Cutler & Co @ Melbourne (Fitzroy), Australia

We started off with a great dinner on our first night and it continued on to our second night.

Cutler & Co is located in Fitzroy, north-east of central Melbourne.  We had our rental car with us so getting there was easy.  Again, there was no special holiday menu (which I was never a fan).   And of course, kids friendly, with kids menu too.

Love the high ceiling, the space and modern deco.

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Fish fillet from kids menu

Braised short ribs from the a la carte menuIMG_0851

Degustation menu


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Tipo 00 @ Melbourne, Australia

Due to it was holiday seasons, I made reservations for Christmas Eve, eve of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve almost a month in advance.

Our first dinner in Melbourne was at this small Italian restaurant on Little Bourke Street.  Not only do they welcome kids, they also served their regular menu on the 23rd. 🙂

They don’t have a big menu but they do very good dishes especially their pasta.

It is a small place and very popular so reservations is highly recommended.


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Melbourne, Dec 2015 – Places

I am very behind with my postings, got to get moving before our next Australia trip.

We took over night flight and arrived Melbourne in the morning.  We took SkyBus from airport to the city and then their complimentary hotel transfer.

We stayed at Citadines on Bourke before and we chose to stay there again for the convenience and also their rooms are very clean.

After a quick brunch, we walked over to Federation Square, strolled along the graffiti lanes, and the famous shopping arcades.   Dinner was at Tipo 00, walking distance from the hotel.

The next day was just as relaxing, even though every where was packed with busy shoppers.  Met up with friends for lunch at Queen Victoria Market but a lot of the seafood were sold out by mid-day.  Rest of the day was just (window) shopping and feeling the Christmas spirits.  We also had to pick up our rental car before as they are closed on Christmas Day (some branches do open on Christmas Day but not convenient for us).


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Taipei, Oct 2015 – more food

One of the things we enjoy doing in Taipei is to walk around in the local neighbourhood and look for local food.  Egg pancakes are one of our favourites.

One on of the days, we took Maokong Cable Car for a short visit to Maokong and then went to the zoo next to the cable car station.

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Tofu with crab roe

Tea infused drunken chicken  


Ice-cream pancake with peanuts and coconuts.


On our last day, we went to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區.  We spent the whole day there and wasn’t quite enough.  There are a lot to explore, experience and eat.

Very nice coffee originating from Taiwan Alisan.

We managed to booked the glass making workshop for the kids on the same day.   It was great fun!




Taipei Oct 2015 – Food

It was a short yet relaxing trip to Taipei. Since we did most major tourist spots in our previous trip, this trip was all about chilling.

We happened to have booked a hotel near Dihua Street, a local wholesale and trading district with a mix of local art and culture.


We also had easy access to local food as well as cafes.


And finally tried out the famous Coffee Alley.


We had two dinners at 永康街.


Very good food at 度小月.


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