Union Dining

Union Dining

Modern European-inspired dining in a relaxed, casual setting that exemplifies the Melbourne-style of dining out. Great place.

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Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Recipe

Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Recipe

Recipe for Cantonese-style steamed pork ribs with black bean, a much-loved dish at yum cha sessions.

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Mamasita

Mamasita

Mexican bar in the CBD that’s become a bit of a Melbourne institution. Small but very nice casual space, interesting food and a good vibe.

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Brunch Triptych: Sector East

Brunch Triptych: Sector East

Review of brunch spots in the Eastern suburbs: Liar Liar, Studio Movida and Bread & Jam for Frances.

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Seoul Soul

Seoul Soul

Small and cosy spot along Victoria St with a modern take on Korean dishes. They got cute meal buckets and feature affordable lunch specials.

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Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde

An interactive meal atop one of Melbourne’s tallest buildings. This degustation felt like a beguiling, playful and delicious escapade.

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Hutong Dumpling Bar | Dessert Story

Hutong Dumpling Bar | Dessert Story

We meal-hopped in the CBD from a dumpling place that’s famous for its xiao long bao to a newly-opened Chinese dessert place.

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The Maling Room

The Maling Room

Café and roastery in the Melbourne’s East with coffees that I’d cross suburbs for. Delicious, robust and interesting.

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Live Below The Line (End)

Live Below The Line (End)

My humble, closing thoughts and observances about the week where I lived below the line.

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Rose Garden BBQ Shop

Rose Garden BBQ Shop

This affordable Chinese eatery has been a stalwart favourite of mine over the decades. I swapped favourite dishes for this visit.

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