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Victoria Street, Richmond is one of Melbourne's best Asian food eat-streets - if you know where to eat, that is. A random selection might disappoint; an informed one would leave you buzzing with pleasure.
Get the ins and outs with an exciting Richmond Food Tour of the busting, flavour-packed street with the knowledgeable and entertaining Cameron Smith, renowned foodie and host of 3RRR's Eat It program, together with walking encyclopedia on all things food, Allan Campion.
The tour, which also includes a lively lunch, offers lots of tasty snippets and food experiences in the street's best hotspots, including Vietnamese bakeries, grocer's shops (including the renowned, and huge, Minh Phat food store), fishmongers and roast houses.
Be sure to get your Asian greens
Think head-spinning, fragrant herbs and spices, exotic tropical fruits, iced Vietnamese coffee, Asian buns, crispy, juicy roast duck, and Bánh mì, the famous Vietnamese roll that's a perfect fusion of Vietnamese and French ingredients and was once described as "a sandwich one could marry".
Finish with a stunning selection of share dishes over lunch at the iconic Thy Thy 1 restaurant.
Learn too how to choose and use Asian ingredients for adding some zing to your cooking repertoire.
Skip breakfast and switch the senses onto overdrive for a Melbourne food tour and Vietnamese food experience that you'll remember for a long time to come.
Thy Thy, The one to measure all others by
How do I know? I've done several food tours with Allan and the team before - and I can't stop talking about them for months afterwards. I also keep re-visiting the gems he's pointed out. Once you've had the best, you can't settle for less.
Besides, it's fabulous fun. I mean, how could you not love a leisurely few hours on a Saturday traversing, tasting and grazing your way around Melbourne's most-revered food (and revered with good reason) with like-minded people?