It would be hard to miss Payom Thai, it is in a bright purple building on Canterbury road. It is my local Thai, and while I have had take-away there three times, this was my first dine-in experience.
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Ganesh Indian restaurant is easy to find if you are arriving by train. It is directly opposite Blackburn station on South Parade. I had meet my friend Mr H at the station and we wandered over to Ganesh.
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Hobba is a cafe in Prahran, located in what used to be Joe’s Garage. They have kept the glass roller doors, along with the exposed ceilings and brickwork, to create an open plan, light filled, simple, but clean looking space.
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Attica is Ben Shrewy’s award winning restaurant in Ripponlea, an inner suburb of Melbourne. It has been named restaurant of the year by The Age Good Food Guide, has three hats, and is currently ranked 53 in San Pellegrinos’ top 100 restaurants.
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I think everyone has food cravings at one time or another. Sometimes I think it is due to your body lacking a certain vitamin or mineral, but sometimes you just want a particular kind of food (especially seeing said food on TV or in a magazine for example). So called experts say that cravings will go away after 10-30 minutes if you ignore them.
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In now what is becoming a tradition when J is away, I headed to Carnegie to have dinner with KB2. On our radar this time was Kimchi Grandma, a Korean restaurant named after the traditional hot and spicy pickled cabbage dish of Korea.
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Martin Bosley is known as one of New Zealand’s finest chefs. His food philosophy is “Eat what’s in season, what’s local, and what’s fresh. We also believe food should please the eye as well as the palate.”
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Logan Brown is owned by Al Brown and Steve Logan. According to the website, “Our emphasis is placed on attaining the best seasonal ingredients possible from local producers. Organic, fair trade and responsibility gathered ingredients are always favoured. Accuracy in cooking and seasoning is given priority over presentation. Each dish is generous full flavoured and simply plated. The style of food is New World, yet based on classic cooking techniques. We know where ingredients come from and we source and showcase some of the finest of New Zealand ‘s food and beverage producers.”
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