2011 has undoubtably been a busy year for the Australian fashion industry. Being a land “girt by sea” Australia is constantly lagging behind, whether it is fashion or technology. So it was to my delight when Zara decided to call Melbourne’s Bourke Street “home.”
It was not until I heard on the radio that I realised that Topshop had also recently set-up shop in Chapel Street. Chapel Street is renowned for its myriads of shops, ranging from high-end stores to old school pawnshops.
Caught up in the hype, I dragged Caroline along to visit Topshop. The prices were as expected: beyond the grasp of unemployed students such myself. We also took the opportunity to visit Izakaya Chuji.
There are many Japanese restaurants here in Melbourne and to be frank, few can be considered decent; which is why I enjoy eating at Chuji. The interior is also quite true to the izakaya style with its dim lighting and large posters of pasted on its walls.
They are better known for their bento and upon arrival, you will be handed an ordering sheet individually. Vegetarians simply tick vegetarian option at the bottom. The set usually comes with rice, miso soup, agedashi tofu, vegetable tempura, maki rolls and stir-fried vegetables.
Alternatively, you can go through each section of the menu and select one from each category- creating your own personalised set. The prices is quite reasonable, for $14.50 you get a filling meal with a variety dishes.