Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rose Garden and the 2014 RMIT PIP Print Auction

Friday 15 August 2014

Rose Garden BBQ

Two roasts on rice - soy chicken and crispy skin pork

Two roasts on rice - soy chicken and crispy skin pork

Bitter melon with crispy skin pork and stir fried egg on rice

2014 RMIT PIP Print Auction

Lot: 68, Victoria Hayes, Pastel Architecture. No. 2, 2013

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Shanghai - Melbourne, Victoria

#809 Soy drink $2.80

#206 Shallot pancake (2 pieces) $6.50

#507 Shanghai noodle stir fried with shredded pork & vegetable $9.90

#201 New Shanghai Xiao Long Bao - Steamed mini pork buns (8 pieces) $7.80

#403 Stir fried spinach with garlic $11.50

Would we go back? I was absolutely starving when we visited this new eatery, and we found the food to be fairly tasty and reasonably priced, while the service was efficient. For me, New Shanghai doesn't come close to Hutong, but it's definitely not a bad option - especially if you're seeking an escape from the lights and sounds of Emporium.
Time and date of visit: 5:15 pm Sunday 10 August 2014 

New Shanghai

Emporium Melbourne, Level 3, Shop 323, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9994 9386
Open Saturday to Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm, and Thursday to Friday 10 am - 9 pm

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Weekly Menu, 23 August - 29 August 2014

Saturday 23 August: Congee
Sunday 24 AugustChile
Monday 25 August: Minestrone
Tuesday 26 AugustChicken burritos
Wednesday 27 August: Smoked ham hock, rosemary and taleggio risotto
Thursday 28 August: Stir fried noodles with pork cheeks
Friday 29 August: State of Grace

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bala Da Dhaba - Ripponlea, Victoria

Mango lassi


Salty lassi

Samosa Chat $8.90

Onion Baji - Spicy onion fritters, buttered and deep fried $8.90

Saag Paneer - Cheese and spinach cooked with a delicious combination of garlic, tomato and spices $10.90

Lamb Dhaniya

Chicken Makhani - The foundation of Indian cuisine. Chicken cooked in Tandoor & then cooked with fresh tomato, spices & fenugreek $13.90

Lamb Vindaloo $12.90

Prantha - Tandoori baked wholemeal bread $4.00 each

Would we go back? Indian again! We blame The Lunchbox for our recent Indian food cravings. The vindaloo and dhaniya were quite flavoursome... so overall, not a bad choice for the south side of town.
Time and date of visit: 7 pm Saturday 2 August 2014 

Bala Da Dhaba

63 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia (03) 9523 8683
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30 pm - 11 pm

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