Melbourne Street Food - Part 3

Melbourne Street Food - Part 3


More Melbourne Street Food that I've tried during other visits to Melbourne, Australia, continuing from Part 1, and Part 2.

Smashed Avocado On Toast



This list includes dishes not listed in Melbourne Street Food - Part 1, and Part 2. While cuisine is mostly Australian, there are also influences from British and Chinese cuisines.


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The fresh Apples here are juicy and crunchy, with the Green Apple having a fruity sour sweet flavour, and the Red Apple having a pronounced fruity sweet flavour. Varieties in-season were the Granny Smith (green apple) and Pink Lady (red apple) respectively.

Apple
Apple



The Beer Fat Yak Original Pale Ale is an American style pale ale brewed by the Carlton & United Breweries in Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has a bright golden colour, with aromas and tastes of passionfruit, grass, rock melon, and straw. The body is thin, herbaceous, and light, with grainy sweet sour herbal metallic flavour, and a refreshing finish. Best when chilled.

Beer Fat Yak Original Pale Ale
Beer Fat Yak Original Pale Ale



A Chai Latte enhances the flavour of tea with spices such as cinnamon, resulting in a fragrant sweetness with a hint of spice in the beverage.

Chai Latte


Chai Latte
Chai Latte



The Croffle is a crossover between a waffle and a croissant, with a crisp fluffy soft texture like the former, and a bready sweet savoury buttery flavour like the latter. Requires some getting used to, as it plays tricks on the mind.

Croffle


Croffle
Croffle


Croffle



Commonly served by Fish And Chips stalls, the Grilled Fish is served with similar sides; including English style thick cut chips seasoned with salt and a dash of vinegar, fresh crisp salad (garden or mesclun) with vegetal earthy sweet flavour, a slice of lemon, and a side of tomato sauce or tartar sauce. The fish used in Grilled Fish dishes is typically a firm white flesh fish that are common in Australia, such as John Dory, Whiptail Hake, Flathead, Reef Cod, Rock Cod, Flake, Basa Catfish, Blue Grenadier, or Barramundi. The fresh fish is simply seasoned with salt and black pepper then grilled, and has a moist tender flaky texture, with delicate sweet salty savoury flavour. In Melbourne, the most common type of fish used is Blue Grenadier, Flake, or Barramundi.

Grilled Fish


Grilled Fish
Grilled Fish


Grilled Fish


Grilled Fish



Considered the ultimate late-night hangover snack, the Halal Snack Pack (HSP) is a type of Middle Eastern fast-food common in Australia. The Halal Snack Pack (HSP) consists of halal-certified doner kebab meat (lamb or beef), thinly sliced with tender texture, placed over thick-cut potato chips which are fluffy and soft. The dish is then drenched in no less than 3 different sauces of your choice, the most common being creamy garlic sauce, thick barbecue sauce, and thin sweet chili sauce, though there are other types of sauces including yoghurt, cheese sauce, spicy chili sauce, mayonnaise, or tabbouleh. It's heavy on the palate with robust smoky meaty savoury salty starchy sweet tangy sour spice flavour. The Halal Snack Pack (HSP) was chosen by the Macquarie Dictionary as the "People's Choice Word of the Year" for 2016.

Halal Snack Pack (HSP)


Halal Snack Pack (HSP)
Halal Snack Pack (HSP)



The Hot Chocolate here is rich and creamy sweet, warming and filling. The type of chocolate used is typically a version of dark chocolate, although variations that use white chocolate or milk chocolate are common as well. Perfect for cold or windy days. For a more decadent version, the Spanish Hot Chocolate, Madrid Style is even more sweet, chocolatey, and luscious.

Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate


Hot Chocolate



The Pippies With X.O. Sauce features a generous serving of pipi, a type of saltwater clam native to Australia, stir-fried in a X.O. sauce (of dried scallops conpoy, dried shrimp, Jinhua ham, shallots, garlic, chili, and oil). The pippies are plump and bouncy in texture, picking up the savoury spicy salty sweet flavours of the X.O. gravy. Has a slight mild spicy heat that builds on the palate.

Pippies With X.O. Sauce


Pippies With X.O. Sauce


Pippies With X.O. Sauce
Pippies With X.O. Sauce



The Popcorn is fluffy and crisp, with the default flavour being sweet and salty. There's many other flavours of Popcorn, mostly sold at carnivals or events.

Popcorn
Popcorn



The Prawn Toast, also known as Shrimp Toast, features small triangles of toasted or deep-fried white bread, layered with minced prawns / shrimp, and decorated with sesame seeds. Has a crisp juicy tender texture, with lovely smoky meaty savoury sweet bready flavour.

Prawn Toast / Shrimp Toast


Prawn Toast / Shrimp Toast
Prawn Toast / Shrimp Toast



A Rocky Road is a type of confectionery dessert, comprising of milk chocolate fudge, marshmallows, and hazelnuts, over a chocolate brownie cake base. Its name is said to be derived from the unpaved roads that prospecters travelled to reach the gold mines. The Rocky Road has soft creamy bouncy crunchy grainy textures, with bold chocolatey candy sweet nutty flavour, very decadent.

Rocky Road


Rocky Road
Rocky Road



The Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs feature bone-in pork ribs rubbed with salt and white pepper, stir-fried with garlic and red chili. These pork ribs have a tender moist chew to texture, with bright meaty salty savoury spice flavour, very addictive and yummy.

Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs


Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs
Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs


Salt & Pepper Pork Ribs



A Sausage Roll Beef is a type of savoury pastry, containing minced beef and carrots in a puff pastry shell. The Sausage Roll is named for its resemblence to a sausage, but in Singapore, it's interpreted literally with an actual sausage within the puff pastry shell.

Sausage Roll


Sausage Roll
Sausage Roll



A classic British English snack, the Scones With Jam & Clotted Cream feature crisp outside fluffy inside scones with bready sweet flavour, paired with airy Devonshire clotted cream with milky sweet notes, and rich strawberry jam with fruity sweet flavour. Typically eaten for breakfast or brunch.

Scones With Jam & Clotted Cream


Scones With Jam & Clotted Cream
Scones With Jam & Clotted Cream



The Sfogliatelle is an Italian dessert pastry whose name means 'small thin leaves', a reference to its appearance of stacked leaves. The Sfogliatelle has an exterior pasty shell that's crisp crunchy flaky in texture, with an interior filling of almond and ricotta cheese paste flavoured with orange. Finished with a dusting of icing sugar. This carries yummy buttery fruity nutty sweet flavours, most excellent.

Sfogliatelle


Sfogliatelle


Sfogliatelle
Sfogliatelle


Sfogliatelle



The Smashed Avocado On Toast has a bad reputation as the iconic exorbitantly-priced cafe dish of choice for hipster millenials, with some drawing the correlations that too much of this dish will result in future poverty (and inability to afford basic housing). Negative perceptions aside, the Smashed Avocado On Toast at its most basic comprises crusty pourous sourdough toast bread with bready sour flavour, spread with rough mashed avocado that's creamy and chunky with vegetal sweet earthy flavour. To enhance the dish, some stalls add crisp toasted rice puffs for a contrast to texture and grainy smoky sweet flavour. Other toppings include cherry tomatoes, ricotta cheese, red onions, spring onions, poached eggs, and more. It's regarded as wholesome and healthy due to being high in unsaturated fats and fibre.

Smashed Avocado On Toast


Smashed Avocado On Toast
Smashed Avocado On Toast


Smashed Avocado On Toast



An iconic Chinese stir-fry, the Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers consists of sliced beef rubbed with cornstarch and baking soda. The cut of beef used is usually inexpensive, such as chuck, flank, flap, or sirloin. It's then stir-fried with red onions, bell peppers / capsicum, garlic, and black beans, in a gravy of light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, white sugar, black pepper, oyster sauce, Shaoxing rice wine, and sesame oil. The beef is tender with meaty savoury salty spice flavour, the onions are soft and caramelised with vegetal sweet notes, while the bell peppers / capsicum is crunchy with vegetal sweet sour spice flavour.

Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers
Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers


Stir-Fried Beef With Onions & Bell Peppers



The Vanilla Slice is a classic British English dessert pastry that's rather popular in Australia. It consists of thick layers of creamy wobbly soft custard flavoured with vanilla, sandwiched with crisp flaky layers of thin puff pastry, topped with icing sugar. Has a bright floral sweet buttery flavour, yum.

Vanilla Slice


Vanilla Slice
Vanilla Slice


Vanilla Slice


Vanilla Slice


Vanilla Slice


Vanilla Slice






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