Monthly Archives for November 2010


183 Lonsdale Street, MelbournePhone: 9663 3316 Stalactites is an institution. For years, it’s been a go-to destination, usually at about 2am, and maybe it’s more of a stumble-to destination. Mr D and I were wandering around the city looking for … Continue reading

30. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Plume (Maribynong)

200 Rosamond Rd, MaribynongPhone: 9318 6833 Whenever people ask me for yum cha recommendations, Plume in Doncaster always gets a mention. It’s a bit of a trek, but over the years, it has remained reliably good. So when Penny suggested … Continue reading

29. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Collins Kitchen – Afternoon Tea

123 Collins St (Grand Hyatt), MelbournePhone: 9653 4671 Some things are worth waiting for. High tea appears to be one of them. My cousin C and I had been planning a high tea get-together for about two years. First I … Continue reading

24. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Naked for Satan

285 Brunswick St, FitzroyPhone: 9416 2238 I toyed with the idea of not publishing this post because Naked for Satan has already had enough press in recent months, but I figured I really had to put my $2 in on … Continue reading

22. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Wonton House

181 Russell St, MelbournePhone: 9662 9882 Ambiguity is an interesting thing. Sometimes, it works for you. Like when you’ve just had your tonsils out, and you you’re in too much of an oxycodone stupor to specify what sort of ice … Continue reading

21. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Mussel Mania at the Provincial

299 Brunswick St, FitzroyPhone: 9810 0042 November’s Flavour of the Month special at The Provincial is Monday Night Mussels. A bottomless bowl of mussels (with the requisite pommes frites, of course) for $29.50. I met up with some friends to … Continue reading

16. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Melbourne Food Blogger’s Dinner – post mortem (post partum?)

Last Monday heralded probably the most momentous event of my short food blogging career. If you could call eating food and ranting about it a career. Some people do. I was part of a crack team of food bloggers who … Continue reading

15. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Spice Temple

Crown Entertainment Complex, SouthbankPhone: 8679 1888 Let’s just say Spice Temple was always going to be a hard sell for me. I understand that Neil Perry is was well-respected chef who has an extensive knowledge of Chinese cuisine. But in … Continue reading

08. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Master Restaurant

Shop184/ 83 Hopkins St, FootscrayPhone: 9689 8796 When I was a kid, I’d come to Melbourne in the school holidays, and stay with my cousins. I’d hang out at comic stores, and go to the movies, and play games at … Continue reading

04. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Sponsored by Nuffnang. You know, I’ve never really been an avid follower of recipe magazines. There’s something about working within the constraints of someone else’s taste that seems less fun than experimenting and coming up with your own creations. So … Continue reading

03. November 2010 by cloudcontrol
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