Seven o’clock on a Sunday night and Firechief, a pizzeria in Camberwell is pumping. Thankfully The Kiwi had made a booking and J and I were quickly shown to a table for four.

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The first Fook Lam Moon restaurant was opened in 1972 and the group now boasts nine restaurants across three countries. The original restaurant, in Wan Chai, is still the flagship and boasts two Michelin stars as well as being known as a celebrity restaurant.

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Madame Sousou is a French bistro on Brunswick street in Fitzroy that claims to take a “fresh approach on classic French fare”.

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For 2012 the Lei Garden Restaurant Group was awarded 11 Michelin stars across 9 of its restaurants. On our first night in Hong Kong, J and I dined in the one-star Tsim Sha Tsui branch.

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Station Street café is located in Nunawading and has just been awarded a gong for good coffee. J and I hadn’t found anywhere for a decent breakfast since moving to the ‘burbs over a year ago and were keen to check this café out.

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Wow. That pretty much sums up our first class experience on the A380. It was amazing. You can read about it, see pictures of it, but nothing prepares you for how truly great it is until you are actually sitting in that seat.

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I received the following in an email from KB1 “I’ve been craving Ethiopian food for months, and I thought that you guys might be up for it for our next dinner. Have you had it before? It’s delish!”

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Qantas’ First Lounge in Sydney is its flagship lounge and after spending almost three hours here I can see why.

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J and I have just got back from eight awesome nights in Hong Kong. We ate a lot of amazing food and I am looking forward to blogging about all our experiences. I thought you would all like a sneak peek at some of the food we enjoyed, just to whet your appetites. :-)

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The Simon from Simon’s Peiking Duck is the same Simon who used to run (own?) Old Kingdom in Collingwood. For whatever reason, he moved on and the result is a suburban place for duck in a small strip of shops on Middleborough road.

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The in-laws were visiting, what to do with them? Neither of them had been to the Mornington Peninsula so it was decided to take a drive down through the seaside towns and back up through wine country.

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J’s dad and stepmum were coming to visit and we knew we were going out to dinner with family friends. However, we thought the family friends’ daughter was organising dinner, until we got a phone call the night before. Nope, they thought we were organising it. Cue frantic conversation and internet research of what would be suitable (nothing fancy and BYO a must) near both houses, and available for 8 people on a Friday night at short notice.

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Pearl is on Church street Richmond, and serves modern Australian with a big Asian influence.

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J and I are heading off for eight food-filled nights in Hong Kong. There might also be some sight-seeing as well!

 

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Bring on the dumplings!