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Suburban Chinese restaurants

My friend and former colleague, journalist Jamie Duncan, and I had an interesting interview on how Chinese food has evolved over the years. Here is Jamie's story in the Herald Sun.

Why there’s nothing like suburban Chinese food

Melbourne today boasts some of the best regional Chinese cuisine around — but some old-school suburban restaurants are still mastering the classics.

Jamie Duncan

February 11, 2021

Herald Sun

Chinese food in Melbourne has come a long way since the 80s.

Review - Pierrick Boyer Patisserie Cafe

Pierrick Boyer Cafe Patisserie

It is only fitting that chef/owner Pierrick Boyer of Pierrick Boyer Cafe Patisserie in Prahran was trained in Versailles, home of queen Marie Antoinette of France, who was rumoured to have said, "Let them eat cake."

I had sampled Pierrick's exquisite cakes and pastries when he worked in Melbourne city and was delighted when he opened his new cafe just across the road from Prahran Market.

Restaurant review: Dandelion


I love the clean, fresh flavours of Vietnamese cuisine, with its liberal use of fresh herbs and spices.

What could be more enjoyable than plucking fresh mint leaves and dunking them into your steaming bowl of pho?

Owners of Dandelion in Elwood, Geoff and Jane Lindsay, chose the rich and diverse cuisine of Vietnam for their stylish restaurant.

Restaurant Review - The Grain Store

Restaurant review

The Grain Store

SALUTING the sun, arching like a dolphin and the shoulder stand pose always leave me relaxed and ravenous,

It is just as well that my yoga session is timed just before lunch which was a good reason to visit The Grain Store in Flinders Lane.

Imagine a rustic, country-style ambience smack bang in the middle of the city and you'll appreciate this fantastic concept.

Good buys -Table of Plenty hot or cold muesli

Table of Plenty hot or cold muesli

DO you prefer your muesli hot or cold?
With Table of Plenty hot or cold muesli, you can have both options.

Created by founder Kate Weiss, the muesli is chockful of yummy nutritious ingredients including oats, sultanas, honey, sunflower oil and crunchy pepitas.


Eat it with cold milk for a quick and delicious breakfast or if you like porridge, just add milk and microwave for 90 seconds.

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