Filipino Pop-Up Dinner @Lolo and Lola

Yesterday I had to opportunity to dine at Lolo and Lola for their 6th Filipino pop-up dinner. Seats to the pop-up dinners are usually all booked out weeks and even months before. But I was lucky enough to grab a seat because there was a cancellation, two days prior to the dinner. So shall we…

Chinese New Year @ XO

In many Asian communities around the world, one of the most important event celebrated would have to be Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year). Food is one of the important aspects when celebrating Chinese New Year and this year I had the opportunity to try the Chinese New Year menu at XO with a…

Lunch at Paleo Cafe Canberra.

Last month I was lucky enough to win a $100 gift card from Eat Canberra, so I treated my family to brunch at Paleo Cafe Canberra. We arrived around 11:20, which I reckon had to be the worst time because the breakfast service ends in less than 10 minutes so we had to wait until…

Orient Kitchen – Canberra’s Newest Chinese Barbecue.

Orient Kitchen opened their doors just before the end of 2015, increasing the number of Chinese barbecue stores in Canberra to eight (please correct me if I’m wrong). I finally got the chance to have lunch at Orient Kitchen, six months later…

Lunch session at Kinn Thai.

Since opening in Canberra last year, I have been to Kinn Thai numerous times, mostly for lunch. Besides Morks, Kinn Thai would have to be my other favourite Thai restaurant in Canberra.

Recipe: Garlic Chive and Pork Dumplings.

There are many methods that people use to relax and unwind after a stressful day/week, I have tried a lot of different methods such as reading, listening to music, gardening. The list goes on and on. But the most effective method I found was actually making dumplings from scratch. Including my own dumpling skins. When…

MCC: The District, Crace.

It turns out it was my turn to choose where to have our MCC, I took a risk venturing out of the CBD and decided to go to Crace, a fairly new neighbourhood. Once again we plagued by the same problem as last time, we didn’t do enough research. We originally planned to visit The…

Recipe: Chrysanthemum Tea

If you read my previous post about Childhood Apple Water you would know that I grew up on herbal teas and tonics as mum would always force us to drink them. But from my memory, not all of her herbal teas were unpleasant. Her chrysanthemum tea was So delicious that it had me asking for seconds…

My lucky experience at NOMA Australia

30th of October 2015. This date is significant to me because at exactly 10am, the online reservations for Noma Australia is officially open. Unfortunately all the tables were booked out in under five minutes and I missed out. Those who wonder what’s the fuss about Noma, well in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 it was ranked number one…

MCC: Dumplings @ Yat Bun Tong

I was actually excited for our next MCC (Monthly Cousin Catchup) because we were planning on going to the newly opened Japanese restaurant on Lonsdales Street, Chaki Chaki. Unfortunately, they are closed on Sunday’s and Monday’s and it was a Monday when MCC happened. We were sad and disappointed. Because we wanted Japanese food and…

Lunch @ MY’s Restaurant, Weston

A while back, I went to MY’s Restaurant for lunch with the family. It has been nearly 5 years since the last time I went to MY’s Restaurant, maybe even longer since it was at their old premise.