Mushashi is a relatively new ramen restaurant located in the China town area, joining all the other ramen venture in Melbourne. On occasions, they do have line on their door but not as massive as Hakata Gensuke. It is still highly possible to get a table straight away and much faster as well, so it's a good place for a quick ramen.

Mr & Mrs Anderson (Revisited-Invited)

Mr & Mrs Anderson has been opened since 2016. Joining owners, James Limneous and Roulla Saisanas is the famous Emma Jeffrey, ex Hammer & Tong and Mammoth Cafe also the co owner and executive chef at the Moat Bar and Restaurant. She is the new Head Chef of the cafe. I'm a big fan of Emma, she's the one behind all the menu that I want almost everything on it. I went back to Mammoth three times during their opening weeks to try as much as I can. Hammer & Tong still holds the record of the most visited cafe in my agenda.


Epocha means ‘a new or distinctive era’ or ‘a moment in time’ and interestingly it has the same meaning in most European languages. This stated in their website. They are seating in a stunning Victorian terrace at Carlton. Charming classic building with a couple outdoor seating and classic dim lighting interior inside. Epocha boast European menu just like their humble origins.

Code Black Coffee

I just finish my trip to the Melbourne zoo with my kid, this is the first time we bring him to the zoo and it's also the first time for both of us to visit the Melbourne zoo. Another first time for my husband to visit any zoo besides back home in Indonesia, years a go. A lot of first time in one day. Funny thing is, it's also our first time visiting Code Black Coffee cafe.

Code 21 (Invited)

Code 21 is a small cafe in Brunswick with a healthy flare but remain hip. It has limited indoor seatings with spacey outdoor area. Perfect for a group of two to four. Lack in space for strollers but they do have high chairs and colouring tools which make any kid pretty happy for a while.


Palermo is the new younger sister of San Telmo, featuring more or less the same delicious menu as well. They still focus on the simplicity of Argentine cooking, slow-roasting the finest meats atop the glowing red coals of Melbourne’s first Asado fire pit and combining it with our classic Parrilla (charcoal grill) to give the cuts that iconic Argentinian flavour according to their website.

I'm a bit confuse at first to why the have different name but same menu but oh well, I love their food so much. Another venue in the business, more spot, who cares right? It also features bigger venue with same vibe, warm, rustic with a lil modern twist. Palermo only use the highest quality, locally raised, pasture-fed Hereford and Angus beef. Mainly O’Connor’s Premium from Gippsland.

Tartar-Beef tartare, pickled cabbage, fried capers, horseradish cream ($18). Their tartare is quite different with the one on San Telmo. This one bath in horseradish cream, I have to say this one is good but I love the one on San Telmo more.

Tira de Asado: O’Connor’s premium pasture fed beef short ribs ($30). This one is exactly the same as the one in San Telmo, which is good news for everyone. Yay! Cause it remain super delicious, oily, juicy and super addictive.

Special of The Day: Suckling pork. Honestly, it surprises me too that they can cook pork nicely. It's tender with full of flavour inside. I guess that Palermo is also good at other meat. Worth a try guys. They have other meat to that I'm willing to try next time.

EntraΓ±a: Ranger's Valley premium grain fed skirt steak (300g-$39) with RΓΊcula: Rocket, cabbage, salted ricotta, peas, creme fraiche ($14). This steak represents their hanger steak, again as good as San Telmo hanger steak with their super delicious salsa and pesto that we keep asking for a refill.

Palermo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

+6139002 1600
401 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000