Yearning for a warm, exotic holiday where you can eat your body weight in tasty street food? Lucky for you, Melbourne’s colourful cultural cuisine means your taste buds can travel to Vietnam, Malaysia and Greece all without leaving the city.
Be warned, the food at Paperboy Kitchen is so delicious you’ll want to make your way through the entire menu. Choose from a traditional Vietnamese bun or bowl packed full of fresh flavours and spices. We opted for the panko fish bowl and meatball bun slathered in lemongrass sauce. Vietnamese Street Eats off Little Collins Street is perfect for a quick fix of dumplings or rice paper rolls.
Kalamaki Greek Street Food is a light, bright and welcoming haven for Greek-food lovers. Try their classic souvlaki (with a special secret ingredient) or pick and mix from the smaller-serve menu, laden with skewers, salads, dips and dolmades. And if that craving for Greek cuisine strikes you in the middle of the night, Stalactites will keep you rolling in souvlakis 24/7. Yasou (cheers)!
There’s a reason why students flock to NL House in Carlton for Malaysian hawker food. It’s affordable, friendly and authentic. Try their legendary Nasi lemak or tuck into a Beehoon tofu salad served with cold rice noodles.
Don’t they say something like “you shouldn’t eat food bigger than your head”? It doesn’t pay to listen to reason when an enormous Mee Goreng from S & J Sushi Noodle Town is involved. This trusty family business in North Melbourne serves up an extensive range of Asian goodness. You’re sure to find your favourite Asian street food dish here. Enjoy!
Where do you go for a street-food fix?