The best I’ve eaten/cooked/read/shopped/seen in 2014!

This year has seen some of the highest highs, and some pretty crappy lows. It’s seen my return to blogging which has been awesome, and by the time I get back from the trip I’m starting tomorrow, I’ll have spent 20% of the last 12 months travelling! I’ve taken up yoga, which has helped get me through some seriously rough patches, eaten a lot of amazing food, and read a ton of great books. It’s been one hell of a year… and seeing as I’m not going to be in the blogosphere for the end of it, I thought I’d give a quick round up of some my favourite things so far this year!

TOP 5 BURGERS
1. 1090 Burger
2. Rockwell and Sons
3. Huxtaburger
4. Beatbox Kitchen
5. Laurie Dee’s

TOP 5 SWEET EATS
1. Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
2. Messina
3. All Day Donuts
4. Lillies on Brougham
5. Little Cupcakes

TOP 5 BRUNCH SPOTS
1. Red Door Corner Store
2. Ascot Food Store
3. Cafe Zen Den
4. Lady Bower Kitchen
5. The Breakfast Club

TOP 5 CHEAP EATS
1. N. Lee Bakery (banh mi)
2. Seoul Soul (Korean)
3. Cedars Bakery (Middle Eastern)
4. T’s Vietnamese Classics (Vietnamese)
5. Maney’s Dumplings (Chinese)

TOP 5 BEST OF THE REST
1. Le Bon Ton (American/BBQ)
2. Nieuw Amsterdam (American)
3. D.O.C. Pizza & Mozzarella Bar (Italian)
4. Jimmy Grant’s (Greek)
5. Po Boy Quarter (American)

 

TOP 5 SWEET RECIPES
1. Best ever chocolate mug cake
2. Healthy peanut butter cookies
3. Lemon chia seed cake
4. Melbourne breakfast tea cookies
5. Peanut butter & Nutella cookies

TOP 5 SAVOURY RECIPES
1. Easy meatball bun cha
2. Pretzels
3. Pork, macadamia, cranberry & sage sausage rolls
4. Super easy pulled pork
5. Scrambled egg & chorizo breakfast tacos

 

TOP 5 BOOKS
1. University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
2. Away From It All by Cedric Belfrage
3. Gumbo Tales by Sarah Roahen
4. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
5. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

TOP 5 TRAVEL MOMENTS (so far!)
1. Street fooding in Vietnam
2. Being stuck in the middle of the SHUTDOWN BANGKOK movement
3. Cycling the islets of Hoi An
4. Playing tourist at home with street art and cool suburbs
5. Late night street food on the streets of Bangkok

TOP 5 SHOPS/MARKETS
1. City Basement Books, Melbourne
2. Ben Thanh Night Market, Ho Chi Minh City
3. Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok
4. QVM Winter Night Market, Melbourne
5. Terra Madre, Melbourne

 

It’s been a big year so far…
2014

And tomorrow the newest adventure begins! Here’s to bigger and better things in 2015!

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