Shandong Mama

Shandong Mama is a popular dumpling house inside Bourke St Arcade, always with a (largely asian) crowd gathered outside it’s glass windows. They are cash only, don’t get caught out! Each dumpling is handmade lovingly by ‘Mama’ Wang, the co-owner and mother of the other half of Shandong Mama, daughter Ying Hou. Naturally dumplings aren’t the most … More Shandong Mama

Menya Sandaime

Building on the 24 hour Russell St corner in the CBD, Menya Sanadime has opened next to Stalactites and offers an asian option to late night cravings post partying/clubbing/shenanigans. An unassuming traditional Japanese shop front, a sign boasts 24 hour service, though I chose to dine at a respectable hour. Inside, you are greeted with Irasshaimase from all … More Menya Sandaime

Charlie Dumpling

Charlie Dumpling lives in Prahran, near a lot of other asian fusion restaurants, but you will notice that on most nights, it is always packed. Experiencing the food makes you realise why, as the creators of this asian-fusion have hit all the right buttons in your taste console.   The Yellowfin tuna sashimi, pink lady … More Charlie Dumpling

Street Feud

After eating a late night dessert at Acland St. Cantina, I saw a flier for ‘The Month of the Prince’ which revolved around food and Circa, the Prince venue. It featured things like Taco Tuesday and the Cantina Crab Shack, but the thing that caught my eye was the Street Feud, a promise of many … More Street Feud