Dining Review · France · Top pick

Le Baratin, Paris

Imagine this – it’s cold, wintry, wet and you’re roaming round the streets of Paris. Paris looking a little gloomy It’s supposed to be romantic and charming, as what people say about Paris. But you’re not really getting into the mood when your fingers and toes are freezing and you are feeling kind of lost… Continue reading Le Baratin, Paris

Coffee · Dining Review · Melbourne · Sweet Treats · Top pick

Of Cherry Picking & Afternoon Tea

Cherry picking. Afternoon tea. What comes to mind when you think of these words? A perfect summer’s day in Melbourne, perhaps? ūüėČ Ms Gan and I seem to have done a lot of summer activities in 2014, with us traipsing around Europe in July… It just so happened that it was the beginning of summer… Continue reading Of Cherry Picking & Afternoon Tea

Coffee · Melbourne · Top pick

Brother Baba Budan vs. Market Lane Coffee

Where’s your favourite coffee haunt in the city? Well, as far as I know, when I ask people to name the best coffee place in the city, these 2 names tend to pop up in the conversation. So Brother Baba Budan or Market Lane Coffee – which one would be my choice of poison in… Continue reading Brother Baba Budan vs. Market Lane Coffee

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

Dining Review · Melbourne · Modern Australian · Top pick


Melbourne is just full of surprises in its culinary scene, and I reckon Epocha is one of its latest triumphs. Having read the news of Epocha being¬†awarded a One Hat rating by The Age Good Food Guide,¬†and going by the recent wave of online reviews, I decided to go ahead with this restaurant¬†for an evening… Continue reading Epocha

Comfort eats · Dining Review · Faith · Korean · Melbourne · Top pick

For That Bowl of Ginseng Chicken Soup

Eating out¬†can be¬†such a social affair but there are times when you want to take a break from the kitchen, and yet do away with the small talk or networking over a¬†fancy¬†meal. Just¬†some simple conversation and down-to-earth food would do… ever felt like that? It happened that I was having a pretty rough week –… Continue reading For That Bowl of Ginseng Chicken Soup

Brunch · Melbourne · Top pick

Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse

In the midst of many cafe giants, let me tell you something about Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse: it is Melbourne’s best kept secret. Tucked away in a quiet corner of North Melbourne, this cafe has never come¬†on¬†my radar. But time and again, I would hear¬†Daimz¬†mention about this place. I just didn’t think too much… Continue reading Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse

Dining Review · Melbourne · Modern Australian · Top pick

Nieuw Amsterdam

There’s a hot new kid on the block and his name is ‘Nieuw Amsterdam‘. That’s right, he’s so cool that he ain’t just ‘new’, but ‘nieuw’ yo. After a holiday, there is always that dreaded but necessary need to adjust back to the routines of life. As you can probably relate, the first day back… Continue reading Nieuw Amsterdam

Dining Review · Melbourne · Singaporean/Malaysian · Top pick

A Taste of Home

Despite living in a city that is a melting pot of cultures,¬†I still find my local cuisine a little under-represented in Melbourne. I guess it can’t be helped that with my home country being¬†a tiny red dot on the global map, it is inevitable that it is often being overshadowed by bigger Asian countries on… Continue reading A Taste of Home