The Dessert Kitchen, Melbourne

105 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria, Australia
03 9671 3907
The desserts look very, very pretty and that’s about it. I tried 3 and they definately did not leave me craving for more.
At an average price of more than AUD10.00, it is a very dissapointing experience at this new dessert joint, which opened not too long ago. Because it is new, do expect to join a long queue before you get a table.
This place makes me appreciate more the desserts served at other competing Asian Dessert joints.

Tofu With Hokkaido Red Beans (Sweet Tofu, Red Bean, Mini Rice Ball, Chestnut)

The texture of the sweet tofu (Douhua) is definately one of the worse ones I tried so far.



Ujikintoki Traditional Japanese Style Dessert (Gree Tea Syrup, Mini Rice Ball, Red Bed, Vanilla Ice Cream)

All I tasted was plain shaved ice without much flavour or sweetness to it. The other components of this dessert did very little to rescue the bland taste overall.



Japanese Style Chocolate Brownies

 I would relate this to mochi with filling. The skin is too thick for mochi and the filling of chocolate brownies are like pieces of hard chocolate.
Food: 4-5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 4/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent

Tao Tao House

815 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn 3122
Victoria, Australia
03 9818 0968
I normally don’t like to post for Yum Cha food category but I have to make an exception for this one as it is worthy. Tao Tao House has become my top and favourite Yum Cha place in Melbourne. Not many photos for this posting as I was enjoying the Yum Cha and it would be very hard for me to describe the Yum Cha dish in the photo.
If you like Yum Cha, don’t forget to try Tao Tao House.

Inside (1)


Inside (2)


Shaped like pumpkin, Yum Cha Dish


The vegetable filling


Egg Tarts

Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent

The Old Raffles Place

68-70 Johnston Street
Collingwood 3066
Victoria, Australia
03 9417 4450

Restaurant Front




Homemade Lobak (minced pork marinated in five spice powder, yam bean, eggs and a dash of sesame oil wrapped in fried beancurd skin)


Penang Char Kway Teow (flat rice noodles wok fried with prawns & special Penang sauce)


Lorong 29 Fried Hokkien Mee (original Singapore developed dish with assorted noodles fried with prawns, squids, eggs, streaky pork, garlic and flavoured with prawn broth)


Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent