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Banh Xeo · Vietnamese Crispy Pancake – The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

The most excellent and most instagrammed new restaurant in Melbourne right now is Phamily Kitchen.  Serving up fresh and intensely flavoursome modern Vietnamese daily, this place is the business.  It’s run by Michael Pham, previously of ‘Tiny’ cafe in Collingwood… who, it seems, was always destined to return to his roots and open a restaurant inspired by his family’s heritage.

We are SO excited to welcome Michael to Tasty Tuesday this month! We’re kicking off with my absolute FAVE item on the Phamily Kitchen menu – Michael’s prawn and pork Banh Xeo, or vietnamese crispy pancake. SO DAMN GOOD.

An Impressive Multigenerational Home That Blurs Indoor + Outdoor Living

Perhaps the most striking element of this 600sqm home, is how it expands after you’ve entered through the front door. Its design is deceptive, as from the street, the structure’s breath-taking size and connection to the garden is totally hidden.

This was, of course, the aim of architect Micheal Ong from MODO, who designed the house as a progression of spaces and moments to ensure it never presented as overwhelmingly large.

Quinoa to the rescue

Recently, quinoa has been launched into superfood stardom, and it’s no surprise why. Packed with protein and dietary fibre, quinoa is the foundation of a nutrition-packed meal.With obesity rates loomi