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As I’ve said before, I don’t do restaurant reviews. I leave those to people who are much better at it than me. But I am prepared to go into print when I find a place that is good. Having said that, Babble On Babylon (83 Brighton Road, Elwood) isn’t good. It’s bloody magnificent.

Being Mothers Day, the family headed over there for lunch today. Our visit was based on a recommendation from a colleague, Mairead (http://filluponbread.blogspot.com/).

The cuisine is West Indian, the closest thing to genuine West Indian cuisine you will find in Melbourne, so I’ve read somewhere. We had a mixture of dishes, starting with dips and bread. These ranged from the full Jamaican breakfast, to a cajun omelette with crab meat, to spicy lamb and chicken dishes. Everyone commented on how spicy the food was, yet it did not detract from some great flavours.

The desserts were fantastic, the coffee good and the service was great – extremely friendly and relaxed. And consistent with my belief that life’s too short to drink shit beer, they were serving Mountain Goat Hightail ale (http://goatbeer.com.au/).

Babble On Babylon would certainly be the best restaurant experience I’ve had in a very long time – strongly recommended.

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Kimchi Grandma

It was Carol’s birthday during the week, so we all headed off to Kimchi Grandma in Carnegie. My colleague Mairead writes a much better food review than I’m ever likely to – I’m not even going to try. I encourage you to have a look at her blog – http://filluponbread.blogspot.com/.

This is the second occasion we’ve been to this Korean restaurant now and the food is absolutely magnificent, and extremely reasonably priced. I really encourage you to check it out – it’s at 125 Koornang Road, Carnegie.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Carol.

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Imperial Kingdom – Yum Cha

We had one of those happy occasions today where we got the whole family together for lunch – had a great time.

Where did we go? Yum cha at the Imperial Kingdom, 546 Waverley Road (cnr Blackburn Road), Glen Waverley. Googling “imperial kingdom glen waverley” seems to do the trick if you need more details.

There was, as usual, an incredible range of offerings and it was all absolutely fantastic. We got there at 11:30am – it was already starting to fill up by then, so reservations are definitely recommended. It’s definitely the spot for weekend yum cha. Highly recommended.

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