Cinnamon French Toast ($19.5)

PETREL KITCHEN

Can you believe it’s been over a year since I’ve been on a brunch date with Chris, aka my other half? What with living in different cities for the majority of last year, and my always being too tired from/busy with study, going out for brunch became about as likely as me quitting medicine and going back to pharmacy. But finally, finally, the year was [...]
Chargrilled Calamari ($17)

BELLEVILLE

I have a bad and occasionally self-destructive habit of not being able to put things down once I start them, whether it be a new book, hobby, or TV series. Once I start something, I feel obligated to continue with it regardless of whether I still enjoy it, or feel crushingly guilty when I finally let myself stop. So even though I’ve left Melbourne for [...]
Black Forest/Roasted Hazelnut ($6.9NZD, 2 scoops)

MRS FERG GELATERIA

Armed with a voucher that entitled us to 10% off our purchase (you can get one by simply making any purchase at Fergburger, but it’s only valid for that day), we headed to Mrs Ferg Gelateria to get our dessert fix. Despite Queenstown city being only about a quarter of the size of the Melbourne CBD, there are actually two locations for Mrs Ferg. The [...]
Cock Cajun ($13.9NZD)/Ferg Deluxe ($14.9NZD)

FERGBURGER

When I first started putting out the feelers out and asking around for things to do in New Zealand, a name that came up immediately and repeatedly was Fergburger. But that was no surprise. Over the years, I’ve heard the name dropped by everyone from family to friends to co-workers, and just generally bandied about on the internet. And they all say the same thing [...]
Salmon Sashimi ($10NZD, 100g)

HOLIDAY EATS – NEW ZEALAND

After a hectic year of med school and the fervour that was final exams (which I passed by the way, so call me a second-year!), I was itching to get out onto my road trip holiday through New Zealand. And despite being told unanimously by everyone who has ever visited, I was still unprepared for just how stunningly beautiful of a country it was. We [...]
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare ($32)

HARTSYARD

I didn’t realise how much I had gotten used to the DINK (that’s Dual-Income-No-Kids) life until I quit work to go back to study at the beginning of the year. All of a sudden, I no longer had the funds to go out for a meal at my favourite wine bar whenever I felt like it, and I have to constantly ask myself if I [...]