Monthly Archives for December 2010

Cooking with Mum: Loh Baak Gao

When I go to yum cha, one of my favourite items is the loh baak gao (that’s my Romanisation, in case you’re wondering; it might be wrong, but that’s how it sounds to my ear). It’s often referred to as … Continue reading

30. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Pho at Pho Tam

1/7-9 Leeds St, FootscrayPhone: 9687 2680 Now I know I’ve reviewed this place before, but after some buzz from various other bloggers, I thought I should give it another shot, and more specifically, try their pho. After all, the place … Continue reading

29. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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bo.lan (an amnesty photopost)

This post has been sitting in my drafts pile since April. So I’m giving up and just providing photos, because it’s too hard to recall it all. Bo.lan is a Thai restaurant in Bangkok run by two chefs who used … Continue reading

22. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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The Botanical

169 Domain Rd, South YarraPhone: 9820 7888 I was interviewed on Joy FM last weekend, along with @thatjessho and @melbgastronome. One of the questions which @dillonpete asked us was what our worst dining experience of 2010 was. Whether it was … Continue reading

16. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Peko Peko

190 Wells St, South MelbournePhone: 9686 1109 Complete disclosure: I dined as the guest of Peko Peko. Being a former Collingwood resident, and staunch Butter Side Up Northsider for life, when someone mentions Peko Peko, I think of the modern … Continue reading

13. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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The Provincial – liveblogging

The chips are good! #xmastwitterdrinks

10. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Pho Hien Vuong 1

37 Leeds St, FootscrayPhone: 9687 1470 Pho Hien Vuong is oldskool. Neon lights in the window: check. Mirrored walls: check. Bad 80s chairs: check.In short, there’s very little not to like about the place. The deal was sealed, however, when … Continue reading

10. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Pho Chu The

270 Victoria St, RichmondPhone: 9427 7749 For those of you readers who follow mt on twitter, it might stagger you beyond belief that I have not actually reviewed Pho Chu The before. Indeed it was a surprise to myself when … Continue reading

09. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Le Chien

5 Gamon St, SeddonPhone: 9362 7333 There’s a dearth of cafes which serve a Western breakfast in Footscray. While that’s not really an issue for me – I’ll take a bowl of congee or pho, or a banh mi or … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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Yim Yam Thai

40 Ballarat St, YarravillePhone: 9687 8585 There’s something about Yarraville which is instantly charming. It might be the fact that the little village is wedged between a train line and a highway, and is pretty much a cul de sac … Continue reading

07. December 2010 by cloudcontrol
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