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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

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

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

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

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