Nurikko Visits

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Lunch Set Menu: 3 mains plus rice or bread

JULY 2011 A to Zee

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July was a very eventful month for us with the uni holidays going on and lots of catching ups; really sorry about the delay >< (it’s almost Sep!!) here are some of the highlights for the month of July =)


Ajisen Ramen (Bourke Street)

Location: 130 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9662 1100
Trading Hours: Sunday ~ Monday 1200 – 2130
www.ajisenramen.com.au

  • Gyoza Soup (8pc)
  • Takoyaki
  • Sides: Chilli mince

Gyoza Soup (8pc)

Takoyaki

Sides: Chilli mince

Boatshed Restaurant, The (Ballarat)

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First Taste Restaurant 頭啖湯 燉品專賣店 農家煲仔飯 (Box Hill)

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Groove Train (Melbourne Central)

Location: 211 La Trobe St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9654 2730
Trading Hours: Sunday ~ Monday 0730 – late
www.groovetrain.com.au

  • Garden Salad
  • Lamb Calzone – Roasted spinach onion, fresh tomato, basil and roasted capsicum
  • Lamb Shank Soup served with warm Turkish Bread
  • Lemon Meringue Pie

Garden Salad

Lamb Calzone - Roasted spinach onion, fresh tomato, basil and roasted capsicum

Lamb Shank Soup served with warm Turkish Bread

Lemon Meringue Pie

I always have a mixed feeling for Groove Train, sometimes I can’t seem to justify their prices to the food provided and their services, it is often my ‘lazy’ choice of restaurants. The soup I had that night was okay, it was too spicy (too much herbs and spices) and too thin. Oh, also they are so generous that they charge for a glass of hot water too…

Groove Train on Urbanspoon

HighTide Lounge (Melbourne Tullamarine Airport)

Telephone: (03) 9330 0946
Location: Level 1, T3, The Virgin Terminal, Melbourne Airport. Melbourne 3044
Trading Hours: Sunday ~ Monday 0500 – 2100

  • Soup – Spicy Mexican salsa
  • Cous Cous Salad
  • Pie and Chips
  • Lasagne

Soup - Spicy Mexican Salsa

Cous Cous Salad

Pie and Chips

Lasagne

Funky airport ‘restaurant’ =) With lots of variety and efficient service, don’t know about visiting the airport just for HighTide but it is definitely recommended when there is a need to be there.

HighTide Lounge on Urbanspoon

Horoki Casual Dining Bar

Location: Liverpool St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9663 2227
Trading Hours:
Lunch | Monday ~ Friday 1200 – 1430
Dinner | Monday ~ Saturday 1800 – 2300

3 mains off the menu plus rice or bread

  • Spicy Tuna and Prawn Sushi
  • Soba Noodle Salad
  • Tofu Salad

Lunch Set Menu: 3 mains plus rice or bread

Spicy Tuna and Prawn Sushi

Soba Noodle Salad

Tofu Salad

Deep Fried Seafood

Shallow Fried Chicken

Don’t you love the look of this set lunch~? It’s simple and petite, good for individuals who requires a light meal. For the ones with a huge appetite… Take this as a snack instead!

Horoki Casual Dining Bar on Urbanspoon

Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe (Bourke Street)

Location: 122 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9663 2788
Trading Hours:
Monday ~ Friday 1200 – 2200
Saturday ~ Sunday 1200 – 2300
www.itocafe.com.au

  • Ice-cream (Green tea, Mango, Black Seasame and Red Bean)
  • Umeshu

Ice-cream (Black Seasame, Green tea and Mango)

Umeshu (Plum Wine)

We were there for dessert!! =D The ice-cream was quite something~~~

Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe on Urbanspoon

Le Bangkok (Lonsdale Street)

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Maxims Cakes and Pastry

Telephone: (03) 9662 1980
Location: 173 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
Trading Hours: Sunday ~ Monday 0730 – 2230

  • Fresh Mango Cake

Fresh Mangooooooooo!!! =Q__ Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Not overly sweet; light and fluffy. One of my favorite places to order cakes in Melbourne CBD.

Monga

See June 2011 hits and misses

  • Old Hong Kong Style Snacks: Crackers with maltose
  • Monga Jelly Drinks: Watermelon with Herbal Jelly
  • Double Boiling Sweet Soup: Papaya Poached in Almond Sweet Soup
  • Double Boiling Sweet Soup: Pear Poached in Honey Sweet Soup
  • Herbal Jelly with Syrup

Old Hong Kong Style Snacks: Crackers with maltose

Monga Jelly Drinks: Watermelon with Herbal Jelly

Double Boiling Sweet Soup: Pear Poached in Honey Sweet Soup

Warm Herbal Jelly with Syrup 熱龜苓膏

Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe

Telephone: (03) 9629 3988
Location: 620 Collins St, Melbourne 3000
Trading Hours: Monday ~ Saturday 1000 – 2030

I had a super unique brown rice vegetarian sushi roll from them the other day!! <3 Instead of the normal veggie stuffings this sushi had crisp veggies such as red capsicum and cucumber accompanied with slices of flavoursome aburaage (fried tofu). Really enjoyed it and I’ve noticed that their menu had quite a variety so I do plan to have a proper meal there soon~ I have found this article online reviewing the Purple Peanuts, now are you drooling?

Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe on Urbanspoon

Seoul Restaurant (Little Bourke Street)

Telephone: (03) 9670 8800
Location: 369 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
Trading Hours:
Lunch Specials available 1100 – 1600
Monday ~ Friday 1000 – late
Saturday ~ Sunday (Public Holidays) 1100 – late
http://www.seoulrestaurant.net.au/

  • Table BBQ
    • Gogi modum 고기 모듬 – marinated, barbecued combination of beef, spicy pork, spicy chicken
    • Haemul modum 해물모듬 – combination of squid, octopus, prawn, scallop
  • Seafood pancake 파전 – Seafood & Mixed Vegetables
  • Jange gui 장어구이 – Barbecued Eel (unagi)
  • Jap chae 잡채
  • Side dishes

Marinated, barbecued combination of beef, spicy pork, spicy chicken - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Combination of squid, octopus, prawn, scallop - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Barbecued Eel (unagi) - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Jap chae 잡채 - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Seafood pancake - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Side dishes - Photo by Lily (lilyeatscake.tumblr.com)

Good food and friendly service, except one of the waitresses and was very quiet and had trouble understanding our requests such as “may we please have the table cleaned up and could you please bring the cake out for us now?” Instead she brought out another seafood pancake 10 minutes later and said that it was complimentary… =.=||| So yea, they (including the manager) were very confused about birthday dinners… But apart from that, it’s still a good Korean restaurant.

Seoul Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Shanghai Street Dumpling (Little Bourke Street)

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Mrs. Noodle 大娘拉麵館 (Swanston Street)

Location: 487 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: 9662 2626
Trading Hours: Sunday ~ Monday 1100 – 0000

  • Yu xiang Eggplant
  • Lemongrass Chicken

Yu Xiang Eggplant

Lemongrass Chicken

Real simple home cooking, can’t complain. Tasted better than I have expected though =)

Mrs Noodle on Urbanspoon

Author: nurikkochan

I am a friend, a daughter, a grand daughter, a cousin and an alumni. I am an ultimate sweet tooth, luckily my dental friend promised to look after my teeth for life. Self-claimed best bathroom singer, would like to make a living with singing and craft work. Fan of cupcakes on a wooden plate enjoyed after a homemade tteokbokki dish. Cameras I use: Canon IXUS 90 IS, Samsung inbuilt camera, Nikon D7000 and dad's Canon 7D (if I am lucky). Follow me on twitter NurikkoVisits & Instagram @nurikkochan

2 thoughts on “JULY 2011 A to Zee

  1. Nurriko: the groove train at Melbourne Central is closed. Wood and Chimney is there. Please update the post.

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