All posts tagged: andrew mcconnell

soy-roasted pumpkin seeds

Supernormal’s Soy-roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I am a cookbook addict.  So, naturally, bookshops are my sanctuary, whenever I have time to waste and a place I could spend hours and hours reading cookbook recipes LOL. “Reading cookbook recipes? How weird is that? Am I weird? At least I get to dream about food!”  Some of my favourite bookshops in Melbourne are Books for Cooks  (a quaint bookshop next to popular Victoria Market.  Everything in the shop from floor to ceiling spells cookbooks – old or new.  If you’re looking for any out of print books, this is the place to go to), Hill of Content (slightly more commercialised bookstore that sells a broad range of books – quiet and comfortable.  Only set back – no sofa) and lastly Dymocks (large bookstore with wide range of current-in-print books.  Often crowded but offset by comfy sofas).  So, out of my recent basketful of new purchases, there was Supernormal, a cookbook named after Andrew McConnell’s new Melbourne’s asian-inspired restaurant.  It was a simple, minimalistic-designed book with beautiful food shots, heartwarming stories and some of the restaurant’s favourite recipes. This salty sweet snack is …

Golden Fields – St Kilda

I looked through my wish list this week and something clicked on my hunger nerves.  I have been dining out quite a bit this week which means that I should save it till next week. However, being a foodie, dining at the famed Andrew McConnell’s yet another award winning restaurant is too hard to resist. Obviously from this post, you can see that I have gave in to my temptations … and my tummy ! I am very happy that they take bookings now which means that I don’t need to wait 2 hours for a table during peak times. The restaurant is a little hard to find because there is no obvious signage.  But once you see Medina Towers, you should be able to spot Golden Fields a few doors away. The interior of the restaurant is pure minimalist with clean decor, color and space – especially love the “chicken feet” on the wall which is used as a cloak hanger! Funny enough, my little one thought that there were chickens behind the walls …

Cumulus Inc. – Melbourne CBD

The name has been in every Melbournian city dwellers’ food guide as THE place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  My potential visit to 4-time Chef Hatted Cumulus Inc. was totally unplanned and while I was walking up Flinders Lane, my knees had gone weak the moment I saw Cumulus. Tucked in a neat corner of the bulding, the entrance called out to me.  I was not surprise to find the place fiercely crowded with Melbournians getting a little warmed up with hot coffee and breakfast on a cold Sunday morning!  Having came here without a booking means we will need to wait for a table but the nice gentleman who greeted asked me for my name and told me to wait about 10 to 15 minutes. Dining room is airy with hungry diners eating and chatting away.  The open kitchen and the bar at the opposite end lends a charming share of high table seating where you can see the staffs at work.  Once we were seated (yup! after waiting for 10 to 15 minutes …