Charcoal Octopus ($18.5)

SOUK

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to those entertainment websites (such as Broadsheet and Concrete Playground), you’ll have noticed that Melbourne’s picked up a new and rather exciting looking Middle Eastern restaurant and bar named Souk. No, Souk is not what you do when you’re told that there’s a 2 hour wait for a table at Chin Chin (though that’s certainly understandable). Rather, [...]
Mini Sashimi ($12)

AKA SIRO

Alright, Take 2. As you may recall from our post on Wabi Sabi Salon, when Ming and I first made our way to Aka Siro, we were so disappointed to find that they were still closed for the holidays! So, once we were finally well and truly out of the holiday season, we made a return trip to Aka Siro a priority. Having shown up [...]
Chuleta de Cordero ($22)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

Like Mexican food? Of course you do. In that case, allow me to introduce you to this new, sleek, and very sexy lady in Prahran – Queen of the South. Being a Mexican restaurant, the first thing you see in the restaurant is a spacious bar designed for partying down with those margaritas. But the day was warm, and the agua fresca of Homemade Grapefruit [...]
Reginetta Ricce al Ragu di Anatra ($32)

THIRTY EIGHT CHAIRS

There’s not much better than a good bowl of pasta, and these days I don’t even feel all that guilty having the occasional hefty bowl of butter-drenched carb-laden goodness. After all, there’s no harm in having the occasional indulgence, especially when I’ve been having a salad with quinoa and kale in it for lunch all week. And so it was in that spirit that I [...]
Sashimi of Kingfish

BANG BANG RC

So guess what Melbourne’s come up with this time? A French-Indochine-inspired cafe and bar, located in a converted historical rifle club. Pretty quirky, hey? Sitting right by the train station, this old brick building scrubbed up real nice. Surrounded by parkland and palm trees, and complemented by the lush, leafy interior, Bang Bang RC felt like a desert oasis. With alumni from the likes of [...]
Marinated Oyster Blade

YEONGA BBQ

When I went to Korea mid-last year, I was pretty happy to discover that we’re not missing out on all that much in Melbourne. Mind you, my hairdresser – who is awesome by the way, and you can find him here – thinks that the food in Korea is way better. But unlike him, I do not have the good fortune of having grown up [...]