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Daniel’s Donuts

I’ve never been a big fan of donuts (though I do like them – I’m not crazy), but the hype around Daniel’s Donuts has been so big over the last year that I had to go and check it out. Everyone from mum’s co-workers to Chris’ co-workers has been banging on about how they’re the best donuts they’ve ever had, and combined with the fact that my sister was dying to visit, and that it’s actually near-ish to home, prompted a drive down to Springvale one afternoon while I was in Melbourne.

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Pho Hung Vuong

Who doesn’t love pho? Well, Chris doesn’t, but it’s ok – aside from pho and more pho, Pho Hung Vuong also serves… more pho. Go figure. Thankfully its close proximity to Springvale shopping center promises crispy batons of Chinese donuts and fat pork buns for hungry hungry shoppers and boyfriends who don’t like beef noodle soup. A bowl of Special Beef Pho ($7.5, small) had a sweet broth that’s probably the most delicate one I’ve come across so far. It’s also viciously spicy, which is unusual for pho unless if you add in the condiments yourself. It took one sip for Chris to choke on the unexpectedly peppery soup, and he proceeded to rub his watering eyes with hands that…

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