23 May 2017

EATING AT // JING JING



I find as I've gotten older the days of venturing to the city for brunch or Saturday night cocktails becomes less common as sheer convenience becomes more appealing. That and the majority of my friends and acquaintances have now settled farther away from ideal city fringes. Considering this is the new norm for Gen-Yer's there's been a new trend in Melbourne's cafe culture in random gems in the most unlikely of places. Like lacklustre high street malls from our childhood are now being converted with contemporary eateries. Even odd residential corners and pockets that once would have been considered business suicide are proving otherwise. Take Left Field for example who to this day have a continuous stream of customers lining out past their doors.

While Jing Jing is located in a (somewhat) newer development in The Village, its position is another example of the new norm in restaurants. What was once typical of lifeless cafes and fast food eateries, food courts and sites accompanying supermarket chains are anything but drab. They're promptly filling up with innovative and polished spaces.

An ode to our generation trying to make our mark in the world.


Jing Jing specialises in authentic Thai cuisine and with an equally decadent interior combining a fusion of modern with Oriental this is a refreshing find. It is a space that personifies serenity. Much like the country itself where one happens to immediately associate and conjure pristine beaches and lush greenery. It is a peacefully cozy nook with many interior quirks from darkened wooden features to iconic galvanised iron and mismatched pendant lighting. Their vibrant, personalised wallpaper and illustrations are also a delight to the senses.

On the menu you'll find many of your typical Thai favourites, like Tom Yum and Pad Thai. There's even an vast array of Vegan and Vegetarian selections too, which is always a welcome relief for someone who doesn't overly favour meat. And while portion sizes are on the smaller side this negative is completely overshadowed by the freshness of the actual food. Presentation is also rather memorable and charming, considering stir-fry's and curry's are rarely becoming on the plate in terms of creative design. I'd say it's those gracefully quaint floral plates that wonderfully transport you back to your childhood or home. Back to memories of your grandmother or a satisfying home cooked meal by mum.
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JING JING
The Village
125 Princes Hwy
DANDENONG, VIC

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50 comments

  1. The food looks amazing hmm got me hungry right now

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  2. This place looks amazing! I looove food like this, so I'm super jealous you got to try out such an awesome place. I would love to go here. Also, I adore those photographs.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  3. What a great place to visit and try put Thai food the atmosphere of the restaurant its my type of place. Hello doll!

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  4. The food looks so good and the place is beautiful.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  5. The food looks delicious!!! Great pictures!!

    Andrea.

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  6. Uhmm, it looks so yummy and tasty! <3

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  7. The food looks really appetizing and the interior is well designed, cool place!

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  8. These food is making me hungry over here. Yummy!

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  9. So cool!

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  10. Ugh, this literally made me drool. I have such a love for Thai food, totally wish I could check this place out!

    xo
    Marta
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  11. Oh the food looks great and what a nicely designed space too! :)

    There are a bunch of little cafes popping up around here too, I really need to go check them out. Just sometimes difficult to do if they aren't kid friendly, don't want to inflict my toddlers on people looking to relax haha!

    Hope you are having a great week! I just published my first eBook so I'm having a pretty good week! :)

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  12. The pull towards convenience sure comes with age. I start to find laying in bed doing nothing most appealing. This space is so beautiuful and the dishes , wow wow!


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  13. Thanks a lot :D

    woooow, this place look amazing my dear. I'm hungry and I need to try now :o

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  14. Your food shots are making me drool, babe! xoxo

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  16. So good, I grew up with Thai food since I have a Thai aunt. I love the food very much. Your pics and description of the restaurant give me a good sense of this restaurant. I would love to go and have a bite there!

    xx,
    Tania
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  17. It looks delicious :)
    I'm so sad that Croatia doesn't have places like this.
    Enjoy dear xoxo
    Dunja from beseenbepopular.com

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  18. The place looks so cozy and vibrant! Such yum food, I am hungry now!
    xx
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  19. Oh, no, now my month is watering ... I really want to eat there right now! And with such memories, it is definitely a must :) Thanks for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  20. I have never tried authentic Thai food, but I would love to. It seems that this restaurant is just the place for that.

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  21. The food looks incredible! I love Thai food -- it's one of my faves!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  22. Beautiful photos! Everything looks so yummy! :) xx

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  23. I love the interior design of this place! It feels so fresh and chic. The food sounds absolutely spectacular!
    Dora
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  24. The place looks amazing and the food so tasty!

    xoxo
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  25. Love the interior and the food presentation.

    SheenaLovesSunsets

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  26. Yum! I love, love a good Thai meal. I can't appreciate it as much since I can't eat as many carbs now, but really should get my Thai food fix before the baby makes an appearance and I become a hermit for a while!

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  27. This place is amazing ♡ and the food? Hmmmm, yammyyy:)

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  28. Woow, the food looks delicious! I love it! And the restaurant has a beautiful deco :)

    xoxo ❤
    Melania | mimalditadulzura.com

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  29. DELISH

    X❤X❤,
    Dimito Michiyo

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  30. This has been a great insight into Thai Cuisine (can you tell I'm not very adventurous with my food?! haha). The sugar-rimmed drink looks delicious, and I adore your photography of the steam rising up from the dish.

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  31. oh I love restaurants that serve dishes that make you feel like home :)

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  32. Mmm..just the thought of authentic Thai street food makes my mouth water. I spend more than a decade in Bangkok so this decor and food presentation really reminds me of that aspect of my childhood. Thanks for the lovely share! :) xo~ Lena
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  33. Amazing place! All look so tasty!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  34. I'm such a foodie! Just seeing this post again and my mouth is doing all kinds of watering, haha. Happy weekend babe!

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  35. Really loving the ambiance of the place Sonia! The food looks delicious.
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  36. What a cute spot. Definitely a place to visit when I finally visit Melbourne!

    Xo,
    Miki
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  37. The food here looks so delicious, it is making my mouth water! Nights out and cocktails are few and far between for me these days too but after my holiday I am longing to continue eating out at nice places and enjoying drinks with friends :) x

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  38. This looks so yummy ;)
    Nati xx
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  39. Absolutely agree about night out having cocktails in the city gets less common as we get older. Back when I was living in Malaysia, I bought my place outside the city as well because I get better value for my money and, I was just tired of the city life. Jing Jing looks like a lovely place to dine and catch up with friends!

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  40. The food looks so delicious! And great that they offer vegetarian options; I'd certainly not leave hungry.

    ANOUK

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  41. Mmmm you've totally got me craving thai food- this looks so yummy! Also, the rustic industrial decor is so cool

    Rachel xx
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  42. Jing Jing has such a cool looking interior! Thai food is one of my favorites and it's a cuisine I've yet to master cooking. You're inspiring me to go eat more pad thai so that I can figure out how to make it at home ;p

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  43. I have this feeling that Thai food never goes wrong lol. And, your pictures are awesome. Now I want to have some of this.

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  44. Amazing photos love! You really captured the place well. The food looks amazing and the place sounds so good xx

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  46. Looks delicious! I love when restaurants with chalkboards. It's a cool theme!

    Kim
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