本とさや (Hontosaya)

A literal “alleyway” find, Hontosaya seems to be quite a popular joint for locals, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any foreigners/tourists here! Not to mention the extent of their ‘english menu’ is basically sticky-notes with basic translations of each cut stuck onto their original menu. Surprisingly larger inside than you would expect (with 2 […]

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Carmine’s

One of my favourite places to visit on Lygon street whenever a pasta-craving hits, the pasta I got recommended the first time I went went on to be my usual order every time after! I also loved how friendly and attentive the waiters were, and that there were generations working in the shop! My first […]

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Humble Rays

A spacious brunch place lodged between the city and Melbourne Uni, Humble Rays seems to be a frequent haunt for many of my friends, although I myself have only been twice. The layout and decor is minimalistic and neat, and the glass doors certainly allow some “rays” of natural light in and add to the […]

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Vlado’s

A favourite of my brother’s, Vlado’s is a grilled steakhouse that has a set menu of which your only choices are which cut of meat you would like. Though it doesn’t seem so, the restaurant fits quite a number of customers however I would advise calling ahead to book if you choose to visit. Aside […]

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Tonkatsu Maisen

Happened upon this place when exploring around our hotel in Shibuya, and ended up going back another 2 times during the same trip! Tonkatsu is one of my favourite dishes and Tonkatsu Maisen’s dishes are mouth-wateringly delicious. Most tonkatsu look more or less the same, however I did go with a kurobuta (black pork) hire […]

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Entrecôte

A nondescript restaurant hidden inside Alfred Place, entrecote was a cozy, relaxing place for dinner. The interior decor was simple and also featured various ‘moving’ portraits which were very intriguing, as they would alternate with each others’ frames throughout the meal. We ordered a few small sharing plates to try such as the top left […]

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Soi 38

Found by my friend, Soi 38 is a restaurant serving thai boat noodles. However, unlike the iconic tiny boat noodle bowls in Thailand, these are normal sized portions. Regardless, they come really cheap at only $10 per bowl, or $15 for a large bowl! Clockwise from top left is the beef boat noodles, duck noodles, […]

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