Okra: South East Asian dining in Hawthorn

Okra is a restaurant that serves up great south east asian food – specifically Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thai. I’m a big fan of quality Asian food so was very excited to try it out one Sunday night with my family. Going with my family not only has the benefits of family time, but also means…… Continue reading Okra: South East Asian dining in Hawthorn

Aunty Franklee: Quirky Malaysian Hawker style dining

Aunty Franklee is a Malaysian restaurant that opened up in October last year and since then has been serving up some authentic Malay dishes with a twist. Their Bak Kut Teh is their signature dish and their menu is presented on cute little post cards. I came here one weekday night for a dinner with…… Continue reading Aunty Franklee: Quirky Malaysian Hawker style dining

Flour Drum: A vibrant Asian fusion cafe in Newtown

Flour Drum is a quirky cafe in Newtown that serves a range of high quality, home made dishes in a warm, welcoming setting. Their daily menu features in-season produce paired with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Flour Drum is created by a trio of friends, Chris, John and Victor, who shared the vision of creating…… Continue reading Flour Drum: A vibrant Asian fusion cafe in Newtown

Rice Paper Scissors: Authentic South East Asian fusion cuisine

Rice Paper Scissors is a South East Asian restaurant in the Melbourne CBD that is modelled on the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with a shared-eating concept. They aim to serve the freshest ingredients, sourced organically and ethically where possible and all their sauces, patés and relishes are made in-house. The place is…… Continue reading Rice Paper Scissors: Authentic South East Asian fusion cuisine

Okami: Great value Japanese all you can eat in Footscray

Okami is a Japanese restaurant that has an all you can eat offer where you can order a constant stream of food for an hour and a half. We were keen to check it out and came on a Saturday night with hungry bellies and will share some highlights from the experience. One of the…… Continue reading Okami: Great value Japanese all you can eat in Footscray

Burma Lane: South East Asian cuisine with Western influences

Burma Lane is run by the same team than also runs Red Spice Road. It serves up Asian inspired tapas and sharing style dishes that combine Asian and modern Australian flavours. We came here one evening in a group of three for dinner and will share that experience with you. To start we got a…… Continue reading Burma Lane: South East Asian cuisine with Western influences

Machi: Premium quality Japanese, but not as you know it!

Machi is a Japanese fusion restaurant located in St Kilda that serves up high quality Japanese food with a twist. Japanese fusion has become an “It” cuisine in Melbourne and this funky venue fits right in with the eclectic mix of restaurants in St Kilda. We were keen to see what the fuss was all…… Continue reading Machi: Premium quality Japanese, but not as you know it!