Of all the Thai restos lining King Street in Newtown there is only one we've found that specialises in the spicy Esan food of North East Thailand. Look for the bright pink sign for Saab Wer along the strip.
We decide to grow a little herb garden our balcony, and by jingo it actually worked. Our brown fingers turned a little green with the help of a gravity fed self watering system - Australian invented Autopots.
We're just back from three weeks in Thailand and we're aching for a serious Chinese feed. A reader told us about The Seasiders Restaurant in Burwood saying it was pretty seriously Chinese, a student favourite, so we give it a whirl.
Korean ice creams, creamy milk confections encased in wafer coatings or twists of fruit ice are one of our favourite ways to end a food court meal outing or just about any meal. When the weather heats up to scorchio, seek them out.
Dumplings are the current passion of the half-arsed Chinese restauranter. We've seen a bunch of Dumpling Kings and Dumpling Houses open and fade away. These were pretty much Aussie-style Chinese restaurants with a few dumplings slapped amongst the banana fritters, cashing in on that dumpling fad that still lingers from a couple of years back. Because hey, even skinny white girls like dumplings. We wonder if the same people owned frozen yoghurt stores.