A little cafe marked by a simple white sign on the side of the road would usually not receive much attention.
In the quiet neighbourhood of Alphington, not quite known for its food scene, lies a lovely Pan-Asian restaurant. The cuisine is unsurprising as the eatery is run by the same owner as Northcote's Taxi Boat.
The rice paper 'roll' was more of a cup and the crispy rice paper created an ingenious method of presentation. The salmon and ingredients were fresh and healthy but the downside was the crispy cup was chewy and gets stuck in your teeth.
An excellent dish for sharing is the salmon soba noodles. There are plenty of noodles to go around, leading me to regret ordering that extra rice. Similar to the rice paper roll, the pan-grilled salmon and salad ensured that the meal felt guilt-free.
Overall I loved the modern approach to Asian cuisine as well as the light and healthy feeling, which seemed to suit the calm, blue decor.
With its interesting menu I'll definitely come back to try things such as the Breakfast Squid or Heaven Duck. It is a little pricey with our meal coming to more than $70 but we didn't finish it all and as I said - the food is unique and full of quality.