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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A little bit of Japan – Purple Peanuts (Melbourne)

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Melbourne city – One thing I loved about living in Osaka was the tiny restaurants I’d stumble upon down the many alleyways. I’m talking no more than 6 seats in a little hole in the wall. I’d worry about the quality of the food and was always pleasantly surprised as an amazing bowl of ramen or curry came and greeted me. Purple Peanuts reminds me of those little dinky restaurants.  [Read more…]

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