I was so excited when I found out that Tim Ho Wan was coming to Melbourne, Australia. I remember seeing on the news, that on opening the line was so long and people would line up for hours to get in. The restaurant itself wasn't very big and they do not take bookings, so I waited for a few months, when the hype had diminished.
Prawn har gows were served, my favourite!!! The skin was thin and transparent.
We ventured our way down South Melbourne and arrived at a cafe called St Ali. You really need to know the exact address in order to find it. There was no big signage on the main road. We arrived at what looked like a warehouse and there were a lot of people lining out the door. We thought that must be a good sign. It didn't take long before we got a table.
Café Sweethearts caught our eyes as we were walking down Coventry Street in South Melbourne. It was quite packed and it was a little warm to sit outside, so the boss pulled two tables together for us to sit inside. The service was prompt and very friendly. The menu offers a diverse range of breakfast and brunch options.
Melbourne is full of quirky eating places, it's great. At least it's something different. Dip In Cafe is tucked away down a side street. A narrow entrance brought us underground to a cafe full of art work. It made the whole place colourful and cheerful.
We must have missed the morning rush and got there just before the lunch hour. I hear that this place gets very busy.
Pickled pig offers 'dego nights' and we were lucky when we were there, the degustation was on. For only $85, the quality of the food looked like what you would get in a five star restaurant. Next time you visit Warrnambool, make sure you pay Pickled Pig a visit and try their dego nights! It is a hidden gem and I am sure you will leave this place very satisfied.
Din Tai Fung - does the name sound familiar? It is a chain known for its famous dumplings that is found across Asia, USA and Australia. I am proud to say that I have been to quite a few. I was pretty excited when I found out that Din Tai Fung was coming to Melbourne. It is situated in Melbourne Emporium surrounded by world class architecture.
This trendy looking cafe is located in South Melbourne. It is a quite small cafe and you probably won't take much notice of it when you are walking pass. However it is a pretty cool cafe, it is cosy, vibrant and I guess you can say hipster. The seats inside the window and the settings looked very inviting.
Great Italian Find!
There are too many restaurants in Melbourne, one of my favourite ones is the +39 Pizzeria. I have been here quite a few times. Everytime the standards remained very high, and never fail to disappoint me. It didn't matter which night, they were always busy. We made sure we had a booking. The staff there were all so friendly. I even picked up how to speak a little Italian there, and ordered my pizzas in Italian.
I went to one of the many cafes in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, near the beachfront. The furniture was not very inspiring, but the view was stunning. There were people running along side the beach, walking the dogs or simply chatting away. It was very busy when we went but we were lucky enough to have a table outside. We were there for breakfast.
Bonjour! Beautiful french patisserie and delicious breakfasts!
Melbourne is full of nice breakfast places, but this one I really liked and definitely want to share with you all. It brought back memories from when I was in Paris. Located in South Melbourne down the back of Coventry Street was this lovely Cafe. There was really a Paris feel to it.
Self rolled sushi to keep seaweed nice and crispy
I have been to this restaurant numerous times, thought it's worth while to blog about. This restaurant is very centrally located, in the beautiful GPO precinct right in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
Xiao Lung Bao, soup filled dumpling is a must try
Don't know where to go for dumplings - Xiao Long Bao? Plenty of tables and spread over three floors. Doesn't matter what time of the day or what time of the week, this place is always fully booked. Make a booking if you don't want to be disappointed.
We have been to this restaurant many times, and now it's time to sit down and write a review about this place.
This place was not worth going to for brekky, there's many other places down Hardware Lane to choose from.
Nothing special about this place. Stumbled on it whilst walking down Hardware Lane. Nothing from the menu stood out. Waited for so long until one guy decided to serve us. Sat down and looked at menu, then another 10 minutes later. He said we could order at counter, man he was making coffees and being a waiter at the same time, how can that work?
Not too far from the South Melbourne market was this little cafe. It was very stuffy inside, so we sat outside. Before we even sat down the waitress asked what coffees we wanted, there were 5 of us and the tables were set for 4 people, she would not let us sit down before she took our orders. The cafe was not busy at the time. Instead of trying to look for another table for us, she just said 'oh you can pull up the chair so 5 of you can sit down'.
Best hollandaise sauce for eggs benedict!
Nice place for simple, relaxing breakfast. A decent range of food to choose from. Eggs benedict was very tasty, not many places do hollandaise sauce as good as this one.
This has got to be one of my favourite breakfast/lunch places in Melbourne. If you don't have a car, no worries.. Take a 96 tram from the city and stops right outside. Notice Mart 130 is tram spelt backwards and of course 130 is the tram stop number. Make sure you arrive early as they don't take any bookings, they will only take your name and you have to line up outside.
Food was a mixture of Vietnamese, French, European and Japanese
You cannot book this place, it is always packed. On a Friday night, after waiting for almost two hours, a table was ready for us. The ambience was superb. Too many choices to choose from, so the chef decided to put together a menu for all of us to share. Large range of French wines to choose from, but on a higher price range.
Salmon and scrambled eggs..yum yum
Hot chocolate was their specialty, not too heavy or sweet and just right.
Authentic Malaysian food
It was very busy, we had to line up outside for a table. Once we got in, we could smell the fragrance in the air.
5-Star seafood buffet
Excellent location, wide varieties of food, ranging from seafood to Peking duck. All you can eat sashimi, tuna, salmon, king fish, prawns, squids, soft shell crab. Seafood there were Alaskin crabs. Prawns, yabbies.. list was endless.
The atmosphere here is so warm, feels just like home. Zucchini fritters with cauliflower salad is a must try.