Shop Ramen first made an appearance on Smith Street as a 10 day pop-up ramen store in Storm in a Teacup back in February, but now has a more permanent home near the corner of Johnston Street. I have walked past many a time and it is always extremely busy, but one Friday night B and I decided it was time for us to check it out for ourselves.
I found myself with an excess of potatoes from my veggie box delivery that needed using and immediately thought of Caitlin’s recent post on Mother Down Under of her potato salad recipe, and how it reminded her of her childhood, so I knew I had to make some as well.
Despite the fact Melbourne hasn’t had the warmest of Springs, on the weekend of the 25-27 October it played host to the Australian leg of the Gelato World Tour, which was held in Argyle Square in Carlton. The Gelato World Tour is being held in eight cities across five continents and pits sixteen gelato makers against one another for each leg of the competition. Each gelato maker presents one flavour and is judged by a panel of experts, as well as votes by the public, with the top three heading to the Grand Finale in Italy in 2014. (more…)
When I first went completely vegetarian curries were one of my staple dinners – most commonly a potato and chickpea green curry to be precise! I gradually expanded my repertoire to include a wider range of cuisines and for a while stopped making curries altogether. In recent times I have gone back to making curries occasionally, and when I received both pumpkin and green beans in my recent veggie box I knew straight away what I wanted to use them for! I made this dish a little on the spicy side, but you can reduce the heat by using less chilli flakes and/or curry powder if you prefer it slightly milder!
We tried to visit Jimmy Grants back when it first opened, but upon arriving early one Saturday evening to find the place rather chaotic we gave up and went elsewhere. There was a queue out the door of people waiting for a table, the available tables were being used by takeaway customers waiting on their orders, and it appeared that there were 3 separate places you could order food from – it was all too much for us! A few months have since passed so we decided it was time to give it another shot, and see whether the food was worth the hype! (more…)