The burger scene in Melbourne has popped up like wild fire and there’s a new bad boy in town that’s been open for quite some time and is serving asian fusion burgers. Welcome to The Burger Block in Kew. Located on the main road, I was quite worried about the parking. Do not fear, there’s plenty of street parking so don’t panic.
NSW: Pho An, Bankstown
Pho topped with rare beef – $15
We were meeting a customer near Bankstown and the lovely customer decided to take us out for lunch. Since we were short on time, she took us to the legendary Pho An where people in the US asks the local to take them here so my expectations were quite high now. We walked in and it was super busy but there were a few tables free and we snagged one to ourselves. I got the medium pho topped with rare beef. Now, the service was so efficient that within 5 minutes, our food came out all steamy and ready to be eaten.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Melbourne (Crown Casino Complex)
Heston Blumenthal, the name which every food lover recognises and everyone dashed madly around putting their names down in a ballot in order to snag a seat in Fat Duck when they were in Melbourne for 6 months. After that frenzy, Heston opened his first international restaurant – Dinner by Heston at the exact spot which Fat Duck had sat. After harassing Mr D, he finally booked it for our anniversary and I was super duper excited when Saturday rolled around.
Ing Doi Thai, Collingwood
Catch up with the girlies once again and we were struggling for places to book last minute. We remembered Ing Doi and thought to ourselves, its been a while since we’ve been back so we booked Ing Doi and prepared ourselves for some Thai all you can eat. Woohoo!
Aqua S, Melbourne
The signature blue sea salt flavoured soft serve, Aqua S has finally extended its wings and have landed in Melbourne. So I wanted (actually needed) to try it and convinced Mr Angry Asian to go after our work dinner. There was only 30 minutes before closing time so we ran as fast as our little legs could take us and BAM we were in front of Aqua S.
Work’s big boss was in town to visit and he wanted to have dinner with our team to get to know us better so guess who was in charge of finding a place? You got it! It was me! I looked through my wishlist and saw Seamstress. So I made a booking for a Wednesday night and headed on in.
Tim Ho Wan, Melbourne
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.
The Local Burger Co, Croydon
Whilst in Croydon hanging out, I was getting a bit peckish so we wandered around until I laid my eyes on a burger joint – The Local Burger Co. Mr D could not refuse a burger eatery so we marched our way in. It’s really cosy inside and if it’s full, there’s always outdoor seating too.
Tetsujin, Melbourne (Melbourne Central)
It was time to grab dinner with Miss Pandan and since she absolutely adores Japanese cuisine, we decided to check out the sushi train at Tetsujin at the Emporium.
Palinka is a 7 month old eastern european tapas inspired eatery located in the hustle and bustle on Brunswick street in Fitzroy. Palinka is a traditional fruit brandy invented in the middle ages where they are distilled and bottled in Hungary and four provinces in Austria. Named after a fruit brandy, you gotta expect big things from them.