Author: Charmaine Hon

Perth’s Penguin Island in photos

Perth’s Penguin Island in photos

Perth is famous for its quokkas on quokka island, a.k.a. Rottnest Island, but did you know that we also have penguins? In fact, we have the tiniest penguin species in the world, aptly known as Little Penguins, and they can be found on *drumroll please* […]

Tim Ho Wan, Perth – simple, good, and an unfortunate victim of its own hype

Tim Ho Wan, Perth – simple, good, and an unfortunate victim of its own hype

Tim Ho Wan’s arrival at Raine Square in Perth was heralded with much fanfare. Being awarded a Michelin star, its opening was a big deal to Perth. To me, its opening signalled that Perth was finally moving into the international foodie big leagues. Unfortunately, its […]

Recipe: Roasted tomato and garlic soup

Recipe: Roasted tomato and garlic soup

My husband makes an amazingly rich and flavourful tomato soup with just a handful of ingredients. This is an extremely well-balanced and customisable dish. Making it is a simple exercise in the art of balancing timing, flavour and texture. The first part of the recipe […]

P’tite Ardoise Bistro, Highgate – doing the classics, and doing them well

P’tite Ardoise Bistro, Highgate – doing the classics, and doing them well

When you mention good French food in Perth, P’tite Ardoise Bistro always comes to mind. This restaurant has been on my “to visit” radar for the last few years, but I’ve never found the opportunity to do so until recently. Tucked away in a little […]

9 ways to be a foodie on the cheap

9 ways to be a foodie on the cheap

Hubby and I have been a single-income household since May this year, and as foodies, that has affected our financial ability to eat at nice places as often as we used to. Naturally, we’ve significantly cut down on what we spend dining out. We’ve also […]

Lee Fah Mee Sarawak Laksa – Instant Rice Vermicelli version

Lee Fah Mee Sarawak Laksa – Instant Rice Vermicelli version

Last weekend, I finally managed to get my hands on the highly recommended Lee Fah Mee Instant Rice Vermicelli – Sarawak Laksa Flavour. Sarawak laksa differs from other laksas in the Malaysia and Singapore region in that the broth is belacan (fermented shrimp)-based instead of curry-based. The stock […]

Weekend Notes: Formosa Vegetarian Eating House

Weekend Notes: Formosa Vegetarian Eating House

My latest on Weekend Notes is up! Check out the post on Formosa Vegetarian Eating House, a favourite from my uni days when us international students would gather at Utopia/Formosa downtown for bubble tea, karaoke and fake but oh-so-delicious fried chicken.

Marumo – notoriously hard to secure a booking, but worth it when you do

Marumo – notoriously hard to secure a booking, but worth it when you do

Marumo is one of Perth’s best degustation restaurants, and its price tag of $70 per person makes eating there even more of a coveted experience. Securing a booking there has become a monumentally difficult task, as bookings are only released every few months and tend […]

A somewhat brief interregnum

A somewhat brief interregnum

Hello to my handful of readers. waves~ There hasn’t been much of my own voice on this blog besides talking about food since I started it early this year. I’m still learning how to find that voice, and writing about food was an easy starting point […]

Weekend Notes: Where’s the best ramen in Perth?

Weekend Notes: Where’s the best ramen in Perth?

My latest article is now up on Weekend Notes! Where is the best ramen in Perth?   (I’m not allowed to reproduce the text anywhere else, or else I’d totally put a text snippet here. So please click through and check it out!) This is […]