Tuesday, February 27, 2024
22.7 C
Melbourne

GREG HACKETT

Udon, Yaki and Prawns

Treasure. Delve under the katsuobushi and steaming layers of udon noodles, beans, carrot, onion and yaki sauce: Prawns. Prawns awash with the taste of the...

Singing the praises of Korokke

Lunch is 2 of the best Japanese appetizers: 6 panfried gyoza selection, and 2 Korokke (croquettes of mashed potato with corn, crumbed and deep...

10/10 top marks for new direct flight Melbourne-Vietnam

10/10: can’t fault it. First time trying Vietjet direct daytime flight to Melbourne from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. Check-in was a breeze, flight was...

A small “Spice Road” in Vietnam soothes the Soul and lifts the Heart

Soul soothing and heart lifting are the “warm” aromas on Spice Road – that is my nickname for Trêu Quang Phuc. It’s just another...

Don’t Dismiss the Street Food Vendor’s “Upsell” in SE Asia

The Upsell: don’t dismiss it hastily. Having ordered the pork, the vendor’s tout suggested I also go the “seafood” side dish. Winner! It is...

Bò koh beaucoup Vietnam stew

Bò kho beaucoup: Vietnamese braised beef stew with noodles and vegetables. You can’t beat it, for a delicious and nutritious lunch while exploring Cholon...
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Pouring rain? Pour a coffee and watch Nature’s free show

Half way to the bar, and the heavens opened. Getting angry at the weather is an argument you can’t win, so – grab a coffee,...

Pink Snow in Summer: Colorful Flowers of Vietnam

Pink Snow in Summer: a soothing experience, to stroll down a Vietnam street while being gently showered by flowers tossed in the breeze. Hoa...

A Plateful of Colors

Adore the colours. Simple lunch of chargrilled buffalo beef, fried egg, cucumber, spring onion and rice. Add chilli and fish sauce. VND40,000 / AUD2.60. Aussie export Angus steak...

Pork: Five Hours in the Oven for this Moment of Bliss

Pork Ribs Cooked Five Hours in Oven. I can’t have a favourite dish, in South-East Asia. Not even a Top 10. There are just too many. This pork...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.