Akachochin: set lunch

Ever since our first visit to Akachochin in South Wharf, I’ve been dying to go back. The only thing that prevented a second visit was my rather sad attempts at austerity (which hasn’t been going so well but let’s not dwell on it). But the perfect opportunity came up for a revisit the other weekend [...]

The week in brief: 23 July – 29 July

For those who missed the catspam over the past couple of weeks, here’s double the cat for your catting pleasure.

Pressure cooker black bean spare ribs

My mum and I cook completely different meals. Growing up, dinner almost always consisted of steamed rice, two or three accompanying dishes, and Chinese soup. When I think about it, my mum has quite an amazing repertoire of dishes in her memory. She can churn out tons of things in her sleep – all Cantonese [...]

Prahran Market

Sponsored By Nuffnang One of the things I love about Melbourne are the markets. For someone who’s a bit of a food geek, I can happily wander around a market and amuse myself for a couple of hours. Poor Alastair has been dragged around many, many food markets during our travels.

The week in brief: 16 July – 22 July

Hello! Happy mid-July. This week… mhmm I don’t have much to say. Let’s just get into it. Oh and spoiler alert: no catspam this week. :p


Disclosure: Alastair and I dined courtesy of Heirloom. I think it’s fair to say that Heirloom has suffered from a confused identity. When they first opened about a year and a half ago, the cuisine was marketed as Japanese-French fusion. Fusion food, fairly or unfairly, seems to have a negative connotation, so to market yourself [...]

The Commoner: Whiskey Business

What’s better than having a girls’ night out with my Dastardly friend? A girls’ night out with WHISKEY. Truthfully, I’m not really a whiskey drinker, but as with any booze – I’m a willing learner. Hah. Every couple of months this year, The Commoner release movie inspired menus. They had Poultrygeist in February, Claws in [...]

The week in brief: 9 July – 15 July

This week: pasta making at Bottega, awesome dinner at Gypsy & Pig, more Japanese at Heirloom, and Bastille day celebrations. Vive le France!

Common Galaxia

Common Galaxia is the latest venture from the folks behind Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne. They have very recently opened in Seddon and we visited on possibly their first or second week on a Sunday morning. That morning they were very busy and packed right up to the wooden slatted ceiling. So busy that [...]

Gypsy & Pig

Tucked away in Little Lonsdale Street between Elizabeth and Queen Street is a sweet little Japanese restaurant. I visited this week thanks to a tip off from a reader (Hi Gavin!), dragging along Alastair, Hazzie and Ashley for a spot of dinner. Gypsy and Pig is a small restaurant – about 24 seats or so [...]

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