Tasty, no-frills authentic Asian food for a great price
Directly opposite Homesglen TAFE campus in Chadstone, sits a large volume of Asian eateries located within a small vicinity of shops on Warrigal Road.
The well known South-East Melbourne educational premises has attracted many cafeterias, catering for international students and locals alike.
Out of the many eateries to choose from, my family and I always opt for 'Let's Bab' Cafeteria, a great little place offering generously sized Korean and Japanese meals, which are fast, cheap, but by no means limited on taste.
Each no-frills meal will rarely cost much more than $10, which includes free hot tea that you serve yourself in good old fashioned metal canisters, miso soup and veggie side dishes. You can also ask for an additional serving of kimchi (traditional Korean side dish of seasoned vegetables) at no extra cost. If tea is not your preferred choice, there are other beverages to choose from.
If you like spice, you'll most certainly find it here, if you don't, that's OK too, there are non spicy options to choose from. The bento boxes and ramen noodles are extremely popular, and very satisfying.
As a vegetarian, there are a few menu choices that you could pick, such as the korokke (deep fried potato croquette) accompanied by a delicious dipping sauce, or the deep fried tofu with yummy sauce and mayo. If you prefer to steer away from the fried food, you could go with the vegetarian noodles or a rice dish, which are again served with a small bowl of miso soup and a side salad.
As often found with cheap eateries, do not expect a waiter service to take your order at your table, you pay in advance at the counter, and obtain your own cutlery.
Be aware if you do visit Let's Bab, it is a very busy little cafeteria, and staff are frantic in the kitchen. English is not their first language, and sometimes the orders that arrive on the table are not quite right; this can be rectified with politeness and patience.
A visit to Let's Bab Cafateria is highly recommended if you're after a nice, tasty, no-frills authentic Asian meal for a great price; a cheap but delicious family feast. Let's Bab also offer a take-a-way service.