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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

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

Gong De Lin

I’d heard from my relatives that a new vegetarian restaurant had opened up in the CBD and that it was related to the famous Gong De Lin vegetarian restaurants that originate from Shanghai. Gong De Lin in Melbourne? This news made me very very happy. So naturally, Steph, my eating buddy from Beijing times, and I decided … Continue reading

Dainty Sichuan

I love Dainty Sichuan. Sure, there were Sichuan restaurants in Melbourne before Dainty, but it was Dainty that made me (and I suspect many other people in Melbourne) become familiar with and fall in love in with the spicy, numbing, and bold flavours of Sichuan. Every time I go, I always order the Fish Flavoured … Continue reading

Wonderbao

Food “buzz” in Melbourne seems to come in waves – eg macarons, Mexican, burgers. The humble bao (Chinese-style buns) looks as though it is waiting in the wings, ready to have its 15 minutes of glory. This makes me very happy because, really, what’s not to love about the bao? They’re super portable, servings tend to … Continue reading