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Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

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On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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FuBelly Houston: Chinese & Vietnamese Food

FuBelly Houston: Chinese & Vietnamese Food


FuBelly has been serving the Galleria area of Houston since 1998 and we provide our customers only the best in Chinese and Vietnamese food.

OC Weekly Sawleaf Feature!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

PHO the Masses! Several weeks ago we were mentioned in a great article in the OC Weekly. It touches on our key vision in starting this concept. We wanted to create a brand that would be able share Vietnamese food and culture to a broad audience. By using quality fresh ingredients, a fast casual dining [...]

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Vegetarian Dishes

by admin @ Miss Saigon

Vegetarian Dishes are available at Miss Saigon!

This week’s best deals: Visit wine country, catch a Broadway show, stock up on energy bars

This week’s best deals: Visit wine country, catch a Broadway show, stock up on energy bars

by Paul Hodgins @ Orange County Register

Stay in Sonoma for Fresno prices Usually, California’s premiere wine regions can be pricey, but here’s a deal in Sonoma that you’ll find hard to duplicate. The Best Western Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg is ideally located for exploring downtown restaurants, tasting rooms and shopping, as well as the vineyard-filled countryside. Here are the rates […]

How to Find an Authentic Pho in Sydney

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Today, you don’t have to pack your bags and travel all the way to Viet Nam just to satisfy your craving for pho. Vietnamese restaurants serving this mouth-watering dish can be found in different corners of the world, Australia included. However, over the last few years, restaurants have created their own versions of Pho. As...

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Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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PhoNatic Real Vietnamese Food - Pho is phresh, phast & phun!

PhoNatic Real Vietnamese Food - Pho is phresh, phast & phun!

Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

Pho is Phun! Build your own Pho or enjoy authentic recipes with quality ingredients, phast! We believe everyone should have options to burgers, chicken and tacos in clean environment.

Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Pho-ast Casual PhoNatic To Totally Chain Up Austin

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

Local Vietnamese spot PhoNatic, the Allandale fast-casual brainchild of the family behind the sprawling Asian grocery superstore MT Supermarket on North Lamar, will expand to three locations in 2013, moving...

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60 Thoughts And Feelings We All Have On New Years Eve

60 Thoughts And Feelings We All Have On New Years Eve

by Sarah Joanna Pope @ The A List | The Urban List

2017, the end is NYE.

New Years Eve, the countdown to disappointment. Second worst only to Valentine’s Day and it’s empty set-menu promises.

With expectations set to an all-time high, what starts off with so much potential quickly deteriorates into a scene from the Walking Dead—as you join the throng of glassy-eyed zombies lumbering around the dance floor.

But don’t worry because next year will be better, right?

Probably not.

But at least you’re not alone! Here are 60 things everyone will be thinking and feeling at this year peters out in unspectacular fashion.

Tonight is going to be #thebestnightoftheyear. I’m so glad I got tickets before it sold out! I’mma gonna kiss someone tonight! This outfit was so worth every single hundreds of dollars Oh, Uber is charging 10x its normal rate, that’s cool. Woah ok, this line is a little long to get in, but that’s cool. My pre-drinks have worn off. My feet hurt. Let’s get a seat and drink! Oh shit. I just spent $200 dollars on a drink. That’s cool. Where did all my friends go? Why doesn’t my phone have reception? Shiiiit, I just spent another $300 on some wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli. Tra-la-la-la-la. Must write #blessed post for Instagram and tell people how much I’ve grown, like, emotionally, during the year. What time is it? My feet hurt. I need to get drunker. Who is going to kiiiss me?? I just tripped into a stranger. I should make out with him so he doesn’t think I’m too drunk to stand. I’m too drunk to stand. Oh god, how am I going to get home? I don’t know if I can stay awake until midnight. I fucking hate New Years, why am I out? Everyone here is feral. OMFG—this is ma song! SOMEONE JUST WIPED THEIR SWEATY ARM ON ME! If I leave now it’ll cost me $1200 to get home. How do I public transport? Why am I wearing heels? Whyyyyyyy? Must write #bringon2018 Facebook post to let everyone know about all the bad things that have happened to me this year. And how I’m a SURVIVOR. The line to the girl’s toilet hasn’t moved for an hour. When it’s my turn to pee, I’m going to exact my revenge by taking twenty minutes. I wonder what my cats are doing right now? I’m going to see what my ex is doing on Instagram. HehasanewgirlfriendIwanttomurderthemboth. I’m going to text all my exes and wish them a Happy New Year. In 45 days I’ll be alone on Valentine’s Day too. I’m going to drink less next …. Hahahaha. Lol. I’m going to save more and be better with my mo–pfffttt bahaha. What time is it? Where’s Kelly? None of my exes have messaged back. I want to eat McDonalds and DIE. I’m a really ordinary person who’s always going to live an ordinary life. What time is it? Everyone here is younger than me. One day I too shall die. What time is it? OMG they’re playing Peter motha flippin’ Aaandre! I wish I studied harder in school, that’s where it all went wrong. I’m going to make better decis–‘Let’s do a shot!!’ I want to go home and stalk people online while I cry. I’m going to start lining up now for a drink in case I finish this one. I’m going to start lining up now for the toilet in case I have to go. I think I could pee in a urinal. I can do anything a man can do. Let’s line up in the taxi queue now and do the countdown there. I wish someone would touch me. Ew, not you. Maybe you … I’ll go home with you if you pay for the Uber. Is it acceptable to take my shoes off? Too late. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Now that's over, here are 20 things to do when you're hungover AF.

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Free Pho Sate Add-on! A bolder take on pho

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Introducing Pho Sate (Fuh SAH-tay) We are now serving Pho Sate. It’s a free add-on that transforms the flavors in your bowl of beef or chicken pho! We add our Vietnamese-Style sate chile sauce which is made from spicy sesame oil and a punch of umami spices and aromas to give you a bold pho experience! [...]

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10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics

8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics

The Straits Times

There's no need to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for a good bowl of pho, or your favourite banh xeo Vietnamese pancake. Singapore now has plenty of Vietnamese eateries with a range of food offerings from across Vietnam. Take your pick from salads and spring rolls, to noodles and banh mi, as well as other main dishes and desserts.. Read more at

Become a VIP

by ilovepho @ I Love Pho

Become our VIP guest in 2 easy steps: First, enjoy 8 meals* and your 9th dish is FREE! (1st time) Loyalty Card FrontLoyalty Card Back Second, enjoy 8 meals* and your 9th dish is absolutely FREE! (2nd time) + VIP card. VIP card allows you to enjoy your glass of wine every time you dine with us. Ask for your Loyalty Card next time you visit us. See you soon.

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What is Pho

by admin Ezyva @ I Love Pho

Become our VIP guest in 2 easy steps: First, enjoy 8 meals* and your 9th dish is FREE! (1st time) Loyalty Card FrontLoyalty Card Back Second, enjoy 8 meals* and your 9th dish is absolutely FREE! (2nd time) + VIP card. VIP card allows you to enjoy your glass of wine every time you dine with us. Ask for your Loyalty Card next time you visit us. See you soon.

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Jatz Drumstick Ice Creams Are Officially A Sweet Reality

Jatz Drumstick Ice Creams Are Officially A Sweet Reality

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Cue childhood nostalgia because shit just got reeeeeal. Two of your favourite childhood snacks have had a delicious sweet little baby and it might just save you from the ridiculous summer heat we’re living (read: sufffffffering) through right now. 

The Sweet & Salty Cracker Drumstick (actual name) is inspired by the humble Jat** which means this bad boy starts with a classic waffle cone and things get a little crazy from there. Expect cracker flavoured ice cream (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) with salty cracker pieces mixed through and a big ol’ drizzle of maple syrup on top. Can you really go wrong with that sweet-salty combo and maple syrup? The answer is no.

And if you’re from Victoria or Tassie, then you’re probably wondering what in the actual hell we’re going on about. You would know Jatz as Arnott’s Savoy and we’re almost certain they’re the very same thing. Also, you guys are weird down south. 

This stroke of genius will be available from the 5 January everywhere you buy your ice cream but they’re limited edition, so you need to stock up. Big time.

**Is Jat the singular form of the classic cracker? We’re unsure. Just go with it, ‘kay?

And if you're just here to find out which are Australia's best beaches, head here. 

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

by Mikaela Burnett @ The A List | The Urban List

Essential Oils are fast becoming THE most talked about subject, but why the heck is this you ask? What is so special about these delicious smelling oils? Well, we’re glad you asked. It turns out there’s a reason they’re more popular than Kylie Jenner’s lips. We live in quite the chemical shiz-storm nowadays people.

Essential oils are not only 100% natural, BUT they are 100% awesome. There are loads of them and they have more uses than Kim K has Twitter followers. And you can use them to replace almost everything you’re currently using. Which is amaze! Because being healthy is WAY more fun than being not healthy, right? Plus, if you have kiddies you'll feel way more chilled knowing that there’s nothing toxic around. As we said there are a ridiculous amount of oils available, but because ain’t nobody got the time to read about all of them right now we just picked our top five for you...


This baby is so much more than just an old people smell, it’s actually human catnip. And I’m sure we could all do with some catnip (wine only does SO much). You can use it to help you have the best sleep of your life! Pop a few drops in a diffuser with some Frankincense on your bedside table. Or if you don’t have a diffuser try putting a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow.

Lavender is awesome for bites, burns and pimples! For bites, try mixing a few drops with tea tree oil and peppermint oil. And if you’re somebody who burns themselves often leave a bottle in the fridge to apply as ASAP as possible to the part of your skin that’s melting. If you’re stressing the eff out or your anxiety is going through the bloody roof try using lavender as a way to calm yourself down. You can take it internally or just rub a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck. Or try mixing it with a carrier oil and blackmailing your significant other into giving you a full body massage.

Lavender oil is an absolute life hack if you have a small teething terrorist. Mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense with a carrier oil in a glass roller bottle and roll the blend along their jawline. You can also roll this blend on the bottom of their feet when they go full Toad Mode (also try rolling it over your whole entire body when TM is happening... because what a perfect moment to be comatose).  


Ahh Franky, the King of oils. This guy is good for pretty much every problem in the world. Anxiety? Franky. Bad skin? Franky. That annoying guy that just WON’T get the hint? We’re not sure, but Frankincense could be the answer. Frankincense is really bloody cool! It has the power to enter a cell and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, it will renovate that cell until it’s good as new. And if it isn’t, it will just get rid of it. Imagine all of the nice shiny cells you could have! If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus then it’s good enough for us.

It works wonders for troubled skin! Especially if you have any scarring left over from being an awkward 15-year-old. Just mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil (we recommend either fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil) and massage into a freshly cleansed face twice a day. You will usually notice a dramatic difference within a day! Which is always a fun time. You can also try applying a drop to your thumb and pressing it to the roof of your mouth. Why? Because the roof of your mouth acts as a direct route to your Pituitary Gland which (long story short) controls most of our hormone functions. And Franky loves to do nice things to your hormones.

Massage into sore joints, limbs and appendages for incredible pain relief and repair. Frank is renowned for his inflammatory properties and is often used to support the symptoms of Arthritis. Frankincense can be used to help relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. So just get that bottle and sniff the heck outta it. 


When life gives you lemon oil you say, “Hey thanks life, that’s a really nice thing you did. I can do heaps with this! You da best man”. And then you can try these things with! Not often is that word used with such enthusiasm! But lemon oil is the bomb-diggity to clean with. In a glass spray bottle add a 15 drops of lemon oil, half a cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Replacing your chemical-filled cleaning products with homemade essential oil ones is not only cheaper but it’s better for your health (like, HEAPS better). You can also add a few drops to your water every day (in a glass water bottle only because the essential oils like to eat plastic because it’s full of nasty stuff). Lemon oil naturally cleanses the body and aids with digestion.

Lemon oil is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. So try adding some drops to your bin, in your diffuser or just on the kitchen bench to get rid of any smells. We LURVE the way this smells! LURVE. If you accidentally leave your washing in the machine for ten days without putting it on the line (don’t act like you haven’t done this before/every week), adding a few drops to the end of the wash cycle will completely get rid of that smell of neglect and laziness. If you are love the flavour of lemon try adding a few drops when whipping up a smoothie, bliss balls, cakes, sautéed veggies, cakes or cakes. We prefer cakessss. 


The smell of Christmas and mouthwash! Need we say more?! Good for a lot of things but not so great for putting near eyeballs and other balls...or lady flowers. Here’s some places you CAN put it and ways to use it say “See ya never” to those headaches!

Rub some of the oil onto your temples (which BTW are probably further back from your eyes then you think...we recommend Googling where your temples live) and even a little bit behind your ears and the back of your neck. Peppermint oil is pretty much the opposite to Lavender. Instead of being human catnip it’s like having a cup of coffee injected into your bloodstream. So, if you’re needing a little pick-me-up rub some on yourself topically, sniff straight from the bottle, put in a diffuser or try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower to realllllllly open those eyeballs up of a morning. 

If you or your child is suffering from a fever try rubbing some peppermint oil (diluted with a carrier oil for children) into the soles of your/their feet. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that fever drops! If you’re into oil pulling (which you should be because it’s fab) try adding a few drops of peppermint to your coconut oil! Your mouth will feel super minty fresh without all of the yucky harsh chemicals. Suffer from sinus issues or have a cold/flu? Peppermint has amazing natural antiviral properties. Put some in a diffuser or massage a few drops onto your chest with a carrier oil. 


Orange you glad we didn't miss this one? Orange you wishing you didn’t read this far? *crickets* Rough crowd. Anyway let’s just get straight into it! With just one sniff of this oil and you’ll be THAT guy who is super positive and happy and ugh... THAT Guy. Orange is an incredibly uplifting and motivating smell. If you couple it with peppermint you’ll be able to clean the whole damn world you’ll be so motivated! 

Obviously orange is a delicious flavour (duh, obviously) so why not try adding it to water, soda water, treats or smoothies? Sticky surfaces shake in their boots when they know orange oil is coming their way. And we all know how fond sticky surfaces are of their boots (and how good orange oil is at making them disappear). 

There are hundreds of amazing oils with incredible qualities! These are literally just the tip of the iceberg (it’s a really bloody big iceberg). You can thank us laters! 

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

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[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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Listen To Food Republic Today: Phil Rosenthal

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond loves food, but you may have known that if you caught James Beard Award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal’s first venture into food television. He’s back with Somebody Feed […]

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18 Perth Breakfasts You Need To Eat In 2018

18 Perth Breakfasts You Need To Eat In 2018

by Emma Pegrum @ The A List | The Urban List

With a new year comes new cravings, and luckily, new spots to satisfy them too! The Perth brekky scene has been proliferating lately, and we’re sure that 2018 is going to bring many a morning where the home cooked avo on rye just ain’t gonna cut it.

Whether it’s to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in forever, or to pop down for an easy bite with your regulars, here are the 18 breakfasts you need to try in 2018.

1. Chilli Eggs | Springs Kitchen


Never one to look past chilli eggs on the menu, Springs Kitchen will be an absolute 2018 go-to. Located riverside and with a chic fit out, the meals coming out around you won’t be the only thing you’ll salivate over. If chilli eggs with rocket, coriander, avocado, feta and a house-made chilli jam takes your fancy, be sure to check this place out. For something heavier, try the Skirt Steak with chimichurri, fried eggs and hand cut chips!

2. Blended Strawberry & Banana Bowl | Island Market


Ever been sat on the beach, craving a fruity smoothie bowl with some crunch? Well, now you can get it, beachside at Island Market in Trigg. The blended strawberry and banana bowl is served with chia coconut pudding and crunchy granola to boot, making brekky by the beach even more enjoyable (if that’s even possible).

3. Chilaquiles Rojas | La Vida Urbana


This Leederville newbie has been tickling our fancy lately, and their take on this traditional Mexican breakfast is no exception. La Vida Urbana's Chilaquiles Rojas features crispy tortilla bathed in spicy salsa, topped with a perfectly fried egg—this dish is simple deliciousness at it’s best. You know where to find us.

4. Beef, Bread & Egg | Syd & Phyllis


Setting up shop in the old Midland Railway Workshops, modern eatery Syd & Phylis is showcasing local produce and doing a damn good job of it. This dish packs in the taste with braised beef brisket, a perfect 63 degree egg topped with lashings of hollandaise, sitting pretty on a bed of southwest apple & fennel salad and wood fired toast. We hear you won’t be disappointed with your coffee, either!

5. Green Bowl | Regular Coffee Company


Here to ease you back into healthy eating in the new year is the Green Bowl at this new spot in Carine, Regular Coffee Company. Served up with roasted broccoli, pickled mushroom, crispy enoki, poached egg, quinoa, toasted grains, verde and charred lemon, this dish is the one to eat when you want to literally taste health.

6. Tirolese | Trio Cafe & Wine Bar

Mt Lawley

Anywhere that serves brekky until 3pm is ay-okay in our book, and Trio is one of those places. The Tirolese comes with potato, smoked bacon, scamorza cheese, sundried tomato and fried eggs, garnished with chive—delicious, different and definitely on our to-try list.You can also grab Italian style coffees, and maybe a cheeky takeaway homemade baked good… bombolinis, anyone?

7. Muesli Bowl | Mille on Beaufort


Mille has had a serious face-lift and so has it’s menu, with the breakfast options kept simple for your ease. The muesli bowl is served with puffed wild rice, pecan, cranberry clusters, cold pressed yoghurt and rhubarb compote, topped with crunchy granola—the perfect combo when you’re after something rejuvenating.

8. Scrambled Eggs | Frank


Frank is the place to hit up when you want your brekky with a side of culture—especially if you’re a late riser. Opening for morning eats from 10am only, suggest this in the group chat if you want a guaranteed sleep in for Saturday’s breakfast date. Scrambled eggs might sound simple, but this one comes with smearings of pumpkin and ricotta, a delicious bacon crumble and freshly grilled bread - yum.

9. Smashed Avo | ATLAS Food + Coffee

West Perth

This place is doing speciality coffee, delicious brunches and vegan smoothies, and doing them well. ATLAS’s smashed avo comes with poached eggs, quinoa, seeds, nuts, fresh, sweet corn, pomegranate, and halloumi, topped with mojo verde and lemon on seeded ciabatta. It’s almost too much to fit into one sentence! You can also feast on things like hotcakes with Sichuan pepper caramel and warm peach, Nutella panna cotta with burnt fig granola or miso scrambled eggs. Get us there now!

10. Ginger Poached Pear Bircher | Lily Bean

Mosman Park

Starting your day off right is made easy by this convenient little spot on a south-siders daily commute, Lily Bean. Their bircher muesli is not only delicious, but a decent size to keep you fuelled all morning, and comes with a beautiful big poached pear for extra flavour! Yes please.

11. Cocowhip Fruit Bowl | Monty's


A breakfast that is reminiscent of ice cream is always a good thing, and that's exactly what you'll get at Monty's. The Cocowhip fruit bowl is the perfect way to finish up a morning at the beach, but they also do a scrumptious French toast if you feel like indulging.

12. Sous Vide Eggs | Cafe DeBretton & Bennet


This beautifully designed and decorated cafe is a taste of France in Freo, and a new favourite. The team at Cafe DeBretton & Bennet is serving up sous vide eggs which are the definition of simply divine, coming out hot with charcoal bread and French butter. Add one of the yummy extras to flesh this dish out and you’ll be on to a winner my friends!

13. Honey Toast Bread | Brown Spoon Cafe

Victoria Park

It’s safe to say this dish is already famous but if you haven’t tried it yet, Brown Spoon's Honey Toast Bread packed full of peanut and matcha butter, Nutella and chocolate will not disappoint for those craving a sweet breakfast. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also dig into a whole host of other Korean dessert favourites!

14. Açai Bowl | The Other Side


Recently taken over by the crew at Daisie’s Cottesloe, Swanbourne locals’ fav The Other Side is getting a bit of a fresh take. Venturing into the world of açai and smoothie bowls, this lil’ ray of sunshine is going to be a serious go-to and the Açai Bowl is going to be the ushe. Packing in the health with coconut chips, house-made gluten free granola, banana and strawberries, this one’s going to tick all of our ‘new year new me’ boxes. Keep your eyes peeled for their new menu coming soon!

15. Morning Ramen | George Street Quarters

East Fremantle

The latest reason to peruse property listings in the illustrious East Freo precinct, George Street Quarters is dishing up all day brekky and the menu is out of control. Guys, we know morning ramen might sound risky, but this one is seriously good. Served up with chashu pork belly, wheat noodle, broccolini and an onsen egg in tonkotsu brothy goodness, this is a breakfast that is sure to wake up those taste buds. Btw - an ‘onsen’ is a Japanese hot spring, in which the ‘onsen egg’ was traditionally cooked - hence the name. Pretty cool huh?

16. Pancake Stack | Someday Coffee Co


This beautiful suburban cafe is inviting locals back into a forgotten pocket of Floreat with their smiling team, smooth coffee and drop-dead delicious menu. Someday Coffee Co.’s pancake stack is packed with everyone’s favourite, caramelised banana, plus summer berries, toasted seeds and nuts and cinnamon, dolloped with greek yoghurt and maple syrup, and it’s damn tasty.

17. Kimchi Burger | Doric Street Cafe + Kitchen


Is it just me, or is everyone loving this Korean-inspired breakfast trend that’s been sweeping Perth lately? Doric Street is arguably leading the way with Chef James Pack (hailing from fine-dining heavyweight Wildflower) serving up some true treats for the people of Scarborough and beyond. The Kimchi Burger is a best seller, and with the perfectly cooked stringy Korean beef, pickles, cheese and god-send sauce Sriracha mayo, we’re not surprised. What a way to start the day!

18. Red Velvet Waffles | The Little Resident


Tacked onto the front of one of our favourite bars in Nedlands, The Little Resident serves up casual brekky, brunch and coffee from morning til late (at least, later than most Perth cafes). These waffles are what brekky’s made of with chocolate brownie crumble and mascarpone, plus a healthy drizzling of maple syrup and fresh berries to bring it on home. 

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Regular Coffee Co | Image credit: Louise Coghill

All The Best Things To Do In Perth This January

All The Best Things To Do In Perth This January

by Tina Varghese @ The A List | The Urban List

We hope you’re not planning on hibernating this month after a gruelling festive season. The new year is going to go off with a bang and there’s no time for that ham and eggnog hangover. 

From food to festivals to concerts, we’ve lined up a list of fun things for you to do this January to make sure you didn’t get too comfortable with the couch potato life.

Here’s a bunch of things to do in January.

Perth Cup | 1 January 

Ascot Racecourse

There’s no better way to ring in the new year than by honoring an old tradition. Tabtouch Perth Cup returns to Perth on 1 January and promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be bubbly and conversation flowing throughout the day, along with plenty of equestrian action, so it’d be wise to fish out your pointiest hats and your frockiest frocks ASAP!  Click here for more details.

Falls Downtown Festival | 6 & 7 January


The 25th Annual Music and Arts Festival returns to Freo with an exciting line-up of some of the best artists. Featuring pop-up bars and a fancy beer garden, you can also get a chance to party in prison, as the old Fremantle Jail will be transformed with music and dance including blues, jazz and swing, and equipment designed to transport you back to another time. Click here for more details

Salt x Summer Markets | 13 January

Trigg Beach

Salty is the flavor this season. Scarborough Beach is hosting ultimate surf-style, sustainability-focused community market, with lots of delish summer food, live music, and ocean-friendly products to stock up on to give you all of them #Baywatch vibes. Click here for more details

SouthWest Yoga Festival | 13 January


Take some time out for your mind, body, and soul, and head to te Southwest Yoga Fest for a holistic celebration of everything Yoga, including music, food (for the soul as well), market stalls, and a whole lot of spiritual healing.  Click here for more details

Irish Cultural Festival | 5—14 January


You might catch some much-needed Irish luck at this one. The Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival honours the 150th anniversary of the arrival of The Hougoumont, Australia’s last convict ship, which arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians aboard. The festival will be alive with the lush Irish culture, including vibrant music, film, art, walking tours, poetry & literature! Click here for more details

Electric Gardens | 19 January

Red Hill Auditorium

Head out for an epic EDM night at the Red Hill Auditorium, where FatBoy Slim will return to headline for the second time, performing alongside the likes of Gorgon City, Henry Saiz and much much more!  Click here for more details.

Summerset Arts Festival | 24 January—11 February


The award-winning Summerset Festival is back this year, running from January 24 to 11 February, taking over the city’s parks and neighbourhoods, transforming them into creative pop-up venues packed with music, laughter, food, arts, children’s activities and much more! To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Summerset will be hosting a free community event featuring acrobats, trance-inducing mermaids and more at the Scarborough beach amphitheatre. Better save the date for this one! Click here for more details

Fringe Festival | 26 January – 26 February

Various locations  

One of the biggest festivals is coming back for another year and we couldn’t  be more excited! With more than 700 events in over 100 venues around Perth, this year’s line-up looks fringe-tastic! Be sure to book your tickets in advance. Click here for more details

EAT Food Festival | 28 January

Joondalup Resorts

If you have made a new year’s resolution to live off kale and quinoa for the rest of the year, then scroll along. But for those of you have pledged undying allegiance to the food gods, EAT promises to be an explosion of all things grub, including hot food, baked goods, handcrafted gourmet products, gastronomical delights, local produce including WA honey, beer, and much much more! Aside from fresh food, you can also check out some exciting products for your own kitchen to take your culinary skills to the next level. Click here for more details.

Kegs By The Quay |12-14 January

Elizabeth Quay

We couldn’t possibly do a round-up without at least one beer fest sneaking in. There’s no better time to crack open a couple of cold ones than under the warm summer sun with a fabulous view of the Swan. The festival will feature over 20 breweries, 120 beers, lip-smacking food and live music throughout the day. For those in your crew who aren’t into beer bellies, there’s a Champagne & Cocktail Bar, Chandon S Tram and Vinaceous Wine Bar happening as well. Click here for more details

Vintage Collective Markets | 21 January

Dogs West

For all you ol’ skool fanatics, the annual Vintage Collective Markets is back to put the R in Retro! Showcasing stalls of local business selling their vibrant vintage merch which is mostly up-cycled, re-cycled and re-made, you are defo gonna find a neat bargain here! Click here for more details.

Click here for more things to do in Perth!

Image credit: Falls Festival Facebook

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Australian cities have copped their fair share of big ol’ storms in the past couple of months, from the dumping of rain in Victoria in late November, Auckland's massive tropical storm, or the superstorm that Sydney didn’t actually cop this week—weather just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Well, this week, to make things even a bit more wild. It snowed in the bloody Sahara Desert. Yep, a desert.

In case you’re not familiar with where the Sahara Desert actually is, you’ll find it right at the top of Africa and covers a whopping 9,200,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective it’s a comparable area to both China and the U.S.A.

This isn’t the first time snow has fallen in the desert; it’s actually the third time that it’s happened in the past 40 years.

Check out some of the amazing photos captured of the event below.

15 inches of SNOW blankets the Sahara,the hottest desert in the world, for the second time in 40years

— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) January 9, 2018

A foot of snow in the Sahara desert...breathtaking contrast between sand and snow.

— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) January 9, 2018

Rare icy weather has brought snow to the Sahara Desert in Algeria.

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2018

Start of 2018 marked by extreme weather - searing heat and unusual warmth, bitter cold, winter storms, heavy precipitation and snow (incl in the Sahara!. Updated roundup

— WMO | OMM (@WMO) January 9, 2018

Image credit: World Meteorological Organisation

Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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8 Of The Best Outdoor Workouts In Perth

8 Of The Best Outdoor Workouts In Perth

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s one thing us Perthlings like to boast about to our eastern neighbours, it’s our endless sunny days, pristine, scenic coastline and epic, expansive outdoor spaces. With a natural playground on our doorstep, we on the west coast are fond of an outdoor workout and for good reason. Studies prove that outdoor movement can decrease tension, anger and depression, while getting out into the green spaces will help boost your mood and self-esteem—not a bad way to improve your physical and mental health, all while topping up your vitamin D levels.

To get you out of the gym and into the great outdoors, here’s a roundup of the best outdoor workouts in Perth.

Rottnest Island Bike Loop

As if you needed any other excuse to make a trip over to Rotto, this island paradise is home to one of Perth’s most scenic bike routes. Hire a bike or BYO on the ferry and get pedalling on the 25km bike loop around the island, showcasing all the very best Rotto highlights—lighthouses, hidden coves, snorkelling bays, a quokka or two—and it throws in a few hills for good measure as you make your way to the most western point of the island. You can cruise the loop in a few hours’ time, then cool off for a dip in the pristine island waters, or a cheeky pint at the pub…

The Bridges Scenic Running Route

One of the most popular running routes in town, The Bridges 10km loop showcases city views and cultural highlights dotted along the riverside. Taking off and finishing back at McCallum Park in South Perth, you can run the loop in either direction (though apparently “real” runners only go anti-clockwise) and still be blown away by the scenery. As you hug the river the whole way, this flat path is perfect for a distance run or if intervals are your thing, you can practice your sprints amongst the markers between Mends Street and The Swan River Trust, placed at every 200m. 

Jacobs Ladder

In one of Perth’s most iconic locations—Kings Park, of course—is the torturous secret weapon to getting fit and toned, fast. Jacobs Ladder is 242 lung bursting steps that will accelerate your cardiovascular fitness levels and provide you with some note-worthy HIIT intervals—perfect for that afterburn effect. Move over squat rack, hitting these stairs will whip your posterior chain (a fancy term for the backside of your body, including your booty, thighs and calves) into shape in no time.  Plus, if you’re going to be doubled over trying to catch your breath anywhere, let it be at the peak of this staircase as you gaze out over the city skyline. 


There are numerous ways you get a workout in amongst the waves (if you need some more inspo, we got you), but the West Aussie’s favourite? Surfing, of course. A killer workout for the core and upper body while honing your balance and co-ordination skills, surfing is also a great way to connect to nature and an incredible mindful movement practice—you’ll be so focused on getting onto those waves there will be no time to worry about anything else! If your status is more grom than shredder, don’t worry, some helpful advice from the experienced team at Surf School Perth will have you carving up the waves in no time. 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Looking for another way to get active in the water without getting your hair wet? Then choose this core-building, arm-toning, balance boosting workout. Stand up paddle boarding requires minimal skill, so after hiring a board from the crew at one of these spots it will take just a few minutes to get your balance atop the wide, stable board. Then you can get paddling down the river or calm coastline—trust us, it’s a dreamy way to start your day before the Freo Doctor rolls in—and be rewarded with zen vibes, prime photo-ops (SUP yoga anyone?!) and a total body, low impact sweat session. 

Outdoor Bootcamps

A class that's great for accountability and fun while whipping your butt into shape and a chance to top up your tan? Count us in! Outdoor boot camps are a staple of the Perth fitness scene and it’s just about certain that any local park you pass by will have a team sweating it out as they sprint, squat, box and high five each other—all in the name of healthy living. If you’re looking for a challenging, but fun and friendly group to join south of the river, look no further than CounterBalance Health in Ardross and Winthrop. These boot camp sessions incorporate HIIT, boxing, cardio drills and bodyweight exercises to help you build functional strength and fitness prowess, all while promoting a balanced lifestyle and health focused culture. PS. Busy mums these sessions are totally kid friendly, so they can play on the side-lines as you get sweaty!  

Sunrise Yoga

What could be more zen that saluting the sun as it rises high above the ocean? Start your day with intention as you stretch it out with energising and restorative sunrise yoga sessions with Spanda Yoga School. Held on the foreshore at South Beach, your moving meditation practice is suitable for all levels and enhanced by the salty breeze and sunshine as you soak up the energy of Fremantle. After all that flowing, simply refresh yourself with a quick dive into the ocean–perfection!

Outdoor Hikes

West Aussies love a good outdoor walk, and there is none more iconic for the avid hiker than the Bibbulmun Track. Showcasing the best of our very own backyard, the track spans 900km from Kalamunda to Albany, but for something a little closer to home (and more palatable for a one day adventure), try Perth’s best hike from Mundaring Weir Hotel to the Golden View Lookout in Kalamunda. Expect beautiful Instagram shoot backdrops—I mean, scenic views—over Mundaring Weir and Lake CY O’Connor (important historical landmarks FYI) as you hike your way around the 7.4km trail. PS. Don’t forget the water, sunscreen and fly spray! 

Want more? Check out these walks and hikes in Perth.

Image credit: Susan Yin

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

An Epic Education

There is so much delicious food in Vietnam for kids. Here I list up some of the best Vietnamese food for picky eaters: fruits, desserts & main dishes.

Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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More Than Just Pho: A Guide to Digging Deeper Into DFW's Vietnamese Food Scene

More Than Just Pho: A Guide to Digging Deeper Into DFW's Vietnamese Food Scene

Dallas Observer

Move beyond pho with these excellent but lesser-known DFW Vietnamese dishes.

Pronouncing Viet Food!

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The New Trailer For The Handmaid’s Tale Just Dropped

The New Trailer For The Handmaid’s Tale Just Dropped

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

If you couldn’t get enough of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 (guilty) your time has come.

Let’s just say it appears things will be getting even more messed up in season two, and we wouldn’t be signing up for a stint in Gilead any time soon.

We’ll avoid spoilers in case you have a few eps still to go (you might want to reconsider your life choices), but what we will say, is that your favourites are back with Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel leading the charge. Watch the trailer for yourself and prepare to get excited/impatient/and low key terrified.

The Handmaid’s Tale will be on Aussie screens late April (so don’t make any plans). 

Blessed be.

Here is everything else you should have binged by now.

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Meet Our Amazing September 17 Round Winners

by 12WBT Staff @ 12WBT

At the end of each round, we always ask members to nominate either themselves for a Top Transformer award, or another member for a 12WBT Hero award. We always get inundated with amazing members wanting to celebrate one another. Here are the 12WBT September Round winners sharing a little part of their journey to success! Matthew: 12kg lost so far I have struggled with a bit of depression and lacked self esteem. By having this program to focus on and slowly achieving my goals I have gradually gained more confidence in myself and in my abilities. I can honestly say I […]

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There’s A New Online Shop Delivering Potted Plants In Perth!

There’s A New Online Shop Delivering Potted Plants In Perth!

by Tina Varghese @ The A List | The Urban List

Surprises are a lot better when they grow right? It is seriously about thyme we appreciated the humble potted entity that brightens up our spaces, keeps the air fresh, and like a good friend, listens to all our whining sans the judgment.  

Plants For Friends is a brand new plant delivery service in Perth, which offers a range of simple but beautiful potted plants for a (very) reasonable price. The best part is all plants are delivered with a handmade gift card and a personalized message, so if you forgot your SO’s birthday, this would probably be a good way to smooth things over.

Plants make for the ideal gift as they last longer than flowers and are the best way to say “I love you” without using words, along with the priceless feeling of nursing and nurturing your own greenery right from the start. Plants for Friends delivers 20km around Cottesloe and you can check out their Facebook and Instagram for more updates on their products.

Need other gift ideas? Check out 15 Of Perth’s Best Gift Stores.

Image credit: Pixabay

12 Health And Fitness Events You Need To Know About This Year

12 Health And Fitness Events You Need To Know About This Year

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

Jumping on the health and fitness bandwagon this year? We’ve got you sorted with all the very best events to book into your calendar now so you can immerse yourself in the #Wellness and #Fitspo world. From the classic Perth races to philanthropic causes and the emergence of holistic festivals that will have you uplifted (instead hungover) the next day, we’ve rounded up the best of the best so you can pencil them in, start training and tick off some of those resolutions in 2018.

Here are the best perth health and fitness events you need to know about.

South West Yoga Festival

The first ever Yoga festival for the South West launches this weekend with a full day festival of conscious celebration going down on a private property overlooking Bunker Bay. Melding the mindful and spiritual, this inaugural festival will reset and refresh your mind, body and soul for the year ahead. From flow classes to drumming workshops, health talks and crystal meditation, even chakra dancing, expect to get downward dogging and syncing to high vibes, all in the name of yogic celebration! 

The Perth Wellness Festival

Bare & Wilde has teamed up with EcoLuxe Events to bring us the first Perth Wellness Festival on 4 Febraury this year. If you like the sound of a day full of yoga, Pilates, wellness workshops, fresh coconuts and nourishing noms then this is one for you. Speakers from Sodashi Skincare, Wellineux and The Modern Day Woman will lead the wellness workshops and will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. 

Melanoma March

When you think of Cottesloe beach, the first image that often springs to mind is tanned bodies baking on the white sand in high summer. Despite everyone knowing that we should fake not bake, melanoma is still on the rise and this year more than 14,000 Aussies will be diagnosed with it. While we’ve increased efforts to slip, slop, slap, we're still without a cure for the most common cancer in young Australians. On 8 April, our beloved Cottesloe beach will play host to the Melanoma March, with either a 5km walk or 10km run to support melanoma research, so you can skip the tanning and opt for fitness and charitable activism instead!

Wanderlust 108

Wanderlust, the world’s only mindful triathlon event, might not reward you with a medal as you cross the finish line, but the intentional activity series will reward you with a heightened sense of wellness (sahhh on trend for 2018). With a reputation for bringing in expert teachers, spiritual leaders and musical masterminds, this is a celebration of all things epic in the mindful movement world. The holistic upgrade on a traditional triathlon includes a 5km run, outdoor flow class and a guided meditation.

Mother’s Day Classic

The largest community fundraising event for breast cancer research will be back again in 2018 so you can walk, run or skip your way around the 4km or 8km course in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Bring family and friends along to honour and celebrate at the Tribute Wall set up in the Supreme Court Gardens before cruising the picturesque route around Riverside Drive in your prettiest of pink outfits!

Bridges Night Ride

Cycling the Swan River may be a classic “middle aged man in lycra” activity, but the Bridges Night Ride is set to change that on 9 June this year. Lighting up the night for the MSWA charity, this night-time ride will have you decking yourself out with reflective gear, strips, glow sticks and even Christmas lights, to join in on a 40km or 70km scenic route of the city. Thankfully, it will be so dark you can almost miss the obscene amount of tight lycra shorts…

Step Up For MSWA

Tackled Jacobs Ladder once and now feel ready to level up? Then meet your next challenge—the towering 1,103 stairs of Perth’s tallest building, Central Park. If you can bear the vertigo, get ready to run, climb, or even crawl if you must, your way to the top in support of MSWA. Super-fitties can go it alone otherwise (us sane folk) can enter as part of a team and face the 53 flights to conquer the vertical challenge on 17 June.

Lorna Jane Active Nation Day

Active Nation Day is fast becoming a staple in the Aussie Workout Calendar. Founded by home-grown activewear label, Lorna Jane Active, with a simple mission of helping us to move more, these events draw in the big crowds for outdoor boot camp sessions and fitspo celebrations, all in the name of sweating, celebrating and supporting healthy, active bodies. Dates are yet to be confirmed for 2018 but we have our fingers crossed!

City To Surf

The city’s most iconic race is set to return on 26 August, leaving you approximately seven months to prepare for that 42km marathon. Not into the long-distance thing? Don’t despair, this community filled event offers varying lengths for all fitness levels, from 4km, 12km to 21km, so you can walk, jog or party with the crowd on your way from the CBD to coast. And all that huffing and puffing won’t just be for your own personal achievement, flex your philanthropic muscle by fundraising for Activ or your favourite charity and put that sweat to good work.

Spartan Race

After the success of the 2017 Spartan Race, we have our fingers crossed that Reebok and Spartan Australia will be bringing the world’s premier obstacle course back to the west. Far beyond your usual race, here you will face obstacles the whole way around the course to challenge your fitness, strength and mobility. From barbed wire crawls, to rope climbs and hoists, get yourself prepared now by not only conditioning your body (beware: burpees) but also your mind to tough it out! If you’re looking to sign up, get prepared with these handy hacks and survival tips and get into the Spartan state of mind!

Flow Festival

Flow Festival, WA’s annual three-day celebration of yoga, music and healing arts is back to unite the community amidst the gum trees of Serpentine. With interactive workshops and yoga sessions, healing meditations and storytelling, it’s a touch woo-woo and whole lot uplifting. The more holistic take on a classic summer festy will feature inspirational teachers, foodies, body workers and healers, so get ready to get flowing, aligned and soulful! Dates are yet to be confirmed, but generally, the event runs near the summer solstice in December.

F45 Playoffs

Are you a member of the F45 cult? Then start prepping now for the ultimate in functional fitness championships with the F45 Playoffs. Testing your agility, endurance and strength, these playoffs will pull out the fittest of the fit through the challenging trials and a chance to win state, national and even world titles. Think you’ve got what it takes to earn the title of fittest in the world? Better start hitting those sessions now…

Want more? Check out all the bucket list fitness events in WA.

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Top Dup Is Pumping Out Smashed Avo Doughnuts This Weekend

Top Dup Is Pumping Out Smashed Avo Doughnuts This Weekend

by Anna Franklyn @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, Top Dup is doing an epic #topdup50in50 project this year where they'll be launching a limited edition doughnut each week for 50 weeks. A lot of them will be collaborations with other Perth legends, like the doughnut cake burger they made with Baked 180 last year, or the chunk-fetti buttercream bar they made with Get Chunky, while others will just be all sorts of crazy delicious.

They kicked things off last week with a ridiculously drool-worthy Tim Tam stuffed doughnut, which they are bringing back this week from Wednesday to Sunday. That's how good it was! 

But the doughnut that's got everyone in The Urban List office talking is the Avo Toast Nut—a savoury smashed avo doughie. Say what now?! Think smashed avo—complete with feta, lemon juice, herbs and spices—stuffed inside Top Dup's signature brioche doughnut and topped with toast crumbs, a slice of mini toast and sundried tomato.

There's really only one way to find out if you're into or not, so get down to Top Dup this week and give it a whirl. YOLO.

Need something to listen to on the drive there? This is the latest true crime podcast you need in your life.

Image credit: Top Dup

SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

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The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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5 Awesome Things To Do In Perth This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Perth This Week

by Pim Pattanasuk @ The A List | The Urban List

As fun as it is settling right back into work *cough cough* we all need a bit of a mid-week escape every now and then. Whether you’re looking to improve your dance moves, enjoy a culinary cheese journey or have a boogie you can unwind any day of the week.

Here are 5 awesome things to do in Perth this week.

Monday 15 January

Free Dance Classes in Subiaco

Got moves? Put them to the test with Bachata or Tango! The talented team at Juan Rando Dance Academy is hosting free dance classes for y’all to get moving and shaking. Grab your dance partner for an evening of guilt-free fun. Bachata and Tango not your thing? You can sign up for other styles on another night or just try them all! Find out more here

Tuesday 16 January

American Summer Camp Masterclass At Fromage Artisans

Take your taste buds on a delightful journey as the awesome peeps at Fromage Artisans put together a masterclass for you. A night of gold rush cocktails, Applejacks, bourbon and gin, all paired with cheeses with cutesie names like lamb chop and snow white—we can’t even. Find out more here

World Spicy Food Day With Turban Chopsticks

It's world spicy food day tomorrow, so if you think you can handle the heat you might want to head to Kitchen Warehouse for a little cooking demo with Mei Yong from Turban Chopsticks. She will be cooking up some tasty meals and they're so simple that even the worst cooks out there will be able to recreate them at home! Get more info here.

Wednesday 17 January


There’s nothing like a boogie to get rid of those mid-week blues and ease yourself into the weekend shenanigans. Triple J House Party presenter and DJ, KLP is coming in hot with her national tour. Revellers can expect all the hottest hits as they party in one of our beloved riverside venues. Find out more here


Yooo Perth, you’re in for a real treat because Brooklyn rap protégé Joey Bada$$ is hitting up our sweet city. With the release of his second studio album ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ featuring the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Styles P and J.Cole, this hump day party is sure to be lit. Find out more here

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The Best Books To Read This Summer

The Best Books To Read This Summer

by Marilynn McLachlan @ The A List | The Urban List

Summer and reading go hand in hand. Long languid days mean finding a nice shady spot to rest up and devour all those books that have sat unread on your bedside table for months. But, if you haven’t got that pile ready, we’ve been reading up a storm and have created our must-reads this summer.

Happy reading!

Into The Water

Paula Hawkins

If you loved The Girl On The Train, then you’re going to want to put Into The Water onto your reading list quick smart. Paula Hawkins’ second novel tells the story of Jules, who didn’t pick up a  phone call from her estranged sister Nel. But now Nel is dead and Jules must return to the one place she hoped never to return to look after Nel’s teenage daughter. Here she must confront herself, her past and most of all the dreaded Drowning Pool.  With a plethora of characters, Into The Water can be a little tricky to navigate but it is an excellent, mysterious read that you won’t want to put down.

The Standing Chandelier

Lionel Shriver

Another author who made a fabulous comeback this year is Lionel Shriver. While her outstanding 2016 novel The Mandibles was a long and often challenging read, The Standing Chandelier is a novella that asks the age old question: can a man and a woman be ‘just friends?’ It is a peek inside three lives: Jillian, who is best friends with Weston, who has a girlfriend Paige. You can see where this is going. Jillian is beautiful, vivacious and has a polarising personality—the complete opposite of Paige. When Weston proposes to Paige, it sets in motion a chain of events in the quest to discover the lines drawn in life and love. Highly recommended.


Dan Brown

Where are we from? Where are we going? These are the big questions that Dan Brown (of The da Vinci Code fame) brings to his latest novel, Origin. Professor Langdon is back, this time travelling to Spain to hear a message from an old student, Edward Kirsch, but before it is delivered, Edward is murdered. And so, with the help of, Ambra Vidal (the Prince of Spain’s fiance) they set about trying to discover the message Edward wanted to share with the world. Exploring the cross-point (or lack of) between religion and science, a surprising plot twist will have you hooked until the very last page.

Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Tom Hanks

You know and love him as an actor, and now, in Uncommon Type: Some Stories, you’ll know and love Tom Hanks as a writer, too. In this book, Hanks writes 17 short stories on a variety of topics. It is simple and feel-good book that’s perfect for long summer nights.

The Break

Marian Keyes

Breath a collective sigh of relief, because after far too long of a delay (in our thinking) Marian Keyes is thankfully back with another novel. It tells the story of Amy, who is happily married—that is until her husband Hugh says that he is leaving her for six months to travel. It’s not a break-up, just a break. Unable to do anything about it, Amy must navigate the time while keeping her job and her children together. But really, is it possible to come back together and carry on as if nothing has happened? Refreshingly honest, with Keyes’ humour we know and love, The Break is a fabulous read.

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Pretty much any Jodi Picoult book makes for fabulous summer reading, and her latest, Small Great Things is no exception. It tells the story of Ruth, a nurse with more than 20 years experience, who is not allowed to look after a newborn baby, whose parents are white supremacists, because she is African American. When the baby goes into cardiac distress, Ruth hesitates before beginning CPR and is ultimately charged. In a case that becomes a media sensation, this book challenges the way people think around topics of race, privilege and ultimately compassion.

The Spy

Paulo Coelho

Author of The Alchemist—one of the most read books of all time—Paulo Coelho now turns his pen to Mata Hari. Another short read, The Spy tells the story of this exotic dancer who shocked and delighted audiences across Paris. The country is consumed by paranoia during WWII and Mata Hari is arrested and accused of espionage. It’s both a heart-breaking and fascinating story of one of history’s most enigmatic women.

The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well

Meik Wiking

If your goal for 2018 is to slow down and appreciate the small things, then pop The Little Book Of Hygge on your summer reading list, pronto. While the author frustratingly doesn’t tell you how to actually pronounce hygge (it’s up to you), it gives tips as to how and why the people of Denmark are the happiest in the world. It is a beautiful, relaxing book and you’ll have all the tips for making next winter a treat.

Tribe Of Mentors

Tim Ferris

If you’ve ever looked around for a mentor and fell short, then Tim Ferris’ latest book, Tribe of Mentors is all this and much more! Sourced from more than 130 of the world’s top performers—from entrepreneurs and athletes to investors and artists—you’ll find all the advice, tips and tricks to make 2018 your best year ever. Whether you’re looking to get out of a rut, to reinvent yourself or super-charge your business results, you’ll find something here. Tim asks questions about everything from routines to favourite books to the best purchase for less than $100, and you’ll love the answers!

The Rules Of Magic

Alice Hoffman

The prequel to Practical Magic (which also became a film), The Rules of Magic is a fabulous summer read. It tells the story of the Owens’ children, who are raised by rather unusual rules—no red shoes, no walking in the moonlight—but who begin to experience a sense of their own growing magical abilities. On her 17th birthday, Franny is invited to stay with her aunt for the summer and takes her siblings Jet and Vincent with her. There they learn about a curse that has haunted their family since 1620 and learn that they come from a long line of witches. But can the curse be broken? Set in the late '50s and early '60s, as the world was on the cusp of change, it’s a book that summers were made for.

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Where To Find The Best Halal Food In Perth

Where To Find The Best Halal Food In Perth

by Kirsty Petrides @ The A List | The Urban List

Australia. The melting pot of cultures. The good news is that it means we have options a plenty when it comes to dining out. The sometimes tricky news is that we all have differing dietary backgrounds and beliefs. But fret not, because we have found some of the best eateries in Perth offering either full or partial halal menus.

Beiyrut Restaurant

Tuart Hill

If you want some seriously delicious and authentic Lebanese food you'll want to head straight to Beiyrut. We'd suggest taking a fairly large group because the menu is huge and everything is amazing—including the halal options.

Recipe Restaurant

East Perth

If you're after a taste of Persia, Recipe Restaurant in East Perth is all over it like white on rice. And in huge news, they offer halal menu items.

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant


Istanbul Turkish Restaurant, just off the Freo cafe strip, is another certified halal restaurant. The team here have been serving delicious and authentic Turkish cuisine for over 20 years, so they know a thing or two about making delicious food.

Elie’s Tent

Victoria Park

At Elie's Tent you get a halal dinner and a show. Two for one. Result. While you chow down on your delicious authentic Lebanese food, you’ll be entertained by traditional Middle-Eastern belly dancers.

Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant


If you want a bit of variety, then Sahara is your spot. They blend traditional cuisine from several countries across the Middle-East, giving you a very exotic experience indeed. Our hot tip is to order the mansaf—lamb slow cooked in hot yoghurt, and served with a fresh Arabian salad.

Cairo Cafe


We probably don't need to clarify that Cairo Cafe serves up authentic Egyptian cuisine. The clues were there, weren't they? What you might not know, however, is that this little suburban gem was founded by a group of classmates who all grew up together in Egypt before relocating to the land down under. We're pretty happy they chose to grace Perth with their fresh, authentic and fragrant Egyptian dishes.



PappaRich in Northbridge is one of Perth’s top Malaysian restaurants, and the place to go if you’re in Perth and looking for some authentic, delicious halal Malaysian cuisine.

Chee Tayeb Restaurant


Chee Tayeb Restaurant on Murray Street is a family owned eatery providing authentic modern Lebanese cuisine. You’ll get top notch service, a unique Lebanese experience and halal menu items.

Indonesia Indah Restaurant


This Perth eatery offers an authentic menu of Indonesian favourites, made from the freshest herbs, spices and ingredients. Their menu, which is designed for sharing, has a full halal option for lunch and dinner.

Metro Indian Restaurant


Metro, located in the heart of Subi, is a locally loved Indian restaurant with a wide range of authentic dishes and halal options.

Tamarind Cafe


Tamarind is a certified halal eatery, and serves up Asian inspired cuisine specialising in traditional Javanese style satay, grilled to perfection over open hardwood charcoal. They also have unique Asian fusion dishes.

Saffron Fine Persian Cuisine

Middle Swan

The authentic Persian restaurant dishes up mouth-watering food like traditional Persian kebabs, with a side of live music and belly dancing on Friday nights.

The Ajrak


The Ajrak in Fremantle is an authentic Pakistani and Indian spot using traditional recipes - they even mill their spices by hand. That’s dedication. There is a huge selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, as well as a full halal menu.

Want more? Check out our fave Middle Eastern restaurants in Perth.

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9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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2018 Has Gifted Us With Gin And Tonic Teabags

2018 Has Gifted Us With Gin And Tonic Teabags

by Catherine Blake @ The A List | The Urban List

Starting your day with a G&T used to be the sign of a troubled drama queen living beyond her means, but now it means exactly the same thing except after she’s run out of ice cubes. London's famed Fortnum & Mason, a spendthrift’s haven of tchotchkes, picnic baskets and artisanal chocolates, have released their own range of gin and tonic teabags for the man or woman who has (quite literally) everything.

Startlingly, this fancy tisane contains absolutely no alcohol whatsoever. ‘What’s the point?’ I hear you cry and to that I say pipe the goddamn hell down because some of us drove here. With a lack of alcoholic compounds, the brew crew at F&M got crafty; taking juniper and coriander and fennel and all the other herbaceous flavours that go into making gin, then mixed them into a base of top quality green tea. The infusion is then finished off with a wee bit of lemon balm and some dried cucumber and lime for a refreshing finish. Does your morning cuppa have a garnish? Didn’t think so.

As for packaging, do you think they come in the same old porous paper bags as your ordinary breakroom tea? Heavens no! Just when this luxurious brew couldn’t get any fancier Fortnum & Mason have decided to tuck the individual portions into the tea cabinet’s equivalent of a silken negligee.

Choice Fortnum & Mason products can be found at DJ's, but if they’re fresh out of gin and tonic you can pick up a box of 15 via Fortnum and Mason.

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Sydney Summer 2017 – Special Menu

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Enjoy an Authentic Vietnamese Fresh & Tasty & Healthy Cuisine.  

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Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Cooked It: How To Make A Cafe-Standard Eggs Benny At Home

Cooked It: How To Make A Cafe-Standard Eggs Benny At Home

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

Enough is enough. Our house deposits have been sucked down the gurgler for too many years, so it’s time to step up and take control of the brekkie market or be forced to kiss your future walk-in wardrobe goodbye. We’ve spent some perilous evenings over the last few weeks taste testing numerous hollandaise sauces and poached eggs to bring you the crème de la crème of eggs benny recipes.

And here it is. Here's how to make the best possible eggs benedict at home for yourself.


2 rashers of shortcut bacon (what the hell, make it 4) 1 English muffin, split 1 teaspoon of white vinegar 2 eggs Salt and pepper, to taste Hollandaise sauce (see ingredients below) Fresh chopped parsley, for a ~ritzy~ garnish


2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted Pinch cayenne Pinch salt


Pop to the shops and grab the ingredients. Don’t fall victim to the marked down rotisserie chickens, they are not your friend right now, free-range eggs are. Head home and start vigorously whisking those egg yolks with lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl until the eggs thicken and double in volume. Admire your biceps in the hallway mirror. Pop that bowl over a saucepan filled halfway with barely simmering water (that’s not touching the bottom of the bowl). Keep whisking those eggs rapidly while not letting them get too hot or scrambled. Slowly pour in the melted butter while whisking, and keep going until the sauce has thickened and doubled in volume. Remove that artery-clogging goodness from the heat and whisk in the cayenne and salt, before covering the whole lot and placing it in a warm spot until ready to be poured over some phresh eggies. Hot tip: if the ‘daise gets too thick, stir in a couple of drops of warm water before you get cracking on serving brekkie. Grab a frypan and start frying the bacon, then put the English muffin halves in the toaster. Fill a saucepan half full of water, splash in the white vinegar and bring it to a slow boil. Crack the first egg into the water without breaking the yolk. Repeat with your second egg, Turn the heat down until the water’s at a gentle simmer and cook those bad boys for 3.5 minutes until the egg white is set and the yolk is deliciously soft. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, allowing them to drain. Grab those freshly popped English muffin halves, top them with melted butter, bacon and a poached egg. Sprankle with salt and pepper and then *spoon* on the hollandaise sauce (a.k.a. freeflow that mofo aaaaaalll over). Instagram a picture of those ‘daisey eggs with the hashtag #hollandaisefordays.

Check out all of our other great recipes here.

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$2 Beer Fridays & Saturdays starting this week!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Catch our happy hour all summer! $2 Beers all day Friday’s and Saturday’s! Make it a pho and beer night on the weekends. Happy hour only valid at our Irvine Market Place location! Address: 13786-C Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92602 Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM We’ll see you there! ______________ For more info about Sawleaf Cafe Follow us [...]

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Domino’s Is Now Serving Vegan Cheese

Domino’s Is Now Serving Vegan Cheese

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s one thing vegans know a thing or two about, it’s realising you’re three minutes away from being hangry AF because your mates have decided to order pizza. Well, not anymore team, Domino’s have added vegan cheese to their menu and on behalf of these guys—you’re welcome. 

Domino’s ran a survey on their Facebook page late last year and the people (you guys) said they wanted vegan cheese. Fast forward to 2018 and it’s now become a delicious reality #peoplepower.  Their sauces and bases are already vegan friendly so you can just swap out the cheese for an easy win, plus they’ve upped their game even further with a couple of limited edition specials—vegan avocado veg, vegan spicy trio and even a vegan margherita. 

FYI, their garlic bread is also vegan friendly and you better believe we’ll be adding the vegan cheese to this bad boy too (if they’ll let us) because cheesy garlic bread is bae.  

For now, they're saying the vegan cheese will only be available for a limited time but if we prove that we need this in our lives, they'll keep it on the menu. For more deets, head here

Here are all the annoying questions you'll be asked daily if you go vegan. 

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Budapest snow turns Normafa into a winter wonderland

by @ WeLoveBudapest EN

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Budapest snow turns Normafa into a winter wonderland

As winter hits Budapest, snow around the city has been creating fascinating scenes in the Buda Hills. A just-released series of aerial images by Hungarian photographer Bálint Hirling portrays popular hiking destination Normafa blanketed in frosty flakes, making it the perfect playground for sledding and snowball fights. One picture shows a pair trekking in a whitewashed tableau, another captures the milky haze enveloping Elizabeth Tower atop János Hill. If you want to enjoy all this for yourself, take bus 21 or 21A from Széll Kálmán tér and alight at the Normafa stop.

Budapest snow turns Normafa into a winter wonderland


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Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Minneapolis

Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Minneapolis

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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10 Travel Destinations To Put On Your 2018 Bucket List

10 Travel Destinations To Put On Your 2018 Bucket List

by Sarah Joanna Pope @ The A List | The Urban List

Glaciers, thermal baths, island vibes, majestic mountains, exotic frankincense and kitschy K-pop—there are so many reasons to take to the skies and go exploring this year.

So stop travelling vicariously via an Instagrammer’s thigh gap and add these travel destinations to your 2018 bucket list.

Seoul, South Korea

In Seoul, the ancient coalesces with ultra modern design, high-speed Internet and catchy K-Pop to create something truly unique. Here, temples sit alongside high-rise buildings and neon, all under the watchful eye of its surrounding mountains. Hang at the Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit temples and shop yourself silly at the traditional Gwangjang markets or Myeongdong Shopping Street. Re-fuel after long days exploring with some stuffed chicken in broth at Tosokchon Samgyetang or with a session at one of the city’s tent bars. Steam and soak your hangover away in a jjimjil-bang (sauna and spa) and visit the fascinating Demilitarised zone, which splits North and South Korea.


Iceland is the Promised Land for bibliophiles, nature lovers and those who just love a good chunky knit. Spend time exploring the country’s devastatingly beautiful landscapes—glaciers that cut through mountains, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, gushing geysers and impossibly green hills alongside dark volcanic sands. Settle into the 5 Million Star Hotel for front row seats to the electric skies of aurora borealis, soak in the steamy blue waters of the Blue Lagoon and behold the eerie Midnight Sun. And Iceland’s cultural life is just as rich in its offering—the city of Reykjavik is a hub for artists, authors, epicureans and musicians. Expect lots of live music, book festivals, art and crafts. Bliss.

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s capital city is a wondrous mash-up of history, natural beauty and grand architecture—from neoclassical to baroque to art nouveau. It’s pretty much the stunt double of Paris. Walk through this exciting city and see the reminders of it’s past at every turn, including Roman ruins and bullet holes from WW2. Visit Millennium Underground, the 100 year old train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk the cobbled streets of the charming Castle Hill, learn how to say ‘cheers’ in Hungarian (Egészségére) at ruin-style bar Szimpla Kert or unwind in one of the city’s many thermal baths and spas. And of course, no visit to the ‘Queen of the Danube’ would be complete without a sunset stroll along its namesake river.


Myanmar, formerly Burma, has tradition and culture in spades. This sacred land is a fresh breath of air for the soul, even for the world-weary traveller. Here there is a reverence for Buddhist history and tradition that can be seen at the city’s many temples and effigies. Hop on a steamer or luxury cruiser through the Bay of Bengal, kick back at the pristine Ngapali Beach, see the standing fisherman on Inle Lake, grab a snack at the colourful Nyaung U market, hike through the small villages in Shan Hills and visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. And don’t forget to stop and meet some of the famously friendly locals, who are not yet weary of finding a traveller on their doorstep.

British Columbia, Canada

There are few places where you can feel like the only person on this earth but this slice of land between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains may well be one of them. Hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, canoeing, zip lining—BC offers ever kind of off-the-beaten path adventure. Just bring your bear spray.  Here, the green mountain ranges and ice fields are teeming with wildlife—orcas, moose, sea otters, humpbacks and grizzlies. Kayak with orcas on the frigid waters of Canada’s West Coast or explore the Great Bear Forest and mirror-like lakes. You could hop in a float plane and visit Lake Lovely Water, rent a cute lakeside cabin and finish off that novel or discover remote islands like a true explorer.

Havana, Cuba

Since the economic embargo was lifted, the doors to Cuba have swung wide open, and travellers have been enticed in by the promise of white sands, island rhythms, mojitos and hot, steamy nights. Take a trip back in time to Habana Vieja (Old Havana), where vintage cars rumble by colourful buildings, saunter down the El Malecón Boardwalk for spectacular ocean views or the buzzing Calle Obispo for live music and souvenirs. Of course, nighttime is when the city really comes to life. Get things started with a few Cuba Libres from art/live music bar Fabrica de Arte Cubano before dancing the night away at one of the city’s many salsa bars.

Lisbon, Portugal

The Mediterranean sun, bleached limestone buildings, cobbled streets and the haunting sounds of Fado music – Portugal is a juicy fruta that’s ripe for the picking. Here, tourists are welcomed to the city by the open arms of the Cristo-Rei Monument, where you and giant concrete statue Jesus can enjoy impressive views. Visit the Hieronymites Monastery in Belém and say to a passerby ‘you know, this is a great example of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style.’ Then hightail it to the water for a sunset cruise on the Tagus River.  Spend your nights being a little bit wild as you street-drink sangria down cobbled lanes, hopping in and out of tapas bars – or dance until dawn at the salacious cocktail bar Pensao Amor.

Oahu, Hawaii

Still, clear waters, tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, hippie shacks, watering holes and palm trees—it’s hard not to feel like you’re in a postcard in Oahu. There’s so much to do on land or in water in this tropical paradise.  Explore the turquoise waters of the islands many beaches or settle into the sand at North Shore to witness world famous surf. Get your thrills cliff jumping at Waimea Bay, swim with turtles in Hanauma Bay or snorkel in Sharks Cove (for free!). Sunset cruises and Pina Coladas in Waikiki are a good time too. Head for the hills and hike to Lulumahu Falls, passing through verdant rainforest and the King Kamehameha Summer Palace Ruins along the way.

New York, New York

They don’t call it the centre of the universe for nothin’. NYC still offers a plethora of big city delights, and there’s always something exciting happening on every corner of this concrete jungle. Stay high above the High Line at the iconic Standard Hotel, snag some tickets to see Book of Mormon on Broadway (they’ll be harder to lock down than your flights), line your stomach at Crif Dogs before entering the phone booth to undercover cocktail bar Please Don’t Tell (oops). Frequent local live-music venues like Rockwood Music Hall as well as museums and galleries. Shop in stylish Soho or cruise by Lady Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry. Head to Brooklyn to hang with the hipsters at McCarren Park or Let the good times roll at Skee ball bar Full Circle. Catch a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium or karaoke on St. Marks – GAH! There’s just so freaking much to do and not enough money time. Most importantly, walk around—because NYC is a living, breathing movie set.


Located just south of Dubai, Oman is by turns cosmopolitan and ancient. It’s a treasure trove of natural wonders—seas, mountains, natural springs, sinkholes, hot springs, coral reefs and stunning dessert landscapes. But the wild and diverse terrain is also part of a rich culture that can be explored within its ancient forts, colourful mosques and art. Take a camel ride through Wahiba Sands, kick back poolside at Luxury resorts like Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, explore the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, swim in the aquamarine waters of the Bimah sinkhole, dive into the coral reefs of Muscat and fall in love with this magical place.

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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UNIQLO Is Coming To Perth This Year!

UNIQLO Is Coming To Perth This Year!

by Ellie Schneider @ The A List | The Urban List

Credit cards at the ready shoppers, Japanese kingdom UNIQLO is officially coming to Perth this year and we could not be more excited! UNIQLO's Perth store will open in the Plaza Arcade on Murray Street this autumn and will be home to its iconic range of well-designed, low-cost basics. On the racks, you'll find colour-coordinated rainbow rows of denim, cashmere, vests, tees and their famous puffer jackets—just in time for winter!

Housed over 1290sqm of floor space, UNIQLO's range includes men's, women's and children's clothes. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with cult collections Supima Cotton, Extra Fine Merino, Heattech and Airism on offer. So that's your new wardrobe sorted. Until then, here are our fave Perth fashion boutiques.

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Authentic home made vietnamese food

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Closed 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd Unit #110 (303) 774-8555

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho

Eater Seattle

Find the best Vietnamese eats the city has to offer

Guide to Healthy Eating Out: Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese

Guide to Healthy Eating Out: Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese


Check out the second in our series of 12WBT dining out guides and expert advice on how to enjoy Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cuisine – the healthy way!

The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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15 Pho Tips for a Flat Belly | Eat This Not That

15 Pho Tips for a Flat Belly | Eat This Not That

Eat This Not That

Pho is the Vietnamese dish that gives chicken noodle soup a whole new meaning. But this trend has the potential to threaten your healthy lifestyle if you don't know what you're doing. Here's what you need to know to make Pho work for you.

Welcome to SaigonXpress of Longmont

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

We invite you to come in and get a taste of the traditional, authentic home made vietnamese food. Enjoy our popular springrolls, eggrolls, pho, noodle bowls and many more… with friendly service and in a a casual atmosphere.

18 Hobbies To Start In 2018

18 Hobbies To Start In 2018

by Olivia Atkinson @ The A List | The Urban List

Well, well, well. 2017, has ditched us. Where did the year go?! As 2018 graces us with its presence, we’ve got a whopping 365 days to fill with whatever we choose (apart from the compulsory job, study, family, friend and general life commitments, of course) and what better way to get started than with sussing out a new hobby or two.

Hobbies can often get a bad rap. We get it. Sometimes there’s an underlying pressure to excel at your chosen hobby rather than have it purely for enjoyment, which makes the whole concept of picking up a hobby from scratch kinda intimidating.

Let us remind you, dear readers; having a ‘hobby’ basically means doing something for yourself because you find it really frickin’ fun. Kapeesh?

Without further ado—and without pressure to take any of these on board if they don’t tickle your fancy—here are 18 hobbies to start in 2018.

Start a wine tasting group. Once in awhile, gather some fellow vino-lovin’ friends and partake in a spot of wine tasting. Everyone has to bring a bottle but keep it in a paper bag. You’ll taste all the wines, make individual notes and then all will be revealed. It’s basically a learn-as-you-go wine tasting course and a solid excuse to get on the grape with your mates. More of a beer person? Start home brewing like you said you would in 2017. Get your camp on. If the only time you’ve slept in a tent is at a music festy, you’re really missing out. Our pretty country is home to some of the world’s best camping spots. Bring the marshmallows and get amongst. Keep track of your finances. We can almost see the eye rolls. If budgeting is your worst nightmare, it’s time to trick your brain into thinking that it’s somewhat enjoyable. Avoid those ghastly spreadsheets and download a nifty app. Trust us, you’ll end up having more moolah for the things you actually want to do. Start selling your shit and/or stop buying shit. You probably don’t need half the stuff you own, y’know? Learn how to not kill an indoor plant. Read up on our guide. Good luck. Make quilts. Quilts are just the best. They keep you warm, look great on a bed or couch and make for an excellent gift. Yep, they’ve made a comeback—type ‘hipster quilts’ into Google and you’ll get the idea. Give bullet journalling a crack. Yeah, yeah, we know no one really has time to jot down all their thoughts/feelings/shit they need to do, but most people have also never tried bullet journalling. It’s as if a to-do list, weekly planner and personal diary had a baby. Read all about it here. Try cooking for fun. If you’re one of these people who reluctantly whips up half-arsed meals during the week, we’re going to let you in on a secret. The more you cook, the better the meals will become. The end result? You’ll begin enjoying cooking because you’ll know that the end product will be epic instead of passably edible. Truth. Pick up a couple of disposable film cameras and go silly. Because of the limited number of shots, you’ll really have to think about what moments you capture. 36 selfie retakes ain’t going to cut the mustard. Become a wedding celebrant. Marriage is as trendy as ever so you’ll be in high hobby demand. Learn how to DJ. There’s an 82-year-old Japanese lady who rips up the decks in some of Tokyo’s best nightclubs proving to all of us that you’re never too old to pick up a new passion. Try your hand at pottery...literally. There’s something about pottery that looks so damn therapeutic. Watch these vids and tell us that you don’t want to give it a go. Become a fiercely competitive Scrabble player. You won’t regret it. Become a food mash-up inventor. Cronuts, sushi burgers and pizza cones are, like, ancient now. Just think of the endless food baby possibilities… Take up woodworking. It’s pretty badass and could lead to some awesome pieces of DIY furniture. Get really freakin’ good at stone skipping. Perfect the art of doing nothing. This might just be the best hobby ever.

Want to hang out with your friends while taking on your new hobby? We reveal Who Should Be Your BFF Based On Your Star Sign

Pöriző brings stew in pancakes to Budapest

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Pöriző brings stew in pancakes to Budapest

Hungarians just love their saucy stews, be it chicken or beef-based, as long as it is generously sprinkled with paprika. Pörkölt is a traditional dish often devoured at family dinners, but now two talented chefs came up with an extraordinary idea: pörkölt as street food, filled into savory pancakes. It may sound strange at first, but with pörkölt a mainstay of Hungary’s culinary culture, why not try it on the go?

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Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s a new year, and that means a clean slate. This year could be anything, guys. We know you’re already strategically planning where and when to travel, but before you make any destination decisions, let’s see what the stars have to say. Crack open your diary and make room for one of these epic trips in 2018. Because, obviously, if a city is compatible with your zodiac, you have to go there. 

Here’s where you should travel in 2018, based on your zodiac sign. Bon voyage!


Queenstown, New Zealand

If anyone is going to bungee jump off in Queenstown or go zorbing down the hills of Rotorua, it’s you, Aries. You’re pretty freaking fearless and we can totally see you renting a kombi and road-trippin' your way through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. You don’t need much—just some comfortable clothes, your confidence and an optimistic attitude. Oh, and make sure you come back alive.  


Utah, USA  

Taurus, fly on over the American Southwest and explore the beautiful and underrated state of Utah. You’ll appreciate that it’s pretty easy to travel through—especially if you visit during April-July for glorious weather and Bucket List adventure out the wazoo. Be sure to check out the mind-boggling beauty of Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and Arches National Park. Pro tip: One of the world’s most epic slip ‘n slides opens on an Olympic ski slope during the (American) summer months. If you don’t do it, we will. 


Djibouti, Africa

Oh Gemini, we know that you get bored easily. You can’t be bothered seeing another city with the same old H&M’s and Ralph Laurens. So you need somewhere unexplored. You need to go somewhere like Djibouti, a tiny corner of the world in East Africa. Lonely Planet reckons this is the #4 country to visit in 2018. We know you’re intrigued. And good news, there’s plenty to do in Djibouti. Whale shark diving or hike extinct volcanoes? Visit the salt lakes or the canyons?! You’re curious, like George. Go out and explore.


Tokyo, Japan

Take your highly imaginative personality onto a plane, then take that plane straight to Japan. You need to let your creativity soar in a country that’s booming with color. Tokyo moves quick, but you can handle it. You, of all people, lurrrrv food, and Japan is the perfect place to stuff your face with all sorts of goodness. So slurp on ramen and nom on REAL sushi. You haven’t had a modern restaurant experience until your meal slips out of a machine #onlyinjapan.


Cape Town, South Africa  

Leo, you might not like taking holidays, but if you muster up a speck of wanderlust you're going to go somewhere that’s worth your time. And in 2018, it’s South Africa. (And no, not just ‘cause your star sign is a lion). You’re energetic, fearless and up for anything. Shark cage dive with Great Whites, visit the duck army winery and go on a safari. Simba wants to meet you.  


Toronto, Canada

Virgo, step away from the office and onto a plane to Canada. You need a break! Toronto is calling your name. It’s a clean and artsy city, and Drake is from there—so, like, yeah. Go to the top of the CN Tower and splurge on a meal at the revolving restaurant. The city is thriving with music and art, so why don’t you exercise the right side of your analytical brain and let loose. Pro tip: if you can, catch a Raptor game in Jurassic Park (just Google it). 


Cinque Terre, Italy

Libra, you of all people know that balance equals a lot of walking plus heaps of pizza. That’s why you should go to the Cinque Terre in 2018. Being around friendly and freakishly attractive Italians meshes well with your gracious and social attitude. You like sharing and bringing balance to your surroundings, so gather some peeps and enjoy delicious antipasto and vino, plus a few clifftop hikes. 


Lahaul, India

ALLLL the way in the tip-top corner of India is the remote region of Lahaul and Spiti. If you haven’t heard of this place, look it up. Bet you didn’t think it would look like that! Small villages, large mountains, medieval monasteries and brilliant blue lake water is practically untouched by mass tourism, according to Lonely Planet. Use your resourcefulness to your advantage and navigate your way through this part of the world in 2018. There will be language barriers, exotic food and vibrant culture. Good thing you're up for a challenge, right? 


Santiago, Chile  

Gear up for an adventure, Sag! You need to visit Lonely Planet’s number one destination of 2018: Chile! This is the year to do it, because the country is celebrating its 200th anniversary of independence, so there will be plenty of festivities to go around, especially in its capital, Santiago. Seriously, this country will keep you on your toes. You can explore one of the driest deserts on earth or freeze your butt off navigating your way through the glacial fields. Raise a glass of pisco sour and let’s go!


Mykonos, Greece

Turn off your emails and give your never-ending to-do list a break. It’s time to let loose in Greece, Capricorn! This country provides a great combination of history, relaxing on the beach and partying till the sun comes up (especially on Mykonos—AMIRIGHT?). Take a load off and come back to the office with an envious Mediterranean tan. You deserve it.  


San Juan, Puerto Rico

Aquarius, you’re a humanitarian, and San Juan needs your help. It got hit hard by Hurricane Maria and tourism will only help the country move forward. Go to San Juan in 2018 and explore this beautiful, Caribbean island. Hang out with the locals, eat your weight in Arroz con dulce and dance the night away in one of the crazy-good nightclubs. Heck, we’ll come with you. 


Seville, Spain

Get out of bed and put on your dancing shoes, Pisces, it’s time to do the flamenco around Seville. Good thing you're go-with-the-flow (like most Spaniards) because it will be easy for you to make friends here. At home, you like your alone time, so why not challenge yourself and make this a solo trip. Meet people (maybe the love of our life), dance, eat good food and admire Seville's beautiful architecture. Let loose, Pisces, you gentle thing.

Now that you know where to go in 2018, the stars will tell you which dog to get.

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Kids eat FREE Thursdays ALL SUMMER!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We've just introduced our "Just for kid's menu" and to celebrate, Kids (under 10) will eat FREE on Thursdays for the whole summer! Each kids meal comes with an apple juice box! Offer ends when summer does (September 22nd) so don't miss this offer!  

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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The health benefits of Vietnamese food

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Australia has exploded lately in a health and gourmet food craze. Fuelled by Tv shows like Masterchef, MKR and The Biggest Loser. Aussies are now learning to eat healthier foods and enjoy them.What most don’t know however is that there is already a succulent and healthy option for lunch and dinner in restaurants all over...

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8 Podcasts To Listen To Over The Hols That Don’t Suck

8 Podcasts To Listen To Over The Hols That Don’t Suck

by Erin Curtain @ The A List | The Urban List

If you've not yet gotten into podcasts (seriously, what have you been doing?), this holiday season is the perfect opportunity to come over to the enlightened side. Way less effort than reading a book (read: trashy mag) or watching Netflix (because series binging requires a surprising amount of effort), podcasts also have the added benefit of being insanely entertaining and often educational at the same time—so it's wins all round.

Whether you are in it for laughs, compelling true crime mysteries, or want to be mind-blown by unforeseen truth bombs, here are our picks of the best podcasts you should spend your time on this Christmas season.


We are of course kicking this list off with the most bingeable podcast in the history of podcasts, Serial. If you are a true crime buff this one is sure to thrill and enthral you as you are led through the story of a bewildering murder trial that will have you hanging on every word.

Throwing Shade

Looking for a laugh at the expense of our steadily declining planet, social justice directed society, and unstable political climate? Throwing Shade has you covered, leaving no contentious issue un-mocked with their hilarious podcast. If you are sensitive to pretty much any current relevant topic this one may not be for you, but for those of you whose life is about throwing shade and spilling tea on the reg you'll feel right at home with hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi.

Good Life Project

The holidays are the ideal time for a bit of self-care, so if you are looking for a podcast to aid your mental wellbeing then Good Life Project is here for you. Listen in on authentic and inspiring conversations about how to live in the moment and what that actually means (yes, we're fully aware of the irony listening to this on a podcast...), fully engaging with the world around you and gaining meaning from everything you encounter.


From the same minds who created Serial comes the equally enthralling series Sh*tTown. It all starts with a man named John imploring a reporter to investigate a murder in his rural Alabama town, which, by the way, he hates with a passion. The story grows into something much more intriguing and confusing as you are taken through the remarkable story in which someone ends up dead and all sh*t hits the fan. Literally. There will be hidden treasure, unknowable secrets, and unsolved mysteries that will stay will you well after the final ep.

My Dad Wrote A Porno

If you haven’t checked out this hilarious, and somewhat iconic, podcast yet you need to get cracking—and there is no time better than over the hols. It all started when Jamie Morton found out that his dad wrote a porno. We aren’t talking your garden variety fan fic; this is an epic in the porno variety, and so Jamie naturally had the thought that the best way to deal with this utterly cringe-worthy discovery was to share it with the world. Join him as he reads chapter after chapter with his friends and thank your lucky stars that your parents are just the usual level of embarrassing.


If you are after chilled out vibes and plenty of laughs you should grab a glass of wine and join Kelsey and Kate for their chats about life on AdultSh1t. The Buzzfeed girls are self-professed wine addicts who tackle big questions and issues about mental health and female sexuality—in the most relatable way possible. If you have ever thought you were completely crazy or have no idea how to adult, have a listen to the show and feel connected safe in the knowledge that we are all completely crazy and nobody has any real idea what is going on.


Invisibilia from NPR has to be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking podcasts on this list. It explores the invisible forces that control our behaviour, and whether we can possibly have any control over those forces. A great episode to start with is their two-parter on emotions (of course this subject deserves a double ep), where they delve into how emotions are conceptualised through two hard-hitting stories that will keep you thinking well after the episode ends.

Planet Money

Don’t worry, this isn’t a bunch of Wall Street tycoons chatting about the stock market in a language unbeknownst to us. Planet Money asks the important finance questions that are plaguing our society; covering subjects like whether basic income should be a thing, how to make it in the music business, and our personal faves titled, ‘free money’ and ‘hard work is irrelevant’. The narrative of money is what drives our consumerist society, so it is definitely something worth learning about in your precious time off.

Not on holidays? Here are the best podcasts to listen to if you're having a crappy week. Sucks to be you right now...

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

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Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

Coles Is Selling Cheese And Vegemite Sausages

Coles Is Selling Cheese And Vegemite Sausages

by Anna Franklyn @ The A List | The Urban List

It's been a big six months for Vegemite, with their questionable icy poles launching last December, cheese and Vegemite pies landing in Australia last July and a Vegemite burger popping up in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney just today, and it looks like Coles wants in on the Vegemite action.

Coles has released their lamb, cheese and Vegemite sausages which are, according to packaging, perfect for Australia Day—well played Coles, well played. These babies are made from 100% Aussie lamb and a good dose of Vegemite, because who doesn't want their sausages with a little added yeast?!

In all seriousness though, we already know cheese and Vegemite is one of the best flavour combos to grace the planet, so we reckon we might give these a try.

ICYMI, you can also get gin and tonic teabags now.

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

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The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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How to Visit Uxmal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Mexico

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Many people think that the best Mayan ruins in Mexico are found at Chichen Itza near the town of Valladolid. It’s true that Chichen Itza is larger and also very impressive. That said, our family thought Uxmal was the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the country. Read below and […]

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Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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5 New Ethical Australian Fashion Labels Worth Watching In 2018

5 New Ethical Australian Fashion Labels Worth Watching In 2018

by Samantha Kamala @ The A List | The Urban List

The slow fashion movement is showing no signs of plateauing. At long last, the industry squirming with questionable principles is morphing into something that is both beautiful and respectable. Oh, how we rejoice! The guilt has been stripped from our guiltiest pleasure and we can finally dust off the credit card and dive back into decadent dressing. 

As new brands emerge that rival fast fashion on all fronts, the excuses for shopping unethically are rapidly dwindling. Though the trail blazing conscious consumers have been casting their no vote upon toxic and unethical clothing for donkeys, it’s only now that it’s becoming mainstream, and easily accessible. 

Whether you’re a seasoned ethical shopper or dabbling your foot for the first time, these five Australian labels are sure to inspire your inner slow-shopper. 

Monsoon Blooms

Dyed in a forest in the South Indian state of Kerala, Monsoon Blooms uses India’s ancient natural medicine system of Ayurveda to dye a delicate collection of underwear and loungewear. Harnessing the powers of plants like neem, holy basil and sandalwood, these Fairtrade organic cotton pieces see your skin soaking up a natural pharmacy of Indian herbs known for their infinite healing powers—not a toxic chemical in site. Offering up their entire ‘farm to front door’ process on their website, shoppers are free to assess their ethics to microscopic detail. Paying their tailors 315% more than required by state law, it’s hard to refute their dedication to ethical fashion. 

Hemp Temple

Gone are the days when buying hemp clothes meant being forced into a t-shirt with ‘legalise marijuana’ embroidered into it. The raw and earthly pieces by Hemp Temple slip effortlessly into any wardrobe. Their ethics and sustainability page speaks with soul of friendships formed and chai sipping with a small collective of sewers. Ethiopian woven sandals, ethereal wrap tops, men’s jackets, baby harem pants—there’s a whole banquet of feel good garb on their site and in their Byron store. A ‘sold out’ slash across many of their items means these aren’t pieces to ponder for long. 

Oakie The Label

Coining their online store and ‘eco-village,’ Oakie is a curation of luxurious linens and pure cottons inspired by nature. Their teal overalls, pocket slip dresses and oversized tops look perfectly at home by a tin shed in the Australian wild. Telling customers “the less you have, the happier you are,” their ethos even shines through their marketing—a far cry from the ‘buy buy buy’ to which we’ve all become accustomed.  

Theo The Label

Melbourne born brand Theo The Label embodies simple elegance, with enough sustainable, tailored staples to fill an entire wardrobe. Their oversized shirts and shift dresses in robust fabrics stand out from the crowd. On a journey of ‘people, planet, purpose,’ they explore the ethics of the trillion-dollar fashion industry on their blog, sharing their research and the evolution of their production cycle. Pick them up on Eco Mono—the new Australian website that curates ethical sustainable clothing in various hues of grey black white. Classic statement pieces with a social conscious—what’s not to love?   

Tasi Travels

Dreamed up in Timor-Leste and crafted in the sustainable material of tencel, Tasi’s aim is to offer the ultimate travel-wear. The complexities of dressing for conservative countries with hot tropical climates are finally a thing of the past. Completely biodegradable, the Tasi products would all but vanish within six weeks if composted properly. Investing in a Tasi piece—perhaps a jumpsuit, collared shirt, maxi skirt or simple dress—supports the made-to-order movement of this beautiful new Sunshine Coast brand. 

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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Traditional Vietnamese Flavors In A Modern American Setting

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

For diners looking to avoid greasy hamburgers and dishes drowned in butter, there may be an option you haven’t considered: Vietnamese food. Read Full Article

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Our Summer Sawleaf Specials!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

SAWLEAF SUMMER SPECIALS! Pho, banh mi, bun, and beer all in one place? Sawleaf Vietnamese Café at The Market Place is the place to be this summer with great food and amazing offers for everyone to enjoy. Sawleaf Vietnamese Café offers a variety of delicious menu items that are made from the sawleaf, which is the key ingredient in their dishes because it heightens the [...]

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7 Party Snacks Under 100 Calories

by Caroline Attwood @ 12WBT

Need some inspiration for low-calorie party snacks that still taste delicious? Here are 7 awesome recipes, sure to please the crowd! Homemade cheesy paprika dip Take 1 cup of veggies (this can be broccoli florets, capsicum, green beans, carrot or celery) and dip into 3 tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese mixed with a pinch of paprika, cracked black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground garlic (add more if you’re a garlic fiend!). Feeling fancy? Top with chopped dill and chives. Devils on Horseback Yep, this surprisingly delicious 70s fave can come in at under 100 calories per piece! Simply wrap a […]

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I Love Pho - Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant - Crows Nest

I Love Pho - Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant - Crows Nest

I Love Pho

It’s our pleasure at I Love Pho to bring you honest and authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Our inspiration is to serve authentic dishes that are healthy and tasty to the palette.

Plans unveiled for remodeled stations along metro line M3

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Plans unveiled for remodeled stations along metro line M3

Budapest metro line M3 is currently being renovated and many of the Soviet-era underground stations will also receive a makeover. Plans have just been disclosed for the six to be rebuilt on the initial segment of works between Lehel tér and the northern terminus at Újpest-központ. Limited services and replacement buses will run on this stretch in the meantime. These six stations, all found between the Dózsa György út and Újpest-központ stops, will be identical in appearance. Meanwhile, two of the stations will also be given new names.

Plans unveiled for remodeled stations along metro line M3

Check out our Irvine location in 3D!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Have you had the chance to check out our new location in Irvine just yet? If not, take a sneak peak with our 3D space viewer in the link below! 3D Sawleaf Space Travel! Come by and check us out for real as well!

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Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

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Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

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[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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      At SaigonXpress we established with the goal of providing healthy Vietnamese dishes using the freshest ingredients. We are proud of our simple presentations accentuating the very best home made Vietnamese cusine.

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15 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

15 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

by Fran Walker @ The A List | The Urban List

After a rough start to the week (has it ever rained that hard in January before?) things are looking up for the weekend. We’ve got the return of Noodle Palace, a gin masterclass, twilight markets, séances and more.

Here are 15 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Noodle Palace Launch At Elizabeth Quay

That’s right ladies and gents, Noodle Palace is back again for another year. Think rooftop sky decks, a hanging lounge garden and city views—could it get any better? There will be heaps of events on each week and it all kicks off tomorrow night with Sydney musician Basenji. Doors are open from 4pm with free entry until 8pm so make sure you get in early. For more information click here.

Séance at Noodle Palace

As part of Fringe Festival, Noodle Palace is hosting a séance... kinda. It's more of a theatrical séance which is held in a 40ft shipping container in complete darkness—there's nothing like a bit of sensory deprivation to get your night started. Expect some pretty amazing audio trickery and a whole lot of fun. Grab your tickets here.

Giselle At The Quarry Amphitheatre

We can all agree that the story of Giselle is an all-time classic and now’s your chance to watch it under the stars. Perth City Ballet will be performing this masterpiece at The Quarry Amphitheatre in City Beach so bring your picnic blanket, a basket of food and relive the tale of Giselle. Tickets are almost sold out so get yours here now!

Thursday 18 January

Gin Blending Masterclass At Daddy Long Legs

Calling all gin lovers, Daddy Long Legs Bar has teamed up with the award-winning distillery Limeburners to bring you an evening all about gin, yep that’s right. The masterclass includes tasting samples of the range that Ginversity currently has on offer, along with the chance to create your own gin, say whaa?! Get your tickets here now.

Walking Cocktail Tours In The City

From the same guys that brought us the Fromage Tours, you can now get a bit of exercise while sipping delicious cocktails around the city. With venues including the new Market Grounds, COMO The Treasury and Bob's Bar, you'd be mad to miss this. If you can't make it tonight, the tour will be running each Thursday for the next six weeks. Get more info here.

Friday 19 January

Terrace Nights In Claremont

Terrace Nights is bringing twilight markets to Claremont’s Bay View Terrace tomorrow night from 6-9pm. The road will be closed as restaurants, cafes and bars spill out on to the streets so take a stroll down the main strip, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. You'll also have a chance to win three nights’ accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. Yes please. Find out more here.

BYO At The Fremantle Markets

No need to get your eyes checked, you read that correctly. Every Friday, The Yard Traders in Fremantle markets are inviting you to BYO while enjoying the best food that the markets have to offer. Live music, alcohol and food, what more could you want on a Friday night? Click here for more information.

Drift Tasting Series At Drift Kitchen

Drift Kitchen is teaming up with Nail Brewing to bring all you beer lovers together for their next instalment of their tasting series. Tickets are $30 and include three tasters of different Nail Brewing beer, accompanied with a tasting plate! Tickets are limited to grab yours here now.

Saturday 20 January

David Spencer 13th Solo Exhibition At Robert Oatley Winery

If you’re a sucker for abstract art, or just art in general, then you need to make your way down south this weekend. Formerly Laurence Winery, Robert Oatley Winery is showcasing David Spencer’s 13th solo exhibition, Long Days / Fast years. A collection of his curated artwork and new abstracts will be on display throughout summer, with the VIP opening this Saturday. And yes, David Spencer will be there as well. For more information click here.

Funk ‘N’ Cider Music Spectacular

That’s right, Funk Cider is hosting a music spectacular every Saturday night. Taking place outside on their green grass underneath the Perth sky, enjoy live music kicking off at 6pm while drinking refreshing cider and a delicious variety of meals. This event is dog-friendly and free so what’s stopping you?! Go here for more information.

Get Chunky Mount Lawley Grand Opening

This is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill. The grand opening of Get Chunky’s Mount Lawley store is finally here. Drooling already? Because same. Our fave  New York style cookie joint will be opening the doors of their second shop at 9am and are giving the first 100 customers a free chunky cookie. Make sure you get there early because well all know our fitness new years resolutions have already failed right? Click here for more information.

Rosè All Day At The Royal

Free flowing rosè. Have we got your attention yet? Thought so. The Royal on the Waterfront is hosting a luncheon with two hours of free flowing rosè! Um yes please! But wait, it gets better. While you’re getting your rosè on, all funds raised will go to The McGrath Foundation, which funds Breast Cancer Care Nurses. Tickets are $79 which includes two courses, rosè, soft drinks, tea and coffee, what are you waiting for?! Find out more here.

Foo Fighters At NIB Stadium

The moment has finally come. The Foo Fighters will be playing at NIB Stadium this weekend and we cannot contain our excitement. It's the first stop on their Australia and New Zealand leg of the tour, so it's sure to be a goodie. Get your tickets here now before they all sell out!

Sunday 21 January

Cider And Pork Summer Series At Carmel Cider Co

A drive to the hills is just what the doctor ordered and it will definitely be worth it for this! Think mouth-watering free-range pork, salads, bread rolls and a pint of apple cider on entry, so be sure to go on an empty stomach. After their success of their previous pork and cider event, we reckon this could sell out so grab your tickets here.

Noodle Sundays At Noodle Palace

If you can't make it to the Noodle Palace launch on Friday you're in luck. Noodle Sundays will be kicking off this weekend with Triple J legend Alex Dyson. Pair that with $8 tins from Feral Brewery and menu specials from Bao Wow and What The Cluck and you've got yourself a killer Sunday.

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Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

Secret House – Authentic Home-Cooked Vietnamese Food In A Secret Garden, At Ho Chi Minh City

Subscribe: [Ho Chi Minh City] Saigon (former name of HCMC) continues to welcome new dining establishment and Secret House is one on the radar for many foodies. Within a few months of opening, it has been favourably reviewed and loved. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The owner has a restaurant portfolio that is well loved, namely Mountain Retreat and Secret Garden. These are restaurants frequented by both locals and tourists looking for authentic Vietnamese food in a comfortable and rural setting, They all serve Vietnamese home cooked food, and are packed be it weekday or weekend, which says something about the quality of the restaurants they operate. Secret House is by no means different. You can expect nothing less from the artistic minds behind this restaurant. The main appeal lies in its rural decoration, where an inner courtyard has been smartly and creatively turned into an herb garden. Dark wooden furniture and old-school style tableware also add rustic charm to the dining experience. The menu is extensive, aiming for every day staples of Vietnamese cuisine. Photos are included along with English translation which makes for easy ordering. The dishes are of small portion thus great for sharing, suitable for those with a hankering for every flavour. One can start off with Guava Salad with Dried Baby Shrimp (85,000VND, SGD$5.09) that serves as a good palate cleanser. The guava provided a difference in texture as well as light sweetness to the mix without being overpowering. The right amount of bite for each piece of Deep Fried Sticky Rice (95,000VND, SGD$5.69) topped with sliced mushroom, dried pork floss and minced pork, dipped in chili sauce made another delightful appetizer. On almost every occasion that I have eaten there, this is a dish I order without fail: Fried... Continue Reading

The Un-Pho-Gettable Origins of Vietnams Signature Dish

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Every country has a special dish that they can be really proud, of something that reflects their cultural roots, for Japan it’s Sushi, USA has burgers or Chicken Waffles, Australia has Lamingtons, Meat Pies and for Vietnam that dish is Pho. What’s great about good food is that it can be universally satisfying regardless of...

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Kitchen Staff

Orange Lantern Chef

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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What to Eat in Central Vietnam

What to Eat in Central Vietnam


Check out our Central Vietnam food guide to learn about the foods not to miss in this exciting food region.

10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Tips on Ordering Pho Your Way: Just Tell Them What You Want -

Tips on Ordering Pho Your Way: Just Tell Them What You Want -

Ordering a bowl of Vietnamese pho is as easy as eating it. Here are a few tips to enhance your pho eating experience and order pho like a pho expert.

10 Amazing Vietnamese Dishes to Order (or Make) Other Than Pho

10 Amazing Vietnamese Dishes to Order (or Make) Other Than Pho

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Don't *pho*-get these options!

Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Aussie Christmas vs Vietnamese Christmas..are they similar?

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

Have you always had Turkey, Ham and Buche de Noel for Christmas? This festive season, be brave to refresh your taste with our Vietnamese Christmas menu. It has all the Christmas menu’s components of: Quail & Chicken instead of Turkey, Crispy pork instead of Ham, and fresh Prawn salad with Green papaya to replace the fresh...

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Floor Staff

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Floor Staff

Orange Lantern Waiter

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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Neil Diamond to get lifetime achievement award from Recording Academy

Neil Diamond to get lifetime achievement award from Recording Academy

by City News Service @ Orange County Register

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, a high honor bestowed upon songwriters.

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Orange County Register

The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

Duc Anh - Berlin Food Stories

Duc Anh - Berlin Food Stories

Berlin Food Stories

Located in the heart of Berlin's Dong Xuan Center, Duc Anh is the extraordinary restaurant with the best and most authentic Vietnamese food in Berlin.

Christmas Greetings from I Love Pho

by Emma Nguyen @ I Love Pho

As one of the popular Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney that serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine, our goal is to bring the best Vietnamese food experiences to our customers. We are committed to proving you with an exceptional Vietnamese food that is fresh, healthy, authentic and GLUTEN FREE. 2016 has been a fantastic year and we look...

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We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

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It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

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[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

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Love A Drink? Here’s Why You Don’t Need To Give it Up

by Stephanie King @ 12WBT

Thankfully, it turns out, you don’t have to give up that occasional drink in order to lose weight. We’ll cheers to that! Multiple scientific reports have analysed the actual effects of alcohol on our body weight, and concluded that light-to-moderate alcohol intake is not associated with weight gain. Just to clarify, this means one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – any more is considered ‘heavier’ drinking and is more related to weight gain.   You shouldn’t have to put your social life on hold in order to reach your weight loss goals; in fact, […]

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Houston Press

It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorite over the last few decades -- coinciding with the large influx of Vietnamese immigrants that began following the Vietnam War -- with dishes such as pho now rivaling cheese enchiladas...

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to 2018. We bet you're wondering why the hell you're sitting at your desk right now, as your other (some might say, smarter) colleagues took an extra week to lounge around eating the last of the leftovers, or to swan off overseas to top up their tan. We feel you. The real world has rolled back around—and it feels remarkably like work in 2017...

Instead of doing actual work, spend your precious brain space fantasising of the 10 places you wish you were instead at your desk RN. 

#1. Whitehaven Beach


If there’s anything that screams perfect daydream material, it’s sitting on 98% silica sand while the crystal clear ocean laps at your feet. The incredible Whitehaven Beach, located a short boat ride from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, has all your tropical island dreams covered and then some with its mind-boggling beauty and location on the edge of the Great  Barrier Reef. There’s a reason this stunning natural wonder is plastered across every Australian tourism campaign and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Plus, you could totally combine your trip to Whitehaven with a stay at luxe accommodation on nearby Hamilton Island for the ultimate island escape. Throw in a palm leaf and we’re sold.

#2. Plitvice Lakes National Park


A hidden gem more than worthy of a shout out, Croatia’s Plitvice Lake National Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the point where 16 crystal-esque lakes flow into each through a series of waterfalls and cascades. An 18km wooden footbridge meanders through the water and butterflies do their thing all over the heavily-forested area. The water is so turquoise you’ll find yourself questioning whether they secretly dyed it and if you visit in winter, you might just find an ice-covered wonderland that would make for one sick ‘gram picture. Plitvice Lakes might also be as close as you’ll get to steeping onto the set of a real life Disney movie. Talk about magical AF.

#3. Gion


Located in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural hub and former capital, Gion is a must-see on any Japanese adventure. Referred to informally as the geisha district, Gion is a gorgeous slice of the Japan of ages past, nestled smack bang in the middle of a bustling, thriving city that effortlessly blends modern and traditional. Think wooden buildings, winding alleyways, traditional gift shops and the chance to spot a geisha or maiko (a geisha’s apprentice) making their way between appointments at the myriad teahouses dotting the district. Gion is also home to a number of sights, including the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple which offers to-die-for views over Kyoto, if you can’t get your fill just by wandering the stone pathways. BRB, looking up when the next flight leaves for Japan.

#4. The Alhambra


Topping many a “things you have to see before you die” list, the Alhambra is, well, actually something you have to see before you die. Let’s just say, it makes sitting at your desk sound pretty dang boring. Drawing heavily on its Arabic ancestry, the Alhambra is a fortress complex located in Granada that manages to blend historical significance with stunning architectural brilliance in all the right ways. To start with, the Alhambra offers killer views over the city of Granada and the surrounding meadows. It was built primarily in the 13th century when the first king of the Nasrid dynasty decided to make the fortress the royal residence. It’s from this period that much of the architectural elements –including wooden filigree archways and that iconic central fountain – that make the Alhambra so gorgeous are from. Oh and did we mention that the aim of the architects designing the Alhambra was to cover every single space with decoration, no matter how big or small said space was. Leave work early, head to the airport, fly to Spain, go to the Alhambra, thank us later.

#5. Edinburgh


Ah Scotland, we might just have a tiny crush on you after binge-watching Outlander on Netflix. Which is why we just had to put Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and voted the most walkable city in the U.K. (take that, London), on this list. Edinburgh is home to many a cultural monument, including the perfectly medieval Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Edinburgh - which just so happens to be located inside a 16th-century house. If you’re more the type to emerge after the sun has gone down, spend your time exploring the haunted alleyways of Mary King’s Close or hit up the local pub for the best whisky you’ll ever taste. Just don’t forget to head out of town and climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that also offers gorgeous views over the city below. Ugh, why can’t we be working in Scotland right now.

#6. Skaftafell National Park


And here we were thinking that the rock formations of Ireland’s Giants Causeway were impressive when Skaftafell National Park came onto the scene and blew us all away. Located in gorgeous Iceland, Skaftafell is the epicentre of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park, and lies on the southern edge of the breathtaking Vatnajokull Glacier. The park is a land of contrasts, promising you the chance to see everything from active volcanoes to glaciers to flat, sandy plains to glacier rivers – all in the same place. Skaftafell is also home to the Kristinartindar Peaks, a dramatic rock formation from which a waterfall plummets one metre into the lush park below. And that’s all before we get to the variety of hiking trails that wind through the 5000 square kilometres of natural beauty that the park claims as its own. Psh, who needs a job anyway, if you need us we’ll be adventuring in Iceland.

#7. Old Havana


Okay, okay, so the pinnacle of chilly northern wandering isn’t really your thing. What about the colourful, bustling, tropical flair of Old Havana, in Cuba? Old Havana is the second most populated borough of modern Havana and is contained within the original Havana city walls. It is also the best placed to be completely immersed in the Havana of long ago. This is a Havana where rumba music floats through cobbled streets, where narrow lanes meander past Cuban-Baroque-meets-Art-Nouveau buildings and where the locals sip coffee and chat like they’ve been doing for many a-year. In other words, it’s pretty wanderlust inducing. Stay in a hotel that once played host to Winston Churchill, explore the brightly hued Plaza Vieja or spend the day exploring Havana’s revolutionary past at Museo de la Ciudad. Whatever you choose, it’s got to be better than staring gloomily out the window at all the not-Old Havana you’re surrounded by. Yes, you can thank us later.

#8. Banff National Park


Located in the iconic Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and is home to some breathtaking examples of that alpine beauty we all know and love about Canada. Lake Louise, a turquoise pool of pure postcard perfect beauty, serves as the park’s main jumping off point before you move on to the too-pretty-to-be-real Sunshine Meadows (the name, guys, the name) or the jagged peaks of the Icefields Parkway. To help with painting the picture of how freaking incredible Banff National Park is, imagine that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria is singing her heart out to the rolling green hills around her. Banff makes that scenery look like your attempt at Pictionary after a few too many drinks. So, what are you waiting for?

#9. Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is a beacon when it comes to sought after travel destinations at the moment but the temple city of Thailand is attracting so much buzz for a very good reason. Serving as the hub of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back and get some much needed R&R while remaining in close proximity to activities galore. Pick from one of the many temples peeking out from behind every corner, thanks to the city’s position as the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, or spend your time wandering the backstreets and sampling the many flavours of Thai cuisine. Did someone say authentic pad Thai and grilled pork in banana leaf? Drool. Uh yeah, you can totally get away with chucking a sickie for a whole week (or four). We’ll see you at the airport.

#10. Ggantija


An underappreciated hidden gem good for more than just filming locations for a bunch of hit TV shows (Game of Thrones, anyone?), Malta is well-worth an addition to any perpetual wander-lusting daydreams. Malta, an island located between Malta and the North African coast, is home to a number of historic sites that remain as evidence of its former rulers, including the Romans, Moors, French and British. The most famous of these has to be Ggantija, a temple complex on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. They are also the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures, losing out only to Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. You can actually wander through the ruins of the complex, marvelling at the ingenuity of construction from before society was really a thing. Getting to explore the almost-oldest structure in the world AND having the chance to live your best life on a Mediterranean island? Sign us the heck up!

Ready to pack your bags and get exploring? Make sure to check out our travel page for all the destinations worth knowing about.

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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

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You may know PHO but you don't know genuine Viet food until you've tried some of these!

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho

OC Weekly

Walk anywhere in Little Saigon these days, and you can throw a chopstick and hit a pho restaurant. In fact, pho has so permeated our local food culture that every city outside of our county's Vietnamese enclave has at least one restaurant serving it. But once you're ready to wean...

Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

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[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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How To Eat A Bowl Of Pho Like You Know What You’re Doing

How To Eat A Bowl Of Pho Like You Know What You’re Doing

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While it may look like a bowl of soup, pho requires a certain ceremony for proper enjoyment. Here how to eat a bowl of pho like a pro.

The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food in Singapore

The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food in Singapore

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Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food

Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food

Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We serve modern Vietnamese food using traditional family recipes, including pho and banh mi. Our food is healthy, delicious and served fast.

Our Top Picks At This Year’s Fringe World Festival

Our Top Picks At This Year’s Fringe World Festival

by Emma Pegrum @ The A List | The Urban List

There really is no better time to enjoy everything Perth has to offer than during Fringe, when our sunny Perth days turn into beautiful, balmy nights spent being wowed by entertainers from around the globe. Fringe World is back in 2018 to bring us one blissful month of buzzing bars and pop-up venues, dazzling shows, flowing drinks and good old belly laughs.

We know there’s a tonne of shows on offer at Fringe and, being the stand-up guys that we are (pun intended), we thought we’d put together a handy little list of our top picks so you can hone in on the best shows at Fringe World in 2018.

The Sell-Outs

Club Swizzle


This brand new show from cabaret extraordinaires La Soiree—who have sold out three Fringe seasons in a row with their sassy cabaret and acrobatics that defy the laws of physics—is coming to light up our new fave pop-up The Ice Cream Factory. You might even get a drink poured from someone who is literally suspended in the air. We think this one’s going to knock your absolute socks off!

Hot Brown Honey


This one’s for the women. Hot Brown Honey, touted as one of the most exciting shows hitting this year’s festival, features a host of powerful and talented First Nations women from different international backgrounds who are smashing stereotypes and having a damn good time while doing it! From the producers behind Briefs, you know it’s going to be cheeky yet sophisticated, and include some mind-boggling theatrics.

Briefs: Close Encounters


If you see nothing else for the entire month of Fringe World, see this. The boys at Briefs blew us away last year with their night of mischief—think disco meets ‘boylesque’ meets circus—and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store with this brand new show, Close Encounters. Expect crazy aerials, incredible artistry and ‘warped speed strippers’—brace yourselves, people.

Djuki Mala


Hailing all the way from Arnhem Land, the Djuki Mala boys sure know how to put on a show. Incorporating moves from their traditional culture with contemporary renditions of disco faves, the show was a sell-out last year and we are pretty sure it will be again. Entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt at the same time, this is a must-see!

Club Briefs


This fast-paced show brings together a selection of guests from across Fringe World for a night of disco dancing, circus and incredible feats of physical theatre. These guys are blowing stereotypes to bits at Club Briefs with their stellar showmanship and we guarantee you’ll have a damn fun night hanging out with them.

Returning Favourites

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Mindfoolness


If you want to seriously LOL at a family member or friend, take them to this show and get them up on stage. Alternatively, if you want to walk out of a show feeling like you just slept for a week, take yourself and volunteer to participate! Matt Hale’s ‘Mindfoolness’ is as tasteful as hypnotism shows come and will have you in stitches as well as in awe of the unreal things unfolding before you. Go and see it!

Cabaret Consultations


If it’s been a while since you went for a checkup, make sure you go see Dr Ahmed in his follow up to last year’s sold out ’Doctor in the House’: Cabaret Consultations. Looking at the make-up of doctors and the human dilemmas they face, this show’s going to be musical, visceral, and pretty darn funny we assume. You know what they say—laughter is the best medicine, so you’d better book your appointment.

Divas: All Male Revue


Ever wondered what it would be like if Adele, Liza Minelli, Madonna and Amy Winehouse were all alive at the same time? Well, if you go see this show, you won’t have to wonder anymore! Presented by Perth locals Proud Entertainment Group, the superstar divas will dazzle and impress as they impersonate and portray all your favourite celebs from throughout the ages. It’s a no-brainer.

TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret: Discharged


Back after last year’s blockbuster tour, Triage! is back to translate the secret language that nurses have been speaking for years for our entertainment. Join the medical madness as this brand new show makes a world debut!

F**K Tinder


If you’re single and like to laugh, this show is for you. Let Chris Henry be your wingman with his hilarious jokes and bizarre banter, all in the name of getting single people ready to mingle. He’ll provide the conversation, you just have to take care of the good looks and charm.

(NOT) The Bachelor Live On Valentine’s Day Hosted By Luke Bolland


Fans of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, unite! Join local comic Luke Bolland for this beautifully unscripted hour of goodness where four singles enter and one couple leaves. For a cute date night with bae/current tinder date, or a fun night out with the squad, this is the place to go.

Secret Gems​

Kevin Quantum: And For My Next Trick


Ever wondered about the science behind magic? With more mind-boggling tricks than you can poke a wand at, this show from Scottish magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum will make you laugh and go ‘whaaaa?’ all at the same time. Since this guy’s now referring to quantum physics as his ‘hobby’, you can pretty much bet your life savings on that he’s pretty bloody good at magic. So go see it!

Plumbing The Death Star

Film & Multimedia/Comedy

What began as a podcast network between a group of mates (or, a group of ‘like-minded idiots’—their words, not ours) has turned into a comedy show with a cult following of people the world over.  Reportedly for the ‘geeks and nerds’, go here for a good dosage of pop-culture comedy.



This show from small performing arts company ‘Company 2’ is a chance to see circus redefine itself. If you want to see some something on the deeper side that still includes feats of physical impossibility, this will be the show to catch.

Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party


We are loving the amount of glitter and sequins this show appears to feature, as well as the fact that it stars three female comedic powerhouses who are uniting to bring us a comedy-cabaret club night. Get the girls together, get glammed up and crack the champas, this one’s gonna’ be good.

Comedic Genius

Kosher Bacon


Oh, to write jokes for a living. Anyone who can crank out punchlines on request has got to be funny, right? Michael Shafar’s Kosher Bacon is dedicated, as the name suggests, to hilarious contradictions. If you are looking for a show that’s clever and quick-witted, as well as downright funny, this could be it!

Josh Glanc: 99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One)


Well, this guy won Best Comedy Award at last year’s Fringe festival, so say no more. 99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One) is reportedly ‘bizarre, provocative, random and clever’—again, say no more. It’ll be one of those show’s that leaves you uncontrollably laughing while shaking your head and looking around at your mates going ‘ohh-ma-gaaahd’. Get a ticket, period.

All The Rage


Visit the funny side of anger with Claire Hooper as she returns to Perth to deliver this comedy show inspired by the irrational and unjustified anger we all have in common—that which is directed at our mothers. Go and laugh along as you pretend you’ve never broken anything while raging with anger—that includes your mother's heart. Yeah, we thought so.

Luke Bolland: Name Dropper


Who doesn’t like a good name-drop? If you love celebrity gossip, or just love a good laugh, be sure to catch our very own Luke Bolland spinning uncensored yarns about his time spent among the A-listers at this unmissable stand-up show. We’re most looking forward to his stories about Will Smith, and anything that’s advertised with redacted information…

A Different Class


Ah, Perth people love a bit of good ol’ fashion class warfare—the humorous kind, of course. Catch this show to see it at it’s finest, as the world’s of Grant from rural Scotland and Nic from Leafy Leederville collide in what’s sure to be a spectacularly funny display of banter.

Lewis Garnham: The Smartest Idiot You’ll Ever Meet


If you love to see people cracking jokes about their parents, this is the show to catch. Watch as Lewis defames his vastly well read and articulate father who’s a qualified lawyer/geneticist in a comedy show that’ll stroke your funny bone.

Interactive Experiences And Free Events

The Showman’s Dinner


Taking over the Urban Orchard this year is The Showman’s Fair, a wild Dutch mini-festival with all sorts of things going on—one of which is this long table dining experience which is happening literally every single night in February for a doable $20.

WTF Renaissance

Visual Arts & Design/Comedy

We were all thinking it, they’ve just said it. All those visits to grandiose museums in Europe are about to pay off when you get the humour behind these ‘old as f*ck paintings’ that are paired hilariously with ‘modern as f*ck captions’ by WTF Renaissance. We’re just sad they beat us to it. Obviously go check it out.

Noodle Palace

Free & Community Events/Events

The series of free events that need no introduction, Noodle Palace is back again and this year it's at Elizabeth Quay. There’s roaming entertainment, live music, DJ’s, drinks and food—and there’s also two Fringe venues with shows happening throughout the festival. You know what to do!

Chinese New Year Fair

Free & Community Events/Events

This cultural extravaganza is easily one of the best nights of Fringe, with a parade, food stalls, lion dragon dancing, games and rides all hitting Northbridge for a whole day of ringing in the Chinese New Year. Stuff your belly full of delicious Chinese delicacies while you’re at it.

The City of Perth Buskers Weekender

Free & Community Events/Events

The first weekend of February is going to see Perth City streets light up as street performers and entertainments from all over the world are given timed slots across seven pop-up stages. This weekender will see Guinness World Record attempts, flame juggling acrobats and a whole host of other feats of impossibility. Remember to take some cash to flip into these guys’ hats!

Blue Water Vaudeville


Guys, this is a literal after-dark underwater cabaret show where mermaids wow you with moves (as if mermaids needed to do more to wow us…) It’s the first time Fringe has seen a show like this, and it’s the perfect thing to catch between shows, on your way to a show, between drinks… you get the message. Just stop by and see it!

The Big Splash WA

Free & Community Events/Street Art

We’ve been waiting for this moment. The moment where we could announce to you that a pod of wildly colourful dolphins is coming to Perth streets and you can spend a whole day looking at them! The kicker is that this project is raising awareness for children's mental health, and when it’s all over you can even take one of the dolphins home via auction with all proceeds going toward the same cause!

Under The Sky Sessions

Free & Community Events/Music

If you’re anything like us, you probably always forget that Fringe also happens outside of Northbridge. Like, it happens everywhere. So branch out this year and hit up the Under the Sky Sessions at the Sunset Veranda (Brighton Reserve) right on the beach. Local and live acoustic music with drinks and eats on offer at sunset? Get us there now! 

Leedypalooza—Unfair Day

Free & Community Events

A place where everyone is ‘most unwelcome’ to ‘not enjoy’ this very ‘unfair day’ in Leederville. Featuring ‘unlucky dips’, ‘bad family portraits’ and ‘misfortune cookies’, this is a street party with a twist. Perfect for introducing the fam to Fringe or perusing the shops while enjoying the buzz of Fringe all around. 

Want more? Find more awesome things to do in Perth here.

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Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa

Where to Find the Best Vietnamese Food in Ottawa

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A dish by dish suggestion list for the best Vietnamese food in Ottawa.

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

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[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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Top 10 HIIT Training Myths Busted

by Louise McDonald @ 12WBT

HIIT training is an intense and super-effective type of training, but as with any popular fitness trend, there are heaps of misconceptions as to how effective it is. Here are 10 common myths debunked: 1. It’s just cardio The purpose of HIIT is to have you working at a high percentage of your maximum heart rate for a short period, then to follow on with a stint of low intensity, and repeat in intervals. This can be applied to many different types of exercise, including weight training and sports. 2. More is better You will need sufficient rest between your workouts for […]

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Welcome to Skip Multisite Network. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Foodie Events Worth Travelling For In WA

Foodie Events Worth Travelling For In WA

by Alexis Donkin @ The A List | The Urban List

Planning a weekend away? What about a weekend away filled with WA's best cheeses, fruits, freshly baked breads and wine, oh you can't forget the wine. But don't worry, we're not just trying to fill your tummies, the events come with plenty of entertainment and some great opportunities to get out on the dance floor and work off those delicious slow-cooked beef rolls and craft WA beers.

That's right, this is your reminder that you don't need to be in the big smoke to enjoy some of the best culinary delights our state has to offer. Make a weekend of it with the girls, a couple of mates, or surprise someone special.

Here are the best foodie events worth travelling for in WA this year.

Taste Great Southern

8—25 March 2018 

Spanning over 18 days and five sensational locations in the Great Southern including Albany, Denmark and Mt Barker, Taste Great Southern will see you enjoying local oysters and seafood, cereal crops, beef and lamb dishes and fresh local vegetables (stock up and take some home with you). There will be celebrity chefs—including Marco Pierre White—cooking up a storm and a huge range of amazing events and banquets to get involved in.

The Karijini Experience

17—22 April 2018

The Karijini Experience is much more than a food festival, but it did start with one exceptional dinner and considering the food on offer, we couldn't leave this celebration off this list! Get yourself tickets to the Fervor degustation or make your way to the bush tucker high tea. While you're there, you won't want to miss the opera in the gorge with the WASO string quartet, the astronomy night or the mountain bike ride from the airstrip to the eco-retreat!

Truffle Kerfuffle

22—24 June 2018

If you're not already excited about Truffle Kerfuffle then we probably can't be friends. Returning for its eighth year, Truffle Kerfuffle in Manjimup is one of the highlights of the year for any serious foodie. The line up is still to be announced for 2018, but last year saw the likes of River Cottage's Paul West, Fervor's Paul Iskov, Jesse Blake of Petition, Amy Hamilton of Liberte and so many more top chefs. Go truffle hunting and then sit back and relax while you enjoy one of the tastiest feasts you'll ever eat. 

Dirk Hartog Island Gourmet Escape

August 2018

Dirk Hartog Island is about 850km north of Perth and is, quite simply, one of the most stunning places you’ll ever visit. Last year they hosted their first ever Dirk Hartog Island Gourmet Escape as part of the Gascoyne Food Festival and it was such a success that it will be back this year. Russell Blaikie of Must Wine Bar fame will be back this year to cook up a seafood paella over the campfire and he'll also be whipping up some seafood delights for the long table lunch. 

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Every weekend in October

If you need to ease into the idea of travelling for food, this one's not too big of a drive. Taking place in the gorgeous hills region, the Perth Hills Pring Festival is the best way to get out of your winter rut! This event played host to an amazing cider festival last year and we are praying it returns for 2018, but there's plenty of other food and wine events to check out, just keep an eye on their website for this year's line up of events. 

Brew And The Moo | Pilbara Beef And Beer Festival 


Calling all lovers of the two great Bs—beer and beef. Is there a greater combo? Probably not, especially when you can find them combined in one dish. Brew And The Moo has taken place in the Pilbara for the past two years and we've got all our fingers and toes crossed that it will be back this year! There's obviously plenty to eat and drink, but there's also live music and stand up comedy, because everything is better with live comedy. 

Gourmet Escape

15—18 November

There's been a lot of chatter of about the Margaret River Gourmet Escape coming to an end, and while it's true that it won't be held in Margaret River next year, the Gourmet Escape will be back in 2018. After six amazing years in the south west, the Gourmet Escape will most likely be moving to the Swan Valley, which really just means all that foodie goodness is a little bit closer to Perth! 

Want more? Check out these dinners with a difference in Perth.

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Our Latest, Greatest Instagram #FRavorites

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Surely you’ve noticed by now that we’re big fans of Instagram, so much in fact that we couldn’t stop photographing our food unless it was a life-threatening emergency. Despite groans from your dining companions when you forbid them from digging into their entrée before you snap it at just the perfect angle (sorry, we’ll get out […]

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This fast-casual Vietnamese eatery is the real deal

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

When I first heard about this new fast-casual Vietnamese concept, I was skeptical, thinking the menu would be sanitized for mass consumption rather than remain “authentic.” But my preconceptions quickly...

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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual

FUH - Vietnamese Fast Casual


FuhChicago Vietnamese fast casual joint with a focus on pho

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere

The Next Somewhere

Vietnam is a paradise for herbivores. Our vegetarian guide to Vietnamese food will help you navigate the menus for the most animal-friendly dishes around!

10 Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants in Greater Phoenix

10 Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix New Times

Affordable, mostly healthy, and not "too weird" for most American palates, Vietnamese food is easy to enjoy. But if you don't plan on using the sauces and condiments on the table, you're missing out on what makes the cuisine so delicious. Don't worry about having to understand them all; just...

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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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16 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

16 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

by Fran Walker @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re well and truly into the new year and while most of us may have to snap out of holiday mode, there is no need to despair because Perth has got some killer events lined up this weekend. We’re talking beer festivals, rooftop foam parties, Caribbean carnivals and an interactive screening of Rocky Horror. Yes please!

Here are 16 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Kegs By The Quay At Elizabeth Quay

Pictures this—over 20 breweries, 120 beers and six of Perth’s favourite food vendors down by the water. Have we got your attention yet?  Thought so. A new beer and eats extravaganza arrives in Perth tomorrow with an impressive sky-deck at Elizabeth Quay and we cannot contain our excitement. They are onto their final release tickets but don’t stress, you can also get door sales on the day, just make sure you get there early! Get tickets here.

Aperol Spritz Garden Party At Market Grounds

Perth has delivered the goods yet again with a pop up Aperol Spritz garden from 30 December until the end of January at Market Grounds. Highlights of the menu include Market Ground’s charcuterie selection, freshly shucked oysters, and a range of pizzas because sometimes (read: all the time) you need carbs.  For more details, check out this article here.

Thursday 11 January

3D Spray Paint Interactive Art Display At Murray Street Mall

Watching artwork being created is pretty mesmerising, but have you ever watched 3D artwork come to life? Well, now’s your chance. Watch Spectrum Mural Designs create a 3D spray paint artwork in the heart of Perth to celebrate #holidayathomewa and when it's finished, you’ll get the chance to be involved with a little Insta party! The masterpiece will begin at 8:30am today next to the information kiosk at Murray Street Mall. Find out more here.

Scarborough Sunset Markets

Taking over the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre every Thursday night until Thursday 15 March, enjoy delish eats from a variety of food stalls (the food coma will be worth it), a spot of shopping from local retailers and creatives, live music and general good vibes. It’s pretty much the perfect way to spend every Thursday night in summer. Get more info here.

Friday 12 January

Single And Ready To Flamingle At Badlands Bar

Calling all super singles, this Friday is your chance to mingle with a twist. Badlands Bar is hosting a flamingo themed singles party, and yep, that means the dress code is flamingo pink. You’ll want to dress up because the best flamingo outfit on the night wins a $50 bar tab #worthit. There will be RnB tunes all night long so bring your A-game. Book your tickets here.

Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Market

Missing the Twilight Hawkers markets in the city? Don’t worry, they’ll be back soon but until then, you should definitely go and check out the Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Market tomorrow night! Fresh, tasty, affordable eats and some live music equals the perfect chill Friday night. Click here for more information.

Rocky Horror Interactive Screening At Community Cinemas

Back again for its annual screening at Burswood, this Rocky Horror experience is not to be missed. Come dressed as your favourite character in the film and get involved with a bit of a singalong. There are different ticket packages on offer so you are can choose one that suits you best, but dig deep—all profits go to WA charities that help kids in need. Grab your tickets here.

Saturday 13 January

Oysters And Riesling At Howard Park Wines

If you happen to be living the high life and you’re still down south for summer this weekend, head to Howard Park Wines and do Saturday right with a four-course degustation menu prepared by Fraser’s Restaurant. Think outdoor oyster bar, live music, paella and seafood—our taste buds are tingling already. Bookings are essential and tickets are limited so make sure you get in quick and book here now, what are you waiting for?

Rooftop Foam Party At The Brass Monkey Hotel

Forget going to the beach this weekend to cool off, head to this rooftop foam party instead. Electric Jungle Events is taking over the Brass Monkey's rooftop to bring you a huge pool of foam, tunes playing all day with DJ Pèta & Grizzly taking over the decks for the night, plus plenty of drinks from the rooftop bar. Did we mention it’s free entry?! Click here for the deets.

Jazz In The Park At Bardon Park

If you’re a sucker for jazz, head to Bardon Park in Maylands this Saturday for a free jazz concert. Treat your ears to the sounds of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Jake Dennis Jazz Band. This free event is the perfect way to relax this Saturday evening—just BYO wine and picnic. For more information click here.

Pina Colada Party At Late Night Valentine

Held outside in Late Night Valentine’s amphitheatre, the Pina Colada Party will be the first even of their Din Daa Daa series. Revolving around everything and anything to do with Pina Colada cocktails, you know you won’t want to miss this. Starting at 7pm, entry is free before 9pm and only $10 after so get in and get drinking. Click here for more information.

Summer X Salt Markets At Trigg

Join the team at Summer x Salt Markets for their last market of this summer before they move onto Margaret River in February. With a huge variety of local food trucks, creatives, retailers and more, there's a little something for everybody. For more information click here.

Sunday 14 January

Feast Of The Wild Goose Long Table Dinner On Bannister Street

Celebrate the closing of the Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival with a long table dinner on Bannister Street in Fremantle. You'll get a huge banquet complemented by your choice of fine wines, Guinness, beer and cider. The street will also be closed so that everyone can dance and feast to celebrate the closing the right way. Get your tickets here.

Caribbean Carnival At The Rosemount Hotel

Have you ever dreamed of going to the Caribbean? Well now’s your chance, sort of... The Rosemount Hotel is turning its car park into a tropical wonderland this weekend and we're pretty excited! We’re talking paddling, pools, beach cabanas, street food and much more. This carnival has already been a hit in London, New York, Toronto and Paris so you know you won’t want to miss this. Tickets are on second release to get yours here stat!

Taste Of The Tropics At Long Chim 

Long Chim is having a party this Sunday and you’re invited. Four of Australia’s top rum ambassadors will be coming to Long Chim to mix up some Thai inspired cocktails—yum. Tickets are $100 and include delicious drinks from Bacardi, Appleton, Ratu and Pampero PLUS free flowing beer and wine and loads of Long Chim’s delicious food. It doesn't get much better than that! Click here to get your tickets.

Farmers Market At Mends Street Jetty

With only three dates left of Mends Street summer series, make sure you head to Mends Street Jetty this Sunday for their weekly farmer’s market. Starting at 9am, end your week right and get a taste of local produce while enjoying a spot of live music. For more information click here.

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

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[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Free Ride Classes Are Coming To Subiaco This Weekend

Free Ride Classes Are Coming To Subiaco This Weekend

by Tina Varghese @ The A List | The Urban List

Get out from under your blanket of pizza, log out of Netflix, dig out your expensive-but-hardly-worn-sweats and get riding towards toned limbs and flat abs. If you aren’t inspired enough to read on, keep in mind that even your dog is judging you for melting into the couch every weekend.

LA Fit Studio is launching their famous RIDE classes in their Subiaco studio and to celebrate, they're offering FREE ride classes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January so that you can (finally) get started on those #fitnessgoals you keep telling your friends about. The crazy intensive cycling sesh will help you burn off a sweet 700 calories in 45 minutes, leaving you more pumped than the Energizer bunny.

This high intensity, low impact cardiovascular training is best described as a workout disguised as a dance party, with a ‘rhythm’ ride style which uses music to motivate rather than sets of repetitive technical drills.

The class promises to empower and strengthen your mind and body, with playlists curated to inspire fitness and fun at the same time. If you have completely given up on fitness after those five unused gym memberships, then we suggest you try out these free classes, because we have a hunch you might just love it.

The Details

When: 8.30am & 9.30am, Saturday 20th January and Sunday 21 January Where: LA Fit Studio, 319 Hay Street, Subiaco Book your spot here

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Your Guide to Freezing and Reusing Christmas Food

by Erica Grandjean @ 12WBT

At Christmas, there’s usually an oversupply of food as we celebrate the holiday with abundance. This usually means a surplus of leftovers! However, instead of all those yummy leftovers going to waste, our 12WBT dietitian Erica Grandjean has put together her top tips on how to store those leftovers  so you can enjoy the roasts, puddings, hams and trifle for the days (and for some, weeks or months) to follow! Tips for Christmas leftovers 1. Act fast Pack any leftovers up as soon as possible after eating. This will keep the food fresh. Putting food in the freezer or fridge sooner, […]

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Atlanta Monster Is The Latest True Crime Podcast To Fill The Void In Your Ears

Atlanta Monster Is The Latest True Crime Podcast To Fill The Void In Your Ears

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

If you’re anything like us you’ve no doubt worked your way through every true crime podcast there is. You’re also no doubt on an endless search to fill the void left by Serial, S-Town, and Dirty John.

Well, good news, because that podcast has arrived.

Atlanta Monster—made by the team behind How Stuff Works—is just two episodes in, but it is ticking all the boxes for a rock solid commute-listen.

Atlanta Monster tells the story of The Atlanta Child Murders which terrorised the Atlanta community between 1979 and 1981. 25 African American children and young adults when missing in the Atlanta area over that period and the podcast aims to answer questions that still remain, find the truth, and provide some closure by re-examining the cases.

Episodes come out every Friday so there’s no chance to binge at this point, but it’s definitely a podcast you’re going to want to get into asap.

To fill the gaps Friday to Friday, here's every other true crime podcast you should be listening to.

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The Only Perth Gig Guide You Need This January

The Only Perth Gig Guide You Need This January

by Pim Pattanasuk @ The A List | The Urban List

Can we just start by saying, happy (almost) New Year Perth and where on earth did 2017 go? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, and while last year was loaded with an insane amount of national and international artists, judging from all the happenings of this month, we predict that this year is set to be a ripper. With gigs, concerts, tributes, festivals and events to cater to just about any genre—you’re in for a treat friends.

Here is the only Perth gig guide you need this January!

Miami Horror At The Raffles

Applecross, Monday 1

Heavily influenced by nearly all genres from disco and metal to hip hop and especially 80's dance/funk—these Melbourne legends are hitting one of our fave waterside venues to help us ride that hangover out or get us grooving with the brand-new year! Find out more here.

Andhim, COEO, Maribou State At Swan Yacht Club

East Fremantle, Monday 1

With Andhim, COEO, Maribou State at the helm of this seriously amazing party, we really don’t think there’s much convincing that needs to be done. However, if you do need an extra push, the most epic line up of local legends will be throwing all the bangers—Flex, James A, SnB, Mitch Green, Baux, Green George, Tachee, Boasey, Perm, Nuphoria, Yorp DJs, Dylan IS, Luke P, Christian Tifflin, Friends of Friends DJs, Darren Maz, Skye Walker, Chiari & Nooch, Jaydream, Nate Whiskey, JimiJ, Saul Bliss, Elise Keddie, The Clintons and Rob Sharp... you still with us? An international line up with sweeping river views and seriously good vibes—need we say more? Find out more here.

One Day Sunday At Embargo

Elizabeth Quay, Monday 1

Well well, if it isn’t one of Perth’s beloved pop up venues hosting a belter to start the year. They’ve got the Sydney party peeps that are behind One Day back and they’re here to throw a big one. With heavyweights Joyride And Nick Lupi, Aslan, Daws, Gravy And Coco Dafoe to entertain—you’re in for a treat. Find out more here.

Alex Dyson At The Look Out Bar

Scarborough, Monday 1

Beach side views and Alex Dyson behind the decks. What a bloody top notch combo! We’re all guilty of getting down to ‘Sandstorm’ every now and then, but this Aussie icon loves to thrash it and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t look forward to it every time he does! Gather the gang and get around him! Find out more here

Jordan Rakei At The Rosemount Hotel

North Perth, Friday 5

If you haven’t heard much of this uber cool and handsome talent, but you're into the likes of Fat Freddy's Drop, D'Angelo and John Legend, then you can be confident that Jordan Rakei is your man. With his new album ‘Wallflower’ out, prepare to be spellbound. Find out more here.

Falls Festival At Fremantle

Fremantle, Saturday 6 – Sunday 7

One of the many things we love about summer are the festivals and the killer line ups that come with them. The 25th annual Falls Festival is on and it might just be the most impressive bill yet. With Flume, The Kooks, Peking Duk, Angus & Julia Stone, Foster The People, Vince Staples, Daryl Braithwaite, D.D Dumbo, Cosmo’s Midnight and Winston Surfshirt as some of the champs; you’re not going to want to miss this! But honestly, if hearing Horses by Daryl isn’t enough, we don’t know what is. Find out more here.

The Whitney Houston Show At Crown

Burswood, Tuesday 9

Ladies, leave your man at home. You’re in for an evening testing your vocal cords to pay tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers, and queen, Whitney Houston. You’ll be graced by breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids accompanied by an incredible 6-piece live band and dancers. Oooh la la! Buy tix here.

Fatboy Slim and Gorgan City At Red Hill Auditorium

Red Hill, Friday 19

There’s a party at Red Hill and you’re invited. The Hawaiian shirt wearing duo, Fatboy Slim is here to show us a good time and we’re keen for them to do so with bangers such as 'Praise You', 'Right Here, Right Now' and 'Birds of Prey'. Touring with the amazing duo behind Gorgan City, this party is one you’re not going to want to miss! Find out more here.

Young Franco At Noodle Palace

Elizabeth Quay, Saturday 20

Um not to alarm anyone but Noodle Palace is back and we’re stoked to say the least! What better way to start the season than to have party boy Young Franco setting the vibes for the day. If you’re into the likes of Darius, Kaytranada and Onra, you’ll be into the likes of this cool dude. Find out more here.

Parkway Drive At Metropolis Fremantle

Fremantle, Sunday 21

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of their sophomore album Horizons, Byron Bay legends, Parkway Drive have been selling out a string of Aussie tours. With the Jan 20 show selling out in days, they thought, why not do Perth a favour and play a second show? Find out more here

Seasons Australia Day At Noodle Palace

Elizabeth Quay, Friday 26

After putting on one of the biggest Xmas Eve events with L D R U, the team over at Seasons are backing it up with the biggest Australia Day party Perth ever did see. Held at one of our fave watering holes, Noodle Palace, we’ll let you in on a secret. Not only will you be attending one hell of a party, but you’ll also be given a front row seat to the biggest firework display of the year. If you want to do Australia Day, do it right with these boys. Find out more on here

Hottest 100 At The Rosemount Hotel

North Perth, Saturday 27

Hottest 100 has got to be one of the greatest days of the year (no matter what day it's on) and we’re damn excited that one of Perth’s beloved backyards wants to host it. The friendly team will sort you and your mates out with drinks specials, bites to sustain the party and the radio locked and blaring 100 songs voted by the nation. Find out more here

Elrow At Metro City

Northbridge, Saturday 27

*PSA Elrow is coming to Perth! Coming all the way from Spain (take us back) with its two homes in beautiful Barcelona and intense Ibiza, Elrow is here to enchant Perth in all of it’s glory. Perthies can expect all the elements that are rooted into Elrow’s DNA—experience where spectacle, music, color and happiness all align. Find out more here.

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Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

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The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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12 Bite-Sized Snacks To Eat Instead Of The Tide Pod Challenge

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

The latest trend in YouTube fame is the Tide Pod challenge! Sadly, this is exactly what it sounds like: chowing down on tiny pouches of poisonous cleaning product. Remember kids, just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t turn the pods in question into something edible. Let late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel explain: We get it — […]

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How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Southeast Asian meets Southwest Austin

by phonatic @ Phonatic Vietnamese Cuisine

In 2010 Pat Lee noticed that Vietnamese food had not gone mainstream. He and his wife, Sara, were operating a franchise of a Houston-based Vietnamese restaurant at the time.  They...

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4 Food Trends You’ll Be Seeing A Lot Of In 2018

4 Food Trends You’ll Be Seeing A Lot Of In 2018

by Sophia Richardson @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s one thing that never stays the same, it’s what food we are obsessing over. Except for Golden Gaytimes—those things are for life, okay. Per usual, 2018 is set to have some cracking food trends and because we consider ourselves foodie sleuths, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll be bingeing on throughout the year. 

Meat-free meat? Alcohol-free alcohol? Will the madness ever end? Weeeelll, not this year. Food in 2018 is going to be mind-boggling and sometimes a little bit scary but let’s walk this journey together—one strange food trend at a time.  

Alcohol-Free Alcohol 

This is no time to freak out everyone, just take a few deep breaths and listen to what we have to say. With the rise of healthy people who prefer to live that  #cleaneating lyfe, many people are cutting out alcohol completely. It’s only a matter of time before alcohol-free beer, wine and spirits hit the shelves in Australia which means you can still enjoy a gin and tonic on a hot summers day, without ending up in the gutter (we’re definitely not speaking from personal experience). 

Gut-Friendly Food

2017 has seen an increase in people with intolerances to gluten, dairy and pretty much everything fun. We predict that in 2018 there’ll be a huge rise in foods available at cafes and restaurants specifically designed to help the gut—think more ferments, pickled veggies and low FODMAP foods for those gastro-challenged folk. 

Meat-Free Meat 

If you hadn’t noticed, heaps of your mates have probably turned vegan in 2017 that that’ll only increase in popularity through 2018. Instead of a sad grilled mushroom or a chickpea patty on your burger, we think 2018 might be the year for lab meat (LOL what?). Scientists all over the world are working on meat that’s made in a lab and totally vegan—even Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in companies working on plant-based meat substitutes. And y’all know that if it’s good enough for Leo, it’s good enough for you. 

Table Tech

We reckon that 2018 will see a huge number of technological advancements in all things food. At the moment, apps like UberEats are our daily life-savers (literally) but we predict 2018 will be all about technology at restaurants and in delivery—basically, we’re just waiting for drones. TBH though, Melbourne already has a cafe where a robot named Rocky makes a mean coffee #thefutureishere.

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

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1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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5 Ways to Combat a Summer Cold

by Stephanie King @ 12WBT

There is nothing worse than catching a cold in summer. Instead of enjoying the beautiful warm weather, you’re left miserably sniffling and sneezing. The duration of a cold will always depend on your body’s immune system – dependent upon the foods and fluids you consume, and your daily activity levels. However, you can improve your chances of a speedier recovery by following some tried and tested methods. Here are a few tips to help conquer your sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, fever and cough quickly, so you can get back to what summer is all about – fun in the […]

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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