HOT: Tim Ho Wan, 15-17, 206 Bourke St, Melbourne

Tim Ho Wan has finally opened its restaurant in Melbourne and amazingly, the queues are not that long (if you time it right)! For those who don’t know, the original Tim Ho Wan is the famous tiny 30-seater dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong – and the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. It’s received one […]

The HOT List: Lunar New Year 2016 Melbourne

This year the Lunar New Year is Monday 8 February 2016 for the Year of the Monkey. Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for festivities and yummy food! Here’s a list of Chinese New Year events in Melbourne: Lunar New Year at Crown – Thu 21 Jan – […]

HOT: Din Tai Fung, Emporium Melbourne, Level 4, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Melbourne dumpling-lovers, start your engines. Din Tai Fung Melbourne has arrived. This famous, and long-awaited, restaurant chain has taken up the whole of level 4 inside Emporium Melbourne. You can’t miss the entrance as there will be crowd of hungry people outside. Inside the decor is a surprising combination of Scandi-chic with an Asian sensibility […]

HOT: Supernormal, 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Flinders Lane has arguably Melbourne CBD’s hottest eat street right now and one of the newest residents is Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal. It’s hard to tell from the name but the restaurant specialises in Asian-inspired food. It’s mostly Japanese with a hint of Chinese and Korean, as you can tell by some of the signage and […]

HOT: New Shanghai, Shop 323, Level 3, Emporium, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

I am really, really fussy about dumplings. My (Asian) parents taught me to be so! The hunt for excellent dumplings is an ongoing quest and I am honestly surprised to report that the best dumpling experience I’ve had in a while was in a food court. New Shanghai is a Sydney-based restaurant chain which has […]

HOT: Ruyi, 16 Liverpool St, Melbourne

At first glance Ruyi looks and sounds like a Japanese restaurant. Its laneway windows display  blond wood furniture, handmade ash and concrete light fittings (from France), white tiling and small gold details. The Japanese-style aesthetic continues with the custom handmade crockery by Melbourne ceramic artist Andrei Davidoff. But this cool, serene laneway restaurant is actually […]

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