Melbourne - Walked pass this random Japanese Restaurant. Random pick..have not read any review about it. We went in still because the Korean Restaurant Oriental Spoon haven start operating yet and our tummy is protesting.. so… just give it a try
Traditionally, we were served with Japanese O cha.
ahLun ordered this ITO Special Jumbo Ramen. AUD 15.50
The jumbo ramen include roasted pork rib and japanese BBQ char siew
Papa ordered Chashu Ramen. AUD 9.80
I like the japanese char siew. it melts in your mouth..
Mama as usual, not a risk taker, ordered the common one. Katsu Don. AUD 10.20
Pork Outlet and Egg on rice. Hmm.. no comment. But it tastes better than it looks. hehe!
And for myself.. I ordered the ITO Special Roll. 8 pieces for AUD 11.50
Its like california roll but with 3 types of daily fresh catch, shrimp egg, tamago, crab meat and avocado. slurps!
Its certainly a good japanese restaurant but i think still lack of some WOW factor
How to go :
ITO Japanese Noodle Cafe
122 Bourke Street,
Melbourne 3000 VIC, Australia
Melbourne CBD - Pho Bo Ga Mekong Vietnam is one of the very very best Vietnamese Restaurant in Melbourne CBD. One of the MUST GO restaurant for a lot of superstar me as well. My previous visit to Mekong. ^^
Pho Bo Ga Mekong Vietnam is located at Swanston Street, intersection with Little Bourke Street. You wont missed it if you just walk along Swanston Street from the direction of Flinders Station to Melbourne Central :).
Pho means rice noodle soup. Pho is pronounced as “fur”. So Pho Bo is called “fur ball”. I remember this conversation with Ivan about furball in our vietnam trip. hahaha. So cute!! Pho Bo means Beef Noodle Soup and Pho Ga means Chicken noodle soup in vietnamese. We went there around 9.30 am and luckily enough for us, the place is still quiet empty.
Simple and clean environment.
Hello Early Birds! No worms for you. Beef rice noodle soup can? hehe
Vietnamese Tea. Fragrant. Serve in the hot flask bottle to make sure its warm all the time. How thoughtful
If tea is not your thing, you can always opt for milk coffee.
Time for Food! We ordered Pho Bo Dac Biet. Pho Bo Dac Biet means Special mixed beef rice noodle soup!
AUD 8.9 for a small portion and AUD 9.9 for a regular portion.
The soup is sweet and flavorful. The beef is soft, tender and juicy. A very succulent meal. I am loving every bite of it.
It is served with a small portion of veges and lime. Added into the Pho makes the soup to a different level of refreshing.
Okies. Too much of the Pho Bo Dac Biet. Dig in!! FYI, the portion is enough for two adults.
Next, we ordered another signature vietnamese dish. Chargrilled Pork Chop Broken Rice. AUD 9.5
I personally prefer the one at VietStar at Glenferrie Road but this one is not bad as well. Broken Rice aka Com tam is a fractured rice. Means only half grain.
Broken Rice is normally served with grilled pork chop, shredded pork, pork skin, fried egg, pork meatload and pickled vegetable, fresh vegetables and a bowl of special sauce.
You can easily finish up the whole plate.
Happy people with happy food
Next up, Tom & Ga Cha Gio aka Prawn & Chicken Fried Spring Roll
AUD 5.5 for 4 and AUD 9.9 for 8.
Crunchy on the outside, juicy inside. have a bite!
By around 11am.. the place is packed with hungry eaters! And all of us left with a happy tummy!
How to go :
Pho Bo Ga Mekong Vietnam
241 Swanston Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Posted by ~YienYien~ on May 22, 2013 in Express Blogging
Taiwan - Its a Random Taiwan trip again!! This time, autumn. Although its said to be autumn, the difference in temperature fluctuates a lot. It was around 10 Celsius the previous week before i went and by the time i reached Taipei, it was around 23. Wuwuwuwuwu. I love cold days! This post is just a short preview of everything.
JiuFen (九份) - This time round, i get to go Jiu Fen (九份). A small uptown but packed with tourist.
And lotsa street food and souveniers
A cute cartoon school bag!
In the dog’s eye. hehehe!
Oh.. By the way, i had ahbuu to travel with me this time! *wee*
ShiFen (十分) - ShiFen is famous in sky lantern. （孔明灯）
The whole street is on the train station itself. And its full of outlets selling the sky lanterns.
Just write you wishes and release to the sky and it will be blessed.
i had mine too.
Taipei - Pay another visit to the zoo and maokong gondola. （猫空缆车）
Hello little panda
This time, i tried the cystal cabin. Wooots. Its transperant.
Walking to XimenDing （西门町）
Visit ahMao (阿毛)
Visit the little pet shop. I wan pom pom! but Mr.H say pom pom too ngiao siao.
Oh.. saw this little cutie walking around xi men ding everytime i went there. cuteness!
Went to LongShan Temple station （龙山寺） for some famous street art and the food there. The brown pooodle is so noty!
Never missed out my fav — Gua Bao ( 刈包). Steamed bun with slice of braised pork or sometime minced pork, add in preserved vege topped with peanut and sugar and coriander to a perfection!
Lotsa cute stuff at ShihLin market （士林夜市）. Look at the umbrella! almost bought it ok! hahahaha!
And last but not least, pamper myself with a bowl of lu rou fan (鲁肉饭)
A feast of it. TEEEHEHEHEHEHE!
Posted by ~YienYien~ on May 21, 2013 in Australia
Melbourne CDB - Who doesnt like Eggs Benedict??!!! Doesnt matter if you are in a hot sunny days, cloudy windy days, raining days, snowing days, an eggs benedict breakfast will definately cheer you up!
Slurps! There are basically two types of well-recognized eggs benedict. One is smoked salmon eggs benedict and one is the classic one.. which is served with bacon.
This like one.
What makes an eggs benedict irresistibly sexy is the oozing out egg yolk. *slurps*
See.. Pouched egg served with bacon, muffin, sauteed spinach and the awesome creamy hollandaise sauce. A happy breakfast makes a happy morning. hehehe!
Apart from Eggs Benedict, some classic english breakfast which will make you happy.
My all time favourite —– Classic English Breakfast.
And Ham and cheese super omelette.
I personally like tis particular breakfast outlet in one of the alley in degraves st. Just few steps from the apartment we stayed. Convenient and yummy delicious. And most importantly. its open very early in the morning.
This is the GPS map for Cafe Andiamo <3
And A is Punthill Apartment Flinders Lane. The place we stayed for 10 days. ^^
A : Punthill Flinders Lane
267 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
B : 36/38, Degraves St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia