King George Whiting

MINAMISHIMA

One of the best sushi experiences I’ve ever had was at a 100 yen sushi train in Japan, down the road from the hotel we stayed at in the Shibuya. It wasn’t so much that the sushi was wildly inventive or unique – in fact it was far from it, as what each pair of nigiri amounted to was a slice of fish, draped over [...]
Mahalo Tuna ($18)

MAHALO POKÉ

Although I’m not 100% sure about the poké bandwagon, I have to admit to feeling a little tug of curiosity every time I walk past a new specialty poké store. I mean, fresh fish and other titbits on rice? What’s not to like? So it was with that mentality that I decided to try out Mahalo Poké, just a few doors down from its older [...]
Lamb Cutlets Paidakia ($18, 3pcs)

DEMITRI’S FEAST

Not sure why, but I’ve had a real hankering for Greek food lately. I blame it on the cold weather, which has been making me crave the comforting flavours of Greek cuisine, along with rich plates of pasta and deep bowls of pho. And today, I’ve made my way to Demitri’s Feast. Those who’ve heard of Demitri’s Feast probably know it as a reliable local [...]
Mystery Taco ($7ea)

EL ATINO

I’m a big fan of South-American food. I love the fresh, festive flavours, and the communal spirit it evokes. So it came as no surprise that I was super keen to try out El Atino, the new home of Latin American food on the Richmond block. But El Atino is so much more than just a restaurant. The outer half of the space is a [...]
Kickass Mac n’ Cheese ($18)

THREE ONE 2 ONE

Remember the freakshake? That monstrous mash-up between beverage and dessert? It had a small heyday a year or two ago, but like all over-the-top fads, it didn’t last long. But now, Three One 2 One is bringing (sexy) freakshakes back (yeah!), along with a selection of extravagant burgers, and I was lucky enough to be invited along to check the spectacle out. Three One 2 [...]
Benedict ($19)

PILLAR OF SALT

You know Pillar of Salt? Of course you do. Opened in 2011, it’s one of the stalwart brunch spots in Melbourne that’s carved out a permanent niche for itself within the ever-changing cafe scene. It’s also one of the few ‘classic’ places in Melbourne I’ve yet to try, so despite many newer openings that I’m very curious about, I’ve decided to get this done once [...]