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Adventures in home cooking, baking and eating out mostly in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A bit of travelling, shopping, and having a good time.

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Burnham Bakery and Piggery Café Opening Weekend – Sassafras

It was a slow Friday at work so when I saw this update on Shannon Bennett’s work at Burnham Beeches, I was interested but not too optimistic.  It’s very damp in the Ranges during winter, so their statement of “we just need a few dry days for the carpark to set” got a comment [...]

Paradise Road, Glen Waverley

Paradise Road is a new kid on the Kingsway block – to me, anyway.  Ever since it opened, it’s always been That Place That We Really Should Check Out… said while we’re on our way out of Kimchi Hut.  I recently decided that I was not happy with my local Thai takeaway’s version of [...]

Saigon Light, Glen Waverley

Saigon Light ranks pretty highly in our regular rotation.  Being Asian, noodle soup is very much a comfort food to me, and since I work nearby, any source of comfort is extremely welcome.

It’s not my favourite noodle soup place in Glen Waverley.  But it’s close.

They changed the doors around! Confusing [...]

Mocha Jo’s, Glen Waverley

Another steadfast favourite, Mocha Jo’s is where we go when we don’t feel like Asian food, but want to go to Kingsway.  They changed their menu for summer, shockingly cutting out a lot of our favourites.  On the other hand, I like what I’ve seen, so it will be interesting to see if they [...]

Cavallini, Clifton Hill

I motivate myself to exercise by treating myself with baked goods.  Apparently I don’t know the meaning of the word “counter-productive”!

When we have a day of aikido training at the Clifton Hill dojo, we usually head across Queens Parade to Cavallini bakery.  Most of our dojo-mates head to the other cafes with more [...]

Kimchi Hut, Glen Waverley

A couple of years ago, I tried to learn how to play Starcraft 2.  It didn’t take long for me to realise that I’d never tried Korean food before.  So I consulted Urbanspoon, grabbed some friends, and ventured out to Kimchi Hut – my best-rated local Korean restaurant.

Unsurprisingly, it’s now one of my [...]