You are Invited! Cooking Demo & Wine Tasting


Food Social & The Apartment Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm Venue: The Apartment 401 Little Bourke Street Melbourne Price: AUD65.00/per person Cooking Demonstration & Wine Pairing The Idea Learn and experience what goes behind in the kitchen in an informal interactive cooking class/demonstration by The Apartment Head Chef Nirmal. Relax and let … Continue reading

A Wobbly Walk Down Memory Lane – Movida


Movida Restaurant Dark cobblestone lane. Checked. 2 months waiting list. Checked. Featured on The Age Guide Food Guide. Checked. Welcome to Melbourne’s epitome dining scene. With all the ticked boxes, Movida Restaurant befits this accolade more than any other restaurant. For those who hasn’t quite ‘made it’  (more impatient to wait I take), there’s always … Continue reading


Originally posted on foodloca:
  This is dedicated to all the food lovers out there. You know who you are. There are different labels given: foodie, gourmand or simply glutton- you named it. There’s a saying ” There’s two types of people in this world. Those who eat to live, and those who live to…

Foodloca 2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Melbourne Food Itinerary


Don’t be fooled that my absence from the blog for the past few weeks was an absence from the food scene. As a matter of fact, I had been on the eating frenzy with my family in town visiting from Malaysia.So,where do you bring your visitors for food in Melbourne?With some of my regular hangouts … Continue reading

City View At La Camera


  ” La Camera ” translated to “The Room” is indeed a room with a view. Located along Southgate overlooking the city skyline, dine and watch the view changes as the sunset glimmer reflected on the river (Cue: romantic dinner!). As a cardholder of Connoisseur Club member, I’ve been a loyal patron over the years. … Continue reading

Thai Stir-fry chicken with chilli and basil


Chicken with Chilli & Basil Stir Fry This fast and easy stir-fry is perfect for dinner. For fans of quick and easy Thai stir-fry, this is the recipe you won’t want to miss! Simply serve with a bowl of steamed rice. Voila! RECIPE Makes 4 30ml peanut oil  400g chicken thigh fillets,chopped finely 3 shallots,peeled … Continue reading

French Charm at Roule Galette


“J’aime la galette, savez-vous comment ? Quand elle est bien faite, avec du beurre dedans.” (“I like galette, do you know how? When it is made well, with butter inside.”) Half the pleasure of dining in Melbourne is to discover hidden treasures tucked away in little laneways. And, Roule Gallette fits the description perfectly. Located … Continue reading

Not so shady deals at Auction Rooms


Have I mentioned I LOVE brunch? (perhaps the 100th times!) . There’s nothing better to spend a lazy Sunday than a brunch to start the day.That’s why I’m so excited to share with you one of the best places for brunch in Melbourne. I’m so glad I was brought to this place. As the name … Continue reading

The Retro ‘IT’ Chin Chin


It is a new movement in Melbourne. Asian inspired tapas style dining experience. And, Melbournian just couldn’t get enough of it. This could partly explain the draw of the latest IT restaurant in Melbourne – Chin Chin. Even the name is catchy! Just like Mamasita (which is still ‘hot’ from the looks of it), I’ve … Continue reading