First Look: A CBD Cake Shop-Slash-Cafe From Insta-Famous Baker Raymond Tan

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Step inside for Malaysian chicken-curry pies; egg-and-Spam brioche rolls; jazzed-up fortune cookies; and the signature kuih (petite, glutinous desserts flavoured with mung bean paste, coconut and more).

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Why This is the Year to Plan the Perfect Camping Vacation

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Few activities can make you slow down and recharge quite like camping. In the age of coronavirus, these sort of trips satisfy our desire for adventure. You can stay local, you have more control over your destination, and it’s affordable.

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Revealed: Winners of Australia’s 2020 Houses Awards

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Modest and sustainable designs reigned supreme at this year’s celebration of Australia’s best residential architecture. And, as budgets shrink and the line between home and work blurs, the winners think the pandemic could change the face of home design.

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Video | Taiwan’s Cult Boba Brand Xing Fu Tang Lands in Melbourne

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

Xing Fu Tang is the first boba store we’ve visited in Melbourne that makes its tapioca pearls from absolute scratch – dough and all, made every morning. As such, the boba is comparatively softer and easier to digest.

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Video | Jinda Thai is an Abbotsford Favourite, Where a Family Bond Shapes the Menu

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Andy Hardy Films.

“You gonna get your own dish? Don’t,” says co-owner of Jinda Thai, Park Tanpapat. “You’ve got to share it up,” he explains. “You gotta get a bit of everything, that’s how it should be.” That’s the way his family shared dishes; recipes gifted by his grandparents.

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Video | Oriental Spoon Offers a Great Introduction to Korean Cuisine

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Korean is one of the most searched cuisines on Zomato Melbourne. If you’re yet to acquaint yourself with it, Oriental Spoon is a wise place to start. Work your way through seafood hot pots, Korean fried chicken and the must-have experience that is Korean barbecue. Continue reading “Video | Oriental Spoon Offers a Great Introduction to Korean Cuisine”

In Limbo: Rethinking Living Arrangements as COVID-19 Defers Care Facility Moves

Originally published on HelloCare.

As the aged care sector continues to grapple with the coronavirus, an increasing number of older people are finding themselves caught in a tough spot – requiring care but hesitant to move into an aged care facility.

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Video | Vertue Coffee Roasters is One of Melbourne’s Best-Kept Secrets

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If the rest of Melbourne’s cafe scene has left you feeling a little weary, bank on finding plenty of solace here. The menu gets equal points for approachability and creative flair.

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Kisumé, Chin Chin and Hawker Hall Are Now Delivering Up to 10 Kilometres From Each Restaurant

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Lucas Restaurants has launched its own delivery service with a flat fee of $7.50. Order in deluxe sushi boxes from Kisumé, Chin Chin’s barramundi-and-ginger dumplings with XO sauce, or a coconut-y beef rendang from Hawker Hall. Plus, bottled cocktails and more.

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Video | An Italian Eatery That Confidently Caters to Coeliac Patrons

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It’s not often we come across an Italian restaurant specialising in gluten-free dishes. Many assume Italian food and gluten are inseparable, but Tina Persano, chef-owner at Brunswick restaurant Ciao Mamma, wants to put this misconception to bed. “Italy produces some incredible gluten-free pasta!” she says.
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Video | Supernormal, a Timeless Flinders Lane Favourite

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Years after its 2013 opening, Supernormal continues to lead the vanguard in creating visionary dishes. But it doesn’t dare take old favourites of the menu; the anarchy simply isn’t worth it. The Lobster Roll and Peanut Butter Parfait have been on the menu since inception. Continue reading “Video | Supernormal, a Timeless Flinders Lane Favourite”

Video | Shanghai Red Takes Shopping Centre Dining to New Heights

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Shanghai Red is by far one of Chadstone’s best culinary offerings. The extensive menu champions flavours and dishes hailing from many of China’s provinces, in a setting impressively reminiscent of Shanghai’s iconic French Concession. One thing you should know – it’s been bustling from day dot.
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First Look: Fire-Roasted Clams, Charry Octopus and Whisky-Glazed Basque Burnt Cheesecake at Dakota, Port Melbourne’s New Dining Destination

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Chef David Green, formerly of Daylesford’s Lake House, is at the helm of this seafood-centric bayside diner. Continue reading “First Look: Fire-Roasted Clams, Charry Octopus and Whisky-Glazed Basque Burnt Cheesecake at Dakota, Port Melbourne’s New Dining Destination”

Going Solo in Shanghai: Eight of the Best Activities for Lone Travellers

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Shanghai could be the perfect place to fall in love with travelling solo. There’s always something new to eat, a new show to catch, a new skyscraper to head up for sunset drinks. Plus, there are so many people around (over 26 million) you need not fret about anyone staring at you on your lonesome.
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Around the Globe in 10 Epic Sandwiches

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Travel can be daunting sometimes, but here’s a tip: comfort can often be found in a sandwich. Packing ingredients between two (or more) slices of bread is a universal art that ties people together the world over. Sandwiches give us a real insight into a destination’s cuisine, often representing the key flavours of a country.

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House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco

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Five years after opening Hampton Wine Co, a trio of hospitality vets is back in the restaurant game with this small, well-polished venue. Continue reading “House-Made Pasta, Aperol Margaritas and Unmissable Tiramisu at Highett’s Swish New Italian Restaurant, Abbiocco”