Meat, Vegetarian, Poultry and Fish Platter ($48/2pp)

THE ABYSSINIAN

“Injera, zighini, bozena, gored-gored... can we get all this in Melbourne?“ “If you know where to look.” With that said though, The Abyssinian is something of a poorly kept secret in Melbourne, being the most popular place for Ethiopian food and all. This small, dark restaurant is painted a violent shade of sunset orange, the walls festooned with traditional African handicrafts and knick-knacks. It may [...]
Panko Black Sesame Crumbed Chicken Burger ($15.5)

MR ED

Most people are pretty surprised when I tell them that working in a hospital is a complete junk-food fest. But when your workplace has a couple of thousand people, coming across cake on daily basis isn’t so far-fetched. And of course, there are all the lovely patients who thank us by fattening us up. Still, all the junk food I eat is more or less [...]
Mix Grill ($24)

FLEMINGTON KEBAB HOUSE

Thank goodness Google Maps brought back the tram stop information in its mobile app. For a while there it felt like I was living in the dark ages, as I had to either work out how to get to point B before leaving point A, or try and wrangle with the so-called mobile version of Journey Planner. If it weren’t for the tram information on [...]
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CHEF LAGENDA

Laksa King or Chef Lagenda? The opinions on which restaurant does the best Malaysian hawker food is as divided as the opinion on where you can get the best pho in Melbourne. We personally loved Laksa King when we first tried it, but we thought that it’d only be fair to give its next-door rival a go as well. Unlike the canteen-styled Laksa King next [...]
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REWIND – BEST OF 2011

Every single blog I read is doing one of these, and because I love lists and hate missing out, I’m going to do one too!
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LAKSA KING

‘Rub my tummy! It’ll bring you good laksa!’ chortled Chris as we walked out of Laksa King. And what could possibly bring CBD-dwellers like us out to Flemington on a cold Friday morning? The promise of fantastic laksa by my good Malaysian friends, Jan and Nick. And whilst I judge most Malaysian restaurants by their Fried Kway Teow, I simply couldn’t go past a dish [...]