I had dreams of eating lamb and other Aussie food when I went to Melbourne instead I ate a variety of international cuisines. Staying in Melbourne CBD (central business district) we were surrounded with a lot of Asian, Greek and Italian restaurants.
I love milk tea and their teh tarik was strong and authentic.
hot teh tarik A$2.90
Eating at an Asian restaurant in Melbourne really provided the best value for money. A complete set of Hainanese chicken with braised egg, soup and chicken rice cost less than a burger as you will see in my upcoming posts.
Hainanese chicken rice with braised egg A$8.60
Just take a look at all that glorious ginger! The chicken was very tasty and indeed fatty. I loved the chicken rice most of all. I would never imagine that I would find really good Hainanese chicken in Melbourne.
Laksa is one of my favorite Malaysian/Singaporean dishes. The House Laksa Special contained steamed chicken thigh meat, prawns, Malaysian fried bean curd, tofu puff, bean sprouts, fresh mint leaves and sambal.
House Laksa Special A$9.80
As much as I loved the flavor it was way too spicy for me. I thought I had a pretty good tolerance for heat until I tried this. They used two kinds of noodles which was quite interesting.
If I thought the laksa was spicy the green curry was even spicier! I could handle just a little sauce on my chicken rice and it was heavenly. I guess you can request them to tone down the heat of the food which I plan to do should I return to Melbourne.
Thai chicken green curry A$8.80
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