Category Archives: Food

South Melbourne Market

Melbourne has a number of great Markets many of which I have written about – Prahan, Queen Victoria, Camberwell etc. Each has their own characteristics that makes them an experience to visit.  For the South Melbourne Market the experience is … Continue reading

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Ocean Grove Sea Snails

Taking Emily and my nieces (Lilly and Bella) down to Barwon Heads beautiful 13th Beach to collect Sea Snails is not the typical Australian thing to do.  But after having had got hooked on Sea Snails in Vietnam recently I … Continue reading

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Isetan The Japan Store – Kuala Lumpur

I find The Japan Store (Market and Food Court) in the basement of the new Isetan Department Store in Lot 10 a rather special place as it is my escape from the consumer driven malls and tourist traps and eateries … Continue reading

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Negroni – The Second Chapter

A night out with Ian, a good mate from ADFA days, at Fuego, Troika Towers, KL, started with a classic Negroni cocktail served up as the second chapter of an old book – was a bit of effort to read … Continue reading

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Pho and Coffee – Ho Chi Minh city

We all know that the two foodie musts in Vietnam are Pho and Coffee. Pho, or Vietnamese Noodle Soup, is more from the Hanoi region but can really be enjoyed anywhere in Vietnam. For me it has to be eaten … Continue reading

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Making Rice Paper Wrappers or Banh Trang

Another highlight of last weekend in Ho Chi Minh was seeing how Rice Paper Wrapper are  made. It starts with soaked raw rice being grounded with water into a slurry and fermented for a few days. Then the Banh Trang … Continue reading

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Rice Paper Crickets and Other Goodies – Ho Chi Minh

Crickets were on the menu last weekend when I was visiting my godson and his parents after their first week in Ho Chi Ming city. What also went down well was a nice meal of Pepper Snails and Hot Vit … Continue reading

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