Video | Kekou is a Modern Asian Newcomer to be Reckoned With

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It’s a big call, but we’re going to make it. Kekou is one of the most exciting, forward-thinking restaurants we have visited in the last year. It’s a simple concept, done exceptionally well – pairing Australian 18 rotating craft beers with progressive Asian-inspired dishes. Continue reading “Video | Kekou is a Modern Asian Newcomer to be Reckoned With”

Video | The Trick to Quick? Pick-a-Stick

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There’s something truly human, almost caveman-like, about eating food off a stick. Well, Pick-a-Stick certainly caters to that, bringing shāo kǎo – the Chinese way of eating skewered food – to the CBD. It’s not a genre of Chinese food that has totally taken off in Melbourne yet, but we believe it will. Your choice of ingredients, either fried or cooked over coals. What’s not to like? Continue reading “Video | The Trick to Quick? Pick-a-Stick”

Video | When is There Not a Dinnertime Line at Hakata Gensuke?

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As soon as you step both feet through the door at Hakata Gensuke, “irasshaimase!” (welcome in Japanese) will boomerang back at you. Like a comforting bowl of ramen, the service often is, too.  Continue reading “Video | When is There Not a Dinnertime Line at Hakata Gensuke?”

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

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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

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“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”

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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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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Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants

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Melbourne is certainly not shy of Japanese restaurants. One that we’re perplexed as to why people aren’t talking more about is Miss Kasumi. Continue reading “Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants”

Video | Shujinko, Serving Up Satisfying Slurps 24/7

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Ramen – which is made up of almost every single food group – is ideal for boosting yourself during the day or lining the stomach before a night out. Melbourne ramen house Shujinko takes it a step further. It’s particularly good at curing hangovers, considering it never closes. Ever. Continue reading “Video | Shujinko, Serving Up Satisfying Slurps 24/7”