I couldn't go past some fried chicken and their lunch menu had a great combo. A mini chicken burger, along with a cup of ramen and chips ($15). It didn't look like much at first, but the ramen soup really fills you up.
If you're after something a little healthier, they also do an interesting sushi parfait, which is like a deconstructed sushi in a little dessert glass. 2. Hochi Mama: 11-15 Liverpool St, Melbourne CBD Hochi Mama is located in a laneway of funky eateries including Rice Paper Scissors and Shimbashi Japanese Soba.
The Vietnamese restaurant definitely exhibits a modern atmosphere with a big mural of rapper Notorious B.I.G on the wall.
They have some common Vietnamese menu items such as curry and braised pork belly, but one of the most interesting dishes is the pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) dumplings. I've had xiao long bao (Chinese soup dumplings) with various flavours including curry, so I thought pho broth was a great idea.
3. Oh Deer Korean Fusion: Royal Lane, Melbourne CBD
Korean fusion brings to mind a lot of things - I've found a lot of Korean restaurants like to put a Mexican twist on dishes or combine it with other Asian cuisines.
I remember when I first visited Oh Deer they had a spicy spaghetti for lunch with crab meat and strawberry fried chicken - very interesting. I think they've refined their menu since then so look out for their new items.
Their cocktail tube set and beef tartar seem especially popular! Take a look at their Instagram for more pictures.
Image courtesy of Oh Deer Korean Fusion's Instagram
Melbourne continues to deliver with modern takes on classic cuisines. It truly reflects the multiculturalism in the city and keeps the dining scene exciting for new and regular diners! Let us know what your favourite fusion places to eat are in the comments!