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      09-30-2009 11:29 PM #36
      I'm definitely in. Dinner would be better.

      One thing I don't like about the Flower Drum is that half the patrons look as though they are under policer surveillance.

      At least when you go to the Supper Inn or some other low rent but honest Chinese restaurant, you don't have to be worried about getting bailed up for holding someone's glance a nanosecond too long.

      And while I agree with Wayne about the food being over-rated, I'm struggling to think of any place that sells better Chinese food.

      I guess there are not that many Chinese Restaurants trying to do something other than running three sittings for lunch and dinner.


      Modified by mdt at 8:43 PM 9-30-2009

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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    2. 09-30-2009 11:37 PM #37
      aaron, try the one on the main street of dulwich hill, next door to gladstone hotel. i think it's called dulwich hill charcoal chickens???? same wogs been running it since the 60's probably. i'm with wes here; don't go to the azn ones, they should stick to what their mama taught them.

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      09-30-2009 11:43 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »

      How long and where you staying?
      Want classic stuff or some off-the-beaten-track cuisine?

      Fri & Sat nights. Either stay at the Lindrum or Adelphi.

      Was thinking of Press Club to keep the Greek happy but they are booked out.


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      09-30-2009 11:44 PM #39
      When Wes suggests Stalagtites, ignore him.
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      09-30-2009 11:46 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      When Wes suggests Stalagtites, ignore him.

      We went to Stalagtites for about 10 minutes, before Mike pulled us out before even we had a chance to order the food.


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      09-30-2009 11:50 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      When Wes suggests Stalagtites, ignore him.

      Love this place!!!


    7. 10-01-2009 12:00 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by monkeysrus »

      Fri & Sat nights. Either stay at the Lindrum or Adelphi.

      Was thinking of Press Club to keep the Greek happy but they are booked out.

      Do Vue De Monde.

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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    8. 10-01-2009 12:01 AM #43
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      When Wes suggests Stalagtites, ignore him.

      Why?

      I'm breaking my Melbourginity in March and want to hit up some good greek food. I don't mind azn but dip and spiced meat is more my flavour.


    9. 10-01-2009 12:06 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Flaps »

      Why?

      I'm breaking my Melbourginity in March and want to hit up some good greek food. I don't mind azn but dip and spiced meat is more my flavour.


      f*ck Matt hes a snob.

      He's just jealous of their fine Retsina.


    10. 10-01-2009 12:10 AM #45
      He doesn't like Armenians either.
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
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    11. 10-01-2009 12:18 AM #46
      the young girl there liked me though.


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      10-01-2009 12:20 AM #47
      I liked the Armenian... that was awesome... full points to the 'tex! It has taken me to some pretty out there food joints on GTG's.

      Just please dont spring a birthday cake on me this time...


    13. 10-01-2009 12:23 AM #48
      F1? I'm planning to go next year as well. Perhaps a foodie tour is on the cards.

      I love my italian in Melb. There is a place in the suburbs on Malvern Road, near burke street, Bellezza. Always very good service, very real italian flavours. Decor is old and dated but gives that homey feel. Go as often as I can when in town and it's only 5 minute walk from the apartment.


    14. 10-01-2009 12:24 AM #49
      Quote, originally posted by TMK-001 »
      I liked the Armenian... that was awesome... full points to the 'tex! It has taken me to some pretty out there food joints on GTG's.

      Just please dont spring a birthday cake on me this time...

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    15. 10-01-2009 12:24 AM #50
      I reckon next venue can be the Enlightened Cuisine in Southbank.
      It's vegetarian, mock-meat. Would be a very interesting dining experience for a bunch of meat heads.
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      10-01-2009 12:25 AM #51
      Mock meat? sounds odd...

    17. 10-01-2009 12:28 AM #52
      Mammy knows all about mocked meat


    18. 10-01-2009 12:28 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
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    19. 10-01-2009 12:36 AM #54
      Mike that place you took me that time wasn't bad, even if I was a wussy white guy What was that spirit we had? The clear ****?

    20. 10-01-2009 12:38 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
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      10-01-2009 12:39 AM #56
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      I reckon next venue can be the Enlightened Cuisine in Southbank.
      It's vegetarian, mock-meat. Would be a very interesting dining experience for a bunch of meat heads.

      You've gotta admit, soy curd in the shape of a fish is a bit weird.

      Flaps, Stalagtites has its place in the world: when you've had a night out on the town and you don't really care what you're eating. But in truth, it's no better than most souvlaki vans.

      And the service is something to be experienced. If you get a grunt from the waitress and a nod of her head in the direction of your table, you're doing better than most.

      I'm going to Taxi Saturday night. My favourite.


      Modified by mdt at 9:40 PM 9-30-2009

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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    22. 10-01-2009 12:42 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »

      Thanks, you've been a big fuggen help


    23. 10-01-2009 12:44 AM #58
      I'm doing Vue DeMonde tonight.
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      10-01-2009 12:45 AM #59
      Monkey, agree with Mike that Vue De Monde is the go for special occasions. Been there about 10 times now, and 9 out of 10 times I would say I walked out of there completely satisfied which is more than any other restaurants I can think of. The one time they stuffed up something which I can't remember now. But the novelty has worn off now so I haven't been back for 6 months. It's also not something you want to do too often as the food is very rich. For high end food that you can eat every week, I would suggest Nobu. My fav place to go when time allows.
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      10-01-2009 12:46 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      I'm doing Vue DeMonde tonight.

      Can I come?

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      10-01-2009 12:49 AM #61
      Went here a few weeks ago. Most amazing restaurant that only seats a dozen or so people. Need to book a month or two in advance if you want to go on a Friday or Saturday night:

      Tempura Hajime; • Ground floor, 60 Park St, South Melbourne 3205: (03) 9696 0051

      Behind a nondescript brown door, on a small street between St Kilda Road and Kings Way, lies Tempura Hajime. Like many of its counterparts Tempura Hajime is housed in rather petite surrounds. This is not the place to go if you are booking a raucous hens' or stag night, but if the thought of a well-crafted set menu served in intimate surrounds sparks your interest, then it's worth adding it to your 'must experience' list.

      Once inside, a short hall opens out into a reception area in which pre-dinner drinks are served. Beyond this space is a stylised dining room. A central counter comfortably seats 14 and allows diners an unobstructed view of chef Daisuke Miyamoto (of famed Flinders Lane yakitori bar Yu-U) at work.

      The selection on offer is not extensive but it will impress lovers of fine Japanese food. Diners will more than likely have a little Atlantic salmon sashimi pass between their lips, possibly even some shaved daikon with dipping broth, lemon and salt. Each meal is prepared by Miyamoto according to the speed at which you consume. The prices would possibly make your grandmother swoon but are not at all outrageous if you are in the mood to treat yourself a little.
      Katherine Hartmann




      Modified by mdt at 9:51 PM 9-30-2009

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    27. 10-01-2009 12:50 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »

      You've gotta admit, soy curd in the shape of a fish is a bit weird.


      Modified by mdt at 9:40 PM 9-30-2009

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      Don't knock it until you've tried it.

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      10-01-2009 12:51 AM #63
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »

      You've gotta admit, soy curd in the shape of a fish is a bit weird.

      Flaps, Stalagtites has its place in the world: when you've had a night out on the town and you don't really care what you're eating. But in truth, it's no better than most souvlaki vans.

      And the service is something to be experienced. If you get a grunt from the waitress and a nod of her head in the direction of your table, you're doing better than most.

      I'm going to Taxi Saturday night. My favourite.


      Modified by mdt at 9:40 PM 9-30-2009

      I've been to that Vegetarian place Mike mentioned a couple of times. It's ok, not as good as Vegetarian Hut in Box Hill. (not sure if it's still there).

      Talking about dishes in shape of a fish, have you guys tried ordering fish and chips at bistro guillaume? It's really awesome. I will try find a pic I took...

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      10-01-2009 12:51 AM #64
      I've tried it. It was weird.

      What time shall I meet you there tonight?

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      10-01-2009 12:52 AM #65
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Went here a few weeks ago. Most amazing restaurant that only seats a dozen or so people. Need to book a month or two in advance if you want to go on a Friday or Saturday night:

      Tempura Hajime; • Ground floor, 60 Park St, South Melbourne 3205: (03) 9696 0051

      Behind a nondescript brown door, on a small street between St Kilda Road and Kings Way, lies Tempura Hajime. Like many of its counterparts Tempura Hajime is housed in rather petite surrounds. This is not the place to go if you are booking a raucous hens' or stag night, but if the thought of a well-crafted set menu served in intimate surrounds sparks your interest, then it's worth adding it to your 'must experience' list.

      Once inside, a short hall opens out into a reception area in which pre-dinner drinks are served. Beyond this space is a stylised dining room. A central counter comfortably seats 14 and allows diners an unobstructed view of chef Daisuke Miyamoto (of famed Flinders Lane yakitori bar Yu-U) at work.

      The selection on offer is not extensive but it will impress lovers of fine Japanese food. Diners will more than likely have a little Atlantic salmon sashimi pass between their lips, possibly even some shaved daikon with dipping broth, lemon and salt. Each meal is prepared by Miyamoto according to the speed at which you consume. The prices would possibly make your grandmother swoon but are not at all outrageous if you are in the mood to treat yourself a little.
      Katherine Hartmann

      Modified by mdt at 9:51 PM 9-30-2009

      Thanks for the recommendation Matty. Relatively local to me too.

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    31. 10-01-2009 12:56 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      I've tried it. It was weird.

      What time shall I meet you there tonight?

      Not sure I like the idea of dining with you. Every place you've recommended has been crap.
      Maybe you're just a bad jinx.

      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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      10-01-2009 01:03 AM #67
      Nearly 3 pages in and no mention of "...and it's a little bit fancy."

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      10-01-2009 01:09 AM #68
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      Not sure I like the idea of dining with you. Every place you've recommended has been crap.
      Maybe you're just a bad jinx.

      C'mon I ate your soup last week without complaining. 8 o'clock?

      Wayne, I reckon you'll like that Japanese place. The food is a bit oily for me as everything is fried, but the whole experience of going there is pretty memorable.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      10-01-2009 01:13 AM #69
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »
      Nearly 3 pages in and no mention of "...and it's a little bit fancy."

      That's because nobody's yet been to McDonalds in Mt Gambier.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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    35. 10-01-2009 01:16 AM #70
      What did I cook again? I forget.

      Ah!, That dried pollack and egg soup. So yummy you tooks some back home!
      Please tell me you ate it afterwards.


      Modified by TheHamofMam at 10:17 PM 9-30-2009

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