Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Dining at Cecconi’s

The first time I went to Cecconi’s Flinders Lane in Melbourne was for breakfast. That early in the morning, there were just two other tables occupied, so I had unparalleled … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

Ramen at Rising Sun Workshop

Nestled in a quiet laneway off Newtown’s busy King Street is Sydney’s first communal motorcycle workshop cum cafe, the Rising Sun Workshop. It’s dedicated to all the biking enthusiasts in crowded … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Lune: Melbourne’s best croissants

I admit it. Spending a year in France has completely spoilt me when it comes to baked goods. There’s no better treat than a jewel-like tart from a patisserie, or … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Ryo’s Noodles, Crows Nest

We had an unseasonably cool end of January this year, a tacit reminder that autumn and winter are just around the corner. I don’t mind the winter so much – … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cheap eats: Churros and pintxos in San Sebastian

I am a HUGE churros fan. I could eat them all day. In fact, that’s exactly what I did when I went to San Sebastian and Madrid. Churros for breakfast, … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cheap eats: Hawker food in Malaysia

Malaysia has some of the best cheap eats in the world. Ok, so I’m biased, being from the place. But still, take my word for it. Once you try the … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

KFC addict? Japan Airlines is serving it for the holidays

KFC is the latest in a line of restaurants to participate in Japan Airlines’ Air Series promotion. This holiday season, JAL will be serving KFC to passengers on flights to … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Was the nasty review for Guy Fieri’s new restaurant deserved?

To be honest, I had no idea who Guy Fieri was until a scathing review of his new Times Square restaurant appeared in the New York Times and went viral. … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

I found my neighbourhood churros store!

Happiness is hot churros on a cold, rainy day. I found these at a food truck about five blocks away from where I live. Bliss would be if they came … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Quick lunch: Tomatoes and fresh mozarella on a fresh baguette

One of the things I love most about France is its bread. Bread is an art form, here in France, and the creme de la creme is the French baguette. … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cheap eats: Dan dan noodles

It’s my latest obsession, something to fill in the gap when I can’t get my beloved curry laksa or asam laksa. It’s dan dan noodles from Sichuan, China. Deliciously spicy, … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

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