Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lunch at I Spicy 2, 80 Victoria St,Richmond,VIC,3121

1) Crispy chicken with Chinese broccoli on rice. 7/10.

2) Crispy chicken with green beans on rice. 7.5/10.

A little too spicy but I guess they don't call 'i spicy' for nothing!
Great taste though.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dinner at 82 Lygon St,Brunswick East,VIC,3057

1) Chicken satay. Laden with salt and MSG. 5/10.

2) Pad Thai seafood. Again, too salty. Not authentic at all.

Service was bad. Ambience was worse! So noisy we couldn't hear ourselves!

Will not revisit.

Lunch at BigMamas, 466 swanston st,Melbourne,VIC,3053

1) Bibimbap. Love it. 8.5/10.

2) BBQ chicken bento. The smokey smell of the chicken sets it apart
from other bentos. Very nice. 8/10.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Brunch at Liar Liar, 90 Kinkora Rd Hawthorn

Big Fat Vege! Came with poached eggs on toast, spinach, mushrooms and
tomato relish. Loved it! 8/10.

Service was a little abrupt though.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dinner at Killiney Kopitiam, 114 Lygon St Carlton

1) Sayur Lodeh with Rice. Nice! 8/10.

2) Nasi Lemak with fried fish. Rice not that authentic. Pretty average
unfortunately. 6.5/10. (Sambal Malaysia and Nasi Lemak House have
better Nasi Lemak than here).

Great service though! Waiter was very courteous!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lunch at Thai Time, Shop 6 Troubadour Arcade 673-681 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn,Hawthorn,VIC,3122

1) Thai fried rice. Loved it. Very fragrant! 8/10.

2) Gra pow fried rice with omelette. Nice too. 7.5/10.

Dinner at Chin Chin, 125 Flinders Lane, CBD

1) Son in law eggs with chilli jam. Love it. 8/10.

2) Bang Bang Chicken with green beans & peanut, chilli and gapi relish. 7.5/10.

3) Cripsy barramundi and green apple salad with caramelised pork,
chilli and lemongrass. Loved the caramelised pork but the barramundi
was EXTREMELY salty!! Would give 8/10 for the pork but 5/10 for the

Lunch at Andy's Yum Cha House, 13 Napier St,Essendon,VIC,3040

1) Chinese broccoli (nice but the oyster sauce was really salty). 6.5/10.

2) Prawn dumplings (also nice but the skin was too thick). 6.5/10.

3) Fried turnip cake (extremely salty! Would not recommend). 5/10.

4) BBQ pork buns. 7/10.

But happy that everything came out pipping hot! Service was so-so.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dinner at Malaymas, 320 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North

1) Char Kueh Teow. Possibly the best in Melbourne? 9.5/10!

2) Hainanese Chicken Ipoh Hor Fun. 7.5/10.

Good service too! :)

Lunch at Chai Eat Like Malaysian, 127 Pelham St Carlton

2nd time here and still pleased with food. Service was average and
portion still small. But overall, love the authenticity of the food
here. 7.5/10!

1) Yu Pian Mee Fen
2) Curry Laksa

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brunch at Friends of Mine, 506 Swan St Richmond

1) S had the "pick me up" bricho roll. 

2) Toast with smashed avocado, thyme buttered mushrooms, poached eggs and feta cheese. Love it! 9/10.

3) Can't remember what tart this was. S ordered that as well.

Overall, happy with friends of mine. However, service-wise, could definitely see an improvement. Didn't like how the waitress just cleared our plates without even asking if we were done. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lunch at Din Tai Fung, 644 George St, Sydney CBD

1) Green beans with minced meat. A little too salty for my liking. 6/10.

2) Dan Dan noodles. The noodles were all right but the sauce tasted
like curry mixed with peanut sauce. Kinda weird to the palate. 6/10.

3) Xiao Long Bao. These were probably the best dish among the lot we
ordered. The skin were thin and the meat were tasty. Better than the
Hutong's Xiao long baos in my opinion. 8/10.

4) The prawn and pork santons were too bad. 7/10.

5) The pork bun was really disappointing. Didn't taste anything like
it. Also, the flour was too thick. 5/10.

6) J liked the black sesame bun which I thought was pretty good, but
it took a long time to arrive! Still, would give it 7.5/10.

Overall, I feel Din Tai Fung was a little overrated. Service was
attentive , ambience was good, but food was a little overrated.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Dinner at Goldfish Tempus Two, Hunter Valley NSW

1) Blue tongue.

2) Five-spiced squids.

3) Tempura prawns.

Good food and ambience. Would come back. However, the temperature of
the food was lukewarm. Would be nice if they came out hot. Still,
would recommend this place! 8/10.

Lunch at The Cowrie, 109 Scenic Highway,Terrigal,NSW,2260

1) Gulf Prawns in Crisp Golden Noodles – Chilli Lime Caramel. Perfect! Love it. 9/10.

2) Tasmanian Cape Grim Beef with Thyme Roasted Vegetables
Eschallot and Horseradish Jus GF. Was really good too! 8.5/10.

3) Paris mash. Yums! 9/10.

4) Fish of the day - grilled sword fish with seared scallops and puréed beet root. 8/10.

5) White Individual Chocolate Cake Sour Cream Ice cream and Hot Chocolate Sauce. 9/10!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dinner at FishMongers, 42 Halls St Bondi

1) NZ Grilled Hoki with salad greens, pesto and corn. 8/10. Fish was
very fresh!!

2) Battered NZ Hoki with hand cut chips and tartare sauce. 8/10.

Lunch at The Fine Food Store and Cafe, Shop 9, The Rocks Centre, The Rocks, 2000

1) Cajun Chicken Filo. 7/10.

2) Quiche Lorraine. 7.5/10.

Very healthy-tasting...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dinner at Krabi Thai, 259 Keilor Rd Essendon

1) Spicy fried rice with chicken. Very fragrant and chicken pieces
were tender and juicy. Liked it. 7.5/10.

2) BBQ chicken. Was average. 6.5/10.

Friendly service.

Lunch at Ampang Tofu, 13 Village Ave Doncaster

1) Nasi Lemak. J says it's very good! 8/10.

2) Yong Tofu Laksa. This is what they are popular for! The soup isn't
too Lemak which is what I like. 8/10!

Even though their food is great, I must minus points for their bad and
impatient service!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dinner at Ajisen Ramen, 130 Bourke St CBD

1) Tori Karaage Ramen. 6.5/10

2) Tom Yam Ramen. 7/10.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dessert at Laurent, 306 Little Collins St, CBD

1) Strawberry tart. Heaven. 8/10.

2) Christine. Bought for colleague's bday so, no ratings!!