I made the pilgrimage to Hong Kong a few years ago to eat at Tim Ho Wan. It’s the world’s cheapest Michelin Star restaurant and the home of dumplings and pork buns so good they have a cult following. So I certainly wasn’t put off by reports of long queues for Tim
It should be illegal to go to Son In Law in Collingwood and not order the son in law eggs. After all this is the signature dish of the restaurant and what it’s named after. But importantly, Son in Law does a cracking take on son in law eggs. Son in law eggs are a
I do love some Middle Eastern food. After all I’m officially Ottolenghi obsessed and my perfect breakfast is a serve of Shakshuka. So Tahina’s opening in Northcote is kind of a big deal for me. Tahina serves up Israeli street food created by Tel Aviv born chef Roy Sassonkin. This is no fine dining establishment.
Posh kebabs are officially a thing. First there was George Calombaris’ Jimmy Grants and now just down the road in Smith Street Shane Delia has opened Biggie Smalls. I was invited along to the launch party last night. The name Biggie Smalls is a hip hop reference but it could also refer to the size
Toast is officially a thing. Sure anyone can cook toast but toast has now reached next level with a Posh Toast cook book and Melbourne’s own toast cafe. Crompton Coffee is down the far end of Victoria street where the Vietnam restaurants are no longer and it’s more industrial. It’s a cute little cafe
Melbourne has always played a strong dumpling game. I have much love for Shan Dong Ma Ma and of course Hutong. But I do feel Melbourne’s dumpling dominance is now complete with the arrival of iconic Taiwanese chain Ding Tai Fung. I first tried Ding Tai Fung’s dumplings a few years ago in Singapore and
The much anticipated Shandong MaMa Mini has finally opened its rollershutter in Centre place (the laneway that connects to DeGraves street). The original Shandong MaMa is not exactly cavernous but Shandong MaMa Mini is really teeny tiny as the name suggests.
I’m currently revisiting some favourite places in London. The sun is out and there could not be a more lovely place in the world to be. Of course after five years of living here I do know that most days are not so picture perfect, but the city is certainly turning her charm on for
Are you a gözleme convert yet? Let’s just say if you are a fan of the humble cheese toastie – you are going to love gözleme. Gözlemes are traditional Turkish pastries made out of rolled dough, brushed with butter and egg wash and filled with a variety of different toppings which all involve cheese – and