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That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

September 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 3 Comments »

That time we went to Attica (and of course, it was amazing)

There’s no shortage of proof that Attica in Melbourne is an astounding, standard-setting restaurant. It’s still Australia’s highest-ranked entry in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list; bookings for two for the entirety of December disappeared in 43 seconds flat when reservations recently opened for that month; and the most respected international chefs endlessly act as […]

Highlights of Paris

July 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | Leave A Comment »

Highlights of Paris

If I had any control over clockwork, I’d rewind my life to the five times I’ve been to Paris or hit hyperspeed to some future trip where I’m there again. Even hearing the name of the French capital sparks an express trip in my head – a memory carousel of patisserie windows, park strolls, hours […]

Where we ate in Hobart

June 8th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 4 Comments »

Where we ate in Hobart

Whether Dark Mofo has lured you down or you need to fund a fact-finding mission to understand why your friends have been gushing about Tasmania for so long, there are plenty of ways to have memorable mealtimes in Hobart. Any time you open a menu here, it ends up being a map of the state’s […]

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

December 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants, Travel | 2 Comments »

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

If you’re gonna compile a 2014 highlight reel of Sydney dining, Mary’s CBD outlet has to score a top-ranking spot. Broadsheet was dropping intel about the new takeaway branch way back in July, and anticipation was as supersized as the mega Breakfast Burger ($12) that made it onto the eventual menu. Mary’s city branch opened […]

Where we ate in Tokyo

March 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Travel | 11 Comments »

Where we ate in Tokyo

Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind city – a place that launches you to the outer limits of the hi-tech universe, while rewinding timelines so seamlessly that its reverence for slower-paced tradition and ceremony also trips you out. It’s one of my favourite capitals in the world, seemingly built on standard units of things I love: good […]

New podcasts and more

January 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcasts, Travel | Leave A Comment »

New podcasts and more

This post is brought to you by a lack of sleep! And some semi-news … I recently unleashed some new podcasts. If you’d like the audio company, you can listen to me chat to: Andrew Levins, who accidentally became a one-man media-storm over the last day or so, thanks to Barry O’Farrell’s ill-advised lockout laws. […]

Melbourne

July 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bars, Cafes, Travel | 11 Comments »

Melbourne

As my parents could tell you, getting me interested in maths is a losing battle (for years, my brain and trigonometry enjoyed pretending the other did not exist). Here’s one calculation I enjoy making, though: taking a holiday and dividing it into maximum mealtimes and snack breaks – with no remainders left over. So this […]

Things we ate in Tokyo

December 31st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 6 Comments »

Things we ate in Tokyo

Flower-shaped monaka from Toraya Tabi Bagel in Tokyo doesn’t have a closing hour. The shop opens at 7am and the doors shut once the last bagel is sold. Sometimes this happens in just one whirlwind hour, as I learnt through Justine. To visit this tiny bakery, you may have to play tough with the snooze […]

Things we ate in Kyoto

December 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | Leave A Comment »

Things we ate in Kyoto

For any Twitter-weary people out there, here’s a case for the defence: it helps you find amazing places to visit overseas. During a research-binge on where to eat in Japan, I posted this throwaway tweet: “In Japan, ham is considered a vegetable” -> OK, my attempt to find good vego-friendly places to dine at in […]

Things we ate in Osaka, part two

December 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Travel | 1 Comment »

Things we ate in Osaka, part two

I went to Enjoy! Cafe in search of a bear. Instead, I got a Siamese heart. And a snowman. Here, customising your coffee goes beyond just tapping in the odd packet of sugar; instead, you can request a drawing in your coffee: a rabbit, leaf or not-quite-scientific girl (really, a charming loveheart with a female […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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