How good is Hankki? My friend Jo heard good things about the place so we chose it for our first ever meal in Carnegie. And we chose super well with this bustling Korean eatery. Probably the best KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) we’ve had in Melbourne […]
Tens, tens, tens across the board. If you ever want to know what time most restaurants close in downtown Toronto it’s generally that. For that reason we found ourselves in Chinatown, and Dumpling House Restaurant, which is closed Tuesdays but open until 11pm on all […]
The Leong’s Legend is that it’s actually a half decent Taiwanese option in Chinatown. I get a bit bewildered whenever I’m in Chinatown and tasked with choosing a restaurant. Everything looks so samely, and everything is so samely for the most part. Leong’s Legend (currently) has one of the highest ratings for the places in the Chinatown area on Zomato. And that was enough to know for my reckoning.
The number eight is an auspicious number in Chinese culture, it reflects fortune and wealth. And triple 8 is even better. It also happens to be the price of Ping Pong‘s current lunch special. Only £8.88 for your fusion-Asian dumpling fix. There’s two basic options, […]
I don’t often have leaving-the-country dinners, but when I do, I pick the biggest and most central spot I know of. And Cookie is perfect for both of those. The huge space in the centre of Swanston Street accommodates many. As well as the handy spot, […]
I was pleasantly surprised by my last working lunch over at Mong’s Kitchen across the road, a new Korean and Japanese-themed eatery that gets a decent chunk of the company foot traffic. It always looked a bit too clean for my tastes, but I’m glad I checked it out as it has a real vibrance in it’s dishes.
I went for their currently on-special $12.50 lunch combo set (normally $14, Sam can never resist a deal) and this comes with a main and appetiser along with a miso soup and rice. There’s a real cornucopia of options available and I went with the fried vegetable dumplings and the beef bulgogi.
Service is a bit awkward and seems like they are still finding their way in this respect, but the dishes were visually appealing and much like the premises, were clean flavours. The dumplings were golden and had a varied filling with the bulgogi having a good mix of vegetables and mushroom to muddle the savoury notes of the beef. Overall a good experience. Get a-Mongst it.
I was rather hesitant to be dining at Okami, as all you can eat restaurants aren’t usually my kind of thing. I generally minimise displays of excess (cough!). The restaurant has a few branches all over the ‘burbs and for $29.80 you can stuff-yourself-until-you-can’t-breathe. It’s all […]
I’m always on the hunt for tasty, tasty fried chicken and Gami probably makes it on my current top. There’s a few stores about for the chain but we headed to the one in the city, nearby a heap of other worthwhile Korean options. Getting […]
In an area without a lot of dumpling-orientated options, Three Little Dumplings comes to the rescue with a recent opening on busy Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. Kathleen and I, being of an Asian-cuisine consuming disposition, were keen to check out how it compared so we could have one more option on our lunching list. In the end, Three Little Dumplings does a fairly competent job, with some dumpling lunch delights that do merit the occasional repeat visit.
I went with the boiled pork dumplings noodle soup for $9.50, a very reasonable price point for a six count bowl of dumplings and noodles in broth. The soup could have had a bit more depth of complexity but otherwise was fine as an accompaniment to the real focus of the dumplings. Decent fillings and the pastry was thick and satisfying. A meaty fill for our appetites and no negative aftertaste. Some token veges and a steal for the price.