Kaprica, Carlton

January 24, 2013 § 2 Comments

Kaprica Pizza

I could tell you about how I used to work for Salesforce and how if I’d had Kaprica next door I probably would have stayed for ever and ever and ever, but I won’t because that would be a total lie. Salesforce sucks.

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Mamak, Melbourne CBD

November 19, 2012 § 2 Comments

I tend to find places I love to eat, and then go back to them with the kind of regularity that makes me never want to eat there again. See: China Red, The European and Thien An. I’m going to try very hard not to do this with Mamak, the popular new Malaysian place in the city’s North. But the temptation is certainly there; Mamak is close to home, cheap and totally addictive.

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Chin Chin, Melbourne CBD

October 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

I took my mum to Chin Chin on a Wednesday night at 6 p.m and we got a seat at the kitchen bar immediately. I thought I’d start with that information, as people still seem to be obsessing about how long it takes them to get a table. It’s definitely easier to get a table for two than for four or more.

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Ugly Secret of the Borek Stand

September 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

You all know about the (now a whopping $3) spicy lamb borek from that shop in the Victoria Market deli. You know, the one with the hectic ladies and long, chaotic but fast-moving queues. But have you tried their vegetable fritter…thing?

Because they are amazing.

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Addis Abeba, Footscray

July 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s pretty ridiculous that I’ve yet to review an Ethiopian restaurant in Footscray. I don’t know why it has taken me so long. I guess because I wanted to pick a favourite?

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Đòng Quê, Footscray

June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

You like spring rolls. You must.

But you know those little cigar-shaped, tightly-wrapped-in-wheat-paper spring rolls that are served at most Vietnamese restaurants? They’re just ok compared to the fat, blistered, rice-paper-wrapped chewy sticky spring rolls served at Đòng Quê in Footscray. They are called Chả giò* Đòng Quê ($11), seem closer to the Hue-style of spring roll, and they are great. And, of course they are served with crunchy lettuce, a couple of types of mint and Nước chấm.

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The Aylesbury, Melbourne CBD

May 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

I just could not get a photo for this post. I didn’t take any on the night, and I haven’t been able to since. I’m sorry, but it’s just not going to happen.

ANYWAY. I’ve been taken to The Aylesbury twice now*, and I think it’s heaven.

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