What’s Your Favourite Takeaway?

The following post is by Menulog.com.au. Australia votes: our favourite takeaways revealed Pizzerias leading the vote as Australia’s favourite eateries Australia is halfway through voting in the nation’s premier takeaway awards, which attracts tens of thousands of votes from the public every year for 5500-plus restaurants. With four weeks to go before the winning restaurants are announced in each state, award organiser Menulog is giving the country a sneak peak of the current leaders (without revealing…

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American Restaurants for Thanksgiving

The following is a guest post by Georgia Smail, Chief Food Writer at Dimmi. Best American Restaurants To Celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia Australian locals would be forgiven for not realising that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This American holiday has never gathered that much steam on Australian shores. But on November 27 – the fourth Thursday of November – 316 million Americans will sit down to roast turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie in a…

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Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne

Night Noodle Market is part of Good Food Month, Australia’s largest food festival. Over 17 summer nights, the banks of the Yarra River are alive with the delicious aromas of authentic Asian food. You’ll find fare from Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, India, Malaysia and Burma among the 50 food stalls. If you love Asian food, you can’t miss it. I tasted some spicy chicken skewers and naan bread from one Indian stall, popcorn chicken…

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You Never Lamb Alone

Did you know Aussies love lamb? In fact, in 2010, roast lamb was declared the national dish by popular vote. It is a beloved Sunday night ritual, the roast lamb dinner. The roast lamb is typical prepared with rosemary and served with potatoes and other roasted vegetables. Naturally, lamb gets a lot of media attention and some humorous advertising. Here’s the latest from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). I like the ad, but where’s Sam Kekovich? For…

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Tastes Like Home

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is, “Tastes like home.” I’ve blogged quite a bit about Melbourne food and dining out. It’s not that I don’t enjoy food here; I do. I especially like trying new restaurants and new foods. I’m a hopeless optimist. No matter how often I am disappointed by food and restaurants, and that’s quite often, I still keep at it, believing that it might be better next time. Almost nothing…

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Melbourne Restaurants

Today’s assignment in the Expat Blog Challenge is to write a restaurant review. I recently wrote about dining out in Melbourne. It’s not very often a pleasant experience for me and my Aussie partner. It’s too crowded. It’s too noisy. The portions are small. It’s so expensive. The service is mediocre. I need water. I need a napkin. By lemonade, do you mean a Sprite or lemonade? Nevertheless, I enjoy dining out because I like…

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Melbourne Dining Out Tips

Earlier this week I wrote about how despite the fact that both Americans and Australians speak English, we sometimes speak different versions of it. Similarly, we both have lips and tongues and teeth and tastes buds and we probably equally enjoy meeting our friends for coffee and eating out, but dining in Miami and dining in Melbourne are very different experiences. Here’s a little guide to eating out in Melbourne. I’m certain that Melbourne has…

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5 of the Best Restaurants in Australia

This article was provided by The Expat Hub, the number one online stop for expatriates looking for advice, support and information. For centuries nations like France and Italy have been getting all the glory when it comes to innovation in the kitchen and daring in the dining room, while countries like Australia have been typecast as producers of limited varieties of foods (shrimp on the barbie anyone?) But one restaurant revolution later and Australia has well and…

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Solo: This Woman’s Drink

Now that summer has hit Australia, there’s nothing I enjoy more on a hot day than an icy lemonade. If you go to an Australian restaurant and order a lemonade or if an Aussie offers you a lemonade, chances are you’ll get a Sprite. Aussies call Coca-Cola Coke, Pepsi Pepsi, Fanta Fanta, and so forth, but they call Sprite lemonade, and if you refer to lemonade as a home-made drink made of lemon juice, water, and…

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The Food Problem

Melbourne

The subject of food and obesity in America is a controversial one. Glenn Pendlay really struck a nerve with his rant about marketing and junk food in his Freshly Pressed piece I’m pissed. It’s a complicated subject and there are many points to consider, but let me share a personal story.

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