I always have a great time in Melbourne, mainly because there's so many great things to do (checkout my Melbourne label), and generally I get to eat some fabulous things not available in small town Australia as I catch up with friends. There was a lot of catching up this week, and a lot of non small town things eaten.
One of my first priorities in Melbourne eating is Yum Cha. I love, love, love yum cha. And am sadly deprived of it year round where I live. So I take every opportunity when I'm in the big smoke. One trip to Melbourne we did five yum chas in a row! Even I needed a break after that, and my stalwart friend was begging for mercy.
This time round I managed two yum chas and a night time dumpling fest. Not bad. Not bad at all.
First stop was to long time favourite Shark Finn House in Little Bourke Street. Hmmm, there doesn't seem to be enough pictures I'm sure we ate more than this ...
|Bean curd skin with seafood|
|Har Gow (prawn dumplings)|
|We've been coming here for decades and|
there's still newness to try
Chinese Sausage bun
|BBQ Pork Bun|
The following day we tried the relatively new Tim Ho Wan on Bourke Street. Even though they have four locations in Sydney I'd never made it to any of them. I think I'll have to now. I loved everything.
|Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp|
I think possibly the best Prawn Dumplings ever!!
Big Call I know.
|Steamed Egg Cake|
The Baked Bun with BBQ Pork was apparently the reason for the Michelin Star awarded to the original Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong. It was amazing. Crispy outside - a texture unlike anything we'd had before.
|Golden Tofu- amazing|
So crispy outside, so creamy inside
|Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork and Shrimp|
|Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp|
It's not yum cha without one of these for me
|Tonic Medlar and Osmanthus Cake|
It was kind of astringent but delicious
|Mango Sago Pomelo|
punchy mango flavour
|But I do know that these were Chicken Xiao Long Bao|
-the dumplings with soup inside
It's always crazy cheap at a dumpling house. Less than $30 for a meal for two which we couldn't quite finish.
My previous Eat Melbourne 2014 experience was so good that it needed two posts. Eat Melbourne 2014 and My Paris Day in Melbourne. I was there for a week this time... there will be more than two posts if I get around to it.
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