Catch up lunch with Mother and piano teacher/family friend at PappaRich.
I’m sad. Pressing the ‘enter’ button to separate my tags doesn’t work anymore.
172 Victoria Street, Seddon
So-so-so-sorichyeo araseo mosyeo ^^; So-so-Sourdough Kitchen for brekkie today. Skip the coffee, but ooo that rice dish was good <3 Urh..I shouldn’t be here right now. This has turned into a 3 hour session of procrastination already ;~;
Hope your day is more productive!
Long Dragon Dumpling House
322 Kings Way, Melbourne
Black bean fish on rice. My tongue has shriveled up and died from the sodium overdose, and the plate was piled high with mushrooms. Personally I’m not a fan of them, so after I cleaned the plate of the other ingredients, it didn’t look like I had eaten much because of the sheer amount of them -.-”
Spent a minimum of 20 minutes waiting for my ‘fruit avalanche’ and some other table that came in after us got theirs first -.- When I went to cancel out, turns out they had already made it but it was just sitting on the counter, blargh.
273 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
It is frustratingly hard trying to live on $5 a week, especially if you particularly love food and consider it as your main form of entertainment (what else is there to do in the CBD?) So L very kindly shouted me lunch today :D
I’ve been here several times before and not once were they ever great experiences, but the place is convenient, cheap and I was feeling for Asian food - so why not?
L was ravenous and ordered Soup noodles with deep fried chicken*. From previous visits, the chicken isn’t as crispy as it looks but it is juicy and is flavoured with some spice I’m not familiar with - if you’ve been, do enlighten me?
I had a Sweet and sour fish bento box* consisting of a few tablespoons of peas and corn, an egg, rice topped with mince, greens and a large piece of deep fried fish. The sweet and sour sauce came fresh out of the fridge in a separate little dipping plate.
I didn’t appreciate the mince as it took away the ‘neutrality’ of the rice. Those edible white beads are for vanquishing unpleasantly strong flavours and are to be left alone D<
The fish was flaky and bland, so it was up to the sauce to save the day.
Finally came the pan fried pork dumplings. These guys are always the last to arrive on the table, but if you’re not in a hurry and you’ve other foods to occupy your time, go for it. The skin is crispy and the filling is satisfying with a large ratio of pork and flavoursome soup.
The queues can become notoriously long which will build up your appetite if you weren’t already starving. The interior is also very cramped - I’d advise you do the majority of your shopping after eating :)
*These aren’t the names that were written on the menu. Guess who forgot the receipt again?