Monthly Cousin Catchup – Grease Monkey

After our previous catch up at Doubleshot, it was my turn to choose where we were going to catch up next. I went to Instagram to find some inspiration on where we could go, after looking at several photos, I decided on Grease Monkey because of a photo on their fried chicken… Advertisements

Recipe: Childhood Apple water

Growing up in an Asian household, the fridge would always be filled with jugs of teas and tonics. Besides the bitter herbal teas which mum always forced us to drink, the most memorable drink would have to be mums homemade apple water.

Morks, not your everyday Thai.

It has been over two years since Morks opened their doors at Kingston Foreshore. Throughout these two years, I’ve been there numerous times and everytime it has been very satisfying. If you think the Thai you had last week was the very best in Canberra, I am so sorry, but you’ll need to get yourself…

Monthly cousin catch up @ Doubleshot

Recently I had been catching up with two of my favourite cousins on a monthly basis. In the past, I would usually see them once a year on Chinese New Year. I say ‘favourite’ because we share similar interests. So at these ‘catch ups’ we talk about anything, family gossips included; food is always included….

Quick lunch at Fujiyama, Coogee

After a three hour drive, I arrived at Coogee. The first thing I do was to find a place to get a feed. From just  walk down the road from where I’m staying, I found  Japanese hole in the wall.

Recipe: No-bake berry tart

Summer for me always meant hot weather, sweat and more sweat. But I do look forward to summer for its vast amounts of fruit and berries. This year for Christmas, I’m in charge of making dessert for the family. With all the beautiful berries I bought for Christmas, I turned them into a cheesecake-like tart…

New Eatery in Civic, Soi Noodle Bar

This morning, I was faced with the worst decision ever…where to eat?? For me I would just go to grab some pho or a bibimbap at my usual go-to restaurants in Civic. But today it was different. Mum somehow got first hand information from her friend, that there was a new eatery opened in Civic….

My favourite Korean restaurant, Chez Kimchi

My first encounter with korean food would have to be 15 years ago, when I was still in primary school. At lunch time, my korean friend would eat from his shiny metal lunch box, which was always filled with a variety of delicious korean delicacies, while I would be nibbling on my strawberry jam sandwich….

International pastry chef hidden in Weston?!

While on my stroll down at Weston, tired, hot and hungry, I attemped to find a place that would still be open at this time. Late afternoon. Walking pass all the restaurants, not a single one was open. This was because lunch service ended two hours ago. With little hope left I finished walking down…

Breakfast in Space (Kitchen)

Rick De Marco, owner of one of my favourite cafes in Canberra, Ricardo’s. Famous for their Instagram worthy cakes and desserts has opened his second cafe in the Woden precinct. The new cafe called Space Kitchen is hidden on the ground level of the newly built Skypark Garage, a multistory carpark. For some it may be…

Baos from The Fish Can

Located within the Westside Acton Park near the Lake Burley Griffin is the recently opened food vendor The Fish Can. From my first glance into the kitchen, I immediately recognised a familiar face, the owner of The Fish Shack. At first I was not 100 percent positive but upon examining the menu, one item instantly caught…

Welcome again

Two years ago, The Fat Diner was created so that I could join the wonderful world of blogging. But during the past two years a lot has happened so this blog was put on hold. I promise by the end of the year The Fat Diner will be fully functioning. Now shall we eat!!