Melbourne's endless options of eateries cover so many cultures, but the amount of modern or fusion restaurants and bars seem to be dominating the scene. Below you will find some upcoming places that pride their selves in their ability to put their own twist on some traditional flavours and cuisines.
Fond of Fusion: 233 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern A new gem in the south-eastern suburbs, this place captivates you with its atmosphere the moment you walk past. In contrast to the takeaway culture of Asian restaurants in this area, Fond of Fusion entices you with its comfy armchairs, candlelit tables and modern decor.
You can also get tacos, rice bowls and burritos with your choice of filling, with options such as spicy pork or bulgogi. You will then see them freshly made at the counter after the meat is cooked. Koba is gaining a large following as people discover the complimenting blends of Korean and Mexican food, so don't miss out!
Rice Paper Scissors: 19 Liverpool St, Melbourne CBD Towards the Parliament end of Bourke St you will find a plethora of places to eat, hiding amidst the laneways. Rice Paper Scissors is fairly new but already filling up at 6.30pm on weeknights due to its hype.
Their modern take on Asian tapas dishes and Eastern inspired cocktails menu make for a perfect place for some casual bites and catchup.
For example, they've taken on dishes such as banh xeo, traditional Vietnamese pancake, and banh mi, Vietnamese baguette, and styled them into mini, tapas dishes. The pancakes were crispy and more like wafers whilst the baguettes looked like burgers but tasted delicious.