Holy smokes we’ve been together for four years now and so because I really am spoilt, it’s Ash’s turn to organise our anniversary meal. We NEED to celebrate being a couple every single year and we NEED to have a fancy dinner at Testuya’s.
It’s my birthday! Well, 7 months ago. Off to a fine dining restaurant then. Somewhere that makes a mean snow egg dessert, ya’ll thinking what I’m thinking? Quay of course!
Since I graduated university a few days earlier, something a little fancy was required. Marque offer a Friday lunch for $49 pp and with the booking made, we are ready to sample some of head chef, Mark Best’s creations. Read more
If upscale ramen is your thing, Ippudo can certainly provide an excellent standard of ramen with flair. Read more
Excellent smoked fish and a colourful variety of salads and sides. Order at the counter and if you’re eating in, move to the courtyard dining area, be aware that seating is limited and your options include a vintage ironing board and rusted stools. Read more
Ah fine dining. It’s my most expensive vice, reserved for special occasions, this time it’s for a belated Valentines (yes I celebrate Valentines and yes I realise it’s now June please don’t remind me of the ridiculous backlog of posts I need to make, just please) Read more
Look no further, we’ve found your next casual hangout. Healthy, delicious, reasonably priced Japanese with lovely service. Read more
Hanoi Kids are an agency that provide free* tours. The tour guides are actually students learning English and want to practise speaking it, so in their spare time, they give tours of their city. Read more
Yat Lok BBQ is home to some fantastic Cantonese fare. Credit goes to Anthony Bourdain for this restaurant recommendation.
Here’s a tip: if you don’t know how to express a joke in a language, don’t utter it. One of a few things could go down and your taxi driver might take you for your word.