Showing posts from August, 2019

Mammoth Cafe ★★★★☆

736 Malvern Road Armadale VIC 3143 Australia Mammoth is a beautiful corner cafe along Malvern Road. The interiors have recently been refurbished and look beautiful. Love the additional greenery and the artwork. Food is delicious and coffees are very satisfying. Would definitely recommend! Latte $4.20 and  Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice with Ginger $9 Beautiful coffee art. Smooth and easy to drink ★★★★☆ Love the ginger and orange juice flavour combo! So fresh and healthy! ★★★★ Avocado Dukkah Toast $21 with Dukkah Crumbed Egg, Smashed Avocado, Crispy Chickpeas, Cucumber, Lemon Labneh, Fermented Chilli, Cherry Tomatoes and Coriander on Sourdough Toast The dukkah crumbed egg really makes this smashed avocado dish stand out. The egg is perfected cooked with a nice and gooey yolk while the outside dukkah is still crispy. ★★★☆ Thai Chilli Chicken $22 with Green Chilli Minced Chicken, Fried Egg, Crispy Red Rice Cake with a Coriander, Mint, Shallot and Bean S

Oriental Spoon ★★★★

254 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Oriental Spoon is one of my favourite korean restaurants in the CBD. They consistently have served up delicious and satisfying meals. The space itself is large, so can cater for larger groups. They offer the option of korean BBQ or ordering a la carte. Would recommend! Mango Makgeolli (decanter) $22 Sweet and refreshing! Would recommend ★★★☆ Complimentary Sides The kimchi is more on the sweet than spicy side, which I prefer ★★★★ Beef and Mushroom Hotpot $37 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! My favourite dish! Love the sweet broth that this hotpot produces! Love the assortment of mushrooms and the tender beef pieces! Would recommend! ★★★★☆ Korean Fried Chicken (half sweet chili half soy) $34 Generously coated in sauce and fun to eat. The chicken inside was very tender and juicy ★★★☆ Chicken Buldak $27 MOST POPULAR! Love the cheese and chicken combo! Perfect to have with some rice! ★★★★

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie ★★★

R1/139 Queensberry Street Carlton VIC 3053 Australia TuanTuan is a stunning restaurant serving up some simple and affordable dishes. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated with some awesome paintings and decor. A great environment to dine in. hey use a variety of Hong Kong and Macanese flavours for their food which ended up being a bit average in my opinion.  Yin Yang (cold) - came with combo A bit too bitter for my tastes ★★ Deep Fried Spring Rolls (came with Combo) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Amazing spring rolls! Would recommend! ★★★★ Crispy Barbeque Pork Snow Buns $7.80/3pcs MOST POPULAR! Average buns ★★★ Chicken Fillet Curry $13 Decent curry. Good to go with the rice ★★★☆ House Special Trio Porkchop on Rice $15.80 All the flavours just kind of blended in together. Average dish ★★★ Szechuan Spicy Fish Soup Combo $18 Szechuan Spicy Fish Soup + Rice Vermicelli + Sliced Beef, Luncheon Meat, Tendon + Deep Fried Spring Roll

Itahlia ★★☆

41 Horne Street Sunbury VIC 3429 Australia Itahlia is a busy and vibrant family restaurant serving up all the usual Italian dishes. Food is decent but nothing special. Probably wouldn't come back. Iced Coffee $4.50 Good value for such a big iced coffee and with ice cream too! ★★★ BBQ Chicken (large) $17.50 The chicken was a bit dry and the pizza crust was very thick ★★ Pineapple (large) $15.50 A very average pizza. ★★ Pescatore (main) $20 The seafood in the pasta was fresh and delicious. The pasta itself was a bit bland and drenched in too much oil. ★★☆ Menu Itahlia Price : $$ Address : 41 Horne Street Sunbury VIC 3429 Australia Opening Hours : Monday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10pm Website : Have these details changed? Submit an Update!

Fig & Walnut ★★★

11 Bellairs Ave Seddon VIC 3011 Australia Fig and Walnut looks just like an ordinary house from the outside, but walking in reveals a super warm and cosy cafe. The cafe leads to an outdoor courtyard dining area for those who want a bit of sunshine too. Coffees are delicious and dishes are decent.  Latte $4.20 Magic $4.20 The coffees were creamy and easy to drink. No sugar needed. A bit on pricier end ★★★☆ Chilli Scrambled Eggs $19 Served on Toasted Sourdough with Fried Enoki Mushrooms, Miso Mascarpone and Pickled Chilli Loved the fried enoki mushrooms on top! Gave it a great truffle-like flavour. Eggs were decent. ★★★ Okonomiyaki $21 Seasonal Veggie Pancake with Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Fried Egg, Brown Sauce, Zucchini and Apple Salad The pork belly was cooked perfectly, but the okonomiyaki itself was disappointing. It was dry and lacked flavour ★★★ Menu Fig & Walnut Most Popular/Recommended : Pork Belly Coffee Price : $$