Dainty Sichuan (Box Hill)

Let’s play word association. If I said the words “cold weather”, how would you respond? The first words tumbling out of my mouth would definitely be “hot pot”. One of my favourite “food styles”, hands down. Enter Dainty Sichuan. As I’ve professed before on this blog, I am a massive fan of Dainty Sichuan. And … Continue reading

Lamington Quest #3: Famishd

The salads at Famishd are awesome. Filling, healthy, and delicious. I’m a huge fan and it’s my go-to spot for lunch in the CBD when I feel the need for a healthy lunch. Each time, I spy the very very tempting looking lamingtons, but I’ve never succumbed. That is, until a few days ago. All … Continue reading

Tuck Shop Take Away

The words “tuck shop” bring back so many happy primary school memories. Popping up to the canteen to get a sunny boy (at 50c each, this was an occasional splurge only) or an icy tube (priced at a much more reasonable 25c), or, on the odd occasion mum didn’t have time to make lunch or … Continue reading

Lamington Quest #2: Patricia Coffee

Patricia does great coffees. I love how the menu’s super simple – you either get a black, white, or filter coffee, and you choose between Small Batch or Seven Seeds beans. There’s no seating, so you either take the coffee away or stand at the bar or window ledge… how Italian! After placing an order … Continue reading

Lamington Quest #1: Candied Bakery

It is no secret that I love lamingtons. I’m always on the lookout for lamingtons whenever I step into a bakery or cafe: whether in cake, ice cream, doughnut, or milkshake format, you name it, I will eat it. Since I’m always on the quest for a good lamington, I thought that I might as well … Continue reading

Merchant’s Guild

A few weeks ago, my friend sent me a link to Merchant’s Guild in Bentleigh East, with the simple question – “Go with?” I responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” The menu looked great, with interesting options, and their chai was very highly praised (and I love me some chai). Now, put any vegetarian dish with the word … Continue reading

Miss Jackson

Miss Jackson is lovely – smiling staff, good food, and comfy surroundings. I can easily imagine myself whiling the afternoon away there, working on my laptop, being constantly fuelled with coffee or tea by the friendly staff. Now to the most important part: the food. When there are Spanish Baked Eggs on the menu, there … Continue reading

Candied Bakery

Candied Bakery calls itself an Aussie bakery with an American twist and a dash of Europe. For me, Candied Bakery is the bakery that you wished you had on your street corner, a mere 5 minute stroll away, putting out simple, delicious, and satisfying food. Until then, however, I will have to be content with … Continue reading

Duchess of Spotswood

I had first been to the Duchess of Spotswood over 2 years ago, and somehow, I never got around to going back there again until a couple of weeks ago. I have no idea why I waited so long between visits, because the Duchess is a seriously awesome cafe, truly one of the best in Melbourne. The … Continue reading

Colourful Yunnan

Yunnan food was one of the big eating revelations for me during my trip to China. It is one of the more vegetarian-friendly Chinese regional cuisines and absolutely delicious. I loved their mushroom dishes prepared in a variety of ways (eg stir fried with chillis or steamed to perfection in an aluminium foil encasing), their famous fried … Continue reading