Having grown up in a Vietnamese family, I am very familiar with the words che, the vietnamese desserts that can be served hot or cold, vibrant and full of flavour. So having heard that Che Desserts have opened up late into the night, I had to drag one of the triplet babies along to check it out. Stepping inside, the decor was bright and vibrant and just makes you smile. On the walls are different parts of Vietnam with people on motorbikes and of course, its quite instagram worthy.
Miznon was born in Jerusalem and has opened many branches around the world including Paris, New York and now they’ve opened one up in Melbourne. Serving up Middle Eastern food locating in Hardware Lane, you know this place will be pumping. We got there super early (5:15PM on a Friday to be exact) and there were only a few tables that had customers but that didn’t deter us, we plopped ourselves down by the kitchen bar and the food started to come in.
It’s mumsy and daddy bear’s 30th anniversary so we decided to surprise them by taking the to Iki Jime, an all seafood joint by Shannon Bennett and the Vue group. So in we went and boy oh boy was the service great! The staff greeted us warmly and we got the chef’s table which sits directly to the side of the kitchen which was a touch disappointing since we thought we’ll be at the front. But the little area is secluded and it was like having our own party. So, with this table, we only had the option of the set menu and at the price of $110 per head, it was a pretty good price.
Twenty Pho Seven, a pho place which opens 24/7 (say WHAT??) has landed in the city in Melbourne. Stepping inside you can smell pho broth and you’re greeted by friendly staff. Now, inside you’ll find a great mural in an urban environment. You will definitely feel relaxed here and no one rushes you out.
A date with the girlies meant time to check out a new eatery. Since we were slowly trying to go meat free, I suggested Vegie Hut in Boxhill. This place gets super busy so make sure you make a reservation and parking is quite difficult so perhaps park a bit further away and walk in. Now, back to business, walking inside we were greeted by friendly staff and was shown to our table. Settling in, we started to flick through the menu and decided on what we were getting.
Mr & Mrs Tequila were slowly becoming vegan and wanted to catch up over vegan food at V Series located in Kew. This is located right next to a car park so there were plenty of parking. We made a booking for 6:30PM but arrived super early and there wasn’t anyone there yet so we got in, sat down and started ordering.
Melbourne and brunch, the two words that goes hand in hand and of course, Aberfeldie joined the party with a new cafe North & Eight. North & Eight sits on one of the main road but there’s many parking around so you definitely do not need to worry about that. Anywho, walking inside the venue, the interior was sleek and welcoming. The staff are super friendly and will make you feel welcome.
Whilst going shopping at Eastland, we walked through the food court and lo and behold, a new bakery sits tucked away in the corner. I could not resist and stumbled in, finding out it is a Japanese bakery with Cheese tarts as one of their best sellers. Of course Mr D grumbled along but who could say no to baked goodies!
Since coming back from my Japan trip, I’ve been loving Japanese food even more so when there’s a new Japanese eatery in town, of course I’d say yes to go and visit. Miss Kasumi, located in Kew away from the main road sits right on the corner of High Street and Derby St and serves contemporary Japanese cuisine. With ample parking in the side streets, parking isn’t an issue. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by oh so friendly staff and went eagerly to our table.
The famed Japanese ramen chain Ippudo has finally landed in Melbourne and known for its tonkotsu ramen, I couldn’t resist taking my fam bam to check it out. Luckily for us, we got there at 4PM on a Saturday and there were customers in front of us and we got in 10 minutes after waiting. The staff were really friendly and the interior is very warm and cosy.