Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

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Ginger Club Indian Restaurant

Ginger Club Indian restaurant.

Quick! If you love Indian food, head to this humble shopfront for some of the best in town.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 16 08:00:00 EST 2013

Cosy & Tasty Dumpling Chinese Restaurant

Pork and prawn dumplings.

This unassuming little place is exactly what it claims on the box - 'cosy' and 'tasty'.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 09 08:00:00 EST 2013


Raw yellowfin tuna kibbeh.

The one-year-old Bayte is a little nugget of Lebanese gold.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 02 07:00:00 EST 2013

Happy Palace

Kung Pow! chicken.

For many, Happy Palace will be their new happy place.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Whisky for sale: $200,000 a bottle

Master Blender Colin Scott assess the 45-year-old whiskey.

Would you pay $200,000 for a bottle of whisky? Royal Salute's 45-year-old "Tribute of Honour" whisky is on sale.

Drink,Food News | Nina Rousseau | Thu Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2013

Acland St Cantina

'Mexican cheese fondue' with organic chorizo.

Does this cool, buzzy basement bunker live up to its hype? Yes, and no.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 19 08:00:00 EST 2013

Hottest cheap eats trends for 2013

Leek, egg york and seeds from Silo.

Some of the hottest and best-value eating from The Age Good Food Under $30 guide, out on Saturday.

Eat Out | Simone Egger and Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

The Last Jar

The Last Jar's Dublin Coddle.

The Last Jar is a proper Irish pub that's giving unsung Irish cuisine some love.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Hey Jude

Hey Jude cafe in Essendon. Dishes: Breakfast salad and the Wagyu burger. 25 February 2013.
The Age Epicure. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

If you're after classic cafe staples without too much spin, Hey Jude could be your new haunt.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 05 01:00:00 EST 2013

Tipping the Australian way

Tipping can be confusing for many Australian diners.

Tipping in Australia can be a confusing business.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Thu Feb 28 13:44:00 EST 2013

Kalimera Souvlaki Art

Kalimera Souvlaki Art's souvlaki pork gyros.

How far would you go for genuine souvlaki with house-made dip and char-grilled pita?

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 26 07:00:00 EST 2013

Chinese restaurants dominate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa at MAD Symposium, Planting Thoughts, Copenhagen 2011.

China scoops S. Pellegrino's 50 Best Restaurants awards.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 26 01:00:00 EST 2013

2 Brothers Brewery

The No. 1 salami pizza is spicy and scoff-able.

Only a handful of Melbourne places pour beer directly from the tank like this pizzeria.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 19 12:38:09 EST 2013

Dining on the day of love

Matteo's dessert for Valentine's Day.

Rings in desserts, fireworks displays and white dressage horses - restaurants see it all, especially on Valentine's Day, as Nina Rousseau discovers.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Wed Feb 13 17:38:39 EST 2013

Malouf's Zum Zum

Duck fatteh is cooked in Zum Zum's 10-year-old master stock.

Zum Zum is a bit like a cat that wandered off to live with different owners for a while but is now back.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

A snake-free menu for lunar new year

Red Emperor's dish of lobster with ginger and spring onion for Chinese New Year.

What should you eat for Chinese New Year to carry wealth and abundance into the next lunar cycle? Red Emperor's general manager explains why some ingredients are essential, writes Nina Rousseau.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Fri Feb 08 15:15:40 EST 2013

Secrets of a dumpling master


Dumplings are like kung-fu – there's no shortcuts to mastering the technique.

Eat Out,Food News | Nina Rousseau | Mon Feb 04 22:00:20 EST 2013

Food Republik

Gua Bao, a Taiwanese-style pork belly burger.

Food Republik is an enormously fun concept restaurant designed to replicate a typical Asian hawker market.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2013

Top Melbourne beer gardens

Wagyu burger from Boatbuilders Yard.

It’s beer garden weather; bring on the laughs and salt-and-vinegar chips.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon Jan 07 11:13:28 EST 2013

Celebs chew over their last suppers

Oysters from Bannisters restaurant.

The end is nigh, according to the Mayan calendar. What would your final meal be?

Cook,Food News | Nina Rousseau | Thu Dec 20 12:11:40 EST 2012