BrimCC Organic Soup and Japanese cafe

It’s been a while since JT and I had a dose of authentic Japanese, so we decided to venture out to BrimmCC on a Friday night after work.

Address: 601 Little Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Website: http://www.brimcc.com.au/

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 9.00pm

What we ordered:

  • CSS (Colourful Soba Set); Cold organic buckwheat noodle to be dipped in dashi soup. Comes with side dishes and your choice of salad (tofu salad).
  • Fried organic udon noodle with your choice of salad (potato salad); osaka - Japanese Mayo & Okonomiyaki sauce based flavour.

The experience

Located on Little Collins street, not far from Southern Cross (aka Spencer Street) Station, BrimCC was not hard to find - if you’re following the street numbers as it was hidden away by construction when we went to visit.

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Cafe Ancheto

Address:93 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, Sunshine, VIC 3020
Phone: 0419015072

Opening hours
Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm

JT ordered: Itallian sausages.

Wynne ordered:  Veggie BIG breakfast.

The experience: Warmed up my weekend with a breakfast from Cafe Ancheto! The The kitchen took a while with our order and the hall was a little cold, but it was well worth the wait. The eggs, both poached and scrambled were perfect. The home made hash browns, and the Italian sausages were delicious. JT and I both enjoyed the toasted sourdough bread. Unfortunately, the latte was a little milky, but it was still nice. 

Cafe Ancheto delivers a hearty and honest breakfast. I look forward to visiting again to checkout lunch next time~

HuTong Dumpling Bar

Had an intense cravings for dumplings!

Address: 14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Website: http://www.hutong.com.au/

Opening Hours

Lunch Monday - Sunday: 11.30am - 3.00pm
Dinner Sunday - Thursday: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 11.00pm

What we ordered:

  • Xiao Long Bao (x2)
  • Pan-fried Dumplings
  • Spring Onion Pancake
  • Chrysanthemum Tea

The experience

When it comes to dumplings, HuTong Dumpling Bar is a place that comes with countless recommendations. JT and I had attempted to visit earlier in the year, but we were turned away since the place was booked full. It took another six months before JT and I decided to spontaneously attempt a revisit. This time we were in luck.

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The Sharing House

Sharing House first caught my eye when JT and I were in search for a place for lunch after Grand Designs Live. We ended up choosing Shed 5 for lunch, so I made a mental note to visit Sharing House another time. I jumped at the opportunity to organise a belated birthday celebration with JTx2, JC, JS and EN.

Address: 3 South Wharf Promenade (off Dukes Walk), South Wharf, VIC 3006
Website: http://www.thesharinghouse.com.au 

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - late

What we ordered

  • OYSTERS; Shucked to order with shallot vinaigrette
  • OLIVES; Mt Zero olives marinated in garlic and chilli
  • CHIPS; Chickpea fries served with homemade ketchup
  • SCAMPI MAC N CHEESE; Macaroni, taleggio, baked scampi tails
  • FISH FINGERS; Spanish mackerel wrapped in sourdough and served
    with marie rose sauce
  • CROQUETTES; Crumbed Holy Goat piccolos, truffled honey
  • DUCK A L’ORANGE; Duck breast and confit duck leg served with crispy sprout salad
  • BEEF; Beef Wellington, heirloom carrots, crispy artichokes
  • MUSHROOM; Roasted wild mushrooms and butter lettuce
  • THE SHARING HOUSE PUNCH; Rum, fresh mint and lime, sweetened with honey and apple juice

The Experience

Sharing house menu offers a selection of small, large, feasting, sides and dessert. Since there was six of us, we decided to go for a bit of everything.

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