Last week of my internship and I chose dumplings. So many options, but I went for two favourites of mine while in China.
I was excited to see chicken katsu curry on this menu – the Japanese do schnitzels as well as any Austrian.
I had heard of char kway teow, but hadn’t tried it. Flat rice noodles – wok-fried with prawns, fishcake, egg, spring onion, beanshoots in a brown sauce. Sounds nice, right?
The “smart” option of a lemon and herb chicken topped with basil pesto and roasted peppers served with sweet potato mash and greens sounded good to me.
You’ve probably heard of Spud Bar, taking the humble baked potato and doing fancy things to it.
Despite the menu containing such tasty Mexican fare as burritos, nachos and quesadillas, I went for… a salad. A tasty salad, mind you.
This souvlaki or “souva” as it’s referred to on the menu was made up of a thick, white pita bread, filled with chicken, parsley, onions, mustard aoili… and chips. Yes chips.
I was after a bento box today – a Japanese take-away meal that is normally purchased at train stations and includes a combination of sushi, rice, omelette, dumplings and maybe a sweet bean mixture to finish.
Looking at the Es Teler 77 menu and faced with an overwhelming amount of choices, I haphazardly settled on Nasi Uduk. Apparently it’s a pretty popular option at the Indonesian fast food restaurant.
Watching as one of the cooks poured omelette batter onto a crepe pan, cooked it and sprinkle it with fillings, I decided Bing Boy was going to be my next target.
Once exclusively located at the South Melbourne Market (as the name suggests), this vendor has now popped up in Elizabeth Street and here in the Emporium cafe court.
Vietnamese pho has fallen into trend in the past couple years, but I’ve only eaten it a handful of times, so Pho Nom was the first stop on my Emporium food journey.