Paper Plate | Richmond

Melbourne Explorer visited Paper Plate for their grand opening.  Situated on Richmond’s popular Bridge Road, Paper Plate is bringing a Vietnamese flare to an increasingly diverse foodie hub. An asian inspired cocktail list greets you for dinner.  My recommendation is the Mekhong Sour with whisky, citrus, egg whites and cinnamon, or their famous espresso martini …

Hightea at Langham

High Tea @ The Langham | Southbank

The ‘Love Peace Scones’ high tea at The Langham is on until Christmas at their Melba Restaurant. The treats include mint mascarpone connoli, cranberry bauble macaron, pavlova christmas wreath, chocolate cherry cream profiteroles, chocolate orange mince pies, christmas tree cupcakes, sandwiches, coffee, tea, glass of sparkling wine and cinnamon scones. No doubt there will be …

Chocolate Walking Tours

Chocolate Walking Tours | CBD

This walking tour of Melbourne is a chocoholic’s dream come true! You’ll get to visit some of Melbourne’s best chocolate retailers from Haigh’s to Chocomama to Koko Black, sampling some of the finest along the way. Besides the chocolate overload, my favourite part was exploring the hidden (and more well known) lane-ways as you walk …

Eastern Dumpling House | Carnegie

This was the second time that I had visited Eastern Dumpling House in Carnegie and as usual they didn’t disappoint. My favourite dish by far is the pan-fried shanghai dumplings ($8.50 for 6).  Freshly made and juicy inside. I also had the claypot chicken and Chinese mushroom ($14.80)  with rice ($2) and would recommend this. They have …