Our flight home having been delayed by the Chilean volcanic ash cloud, we made the most of our additional day/night in Melbourne. While Nath & Mandy loved it up in their hotel room, the Jacksons & the Williams rocked on down to Chinatown for dinner.
I don’t usually eat Chinese food but the group decision was to try a cheap & cheerful restaurant that Jay’s friend from work had recommended called Spicy Fish. It’s focus is Shanghainese and Sichuan cuisines. I’m in a new city – I’m game to try new things!
To start we have some minced pork dumplings that go down nicely with beer (for the boys) and lychee soda (for the girls). Janine is a dumpling fanatic and says they are OK. I think they taste similar but not as good as Japanese gyoza.
The lychee soda is made from tinned lychee’s and lemonade. It’s nice and sweet and hits the spot.
As far as Chinese cuisine goes, it’s pretty good – tasty, not too hot and not too greasy. The chicken dish is my favourite as it’s mild and has lots of veggies and I love the fungi. The best thing is that it’s cheap, which after paying for the airline delay, is just what we’re looking for!
Spicy Fish | 209 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph | 03 9639 1885