Addict Food & Coffee

Quick Thoughts: Look, they get the occasional drop of Short Stop doughnuts on a Saturday, so there’s no chance that I could hate this place. Plus, everything is so freaking pretty here, I can almost let the rather small portion sizes go. It is, however, a good cafe, that doesn’t quite hit the highs it…

Shandong Mama

Quick Thoughts: So, so dang tasty. Slightly above the typical cheap and nasty dumpling place, but well worth it! You might also have to brave a line, but trust me, you won’t be going back to those nasty Shanghai Dumpling Houses ever again once you’ve visited mama! Make sure you get the fish dumplings! In…

Two Little Pigs Charcuterie & Grind

Quick Thoughts: Not going to lie, this might quite possibly be my favourite ‘big breakfast’ of Melbourne. I’ve found the typical “Melbourne Brunch” a little uninspired of late, but this place somehow hits the sweet spot. Serving up great food, along with interesting specials, Two Little Pigs have definitely made me a believer. In a…

B’Stilla Cantina (As Waiting for Gas)

Quick Thoughts: Who needs gas anyways! Taking a creative and grassroots approach to food, Jason Jones, owner of B’Stilla and Mamasita, didn’t take no for an answer when he was told that there would be no gas at his venue until a number of months (now been rectified for less than a week). Look, the low…

All Day Donut

Quick Thoughts: While they certainly look the part, they’re simply not quite at the level that Cobb Lane, Short Stop and Doughboys delivers. They’re still delicious, and if I’m in the area I’d definitely pick one (or two) up, but would I travel to pick one up over the aforementioned? Unfortunately not. In a Sentence:…

Jalan Alor 

Quick Thoughts: All the Malaysian favourites are here in this hidden city spot; Hainanese Chicken Rice (why don’t they ever serve the salty ginger spring onion oil?!), char kway teow, roti and the like. However it all seemed ultimately unmemorable. Sure it was tasty, and I’d be inclined to go back if I had an…

Truffle Traders

Quick Thoughts: I was lucky enough to have had a couple of their products passed on to me to try out, and they certainly did not disappoint! Bursting with flavour, I tested out the Pure White Truffle paste, and white truffle oil within a truffle risotto recipe and a quick truffle scrambled eggs I’d whipped…