Half Roast Duck ($20.8)

ROAST DUCK INN

As I get closer and closer to my long-anticipated holiday (though by the time this is published, I’ll be in Korea!), I can’t help but get excited over all the amazing and cheap food I’m going to get to eat. Not only will I be able to stuff my face full of ddukbokkie and soondubu jiggae in Korea, I’m also going to be inhaling all [...]
Braised Pork Belly in Noodle Soup ($12.8)

SHANGHAI STREET NOODLE WIZARD

Remember Shanghai Street Dumpling? Well these days it’s so popular you can’t get into either location without an hour wait, and frankly I wasn’t keen on that given the recent blustery weather. Instead, I would much rather have dinner at Shanghai Street Noodle Wizard; not only are the two restaurants affiliated, the latter also has a much cooler name, am I right? Occupying a much [...]
Xiao Long Bao ($10.8, 6pcs)

DIN TAI FUNG

Din Tai Fung is widely accepted to be the home of the best Xiao Long Bao in Australia (and possibly the world, depending on who you ask). And although I’ve eaten at the Sydney branch, I felt like I owed it to Melbourne to visit the newly opened store in Emporium. Being one of the most highly anticipated restaurants in the last year, Din Tai [...]
Prawn Dumplings

OVERSEAS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Third time lucky, or that’s the hope. After the unfortunate closure of our local favourite, The Treasure, it was even more unfortunately replaced by the awful Penang Laksa House. Thankfully the latter didn’t stick around for too long, and soon we saw banners for the Overseas Seafood Restaurant being nailed up. As it turns out, Overseas actually does hail from overseas; Malaysia to be precise, [...]
Mushroom, BBQ Pork and Bean Curd in Clay Pot ($18.5)

HONG KONG DIM SUM

Happy Holidays! Even though this post won’t actually get released until about mid-January, we are right in the silly season at the time of writing. So to all my beloved readers out there: thanks for sticking with me, have a good break, and eat lots of fantastic food! Speaking of eating fantastic food, I often find that easier said than done at this time of [...]
Fish Fillets with Pickled Vegetables Broth ($17.8)

RAMEN AND DUMPLING HOUSE

Strangely enough, Glen Waverley has slowly slipped into a dearth of good Chinese food. Now I don’t mean southern Chinese food – Dainty Sichuan and Chong Qing Hot Pot takes care of that. What I mean is good, hearty northern Chinese food. Whereas Glen Waverley used to have the legendary Bob’s Kitchen, now even the substitute of Raramen has closed down, in light of repeated [...]