• Sem-sav quaffing

     Though I’m not usually a fan of the semillon grape, this semillon sauvignon blanc had just the right amount of tropical sweetness to balance our rich, spicy Malaysian meal at Old Town Kopitiam in Melbourne. In keeping with the down-to-earth style of the restaurant, this bottle was a mere $18 (not BYO sadly) and kept our total meal cost to less than $50 for two of us. Continue reading

  • Pho Bac Hai Duong, Marrickville

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    I’d heard great things about this place from friends, and had always intended to go. But as soon I saw that it had taken over the number one spot on Eatability’s Top Ten for Value – from Jasmin’s, no less – I had to take Mr Black on a spontaneous magical mystery dinner date. Continue reading