Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dainty Sichuan - Toorak, Victoria

Tasty Cold Noodle with Chilli Oil and Sichuan Pepper $7.80

Hot Blood Curd Combination Pot with Chilli and Sichuan Pepper $28.80

Stirfried Pea Seedling $19.80

Verdict? We love Dainty, and our usual favourites were delicious as always. But we must admit that the 'combination pot' was better at Chuan Wang. Still - it's not like we're planning on stopping our visits to Dainty anytime soon ;)
Time and date of visit: 5 pm Wednesday 15 October 2014 (see our previous visits)

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

Dainty Sichuan on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Captain Melville - Melbourne, Victoria

Oregano & fennel salt and peppered squid, harissa mayo 16.0

Crispy fried chicken, Sriracha mayo 17.0

Time and date of visit: 12.30 pm Wednesday 15 October 2014

34 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9663 6855
Open 7 Days till late

Captain Melville on Urbanspoon

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Menu, 25 October - 31 October 2014

Saturday 25 October: Wonton noodle soup
Sunday 26 October: Cassoulet
Monday 27 October: Ratatouille #meatfreemondays
Tuesday 28 OctoberGyudon
Wednesday 29 October: Tomato and kale pasta
Thursday 30 October: Cauliflower cake
Friday 31 October: Yim Yam

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ying Thai 2 - Carlton, Victoria

Ice Milk Tea $3.50

Pud Thai - Rice stick noodle stir-fried with bean sprouts, vegetable, dried shrimps, crushed peanut and egg (with Chicken) $15.90

Gang Dang - Thai red curry cooked in coconut milk and vegetables (with Beef) $13.90

Muk Ma-Now - Steamed sliced squid with chopped chilli, garlic and lemon juice $12.90

Would we go backIt was quite a lovely spot to catch up over Friday lunch. The environment is cheerful, the service is efficient, the dishes we enjoyed were flavoursome, and the squid certainly packed a spicy punch... so I would happily revisit to try out more dishes from the extensive menu. 
Time and date of visit: 12.30 pm Friday 10 October 2014

110 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia (03) 9639 1697
Open 7 Days, 11:30 am - 10 pm

Ying Thai 2 on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WAW Gathering: WAW Talks - Saturday 4 October 2014

WAW Gathering

The WAW Gathering is an anti-festival, a celebration and a conversation curated by the team from Attica in Melbourne to inspire, energise and help people in the food community and beyond.

WAW (pronounced war) stands for “what a wonderful world” and the events are intended as a celebration of being alive, a reminder of the value of life, of the power of staying open, and the courage it takes to not only stand by your own convictions but remain open to those of others.

Inspired as much by the DIY-ethic of punk as it is the help-your-neighbours approach of grassroots living, it’s as much about working together to build the barn as it is crashing the barriers.

It’s our hope that the WAW Gathering will be a reminder that kindness, love and integrity will always win the battle against negativity, and of what we can accomplish in this life when we work together to make it happen.

WAW Talks
9.30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 4 October 2014
Spink St Warehouse
Hosted by Pat Nourse and Myffy Rigby

Having come away from other culinary congresses overseas with fresh perspectives on his own work and life, Shewry wants to try and create a similar engine for conversation and inspiration here in Australia.

By the same token, though, he wants WAW Talks to be open, inclusive and free to attend. He’d like them to be sincere without being too serious, and intends to work with the same DIY ethos of the punk bands and skateboarders he admired growing up.

To that end, he has invited 20 friends and fellow travellers to speak, including chefs Roy Choi (best known for the Kogi Korean taco trucks in Los Angeles), Inaki Aizpitarte (the Byronic culinary firebrand behind influential Paris neo-bistro Le Chateaubriand), Bo Songvisava (one half of the talent driving acclaimed Bangkok eatery Bo.lan) and Andrea Petrini (the mastermind behind Gelinaz!).

David Thompson (Thailand)

Chris Ying (USA)

Heesco (Australia)


Banjo Harris Plane (Australia)

Nicholas Albanis (Australia) 'shredding' with an electric beater.

Inaki Alzpitarte (France) with Andrea Petrini (France)

Inaki Alzpitarte, Chris Ying, David Thompson, Michael Meredith (New Zealand) and Banjo Harris Plane

Inaki Alzpitarte (France)

Banana soft serve

Gordo (Australia)

Kris Coad (Australia)

Daniel Patterson (USA)

Bruce Pascoe (Australia)

Christy Flaws (Australia)

Sunny #hugthechef


Fume Urban Tricks (Australia)

Bo Songvisava (Thailand)

Happy Birthday Ella Shewry!

Isaac McHale (United Kingdom)

Will Dayble (Australia)

Peter Gilmore (Australia)

Ben Shewry (Australia)

Watermelon time!

Leila Haddad (Australia)

Joost Bakker (Australia)

Casey Bennetto (Australia)

Paulette Whitney (Australia)

Roy Choi (USA)

Roy Choi (USA)

Tom Gleeson (Australia)

Thanks Ben!

What a Wonderful World indeed!