If you're a fan of Asian fusion, then Melbourne's restaurants are a real treat. Invigorated by its large Chinese, Vietnamese and Malaysian communities, the city's culinary scene offers Asian flavours in a dizzying range of exciting combinations. So whether you're looking for a succulent grill steeped in far eastern spices or a new twist on classic noodles, use Quandoo to book yourself a table at one of Melbourne's top Asian fusion restaurants.
There are lots of Asian fusion restaurants in Melbourne with a sophisticated, cosmopolitan outlook. Establishments such as Tenpin on Beach Street in Port Melbourne and Moo Chi on Johnston Street in Fitzroy pride themselves on having menus which are as fresh and modern as their décor. Customers can take their pick from a parade of attractively plated versions of southeast Asian dishes like pork dumplings, Thai fish cakes, papaya salad, egg fried rice and pad Thai. And as if that weren't enough, these venues usually offer an eye-catching selection of house cocktails too.
Another theme of Melbourne's restaurants is Asian fusion mixed with modern Australian cuisine. The key is to make the most of locally sourced ingredients, just as the Vault on Nelson Place, Williamstown, does with its prawn cocktail, spicy calamari, smoked duck and barramundi in tempura batter. Then there are eateries like Anh's Kitchen in Maidstone, which fuses Australian and Vietnamese dishes to deliver a wide selection of tangy Asian-style salads and spicy light bites. Just browse Quandoo to discover more restaurants in Melbourne bringing an Asian flavour to Aussie favourites.
In addition, a number of Asian fusion restaurants in Melbourne combine two or more styles of regional cooking. For example, Fusion Hotpot and BBQ on City Road in Southbank opts for a Chinese and Korean blend. You can sample a choice of egg, udon and potato noodles and grills of ox tongue, salmon and beef, alongside filling broths and refreshing dessert soups. Meanwhile, Japanese and Malaysian recipes are at the heart of 888 Sakura on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Here you can mix and match traditional Japanese starters like miso soup with popular Malaysian mains such as sweet and sour pork.