New cafe and dessert shop opened in Melbourne’s QV – Amiri Cafe
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by Polly
1w ago
We’ve been watching the new AMIRI restaurant being set up in QV for a while now. Over the weekend, when we were unsure about where to eat, we decided to give this new place a try. The cafe is quite spacious and the decor is thoughtfully done. At first, we thought it was a Japanese or Korean establishment, but surprisingly, all the staff were Thai. We find the food is okay but the highlight is definitely the dessert! What we think and tried Kyoto Omurice – $34 This omurice looks amazing in photos, especially when you slice open the omelet – truly a moment of admiration for a well-made egg! Howe ..read more
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Secret places to see autumn leaves in Mount Macedon
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by Polly
1w ago
April in Melbourne has reached the next level, the autumn leaves on Mount Macedon are all red now! We decided to have a day trip! Starting from the city, it takes about an hour to reach. Honour Avenue The famous maple leaf avenue, not very crowded on weekdays. The weather was a bit overcast, it’s great for photos when sunny, a bit chilly without the sun (so dress warmly!) Address: 58/6 Honour Ave, Macedon VIC 3440 We thought about having a picnic too. But right next to the busy road, we were a little worried about the dust so we gave up! After taking photos, we went to the second spot. Forest ..read more
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Melbourne’s Hidden ‘Venice’ – Vaporetto Bar & Eatery
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by Polly
1w ago
This Italian restaurant is truly one of our favourite places to eat. Every time we crave Italian food, we find ourselves going there. Each visit, we try something different. Except for the salads, which we personally don’t like so much, we’ve never been disappointed by anything else! We was brought by a friend to this niche Venetian restaurant, Vaporetto. Its decor is distinctly Venetian, as if stepping into Venice. What we think From entrees to main courses to post-meal desserts like Gelato, we absolutely love each one. Each pasta and risotto has its own unique characteristics, it depends on ..read more
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Unique Sydney Tiny Steam Train Experience – Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society
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by Polly
1w ago
On Saturday, we took our nearly three-year-old son to the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society located in West Ryde. It’s said to have a history of over 70 years and is situated in a small park. There are several miniature steam trains there, and the staff all wear clothing from that era! It’s quite fascinating as it simply recreates the complete process of train travel from that era! Compared to the train museum, which is a 2-hour drive away, this steam train experience, just a half-hour drive from the city centre, can definitely satisfy the little ones who love trains! What we think about th ..read more
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Melbourne’s Aesthetic Japanese Strawberry Shaved Ice – Fuwa Kakigōri
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by Polly
2w ago
We took the kids to experience Japanese shaved ice, located in a small alley in the city. The dessert shop (Fuwa Kakigōri) is small with a Japanese style, featuring a little Japanese landscape in one corner. The kids can stand at the counter and watch the ladies make it, which is quite interesting. There’s really a lot of shaved ice, piled layer upon layer. The strawberry cheesecake variety is covered with a thick layer of meringue icing, topped with fresh strawberries, and then caramelised with a blowtorch to finish. What we think Located in a small alley in the CBD, this new spot exceeds exp ..read more
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Melbourne Now Has Ice Cream Ramen
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by Polly
2w ago
After a long day, we thought, let’s go have something tasty! And we were attracted by the sign outside, we ended up at this magical restaurant (Tokyo Motto). With a mindset of just giving it a try, we ordered this ice cream chili noodle and it really was something! You might be curious about the taste of this ice cream ramen and wonder if this dish really not invented by accident when a chef accidentally dropped ice cream into the ramen! What we think about the Ice Cream Ramen Although it looks like a bizarre dish, we came specifically for this dish. The soup is quite tasty. Even when the ice ..read more
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New Japanese Bakery Opens in Southeast Melbourne – Toast House
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by Polly
2w ago
This new bakery (Toast House) in Camberwell has been quite popular lately. We visited first thing on the weekend! We had read on social media that they sometimes run out of items, so we were a little worried, but when we went at around 10:30amM, they still had a full selection available, and we were pretty lucky! Their most popular items are the “Double Delight” and the “Milk Jelly Buns”! This time, the surprise favourites were the Swirl Bread and the savoury options, which were also very tasty! What we think Their toast is very soft, and the filling is generous. It’s soft to the bite yet chew ..read more
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7 Best Places to See Bioluminescence in Australia
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by Polly
2w ago
Bioluminescence, a natural wonder that sounds romantic just by its name. Today, we’ve compiled these 7 viewing spots in Australia! If you have not heard about Bioluminescence, it’s a bioluminescence phenomenon involving marine plankton. These organisms emit a blue glow when disturbed by waves. When large numbers gather, they create the stunning spectacle of a fluorescent sea, typically visible only at night! And for those who don’t know, the best viewing season is between May to August which is not far away! You’ve got to catch the tail end of the Bioluminescence season. If you miss it, you’ll ..read more
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Watch a movie at the Sydney Drive-In Cinema
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by Polly
3w ago
If you are in Sydney, make sure you don’t miss this special outdoor experience! It’s just like the retro American drive-in movie theaters you see in US TV shows So exciting! It costs $40 per car So it’s $40 whether you have 1-6 people in your car! Last time we went they were showing a Marvel movie, but now it’s Kung Fu Panda. You can check to see if there’s a movie you like before you go! The experience Just show the ticket inspectors at the entrance your ticket purchase record, and they’ll direct you to either Cinema 1 or 2. They also give you a paper with the radio frequency you need to tune ..read more
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The LEGO art exhibition has come to Melbourne – Art of the Brick 
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by Polly
3w ago
Art of The Brick is an immersive experience featuring sculptures built from LEGO bricks. This traveling exhibition has attracted over 2 million visitors worldwide and features more than 100 pieces! However, there aren’t many pieces brought to Melbourne. The use of lighting and projections brings out the vibrant colours of LEGO sculptures, making it quite impressive and worth seeing. And of course it’s also very suitable for taking kids to experience! Highlights A grand world tour that will visit 9 cities this year, with Melbourne being one of them! Previously, it toured 100 cities in 24 countr ..read more
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