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Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy dishes are a hit at CH James cafe in Fairfield. We've noticed that on Melbourne cafe menus there are many more options for healthier style brunch dishes reflecting the demand by customers. Gone are the days of the huge fry up. CH James offers the equivalent of the big breakfast but it's not a greasy fry up. For those health conscious customers CH James is the place to be.

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Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar has announced itself on Chapel St Windsor with an epic launch, and is a delightful acquisition for the Windsor precinct. A chic bar with Italian influences is just what the area needs.

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New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New dishes at CH James are top notch, restaurant quality food in a cafe we believe. When looking at different cafes it's often the little touches that sets them apart. CH James doesn't compromise on premium ingredients and each dish gives the customer more than what they might expect. 

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Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong this Saturday for a free massive pop up party extravaganza! Highpoint will be offering awesome freebies celebrating the launch of 3 hot new stores located in IN:TRANSIT - The Jerk, Legacy Barbers & Essential Pieces and The Sneaker Laundry. Get along and join the festivities (Highpoint level 3 outside Degani) from 11-4pm!

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BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

An epic event for Good Beer Week was the degustation featuring BentSpoke Brewing Co (from Canberra) and The European restaurant! Held at a quintessentially Melbourne location, the private Team Room at iconic The European restaurant in Spring St Melbourne, this was a night to remember! BentSpoke Brewing,  one of Australia's highly awarded craft brewers, was a perfect match for a Melbourne food and wine dining institution. Comments were made about "if these walls could speak they would mainly tell wine stories" but now "we are bringing the beer stories". And so they did!

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Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with ten incredible featured events including an inspiring master-class, chef collaborations and flavour-packed parties. This year, the talent-filled, good-times-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this great city, inviting food-lovers to re-imagine Melbourne’s buzzing dining scene over 30 delectable days. Tickets are on sale now from  www.goodfoodmonth.com.

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Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

We have unlocked the best day trips from Melbourne. Melbourne offers an embarrassment of riches in terms of arts and culture, food, music and lifestyle. But also it boasts a fine array of destinations not far from the CBD. Here are some of the best:

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Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Miss Ping's Thai Eatery is an exciting new addition to the food scene in Westfield Doncaster, with a sense of playfulness and fine food. The World Loves Melbourne attended the colourful launch and experienced some of the dishes of Miss Ping's. With attitude set to spice up Doncaster, this enticing venture has been created by hospitality veteran and Thailander owner, Winnie Chiang.

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The Spice Pantry A New Indian Gem in Prahran

The Spice Pantry A New Indian Gem in Prahran

The Spice Pantry in Prahran is surely amongst the best Indian food in Melbourne. A big "call" but we are amazed by this new restaurant in the burbs. In true Melbourne style this is a small restaurant you may drive past on Commercial Rd Prahran. But stop and take the time to experience some first class (mainly) North Indian food.

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Impressive Tom's Thai in Seabrook

Impressive Tom's Thai in Seabrook

Tom's Thai is a shining light in the Seabrook/Point Cook area with it's impressive Thai dishes. Named after it's owner, Tom's Thai has a selection of signature dishes experienced by The World Loves Melbourne. We highly recommend this local hero restaurant for your Thai food fix.

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Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger is a vibrant and top notch burger joint couched in the burbs in Brunswick West, owned by wife and husband team Karen Ascui-Rodriguez and Franco Caruso, (also a history with cafe Lolo & Wren next door). We've visited many burger joints over the years but some stand out for their innovation and ability to understand the scene and give burger lovers what they want. Rude Boy Burger is not driven by some formula but is a hands on burger house with burgers made with love, constantly evolving and the owners exploring new tastes and combinations. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the burgers, shakes, fries and joy of Rude Boy Burger.

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Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week launches from 11-20 May so it's time to get on board! Not just for foodies and beer connoisseurs, Good Beer Week has ensured there’s action aplenty with their Good Times stream. Marrying local and international brewers with live music and activities, these fun-loving events are perfect for a night out with your mates. This is one of the highlights of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

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New Summer Salad Ramen at Mr Ramen San

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Mr Ramen San in Mid City Centre Chinatown is launching a never before seen dish - its unique Summer Salad Ramen. The Salad Ramen brings the flavour of ramen in a cold dish perfect for summer and is the only dish of its kind in Melbourne. (The concept is similar to eating cold pasta, also perfect for summer). Also check out our Best Ramen in Melbourne.

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Mr Ramen San is a popular ramen house in Mid City Centre in Chinatown, featuring traditional style ramen.

Normally ramen is served in a tasty broth but the new Salad Ramen is served cold with sauces instead of broth. Zesty and refreshing the Salad Ramen comes with fresh salad elements of tomato, sweet corn, cabbage, seasoned egg, as well as choice of protein filling, and a generous portion of house made noodles with sesame sauce poured over the top.

Choose from 3 types of protein for the Salad Ramen. The Teriyaki Salad Ramen features generous portion of Charsu Pork with teriyaki sauce. The Beef Miso Salad Ramen features generous slices of beef cooked in miso broth, while the Seafood Salad Ramen features prawns, fish cakes cooked in seafood broth.

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Says Owner and Head Chef Roystan, “We have created a ramen perfect for the Melbourne summer; with nuances of sweetness, tang, saltiness and refreshment. The Summer Salad Ramen complements our selection of traditional ramen that features generous meat portions, broth cooked for 10 hours for intense flavor, and house made noodles. We also serve tasty vegetarian ramen with tofu.”

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Ramen dishes are perfect with one of the Japanese beers available at Mr Ramen San.

Head Chef Roystan has been trained by Japanese Ramen masters and has worked in high profile restaurants. According to Roystan, "What you get in Japan in terms of ramen, we produce here. Authenticity." Roystan brings the influences of Kyushu, a charming southern precinct of Japan to Melbourne. The Kyushu style is about pork bones in white broth, signature at Mr Ramen San.

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Mr Ramen San delights with a Japanese greeting as you enter, making customers feel welcome from the start. Mr Ramen San boasts several points of difference to the usual ramen scenario. For a start they serve up fresh house made Japanese style noodles daily; for ramen enthusiasts you can tell the quality of noodles and it makes a big difference.

Not only that but unlike other ramen houses, Mr Ramen San will provide you with FREE extra noodles on request! The serves of noodles in the dishes are generous enough as it is; so extra noodles for free is a great innovation for hungry customers!

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Charsu Tonkatsu Ramen is a signature dish that rewards you with it's white cloudy broth; intense in flavour having been cooked for over 10 hours. As Ramen lovers know, it's all in the broth! There are no shortcuts in the cooking process (i.e. no soup stock from any supplier and definitely no MSG) and Roystan has a great passion for cooking authentic ramen. The Charsu roast pork is melt in your mouth, and the seasoned egg, wood ear mushroom and greens give a refreshing accompaniment. The World Loves Melbourne considers this dish the best ramen in Melbourne.

It is authentic Kyushu method for cooking Tonkotsu broth that produces the smooth, rich and flavourful characteristic of famous thick cloudy white soup. The painstaking technique, which constitutes the very origin of Tonkotsu cooking comprises traditional method of stirring and using different part of pork bones, that will ultimately produce the best result of the broth. However, due to the fact that this approach, which takes 10 hours from start to finish, consumes about three times as much time and effort as the normal method and requires a technique that is extremely difficult to accomplish in a stable, consistent manner, only one or two ramen shops in Australia employ it. Most ramen shops add stock soup from supplier and MSG, which yields results in a little more than 2 hours. Nonetheless, the Kyushu method, which has been passed down from one of the most famous ramen master is now with Mr Ramen San.

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The key is in the cloudy white broth; this thick cloudy broth is the result of boiling pork bones and collagen over high heat for the 10 hour cooking process, in which it fuses to produce a hearty pork flavour and a creamy consistency! Office workers, you need this in your lunchtime! Staff at Mr Ramen San work hard, stirring the broth for 4-5 hours a day during the cooking process! The consistency of the broth and its intensity must be perfect.  At Mr Ramen San you can choose from different types of soup for your dishes (not every restaurant offers this!). You can "build your own" Ramen if you like, starting with choosing your soup base.

Beef Miso Ramen features Beef cooked with miso, spring onion, bamboo shoot, corn, beansprout, seaweed and a seasoned egg. The eggs are cooked perfectly, slightly runny in the middle. Customers love the miso-based soup, originally developed in Japan in the 1960s.

The wide variety of ramen also includes Spicy Chicken Ramen, Fresh Seafood Ramen, Terriyaki Charsu Ramen, Vegetarian Charsu Ramen, Vegetarian Tofu Ramen, and Sliced Pork Nabe. Later in the summer Mr Ramen San will launch its Tsukemen Ramen with Yuzu flavour.

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When you consider the quality of the ramen with its complex high quality broth, the excellence of the house made noodles (with free extra noodles available), generous full slice meats, and the high quality of toppings, we think the ramen at Mr Ramen San is great value!

Mr Ramen San is warm and intimate with classic tables, artwork on the walls and an open kitchen.

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Check out the authenticity and innovation of Mr Ramen San and try the new Summer Salad Ramen!

 

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