Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Five of Melbourne’s best doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Melbourne – and by extension, Sydney – is going through a doughnut craze at the moment. Everywhere I turn, fluffy, round piles of cream-filled doughnuts beg me to come … Continue reading

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Restaurant review: Añada

What do you do for dinner when you’re only feeling mildly peckish? I found myself in this situation the other day, mostly because I’d had two Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast, … Continue reading

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Best breakfast in Melbourne: Magic Mountain Saloon

After months of weekly travel to Melbourne, I’ve become heartily sick of the usual cafe fare for breakfast. It got to the point where I was just craving a simple bowl … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Recipes: Kimchi fried rice

Don’t read this post if you’re eating. You have been warned. There’s been a lot of hype lately about the importance of good gut health. If you take it to … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 2 Comments


Early morning starts are the worst. My partner always complains whenever he has one. And with shifts starting as early as 5.30 a.m., it can’t be easy. I know how … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Best cheap eats ever: Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang

Yes it has a somewhat unpronounceable name (unless, of course, you know Chinese). But with a bowl of noodles this delicious, everything is forgiven. Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 Incredible Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

Came across this on Equatour’s blog. I’ve only done one of the ten. Gotta put on my hiking boots more often! The world is big, beautiful, and thanks affordable international … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Savouring the sunset in Bagan, Myanmar

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan was my favourite place in Myanmar. It is the spiritual centre of the country – once home to more than 13,000 … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 7 Comments

From Austria to Australia with love

My partner had never been to the snow before, so we decided to spend a 3-day weekend up in the Snowy Mountains last week. On our way home, three ski sessions … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 1 Comment


After a long day at work, the best thing in life is coming home to a beautifully clean home, a nice warm hug and a question on how my day … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Cheap Eats: Best brisket in Sydney

Where do you go to find the best barbeque brisket sandwich in Sydney? Why, the fish markets of course! Counter-intuitive, I know, but it’s true. Vic’s Meat Market is based … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cheap eats: Crunchy fried rice @ Lao Village

Lao Village is out of the way. 45 minutes’ drive from home out of the way, to be exact. And Fairfield was just named as Sydney’s most dangerous suburb – four murders … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

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