AWCL visited Dahon Tea Lounge on 21 January 2012.
The Husband and I always have this conversation where we'd wish there'd be a nice, classy Filipino restaurant in Sydney that serves delicious Filipino dishes. We've been wishing for years and it hasn't happened yet. That's why last year, we felt envious of Melbournians because they have Dahon Gourmet Tea Lounge.
Dahon Gourmet Tea Lounge (DGTL) is the brainchild of Filipino brother-sister tandem Cherrie and Ed who grew up in Melbourne. They owned and managed a franchise of an Australian restaurant before but they decided to make their dream come true which is to build a Filipino restaurant.
I met Cherrie online via our food blogs and then later on we became tweetmates. When we visited Melbourne last year, we made sure to have a meal at DGTL. The Husband and I brought our Melbournian friends to share in the discovery of this cozy and zen-like restaurant.From the interiors of restaurant to the way they serve food, Dahon Gourmet Tea Lounge took a very refreshing approach to Filipino dining. The food satisfied our love for Filipino food as were all delicious plus we get that homely feel while savouring the dishes we ordered.
Pork Barbeque with Rice
It was like being home again thru great friends and delicious food.
Here's one of the owners, Cherrie. Thanks for saying hello to us and please bring DGTL to Sydney too? :)
If you're in Melbourne and want great tasting Filipino food, visit Dahon GourmetTea Lounge at Shop 5, 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria. Check out their facebook page for more details.