Check out my one of my favorite cheap eats in Melbourne: Jalan Alor's Nasi Goreng Belachan (i.e. fried rice with seafood and egg, served in a coconut). I'm very picky with my fried rice and usually prefer Thai or Indonesian fried rice but this one is amazing. It's full of flavour and not too salty and they are usually quite generous with the shrimp. The rice is also a tad mushy and sticky (the way I like it!), perhaps because it is served in a coconut?
Solo lunch at #Wonderbao. Yum! Place was a tad hard to find but it was packed when I got there and seating is very limited so had to eat standing up. Food was great nonetheless. The highlight of my meal was the custard bun; warm and fluffy and very generous with the filling. Their menu is very limited though so I hope they will expand their range of baos in the near future…I love bao! (Taken with Instagram)
Smorgasburg can only be described as a food lover’s heaven on earth! It was hands down the best food festival I’d ever been to. Filled with a vast array of gourmet food and beverage stands, there is something for every taste bud and budget. All the food was affordable and served in a mini portion which allowed us to try all kinds of food. Also, despite being outdoors and in tents, the quality of most of the food was not compromised, which is often the case with food stands in other festivals. I would have spent the entire day there if I could!
P.S. We consumed a whole lot more than pictured but hands were tied with food most of the times that I couldn’t be bothered to take photos of everything ;)
Finally back in Melbourne and missing NYC already despite Melbourne’s incredible weather today. Neglected this blog during my travels because time was precious and was not to be wasted on Tumblr, ha! Anyways a yummy NYC post is coming in due time :)
First Gua Bao @ BaoHaus NYC
Gua bao with pork belly. This was my first gua bao ever so I didn’t really have anything to compare it with but it was so good. The bao was sweet and soft and so was the pork. I loved it but the sister said that Momofuku’s is alot better.
Gua bao with fried chicken. So good! Fried chicken had a unique slightly curry taste. I am rarely impressed by fried chicken and would not have selected this one if the guy behind the counter didn’t recommend it, but it was amazing! Better than the pork one too imho.
Fob drink: Lemonda with Jelly. So sweet, so asian, and oh-so good!
Lunch at Newmarket Hotel St. Kilda
Browsing theburgeradventure.com brought me to Newmarket Hotel St. Kilda for lunch today. It was my third visit to the restaurant (check out first visit here) and all dining experiences there have been marvelous. Food and service is always great and I absolutely love the spacious and modern yet unpretentious architecture.
I came here today with the intention of trying the burger (Rare breed Warialda Belted Galloway dry aged Beef Burger) as I’d read great things about it and my expectations were definitely met. The patty was thick and perfectly juicy and it came in a slightly sweet bun. I don’t usually like burgers with super thick patties but I sure loved this one. Newmarket Hotel’s burger definitely isn’t your traditional burger; it had a unique slightly spicy mexican flavour and was served with patatas bravas instead of your usual chips. Great burger experience nonetheless.
We also ordered some tacos because a visit to Newmarket Hotel wouldn’t be complete without it! The restaurant has a wide variety of tacos and today we ordered the soft taco with spice wood rubbed bbq steak, soft taco with calamari and chorizo, and soft taco with slow roasted heritage pig & pineapple salsa. All were delicious and tasted fresh. It wasn’t covered in sauce like most tacos and the taco skin was grilled slightly but remained soft so it wasn’t sloppy.
Despite being in a food-comma after our burgers, we had to order dessert because Newmarket Hotel has insane desserts. We shared the chocolate pot with dulce de leche and it was the perfect ending to a good lunch.
Will definitely be returning to Newmarket Hotel again and again until I’ve tried all of their menu items. Dying to try the pork hock! :)
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Dined at The Sharing House today for lunch. Food was delicious! As the name suggests, all the menu items are made to share so between the two of us we ordered the Croquettes with goats cheese, Gravlax, ‘Belly’, and the Ice Cream Man (highlight of my meal!). Everything tasted great although the pork belly was a tad overcooked so some of the meat was a little dry. Absolutely loved the dining experience nonetheless. The service was great, music was great (some Angus & Julia Stone played) and I loved the design of the restaurant; simple, clean and spacey with a few quirks like the Leggo bar. Will definitely be returning, perhaps for dinner next time! :)