Pho Dzung: inexpensive, delicious Vietnamese pho in Melbourne

There is so much good Asian food in Melbourne, but if you are craving a bowl of savoury Vietnamese pho, go to Pho Dzung in the Richmond District, which is home to a large Vietnamese community. When we went to Pho Dzung on a Sunday for lunch, we found it packed with Vietnamese families bent […]

Little Malaysia: delicious Malaysian food in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a change from the usual Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese cuisine, why not Malaysian? We found this small Malaysian restaurant called Little Malaysia tucked away on a side street in Melbourne’s central business district. It’s not fancy, but the food is very good. My favorites are the beef rendang (pictured below) and the tiny dried […]

Bopha Devi: exquisite Cambodian food in Melbourne

Bopha Devi is a Cambodian restaurant in the Docklands area of Melbourne, a lively district of restaurants and bars at the waterside. It’s a great place to hang out on a warm summer evening. Bopha Devi has two things going for it: the amazing food and the modern eclectic decor. It seems popular with groups, […]

Izakaya Den: Melbourne hot spot serves fabulous Japanese small plates, sake and beer

Izakaya Den is one of Melbourne’s coolest places to hang out. It’s almost impossible to find because the sign on Russell Street at Little Collins Street is not obvious and you have to go down two flights of stairs. When you arrive, you are shocked to see a packed, vibrant industrial-chic restaurant with high ceilings […]