Rochford Wines

Yarre Valley, Rochford Wines.
Winery Tour Lunch

On my second day in Melbourne, I went for a wine tour at Yarre Valley with GoWestTours. The tour guide came and picked up from our hotel. At one of its stops, we were there for our lunch. Tasting wine while having lunch.

We were giving the menu before arriving at the restaurant and we have to choose from the menu. Since, I do not take lamb, so I opted for beef, the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek.
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The lunch was ready as soon as we sat down at the reservation tables at one of the corner of the restaurant.
Rochford Wines
It came with three different types of wines for our tasting. Generally, I liked all the food above but I cannot tell much about how nice the beef is because it is my first time eating it. I did not know how well it has to be cooked, however, I felt it was slightly overcooked and too soft for my taste-bud. The death by chocolate was a very rich chocolate cake and it did go well with wine that they matched for us.

Here is the close up of the wagyu beef,
Rochford Wines

The scenery around this restaurant is very nice and it has an observation desk above the restaurant which allows the patrons to go up and visit.

Address: 878 – 880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia.
Ambience: Big and nice restaurant. A little big noisy as there are crowd of people around either for dining or wine tasting.
Rate: 3/5. Nice chocolate cake and views around the restaurant.

Tank, Fish and Chippery

Lygon Street, Melbourne, VIC. Tank, Fish and Chippery

I went to Melbourne recently for a long holiday. Departing from Singapore at 10.50PM and reached Melbourne around 8.00AM in the morning. After checked into the backpackers hostel, my cousin and I went out for a city tour.

During our late lunch, we walked along the Lygon Street to look for fish and chips. Lygon Street has a lot of restaurant with various type of cuisines. We stopped at this simple white-colour-designed fish and chips shop to have our lunch, The Tank, Fish and Chippery.

We both ordered the Old School Fish and Chips, Tank Packs and sat at the bench outside of the shop. While waiting for it to be served, I took this picture.
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Not long after, the fish and chips were served by a beautiful young lady.
Tank, Fish and Chippery

First thing first, we took a picture of the food and tagged the location in the Facebook. Then, we started our lunch. Personally, I do feel the fries in Australia are big in sizes compared to the fries that we have in Asia. It came with two pieces of fish. Generous amount of fish and fries. It was a delicious fish and chips, the tartar sauce was nice, I think they made their own sauce. I felt very full after finished it.

Address: 149-151 Lygon Street Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053 Facebook: Ambience: Simple designed shop by the corner of the road, quiet and clean. Rating: 4/5. It is worth for money to try this fish and chips and enjoy the nice setting at this tiny shop.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Fuel Shack

Fuel Shack Burgers & Beer, Plaza Low Yat

I met up with my friend for lunch on one of the Sundays for a short catch up. We went to the Plaza Low Yat to look for food and bumped into this shop which is located outside of the building.

I shared with my friend and I really need some practise to eat such big burger. It tasted good too and the patty meat was juicy, well marinated and not overcooked at all. This burger came with a cup of soft drink of your choice.

We also ordered another side dish to share. The Fried Calamari.

It was suggested by the waitress when we asked her to introduce. The chef needs to practise more on how to fry it. It does need some skills. It tasted good as well and fresh.

Location : Lot G-28, Plaza Low Yat, No.7, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Ambience : Quiet and spacious. You can also choose to dine outside but it is quite dusty as it is next to the road.
Rating : 2/5. It appeared to be just a normal place for western food. Maybe, I need to try out more to know whether it has any specialities.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Kungfu Paradise

Kungfu Paradise

It is a Singapore brand for local food and snack that went into Malaysia’s market recently. It has two branches in Malaysia, namely Mid Valley and Paradigm Mall. I went to the Mid Valley’s branch with my two other colleagues for lunch.

We ordered from the set lunch menu of our choices. I chose to have Curry Chicken with Rice. It came with a fried egg and a glass of Iced Lemon Tea.
Kungfu Paradise
The curry sauce was tasted quite okay with fried chicken. The portion may look little but it was quite filling after finished it with the drink. You may give a try on this set if you are in Mid Valley next time.

Location : LG074A, Lower Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambience : Not crowded during lunch break. Easily can get table for two or four persons.
Rating : 3/5. Easy to find place to sit during the lunch hours. It comes with set lunch with wide range of selections at different prices.

The Verandah

The Verandah

The second buffet lunch that I want to introduce is The Verandah at Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The Federal Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Kuala Lumpur. I went there with my aunt’s friends for buffet lunch in February 2014.

They also offered a wide range of food selections. There were a few of dishes tasted quite nice too. Here are they:

Prawn Noodle
You can tell the waiter to put in less noodle or more of the ingredients that you prefer when you are ordering it. So, it was how it looked like when I wanted less meehoon and more ingredients. The prawn noodle’s soup based was great and full of taste.
The Verandah
Chicken Satay
You also can find this all-time-favourite food at their selection. I advised you not to take their ketupat. It is not all ketupat are nicely done.
The Verandah
Roasted Chicken and Duck Rice
Out of curiosity, I tried the chicken and duck rice. I searched a while for the smallest piece of the meats and took a little bit of the rice. The rice was fragrant and tasted very authentic chicken rice.
They also offered good coffee which was also included in the buffet lunch. I was not sure what type of coffee bean was used but the coffee’s aroma was so nice.

Location : The Verandah, Level 1, Federal Hotel, 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambience : Noisy.
Rating : 3/5. Wide range of selections from local food to international food. The restaurant was quite spacious but quite noisy. The waiters or waitresses are friendly.