substance to the curry sauce. 

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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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weekend Eats - Pho Tam, Breakfast at Home, and Cobb Lane

Saturday 12 July 2014



Sunday 13 July 2014

Breakfast at home



His - Pork pie

Hers - Escargot

  • Pho Tam on Urbanspoon Pho Tam7/9 Leeds Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 2680
  • Cobb Lane on Urbanspoon Cobb Lane - 13 Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 1538

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First Taste - Footscray, Victoria

Shredded Duck Crepe $6.50

Shredded Duck Crepe $6.50

Eel with Rice in Claypot $13.50

Eel with Rice in Claypot $13.50

Beef Tenderloin with Vermicelli Noodle Soup $8.50

Beef Tenderloin with Vermicelli Noodle Soup $8.50

Would we go back? The shredded duck crepe was delicious, his claypot was a hot bowl of comfort, while my own noodle soup lacked flavour... but we'd go back - I want to try their duck banquet!
Time and date of visit: 11:30 am Sunday 6 July 2014

First Taste

104 Hopkins Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9689 4274
Open 7 days, 11 am - 10 pm

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