Melbourne: Coconut House

Coconut House - House Laksa Special A$9.80
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.

Coconut House, Melbourne

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I love milk tea and their teh tarik was strong and authentic.
hot teh tarik A$2.90
hot teh tarik A$2.90

Coconut House menu
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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.
Coconut House - Hainanese chicken rice with braised egg A$8.60
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Thai chicken green curry A$8.80

Coconut House
449 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
telehone:+61 3 9329 6401
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday to Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

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