Saturday, 17 December 2011
VicAsia, Albert Park
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)
Labels: Albert Park, Australia, Chinese, Jocks Ice Cream, Melbourne
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GD excited that you are back! Sorry to hear about your Nan and hope you are readjusting ok. I have heard VicAsia is excellent and of course Jock's is a long time favourite. Must catch up soon if you have time pre wedding.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and happy birthday I believe! :D Hope you have a SUPERB weekend and also hope to see you in Sydney or Melbourne soon xxReplyDelete
I really love Jock's :)ReplyDelete
Love that picture of Jock's! It's mouth watering. :)ReplyDelete
That Jock's is really the size of the head! WOW!ReplyDelete