Welcome to ‘The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar’, yet another Melbourne food blog. Because we seriously need more of those.
I can be nasty when writing reviews. I am someone who will not hold back from bitching about an eatery if I have not had a satisfactory experience (mean, I know), yet I am also someone who tears up every time I walk past an open restaurant that is devoid of any diners (soft, I know).
I love the finer things in life – alba truffles, foie gras, grain-fed wagyu and steamed abalone, yet I am partial to beer and pizza at 2am on a Friday night and big packets of chicken-flavoured crinkle-cut chips laced with a tonne of E621 (the greener/yellower, the better).
I list humble abodes like Supper Inn, Rasa Malaya, Aunty’s Dumplings and Don Don as my favourite places to eat along with big guns like Jacques Reymond, Vue de Monde and Quay.
One of my life goals, apart from doing a cross-country road trip across the States
and finishing my law degree so that I could be like one of those cool heroines in those John Grisham books, is to visit every single restaurant in Melbourne. Due to my awful memory (so bad that I can never remember a four digit code five seconds after seeing it) I often forget which restaurants I’ve been to, which is why I have decided to chronicle the places I’ve eaten at, the food I enjoyed, the ones I disliked and which places boast the hottest waiters. I started restaurant blogging back in November 2007, using my personal blog as a platform to express my opinions. Never did I imagine that that fateful dinner at Ezard, armed with a Sony Cybershot, would launch my obsession with going to restaurants, taking photos of food and writing all about it when I got home. It has become second nature to me. Two years later, I’m still happily blogging about restaurants – but I’ve decided to move from posting them on my private blog to a more open forum, wordpress for your reading pleasure. Or not.
Although this site aims to be an informative dining guide for you guys, please bear in mind that this blog is primarily for entertainment purposes and that my honest opinions should be taken with a grain of salt. I am not a professional reviewer nor do I have affiliations with any of the restaurants in this site. While I aim to combine past experiences and research when writing up my reviews, please note that I am bound to make some mistakes and say/do silly things so any feedback (send them to fivecaterpillars[at]gmail[dot]com, thanks) would be greatly appreciated. After all, it’s all part of the learning curve.