Chin Chin

After our light meal or I should perhaps say “Starters” at Shanghai Street Dumplings, we took a short walk to Chin Chin which is located along Flinders Lane. Our initial plan was to have dinner at Chin Chin on Sunday evening. However, when we arrived at 7.30pm on a Sunday evening at Chin Chin, there was a long queue and we were told that we could only be seated by 8.45 pm which was a bit late. So, we decided to arrive early around 6pm for an early dinner at Chin Chin for an early night before leaving to Sydney … Continue reading Chin Chin

Shanghai Street Dumplings

After an hour’s walk (yes, we are walking again!) from Burch and Purchese in South Yarra, our tummies were making a familiar rambling sound again. It’s time for….MORE FOOD!! We came to our decisions quickly based on a recommendation from a friend and from hearing many good reviews, we decided to head back to Little Bourke Street in Melbourne city to enjoy some Shanghai Dumplings or Xiao Long Bao at Shanghai Street Dumplings. We arrived at Shanghai Street Dumplings 20 minutes early before it opens so we decided to spend that 20 minutes window shopping at the massive H&M store … Continue reading Shanghai Street Dumplings


 “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first” – Ernestine Ulmer If you have a sweet tooth, LuxBite is the place to go to if you are in Melbourne. Located along Toorak Road in South Yarra, is cafe and patisserie LuxBite with delectable and delightful sweets treats that will take you to dessert heaven. Bernard Chu and Yen Yee are the owners behind LuxBite bringing their expertise and experience from working in some of Australia’s best restaurants to fusing Asian and Australian backgrounds together to produce fun and gorgeous desserts. Some of you might recall the nostalgic Lolly Bag Cake from LuxBite … Continue reading LuxBite

Chez Dre

After our early morning adventure to Brighton Beach and an hour’s walk from Southern Cross Train Station, we arrived just at lunch time for our food adventure at Chez Dre. Tucked away in one of South Melbourne’s laneway is home to patisserie and cafe, Chez Dre, offering French-inspired sweets and savoury delights, pastries and a great selection of petits gateaux. I had the Eggs Royale ($18.50) which consists of smoked salmon, tobiko, yuzu-miso hollandaise and poached eggs on sourdough. The eggs were poached to perfection with orange liquid full of goodness oozing out from the eggs. Apart from the eggs, … Continue reading Chez Dre

Miss Katie’s Crab Shack

After our little adventure at the Shrine of Rememberance and Royal Botanic Gardens, we decided to walk all the way to Miss Katie’s Crab Shack and to perhaps have a little wander around the Queen Victoria Markets after since it is right across the road from Miss Katie’s. It was a long walk up which took us around an hour, passing by many landmarks, shops and more eateries along the way until we finally arrived at our destination. We were so hungry and could not wait to indulge in some delicious American or Southern style food at Miss Katie’s. We … Continue reading Miss Katie’s Crab Shack

The Grain Store

Melbourne is famous for its many little cafes – some hidden and some well known. On our very first day in Melbourne before embarking on our adventure to the Shrine of Rememberance and Royal Botanic Gardens, my two travel buddies, Ruiqi and Val and I head over to The Grain Store for a hearty breakfast to pump some fuel and give a kickstart to the morning. I had the the Chocolate French Toast with Pomegranate Puree ($20) from the Specials of the Day. The french toast was soft, fluffy and very light in chocolate flavour. The pomegranate puree was smooth … Continue reading The Grain Store