Australia 2015: Main Ridge Dairies

We left early from Philip Island and took a short drive around Mornington Peninsula! Main Ridge Dairies is a little out of the way to Melbourne main island but it’s such a fun pit stop. You can pet a kid, taste different variations of goat cheese or have goat milk.

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We found a six-week-old kid in the field!

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It was a pity that we were not going to get to a fridge in time if not I’d have bought the cheeses back home.

The tasting platter (good for two) was only $10. It comes with a slip of paper to explain the cheese and the staff recommended eating in a U-shape.

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The funniest thing is: I had the best chai latte in throughout my trip at Main Ridge Dairies. It was spiced, creamy and damn delicious. If you are here, remember to order the chai latte!

Attraction Main Ridge Dairies
Address Main Ridge Dairy
295 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge
Victoria 3928
Opening hours Thurs – Sun 10am – 4.30pm, Public Holidays 12pm – 4pm
How to get there Drive!
Google Map Main Ridge Dairies



Kyoto sight: Kitano Tenmagu Shrine and Flea market

Temple flea markets in Kyoto are fun to walk through. They’re filled with traditional products, pre-loved items and kitschy stuff. You can even pick up a kimono!

I’ve collated the dates below:

For a list of events, I’d refer you to Kyoto Guide that compiles a monthly list.

Even though 25 May was on a weekday, the Tenmagu flea market still had a crowd going on. These people, do they not need to work? We had a wander around the temple grounds before strolling through the flea market.

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Kyoto food: Torikizoku

One of the lesser known spots but Torikizoku is an established food chain in Japan with multiple stores throughout the country. Selling all items (even alcoholic drinks!) at 280Y, it is no wonder that Torikizoku is popular, especially amongst the students.

There is a large variety of skewers and plenty of seating. There are English menus available, just request for one! This is more of a casual fast service restaurant.

How wrong can you go with skewers right? The food quality is not as fantastic as perhaps, Katsukura or Donguri. It is cheaper, faster and great to have a drinks or two with friends.

The funny thing is I remember the Caesar salad being amazing. There was this half boiled egg instead of hard-boiled eggs and it went perfectly with the romaine.


Attraction Torikizoku (multiple outlets)
Address 3-27  291 Narayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture (Sanjo-Kawaramachi outlet)
Opening hours 1700 – 0500
How to get there Nearest train stations: Sanjo (Keihan line)
Google Map Torikizoku