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[Fuss Free Cooking on Instagram] New Job, Purple & More Food Adventures

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Yay for completing the first week for my new job! The big adjustment is definitely the commuting part: two trams and one train, which makes me reminisce my 10 minutes commute between home to work in Orange.  Thankfully, I go pass the Melbourne CBD everyday, which means exciting street watching which I find to be quite therapeutic. #AmIaWeirdo?

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Just purchased my first purple handbag by Kelly Lippman at a pop up sample sale in my neighbourhood. If you haven’t heard of her, she is the Creative Director of Olga Berg. I am so obsess with this bag: sturdy, roomy but not too oversize and there’s an external zip pocket for easy access to my myki card.  As I am not a big fan of colour blocking, I have been trying to match my outfit with the new bag. The above was one of the many purple outfits I have been rocking a lot lately ha!

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The Emporium Melbourne is my favourite place to shop at the moment. I promise there’s a lot of window shopping, not the actual shopping. ;) Having said that, I have realised my Christmas wishlist is getting longer. I’ve also been frequenting a Malaysian eatery called Chinta Ria which I think is fast becoming my go-to place for Malaysian food. The above is chicken and veg tossed with hokkien noodles in a dark thick soy sauce, something like KL (Kuala Lumpur) Hokkien Mee.

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Sweet and sour chicken with rice and papadams? What’s going on here? *wink*

My beloved took me to Cinnamon’s Restaurant and Bar for lunch. Sri Lankan cuisine would be the last thing I would associate this restaurant with. Contrary to its name, the dishes over there are not apologetic in terms of chilli and spices front.  This place came highly recommended by a Sri Lankan friend. He told us this is THE PLACE to get authentic Sri Lankan food. The dish above is called devilled chicken – a lovely dish made of twice cooked chicken sauteed with hot chilli peppers, shallots & rich tomato sauce. I have since tried the Chicken Briyani, lamb curry,  coconut sambol….they were all too delicious! I am looking forward to try hoppers for my next visit.

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Yup more pho photos!

I believe I shared a pho photo not too long ago. This time I went to Pho Chu Le in Springvale as per another friend’s recommendation. It seems to me that pho lovers are attached to their own favourite pho places, like cafes to me I suppose. :)

Until next time, hope you all have a fantastic week ahead! x Emily

(All photos were taken from my instagram account @FussFreeCooking)

Fuss Free Cooking on Instagram: Unpacking and Overeating in Melbourne lol

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Took a selfie in the midst of unpacking.  Did you see the “FRAGILE” boxes behind me? They are for my cookbooks. And yes, I make sure they were treated with care by the movers! #inmynewcrib #Melbourne

A shoutout to Offners Removals Orange for the seamless move to Melbourne (and at a reasonable price), as well as Janet from The Lifestylers’ Group for managing a stress-free property hunting in Melbourne for us. :)

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I decided to treat myself to a brunch at Fress Cafe after making a decent progress in unpacking. I think I am in love with their soy cappuccino and the falafel wrap (not pictured) which was wrapped in roti canai.  Unfortunately, I went for a lighter brunch when this photo was taken.

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My taste in froyo is very….. singular. Oh, how Fifty Shades of me ha! Jokes aside, my favourite has always been the Taro flavoured froyo from Yogurberry and it is the only flavour I would get whenever I traveled to Sydney. Seeing there’s no Yogurberry in my neighbourhood and my beloved was very keen that I tried their Soy Chai Froyo from ILYA Frozen Yoghurt, I relented.  If you enjoy cinanmony spices like me, this would be the froyo for you! I also tried the berry flavoured froyo which also turned out to be delicious. Having said that,  I feel you can’t really go wrong berry flavoured dessert. ;)

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When I was on my way to grocery shopping, I walked passed a place called Bagelicious. Let’s just say my mission took a delicious detour. I tried a Middle Eastern bagel with fried eggplant, green tahini, spicy dip, boiled egg, tomato, onion and pickle on the side. I love this combination of ingredients so much that it made it to my list of food to recreate at home.

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As per a friend’s recommendation, we went to Pho Chu The to try out my usual pick of chicken pho. A sign of a delicious pho is that you finished everything to the last drop and boy, it was very flavourful! Needless to say, I am already looking forward to my next trip. ;)

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