Rice Paper Scissors, Melbourne, Australia

A couple of us from work had decided to head out for a bit of a project lunch. Close to the office is Rice Paper Scissors which I’d walked past often but never went into so today we decided to head on in.

To make life easy for sharing we got the 5 dish banquet which allows you to order 5 dishes and we chose

  • Thai Fred Chicken
  • Crying Tiger – chargilled beef brisket
  • Suckling Pig Steamed Buns
  • Milawa Duck Larb
  • Something Green? – seasonal veges

Its difficult to pick a favorite dish as they were all excellent in their own different way.

We also enjoyed a bottle of the Gippsland Moondarra ‘Studebaker’ Pinot Noir along with the meal.

Given there’s nearly always a queue to eat here and the food is so good I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you ate here.

Korean Table, Melbourne, Australia

After an afternoon at the footy watching Hawthorn capitulate yet again we headed to the western side of the CBD in search of dinner in the small laneways.

Just off Lonsdale Street between King and Spencer Streets is a little laneway called Rose Lane and on this laneway you’ll find a Korean Restaurant called Korean Table.

It was pretty quiet when we arrived around 6pm so were able to grab a table straightaway.

The menu looks good and for the three of us we ordered

  • Mandu – Korean dumplings
  • Korean boneless fried chicken
  • Bo Ssam
  • Kimchi Bu-Chim-Gae – Korean pancake

This was enough food to fill the three of us and they all tasted great but the pick of the day was the fried chicken which was excellent.

Pho Xua, Malvern, Melbourne, Australia

I had a day off work to do some running around and I found myself in Malvern at lunch time in between chores.

A quick look at the map pointed me towards a close by Vietnamese pho restaurant so I headed on in.

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Shanghai Street, Melbourne, Australia

Shanghai Street is a small chain of restaurants in the Melbourne CBD specialising in dumplings and buns. Tonight we’d be eating at their Little Bourke Street restaurant.

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Hakoya Izakaya, Melbourne, Australia

I’d tried eating here a couple of times but it was always booked out, so today as I walking with a mate to grab a drink I suggested that we pop in and try to book a table for dinner and managed to grab a table for 7:30.

And I’m glad we did as Hakoya Izakaya is one of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve eaten in outside Japan.

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