Good Food - Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

Epicure editor and restaurant reviewer

Rockwell and Sons

Rockwell & Sons Kinkawooka mussels.

Meet Rockwell and Sons, a fascinating package that juxtaposes fine-dining elements with some down-home USA food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 27 03:00:00 EST 2012

Eastern Dumpling House

Eastern Dumpling House.

Eastern's flavour-packed dumplings are handmade daily.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 20 03:00:00 EST 2012

Eastern Dumpling House

Listen up, dumpling fanatics, this place is a ripsnorter. Potstickers? Oh yeah. Xiao long bao? You betcha.

Good Food | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 20 03:00:00 EST 2012

Los Latinos

Guanacos Carne Asada.

Latin American restaurant and pupuseria: all the dishes have rusticity and homestyle charm, and are top value for money.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 13 00:00:00 EST 2012

Los Latinos

Los Latinos, Ascot Vale.

There's plenty to love about at this festive, three-month-old Latin American restaurant.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 13 00:00:00 EST 2012

Cantina Centrale

Pizza from Cantina Centrale at 11 Hamilton Street, Mont Albert.

The packed Cantina Centrale is a new upstairs-downstairs, wood-fired pizzeria by the team from Northcote's Cafe Bedda.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 30 03:00:00 EST 2012

Machi

Baked Barramundi in Miso from Machi Japanese Resturant.

Machi's dishes are made with Japanese technique but with distinctly Australian, market-driven ingredients.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 23 03:00:00 EST 2012

Kaprica

Capriciosa pizza from Kaprica pizzeria in Carlton.

Pietro Barbagallo has gone back to how it all began with Kaprica.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 16 03:00:00 EST 2012

Mamak

Roti Tisu with chicken satay and teh tarik from Mamak Malaysian restaurant.

Melbourne gains a new Malaysian star.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 25 03:00:00 EST 2012

John Gorilla

French toast with strawberries from John Gorilla cafe in Brunswick.

John Gorilla.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 18 03:00:00 EST 2012

JAM Cafe Gallery

Smashed avocado, spinach, poached egg and feta on toast from JAM Cafe Gallery in Murrumbeena.

JAM is a top little spot run by Melanie and Michael Nichols on a strip in Murrumbeena.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 11 03:00:00 EST 2012

Zaatar

Mezza plate from Zaatar restaurant in Coburg.

East meets west with a salty hurrah at Zaatar, in the form of a hot, half-moon haloumi and Vegemite pie.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 04 03:00:00 EST 2012

B.East

Filthy Beast burger from The B.East in Brunswick East.

Burger bars are sprinkling the city like sesame seeds on a brioche bun, but the 100-seater B.East - with its buns, beer and live music - cranks things up a notch.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 14 03:00:00 EST 2012

Kitchenboys

Kitchenboys, Warburton.

Kitchenboys, an informal but modern backstreet Asian kitchen, shows that changes are afoot in Warburton.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 07 03:00:00 EST 2012

Subi Q

Seafood pancake from Subi Q Korean restaurant in South Yarra.

Subi Q's timing is good - Korean is one of the city's ''it'' cuisines - and if you live around the corner, Subi Q is a cosy neighbourhood option.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 31 03:00:00 EST 2012

Safari Restaurant

Fadareshin from Safari Restaurant.

This Ascot Vale restaurant is a chilled-out way to experience traditional Somali food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 24 03:00:00 EST 2012

How the taco won Melbourne

Grilled fish with black bean & corn salsa from Radio Mexico.

On the trail of the city's buzziest taquerias, Nina Rousseau ponders how long is too long to wait for this humble street food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Nama Nama

Bento at Nama Nama.

Nama Nama puts the ''sole'' back into Japanese soul food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Chinese Jin Dumpling House

Chinese Jin Dumpling House.

Chinese Jin Dumpling House

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 10 03:00:00 EST 2012

Small Victories

Baked eggs, smoked salmon, organic chive quarch and honey mustard from Small Victories cafe in North Carlton.

With a dream cast of hospitality high-achievers and fine-dining food at cafe prices, this Carlton North cafe is a chic transformation of the former Rathdowne Street Food Store.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 03 03:00:00 EST 2012