Seared Tuna
  • Welcome

    Thank you for coming. As you can see, this blog is still very new and pretty much empty. Given that I should be a responsible and hardworking student, I may not be able to post as frequently as I would like to, but we'll see how things go.

  • Food for Thought

    "Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." —Voltaire

    "One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." —Luciano Pavarotti

    "Fat gives things flavor." —Julia Child

Seared Tuna

Shiranui (不知火)

Where: 247 Springvale Road, Glen Waverly VIC 3150 When: Dinner, 9th March 2012 (not the first time) Shiranui is the first (and to date, probably the only) Japanese restaurant I really like in Melbourne. Not that the food is Michelin-quality, but this eatery has never failed to please my taste buds with very simple but well-prepared dishes. I have been … Continue reading

Charcoal-grilled fish

Taian (太庵)

Where:  Yamamoto Pine Building 1F, 1-21-2, Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0082 Japan When: Dinner, 20th November 2011 I never thought looking for a restaurant could be so difficult, but given the postal system in Japan and how our destination was tucked away in some small alley, we had to search for a good 15min before we finally … Continue reading

Mineral

Hajime

Where: 1-9-11-1F, EDOBORI, NISHI-KU, OSAKA, 550-0002 JAPAN When: Lunch, 19th January 2012 I decided that I would make a trip to Japan during my holidays, and like I told my friends, my main objective was to seek out the best food. Given that we were headed to Osaka, my friend (very diligently) sought out one of the … Continue reading

Grilled fish with pickled fennel

Cumulus Inc.

Where: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 When: Dinner, November 2011 This is probably something like my 10th-ish visit to Cumulus, and I am an absolute fan of Andrew McConnell. I guess it’s high time I did a proper blog for this place.Over the last four years in Melbourne, I have been here at least once a … Continue reading

Replete corn fritters

Replete Providore

Where: 302 Barkers Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122 When: Brunch, 21st August 2011 URL: http://www.repleteprovidore.com/ This post is VERY late, and I must admit that I probably do not remember 100% of the details of my brunch experience. While I was almost convinced that I should not blog about this place given that I probably give an … Continue reading

Creme fraiche cheesecake, strawberries, citrus crumbs, mango sorbet

Huxtable

Where: 131 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065 When: Lunch, 24th November 2011 Just about a week ago, I found myself in Huxtable, another one of those places on the to-try list. Given that I have heard varying feedback from different people, I decided that they only way to find out more is to give this place a … Continue reading

New York Tomato

New York Tomato

Where: 6 New St, Richmond VIC 3121 When: Brunch, 14th August 2011 Start spreading the news… I’m leaving today… I want to be a part of it… New York, New York! Situated at the corner of New St and York St, New York Tomato has been serving hungry patrons (like me) awesome brunches. It’s been almost … Continue reading

Caramalized sticky pork with siamese water cress and chilli vinegar

Chin Chin

Where:  125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 When: Lunch, 14th August 2011 URL: http://chinchinrestaurant.com.au/ When you hear your friends talk about how good a restaurant is, you know it’s time to make plans to go. When 5 people tell you the same thing, you know you have been missing out on some good food. It doesn’t … Continue reading

Tetsuya's

Tetsuya’s

Where: 529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 When: Lunch, 16th July 2011 URL: http://www.tetsuyas.com/ A fanboy’s wish come true. This was probably the easiest decision to make when compiling the To-Do (Read: Eat) list for Sydney. We were lucky that we managed to get a table for a weekend lunch in one of the private dining … Continue reading

Cappucino (Dutchess of Spotswood)

Duchess of Spotswood

Where: 87 Hudsons Road, Spotswood VIC 3015 When: Brunch, 7th August 2011 Spotswood… where’s that? Now, I can count the number of times I’ve crossed the West Gate bridge, and I never expected my brunch to be so far away from home. Travelling without a car is not impossible, but lazy people like me prefer to … Continue reading