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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

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

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

The Hardware Sociéte

I am an unabashed fan of The Hardware Sociéte. And that’s without ever having gone to try their famous brunch menu yet (got to give myself a pep talk to face the inevitable wait for a table first). Great food, French farmhouse chic surroundings, friendly staff, smooth coffee… I mean, just look at this: one of … Continue reading

Thousand Pound Bend

This was my best discovery during the Christmas/New Year period. The Saganaki Burger from Thousand £ Bend. So. Freaking. Delicious. It pretty much put every other vegetarian burger I’ve had to shame (with the exception being the ‘Shroom Burger from the Shake Shack in NYC – that was a burger worth waiting an hour for, … Continue reading


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