Good Greek brekky – Demitri’s Feast (Melbourne)

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Richmond, Melbourne – Richmond is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs and what a wonderful melting pot it is to explore. Swan Street, at its heart, is lined with what were once butcher shops, drapers, fruiterers and shoemakers, now converted into pilates studios, homewares stores and foodie haunts (such as this amazing burger joint.

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Pabu Grill and Sake Bar (Melbourne)

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Not just your average Izakaya 

by Pauline

As a visitor to Melbourne, you will probably find yourself wandering along Bourke Street, perhaps strutting up Chapel Street, definitely meandering some laneways, and possibly marvelling at Brunswick Street.  However, for a real local feel, away from (most of) the tourists, I encourage you to check out Smith Street in Collingwood.  [Read more…]

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Melbourne’s best miso ramen – Little Ramen Bar (Melbourne)

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Melbourne CBD – I have had some pretty amazing ramen in my time. Sheltering from the chill of Japan’s Hokkaido ski fields after a morning hard at it on the snowboard, a big bowl of miso broth with handmade noodles is a big bowl of heaven.

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Some like it hot! – Ying Thai (Melbourne)

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Abbotsfield, Melbourne – Chilli lovers, allow me to let you in on a little secret. Just slightly apart from the crowds of Vietnamese restaurants lining both sides of Victoria Street is an absolute winner of a local Thai restaurant. It’s the hot and spicy dishes they do particularly well, yet there is something to please anyone who enjoys well-balanced Thai flavours. Their best dishes include tom yum soup, papaya salad and whole barramundi.

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Melbourne’s lesser known lane way – Equitable Place

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Melbourne, CBD – Friends from interstate are visiting and I need a place we can meet centrally to grab a bite together that unabashedly says “Melbourne”. Degreaves St comes to mind but, as is the case in many ‘iconic’ (tourist trap) locales, quality food can be hard to find.

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