Ma Long Kitchen and Dumplings, Mulgrave

Another little spot for work lunch and this time there’s DUMPLINGS! Ma Long Kitchen Dumplings is located in Nexus court surrounded by other cafes and business blocks, it definitely gets busy. There’s not a lot of seating so you either gotta get there early or you just have it takeaway. So line up, tuck in and get ready for those dumplings!

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Il Dolce Freddo, Carlton

Il Dolce Freddo is located on the busy street of Lygon street and has been around FOREVER! I’ve been here a few times back in the day when I was at uni (feels like forever ago) and it has recently changed management. So that means new flavours and a new look.

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V Series, Kew

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. 

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Town Tea, Melbourne

When the triplets take you out for tea, they don’t half arse it all all. They promised me tea with cheese (what the??) and of course they delivered when they took us into Town Tea in Chinatown. With great decor and friendly staff, get ready for some cheesiness in your life.

Right to Left: Matcha cheese tea, Watermelon cheese, Lemon Lime Delight, Orange sunrise

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Monkey’s Corner, Melbourne

Monkey’s corner has opened a pop up store in conjunction with Koi dessert bar at Hwkr food centre and yes, they are owned by the Poernomo brothers. First up, the pork belly bao. The pork belly was juicy and the bao was quite soft and fluffy. Approved from the triplets.

Pork Belly Bao – $12

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Hawker Chan, Melbourne

Hawker Chan, the world’s cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant has landed in Melbourne and I was hoping that if I wait it out, the lines would eventually disappear. Unfortunately for me, I decided to go on the last day of Lunar New year and yes, there was a line and yes, we waited 40 minutes before we could get a table. When we finally got in, we I did the ordering the baby triplets went to get a table.

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Bangpop, South Wharf

Good ol’ Dimmi were having their flash deals where if you visit participating eateries you’d get 50% off food. So of course Ms Butterfree booked Bangpop because it’s been a place where she’d always wanted to visit AND we got 50% off the food bill. Made a booking via Dimmi and BAM we were in and we were eating.

We arrived and was seated and the staff were friendly but they weren’t all that attentive. We did have to wave them down a few times to get our order which was quite disappointing. Anywho, we ordered our dishes and waited for them to arrive so we can devour them. First up, the moo dad diew which was the air dried pork with sticky rice. We found this to be quite dry and needed a bit more seasoning.

Moo Dad Diew (one sun pork) – $9.90
Air dried pork with Sriracha cucumber and sticky rice

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Tim Ho Wan, Melbourne

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The cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant has finally opened in Melbourne which means, date time with the Traveling couple at Tim Ho Wan is on the agenda. The Traveling couple got there at 5:15PM and had to wait till we arrived at 5:45PM (naughty!! We were super late!) and got in 5 minutes later. Tip of the day – go when it’s not lunch or dinner time and you’ll get a seat straight away. We got in and looked over the menu which was also a place mat and there’s a bell on the table so you can get their attention straight away. So, let’s get the food on the way! First up, chicken feet! I didn’t really enjoy these. It was quite hard and didn’t have a lot of flavour either which was a shame.

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