Saturday 17 December 2011
The scene is subdued and sophisticated, but the food is where the action is. This feels like the best Chinese food I've ever had.
We shared the 5 course tasting menu for $50 per head. Light and crispy tempura calamari with coconut, scallops with ginger and spring onion, grilled prawns with almond sauce and the most divine Patagonian toothfish (my favourite piece of fish in memory) were absolutely gorgeous, if leaving us still a little peckish. Then 2 slices of steak marinated in a sweet plum sauce with Chinese greens and a bowl of fried rice (complete with its own bounty of big, juicy fresh prawns) saved the day.
A very respectable wine list completes the picture, with lovely wines by the glass for around the $10 mark.
In the end, we had just enough room for a stroll along the beach with a scoop of Jock's ice-cream (hokey pokey with massive chunks of real honeycomb).
I feel a habit coming on.
VicAsia, 95 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Melbourne (ph 613 9690 2390)