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Batter up! It's Shrove Tuesday

Grilled and fluffy okonomiyaki at Kujin Restaurant.

Pancake Day is a great excuse to sample some of cafes and restaurants that have turned this humble dish into an art form.

Eat Out | Carla Grossetti | Tue Feb 12 09:02:17 EST 2013

Batter up! It's Shrove Tuesday

Myrtleford pancakes.

It's pancake day. Jane Ormonds finds some of Melbourne's best offerings.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue Feb 12 08:00:00 EST 2013

Put romance at top of the menu


Stylish, quirky and always tasty, these surprises are guaranteed to keep love alive.

Eat Out | Sarah Lewis | Tue Feb 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar Di Stasio

Bar Di Stasio's Negroni.

Ronnie Di Stasio's recently opened bar has quite a few layers beyond the thirst-quenching one.

Eat Out | Michael Harden | Tue Feb 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Romance with a pinch of salt

Gazebo Wine Garden

For a fun night out, it's hard to go past Gazebo Wine Garden.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Feb 11 23:59:06 EST 2013

Meat and greet

Wagyu House, 668-670 Parramatta Road, Croydon.

Finally, a reason to love Parramatta Road.

Eat Out | Angie Schiavone | Mon Feb 11 23:59:57 EST 2013

When it comes to the crunch, celebrations start with a banquet

Kylie Kwong is serving crickets for Chinese new year banquet.Stir-fry crickets with blackbean sauce and chilli.8th of feb 2013.

Beautiful, crunchy, ''seafoody'' and perfect for stir-fry. This is how acclaimed chef Kylie Kwong describes the crickets she'll be cooking at her restaurant Billy Kwong's annual Australian-Chinese...

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Sun Feb 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

At $888 a head, lucky diners can make a meal of their good fortune

Chinese New Year banquet dish at Silks, Crown. 8 February 2013.
Sunday Age. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

So far 80 people have booked for Silks' $388 per head banquet, but it's unclear how many have gone for the $888 golden table.

Eat Out | John Elder | Sun Feb 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Barbecue

Skewers at Maedaya sukiyaki bar.

The humble barbie has never looked so good, as flavours from afar redefine the great Australian grill.

Eat Out | Lauren Wambach | Sat Feb 09 03:00:00 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

A week of food crazy

Live sea urchin

"What are we doing?! 'We can still turn around and get them." We're overcome with guilt at travelling without the kids for the first time.

Eat Out,Food News | Paddock to plate | Wed Feb 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Lashings of good omen

Food and Wine: Patty Yang talked to us about Chinese New Year . 30th January 2013.  Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

The right food at Chinese New Year can set you up for the year.

Eat Out,Cook | Estelle Griepink | Wed Feb 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

In the groove

Goat enchiladas at the Elk and Pea.

J ust as the weeds and wildflowers will find a way through concrete and metal,

Eat Out | Kirsten Lawson | Wed Feb 06 03:00:00 EST 2013

Honour, respect and table manners

Chinese tea beside chopsticks.

According to a Chinese parable, an old man on his death bed asks a wise man, ''What is the difference between heaven and hell?'' The wise man takes him to see both.

Eat Out,Food News | | Tue Feb 05 18:02:04 EST 2013

Excess, abundance and tradition meet on Chinese new year


Food and superstition are two of the strongest forces in Chinese culture and few meals are as deeply symbolic as the Chinese New Year banquet.

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Tue Feb 05 15:42:00 EST 2013

Chinese gets its groove back

Asparagus with smoked egg at Golden Fields.

Chinese food gets back its groove at an exciting new wave of Melbourne places to eat.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 05 03:00:00 EST 2013

Talking our language

Hand made lamb dumplings at the Hand Made Noodle Restaurant at Liverpool Road Ashfield.

Even the vegetables are wickedly delicious at this family-friendly Chinese eatery.

Eat Out | Sally Webb | Mon Feb 04 23:59:19 EST 2013

Sydney's Chinese dining revolution

Banana fritter.

A new wave of chefs is rocking the foundations of Chinese cuisine.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Feb 04 23:59:50 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

Banh mi mania rolls from the suburbs to the city

Banh mi from Vinata.

If ever there was a sandwich to launch a thousand ships, banh mi thit, or more simply, banh mi (also known as Vietnamese pork roll) would be it.

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Fri Feb 01 11:00:30 EST 2013