Snag Stand

if you havent heard already, haute dogs are the new burgers in town. thanks to Snag Stand (not too mention its convinient location in the corner of one of the most crowded hub in Melbourne CBD)

we decided to go a quick bite and tried the wagyu beef


And the American Classic


The portion was more than enough to keep us filled for a really long time too!

– do try the Chili Dog with extra jalapeno if you love spicy food (warning: NOT for the faint hearted!)
– the chips!! it is heavenly. and all the more delicious if you dip ’em in one of the available sauces

Madame Mango

one of the things i love about the melbourne food scene i the fact that you can always find small little gem like the one we spotted today in camberwell called Madame Mango.

we arrived just in time for brunch and looking at the menu, eventhough there weren’t as much variety in several brunch places, the cute names in the menu really got me!


madamoiselle salmon- savoury pikelets with spinach pesto and tasmanian salmon and cream cheese

buttermilk pancakes

Nothing better than keeping tummy happy on a lovely saturday afternoon spent with friends :)

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Happy Holidays!

it is indeed the overeating/overindulging season! my favourite time of the year where i truly believe form the bottom of my tummy that calories do not count on holidays ;)

home made ice grass jelly & young coconut

pork kailan on rice (Zab Thai)

steamed pork (Joomak)

spanish doughnut (Mocha Jo’s)

melon soju (Joomak)

some highlights of my overeating/overindulging delicacies this holiday season :) hope everyone had a wonderful break and wishing everyone a fulfilling and awesome year ahead.


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Travelling Tummy : St Catherine & Israel

continuing on my travel in Israel and surroundings, we went to the little town called St Katrin (at the foot of Mt Sinai) and spent only one night there. but on the way, made a pit stop in Mara (known for the bitter well in the time of Moses) – and eventhough it was scorching hot (well, it WAS in the desert…) didnt stop the people there from cooking good food! this set truly reminded me of Indonesian cooking of coconut rice with fried chicken.

oh, i have to say this – these are probably the best fried potatoes i’ve ever tasted! sooo tasty! it was not oily and not too salty. just perfect!

in st katrin, we stayed in one out of the only two hotels there. as i mentioned before, the food was pretty decent. obviously Egyptians have a keen sense towards spices and flavours which i believe make the ‘plain’ dishes more interesting

i have to admit that it does look like plain rice and some bits of chicken, but the lighter-colored rice (mix with shredded carrots) is actually ‘salad’ – it had quite the vinegar-y and refreshing taste.

after st katrin, we got on our way to Israel, and we made a pit stop at this small Chinese-Korean restaurant in Nuweiba, it’s called Han Kang Restaurant. apparently the restaurant is quite famous around the area – even advised by TripAdvisor too!

and finally, arriving in Jerusalem that night! got treated with lots of food due to the holidays season at the time… nomnomnommm~

and of course, gotta love the exotic fruits and tasty desserts provided too :)


Summer Quickie : Haute Dogs & Coffee Roasters

summer is here!! yep, you can definitely feel the warm breeze and the sunshine coming through :)

first up is Snag Stand who’s famous for their “haute dogs” and i tried the chili dog- well it was quite chilifull! i like spicy food but this one, although delicious, was a tad too spicy for my palette. they use brioche buns for this and being a brioche lover, no complaints here :)


and then there’s Dukes Coffee Roasters. conviniently located quite close to where i live, i think i have found my new favourite eatery :)
i highly recommend their chicken BLT panini that has this ‘backn salt’ which i think simply enhanced the dish and also their pork ragout with rigatoni yummy yummy…!



and if you’re a Korean BBQ addict like me, you would know by now that Guhng is a must visit at the beginning of summer- best enjoyed with friends (and a couple bottles of soju too!)


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