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New Kodomo In Town : Komeyui Japanese Restaurant

September 9, 2011 11:44 pm |  by  |  Japanese, Restaurants  |  Share
New Kodomo In Town : Komeyui Japanese Restaurant

A new kid has come to play on a big block!  Komeyui opened its brand spanking new doors in June this year in Port Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s most affluent bayside suburbs.  Head chef/owner Motomu Kumano, affectionately known as “Kuma” has been following his culinary dreams since the tender age of 16. Read More

The Straits of Stud Road

September 4, 2011 1:00 am |  by  |  Malaysian, Restaurants  |  Share
The Straits of Stud Road

Hunting down a good Char Kway Teow and Sar Hor Fun is now an enormous feat in Malaysia, let alone Melbourne.  So to find the same place dishing up both, equally as delectable as each other is as rare as monkeys falling out of trees, wouldn’t you say?  Well, I am feeling rather generous today and have decided to share this little secret with anyone out there who is still searching for the perfect plate of wok “breath” hawker icons. Read More

Dear Olivier, bring on the escargots, but hold the slugs!

August 31, 2011 10:51 pm |  by  |  French, Restaurants  |  Share
Dear Olivier, bring on the escargots, but hold the slugs!

The topic of dining French came about when Eddie unabashedly proclaimed that the closest he has ever come to French cuisine is French Fries. Still reeling from his humble admission and with only one week left until our dinner date, I had to find an appropriate restaurant that featured a good variety of traditional dishes to tempt Eddie’s virgin palate.  Desperate attempts were made to secure a table at France-Soir, Libertine and Bistro Thierry but alas, my efforts were to no avail. Refusing to resign to the fact that French was looking very bleak and with no options left, Jon grabbed the Entertainment Book for ideas. With apprehension and lacking all confidence, I called Chez Olivier to book a table for four at 7.30pm on a Saturday night. The staff was very friendly and was swift to offer us a 6pm or 8.30pm seating but sensing my hesitation, she quickly told me 7.30pm was indeed possible. Voila!!! Our love story with Olivier began. Read More

The Food Battle At Red Cliff

August 27, 2011 12:17 am |  by  |  Chinese, Restaurants  |  Share
The Food Battle At Red Cliff

Red Cliff silently sneaked itself into my Top Five favourite places to eat after merely a few visits. My first dining experience there was well over a year ago after the coaxing of an enthusiastic friend who happens to be a friend of the owner/chef. I dread trying new places as I am disappointed most of the time and I thought this time it would be no different. My doubts increased after hearing that Steven is a self taught young chef who spent some years prying over his mum’s shoulders. However, my curiousity of Wuhanese cuisine got the better of me so I relented despite the inconvenient location in Carnegie. Read More