Xenia Food Store is manned by the same people behind Philhellene in Moonee Ponds, a stalwart of Greek and Cretan dining.
Half the menu descriptors on Colourful Yunnan’s menu had the word ‘spicy’ or a chilli symbol beside them, so this restaurant isn’t for you if you’re not partial to chilli.
Aunty Franklee serves a small selection of some famous Malaysian food exports but also other lesser known dishes like ‘thunder tea rice’ and ‘mother hen soup’, expanding the popular conception of what Malaysian food is.
It takes a particular kind of bravery to re-visit a restaurant after walking out on them but I was up to the challenge.
Nocturnal creatures are spoilt for choice now. Fast food has taken a backseat to the likes of 24-hour ramen, midnight spaghetti and American comfort food. Enter Butchers Diner.
Knowing my love of mock meat, both Thirsty Vegan and Sand Pirate Penguin had told me about new vegan place Origin Tales in Brunswick East. I tried it twice and wasn’t disappointed.
I’d received two separate work emails a few minutes apart from colleagues who wanted to try the newest fried chicken craze in town – Pelicana – and so I marshalled the troops and we visited the Friday after, unable to tolerate the thought of untried fried chicken lying so close to our office.