Yum Cha Is Chinese Brunch – 點心

I read online: “Originally a Cantonese custom, dim sum is inextricably linked to the Chinese tradition of “yum cha” or drinking tea. Teahouses sprung up to accommodate weary travelers journeying along the famous Silk Road. Rural farmers, exhausted after long hours working in the fields, would also head to the local teahouse for an afternoon … Continue reading

Börek Bakehouse

As promised in my previous Turkish Bakehouse post, I went back to say “Merhaba” to the chef and bought myself the Cheese & Spinach and Spicy Lamb Gözleme AUD6 each from Börek Bakehouse on Elizabeth Street. This time round, I remembered to ask the young man behind the counter to warm them up. He was … Continue reading

Kenzan@GPO is now Gekkazan

The name kenzan (剣山) literally means sword mountain but I cannot make out the meaning of Gekkazan, a name Kenzan@GPO used after renovation. I asked a Japanese friend of mine, Kei san, and he thought judging from the romanised word, Gekkazan, may be “月下山” literally translating to mountain under the moon. Kei san did some … Continue reading

Kitchen Inn When My Kitchen’s Out?

Kitchen Inn, another new kid on the block on Elizabeth Street (a couple of shops away from Borek Bakehouse), about 100-150 metres from Queen Victoria Market. I usually like to see what the restaurants’ patrons are eating (if there’s outdoor seating) before making mental checks to see if that particular restaurant would be committed to my “must … Continue reading

Speedy Tacos!

“Are you ready, mom? I’m running late. If you want to have lunch with me before I report for work, we have to do it now!” It’s a lazy Saturday and I’d just woken up. What does she expect, a Speedy Gonzales meal? Ding Ding Ding… And why not??? Ray and I quickly washed up and put … Continue reading

Streets Beach Brisbane

It’s been more than a decade since I last visited Brisbane and this year we had our summer holiday there. We googled and found that Love Roll Sushi is highly recommended so we bought some and had a sushi picnic during our outing at South Bank Parklands. Some reviews said that their teriyaki chicken sushi … Continue reading

Tataki Sushi

Delicious Beef Tataki sushi at Hanaichi Hanaichi Sushi Bar + Dining Lvl 1 (there’s Hanaichi at the food court in this same building so be aware) Tables were filling up fast as we ate. Late Christmas shoppers came in. Beef Tataki Sushi Salmon Belly & Beef Tataki Sushi Salmon Belly Sushi Soft Shell Crab Hand … Continue reading

One Year Older But My Life Is Not Over!

Cycling in Melbourne I thought the surprise cake and birthday song last night was it and boy am I happy it didn’t end there because today, my life has truly just begun! Vanessa and Ray made me a scrumptious big breakfast while my brother, Nic, brewed me a strong cup of my favourite drink – … Continue reading