Dining Review · Melbourne · Thai · Top pick

Jinda Thai

The hint of Jinda Thai’s popularity was already given when I tried to call 2 days before to book a table. The staff who took my call said that they were ‘fully booked’ but ‘feel free to walk in’. I found that a little strange; I mean, how can you get a table if the restaurant is… Continue reading Jinda Thai

Brunch · Melbourne · Sweet Treats


If I were to describe Nora in 1 word, it would be ‘abstract’. Nora is not quite your average Melburnian cafe with poached eggs, smashed avocado, toast or usual espressos and let me show you why… This cafe first came on my radar when Andrew chanced upon it while walking home from uni. He tried a coffee… Continue reading Nora

Dining Review · Greek · Melbourne · Sweet Treats

Taste of Melbourne

I am blessed with some really good friends – when Ms JQ won a pair of tickets to the Taste of Melbourne event, she promptly asked if I wanted to go with her. And of course I replied, ‘YES!’ We were also blessed with good weather when we got there. Earlier in the day, it… Continue reading Taste of Melbourne

Brunch · Coffee · Melbourne · Sweet Treats

Pigging Out at Brunswick

Judging from the hits for the last post, I think a number of you enjoyed looking through Noel’s photos so here’s another collaboration post! As the title suggests, this time round, we hit up Brunswick, a hippy suburb known for their vintage shops and cool cafes. Two Little Pigs Charcuterie & Grind The main purpose… Continue reading Pigging Out at Brunswick

Baking Tales

How I Get Into A Baking Mood, and that Dark Choc Orange Cake

How does one get into baking? I can’t quite explain how the inspiration for baking comes about – baking is essentially combining ingredients together to form something else quite different from what you started out with. So it involves imagination and perhaps some creativity. Which is funny, because I don’t consider myself a very creative… Continue reading How I Get Into A Baking Mood, and that Dark Choc Orange Cake

Dining Review · Melbourne · Modern Australian

Cutler & Co.

Masterchef Australia viewers are no strangers to Andrew McConnell and local foodies would be familiar with his restaurants in Melbourne. Despite the hype around him and his restaurants, I have not really considered his restaurants, after reading mixed reviews and seeing the menu prices online – it all sounded a little risky! But then it happened that Ade finally made… Continue reading Cutler & Co.

Comfort eats · Dining Review · Indonesian · Korean · Melbourne · Singaporean/Malaysian

Clayton Eats

Clayton is one lively suburb – it has its share of supermarkets, Asian grocery shops, discount shops, fresh food shops and restaurants. And that I find makes it very liveable, especially for the student community that attend the nearby Monash Uni. Lately, we have been frequenting there and it’s not just because of the food, but… Continue reading Clayton Eats

Brunch · Coffee · Melbourne · Sweet Treats

Brunching in Balaclava

Two things – firstly, it was an overdue appointment with Daimz and Ms HH who had promised to bring me to 1 of their favourite brunch haunts, and secondly, it was a first-time collaboration with Noel whose photography skills I very much admire. So for once, I didn’t have to put on my thinking cap of where to… Continue reading Brunching in Balaclava