Food at Melbourne

Published February 6, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello People, since we’re on the topic of restaurants in Melbourne – I decided to write about food at Melbourne. I’ve had the opportunity of traveling to Melbourne for my honeymoon. That was my first time to Melbourne and I love it. There’s literally food shops and restaurants everywhere and it’s open till late at night so if you are hungry for some late night supper, not to worry head down to China Town and there’s bound to be century eggs with pork porridge there waiting for you. It’s what I would call Aussie land of food hehehe… now for our honeymoon trip we decided to be spontaneous, just rock up to places and choose to dine at what ever. Oh yeah, besides from booking the Rockpool place we basically roam around and just dine anywhere that ranged from Food court up to the higher end of the market Rockpool.

The food is considerably cheaper in Melbourne compared to Perth. Especially at the food court, there’s so much variety that I find myself lost in deciding what to eat. Fortunately, I nailed it down to Japanese food – yes I love Sushi I could eat it everyday and not get sick of it. Pandabear had a large bowl of udon soup and you can also order some bubble tea along with it as well..bargain πŸ™‚ We got around Melbourne Central with trams, I love trams they are so cool you don’t get them in Perth 😦 they basically are like little buses that runs on rails on the road kinda like mix between a little train and a bus – quite comfy too. A whole day pass would get you around Melbourne Central to all the popular places you want to go. I got really excited when I come across BreadTop, yes we don’t have it in Perth we only have a small bread shop that sells asian breads, nothing compared to Melbourne’s BreadTop – full of Asian breads reminds me of the bread shops in Taiwan πŸ™‚ so we bought it for our snacks and brekkie – so yummy you just wanna go back and buy more.

Night time, head down to China Town there’s loads of restaurants there – it’s hard finding which one to dine, but I always make sure the ones that are filled with Asians, it must be good. So that’s generally how I go about choosing Chinese Restaurants. They even do the dumplings similar to Ding Tai Fung. Night time when you are after some great coffee – which I’m not really into, I’m more like a hot chocolate person. Coffee gives me the shakes and makes me so hyperactive that I can’t sleep 😦 The cafes in Melbourne are awesome, not only they do great drinks they also do great desserts and I’m sure to do a restaurant review on one of the cafes I dine in Melbourne that’s worth mentioning. Morning time, there’s lots of cafes that does brekkie – we decided to just dine in one of them. Reasonably priced and good service πŸ™‚ what more can you ask for?

Now if you are in Melbourne don’t forget to check out the markets place. It’s got loads of cool gadgets, jeweleries, clothes, souvenirs and loads more. Sort of like our flea markets in Fremantle but a way bigger version of it. We even got this China man to draw a cartoon version of Pandabear and myself that was really cool. I could spend hours and hours checking things out at the markets. The produce is so fresh, I just felt like buying all the fresh ingredients and rush back to the hotel to whip up some meal. Unfortunately this was not possible, no kitchen in our hotel. But really, Melbourne is not all about the Food..the shopping is great over there. There’s DFOs which is similar to our Harbor Town in Perth but 10 times bigger. There’s streets which basically just sell clothes, lots of little boutique shops worth checking out. There’s just lots to do in Melbourne and you would never go bored πŸ™‚

Taro Bread from Bread Top

Taro Bread from Bread Top

dumplings from China Town

dumplings from China Town

Seafood noodles from China Town

Seafood noodles from China Town

One of the cool cafes

One of the cool cafes

Market Food

Market Food

The portrait drawing place

The portrait drawing place

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