Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weekly Menu, 30 January - 5 February 2016

Saturday 30 January: Sweet and spicy cold noodles
Sunday 31 January: Baked ziti
Monday 1 February: Celery and pork noodle soup
Tuesday 2 February: Sichuan House
Wednesday 3 FebruaryCabbage and mushrooms
Thursday 4 February: Noodle with tofu, bacon and ginger
Friday 5 February: Eggs and tomato

From the kitchen, Monday 16 November: Spicy pork miso soup with a poached egg

Spicy pork miso soup with a poached egg

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

NMLL Sweet Making Workshop - Kheer, Halwa and Sambusa

North Melbourne Language and Learning (NMLL) Sweet Making Workshop

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 22 July 2015
$25 per person

Learn how to make traditional sweet and savoury treats for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan. 

North Melbourne Language and Learning (NMLL) is a community development organisation that supports the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community on the North Melbourne Public Housing Estate.

Making sambusa with Safia


Making kheer and halwa with Fahmida




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Weekly Menu, 23 January - 29 January 2016

Saturday 23 January: Bibimbap
Sunday 24 January: Wonton noodle soup
Monday 25 January: Eggplant mapo tofu
Tuesday 26 January: Tacos
Wednesday 27 JanuaryLeftovers
Thursday 29 January: Pulled pork on rice
Friday 29 January: The Girl with the Gris Gris

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Weekly Menu, 16 January - 22 January 2016

Saturday 16 January: Mac and cheese
Sunday 17 January: Dumplings and More
Monday 18 January: Beef and potato stew
Tuesday 19 January: Shanghai Street Noodle Wizard
Wednesday 20 January: Okonomiyaki
Thursday 21 January: Gazpacho
Friday 22 January: Chicken and corn dumplings

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Weekly Menu, 9 January - 15 January 2016

Saturday 9 January: Jungle curry
Sunday 10 January: 8Bit
Monday 11 January: Summer tomato soup
Tuesday 12 January: St. Paul sandwich
Wednesday 13 JanuarySticky meatballs with cauliflower quinoa pilaf
Thursday 14 January: Steamed egg with greens on rice
Friday 15 January: Hung Vuong

East - Melbourne, Victoria

We scored a Scoopon deal for a Mouth-Watering 7 Course Tasting Menu with Sparkling Wine at East Restaurant, Member of the Acclaimed Hutong Group at just $49 for two people.

Signature Steamed Juicy Pork Dumplings

Signature Wontons in Chilli Sauce

Yunnan Styled Stir Fried Beef with Asparagus and Eggplant

Szechuan Fish Fillets Soak in Hot Chilli Oil Or Fish Fillet in Ginger and Spring Onion Sauce

Stir Fried String Beans with Hot Chilli Sauce

East Signature Fried Rice

East Banana Fritter with Ice-Cream

East Banana Fritter with Ice-Cream

Verdict? The xiao long bao (steamed juicy pork dumplings) were the highlight as always, while the wontons and fish fillet dishes came in at a close second. Everything else was a little mediocre, with dessert being the least impressive dish. But the service was great, the decor was stylish, and there was a lot of food. Overall, it was a delicious banquet bargain and perfect for a catch up dinner - I wouldn't hesitate to snap up another deal!
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Friday 17 July 2015 


25 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9650 8838
Open 7 days for lunch 11:30 am - 3 pm and for dinner 5:30 pm - late

East - Sheraton Melbourne Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Weekly Menu, 2 January - 8 January 2016

Saturday 2 January: Takoyaki and Guilin noodles
Sunday 3 January: The Farmer's Place
Monday 4 January: Indoor picnic
Tuesday 5 January: Heartbreaker
Wednesday 6 JanuaryGrain salad
Thursday 7 January: Minced beef with chilli on rice
Friday 8 January: Ravioli in red sauce

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pod @ Post Industrial Design - West Footscray, Victoria

Soy latte with honey - Niccolo coffee (roasted in Melbourne) 3.5 plus Bonsoy 50c

Calmer Sutra chai infused porridge, roasted rhubarb, toasted coconut (Bonsoy 50c, almond milk $1) 9.5

Calmer Sutra chai infused porridge, roasted rhubarb, toasted coconut (Bonsoy 50c, almond milk $1) 9.5

Would we go back? It wasn't a great start... I had a hankering for some french toast when I arrived, and to my disappointment, was advised that they had sold out after I made my order. I ended up settling for the porridge, which was OK but lacked the flavour punch I was looking for. The coffee was delicious though, and I enjoyed exploring the shop after my brunch. Overall, I'd probably revisit another time, if only to try their french toast.
Time and date of visit: 11:30 pm Tuesday 14 July 2015 

Pod @ Post Industrial Design

638 Barkly Street, West Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9326 7703
Open Tuesday to Friday, 7 am - 4 pm and Saturday to Sunday, 8 am - 4 pm

Pod @ Post Industrial Design Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato