What started out as a pop-up is now a cheery, brightly lit permanent storefront on Lygon Street in Brunswick East.
Ranging from traditional Cantonese dishes to English-influenced ones, Hong Kong cuisine is a veritable treasure trove of varying influences, and it has found its latest home in Plus 852 Café.
I don’t typically dine out on South Asian food, but I’d heard so much about Aangan that I had to try it and what better reason to celebrate than Proud Perthian moving to a new house within walking distance of it.
Burger Shurger specialises in fusion food, specifically that which sees chicken 65 and malai kebab sandwiched by bread, lamb keema tossed with spaghetti in a makeshift bolognese, butter chicken strewn across fries, and biryani moulded into arancini.
Oh Loretta! was one of many restaurants to have opened up in the aftermath of the pandemic, not that you could tell from the diners squashed into its bustling, deejayed confines.
With only one meat dish on the menu, Vex’s menu is perfect for pescatarians and vegetarians. Simple, clean flavours are elevated, showcasing the quality of the fresh produce and seafood on offer.
In Melbourne’s fickle dining landscape where style sometimes wins over substance, I hope Faye’s dishes speak for themselves and garner more well-deserved fans.
The family-run Shaanxi-Style Restaurant makes no bones about what it specialises in – Shaanxi cuisine. Shaanxi is a landlocked region in the northwestern corner of China, and carbs are the name of the game here – specifically noodles.
I’m loving the number of Malaysian specialty restaurants that are popping up in Melbourne – Lulu’s Char Koay Teow is the latest addition.
Pinchy’s was previously a pop-up store in Emporium but I never visited because the idea of a $23 Maine lobster roll seemed slightly excessive for a workday lunch, so I was glad to see them set up permanently in the space that used to be Red Silks.