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October 22, 2018

If you saw my guide to the Top 10 Meals in Melbourne I enjoyed last year, you'll understand that all I do in Melbourne is eat, eat, and eat. Now I visit Melbourne around thrice a year, each time for 2 weeks thereabouts. Take 1+1, and go figure how many meals I've had. 

So you'll also understand when I say that on my nth visit, I was really begi...

July 19, 2018

I have this thing: before writing about the spaces I've been to, I'll do a quick Google to see what others think and have written about the space — y'know to make sure I don't get my facts all wrong and that. Top headliners of Five Oars all had the words "Aussie", "Melbourne-inspired" and the likes in them, which was kind of tell-tale yet annoying...

September 6, 2017

"Omg you're gonna LOVE the food there!" said everyone

That's not all there is to Melbourne of course. There're beautiful parks, lovely museums, a bustling literature and arts scene...ok who am I kidding it's definitely the food I was most excited about. So what did I do when I finally got my arse there? Café-hop, caffeine-hop, stuff myself silly w...

March 12, 2017

I must admit to feeling quite confused when first hearing of One Night Only. What the hell does that mean? A One Night Only drunken affair that I'd wanna forget the moment it's over? One Night (in Beijing but not in Beijing) Only? Dude you got me confused as hell. 

No points to guessing what started my initial obsession with this spot. 

It was a...

February 23, 2017

What if you ordered a Big Mac, and got this:

(Credits: beachbody.com)

Or or, what if you ordered bak chor mee and got this:

(Credit: seriouseats.com)

I don’t know about you man, but I think I’d wreak havoc on whoever served me that. Not that it'd necessarily taste bad (in fact those look pretty good too) but it ain't what I ordered. Whether the food tu...

January 1, 2017

2016: what a year for local foodies you’ve been. I mean, the Michelin Guide awarded a fair number of local eateries a coveted spot in the Bib Gourmand list; cafés continued popping out all over the island; and restaurants, both local and international, have been upping their game with better and badder dishes. And of course, being a huge fatty myse...

November 4, 2016

Brunch; what an absolutely boring word. I remember when “brunch” use to literally mean “breakfast + lunch”, representing that odd meal of the day that didn’t really quite fit in either categories. Now it seems to be the word for describing casual eateries: be it cafés, dim sum restaurants, or even messy hawker fare, “brunch” seems to cover it all. 

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October 8, 2015

What would you say to having a new eatery that specialises in fried chicken, biscuits and pancakes? It's not your standard café fare for sure; but on our café-ridden shores is that a recipe for success - or otherwise? Fried Chicken and Waffles may sound like yesteryear to many; but it's sticking close to tradition and classic American favourites th...

September 15, 2015

A key characteristic of most recent café-restaurants seem to be immense inaccessibility. That pretty much too describes The Refinery. Tucked deep in the industrial park along King George's Avenue, nestled among mechanic stores and garrages, one wouldn't take the 15 minute walk from Lavender MRT station unless specifically looking out for it....

September 11, 2015

Just around the corner of Melbourne-inspired The Lokal, is yet another quintessentially Australian F&B establishment: Luxe. Decked in chic-minimalist whites and woods, the beautiful large space at Keong Saik is home to Luxe's first venture off Australia. The new all-day dining venue hails from Bondi Sydney, hoping to bring Luxe Sydney's concept of...

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