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Delhi Streets

A few weeks ago we dropped by Delhi Streets for some lunch. Here you can get a meal for around $10-$12, or try some of their street chaat or wraps for even less money. The seating area is not big and we visited during peak lunch hour, but we managed to grab an empty spot by the window. The three of us ordered 3 meals, 1 street chaat, 1 dessert and a mango lassi.

aloo tikki

Aloo Tikki – potato & green pea cakes served with onions, coriander, mint chutney and yoghurt with tamarind ($7)

This was the only dish we ordered that we didn’t like. We’ve had aloo tikki before at other restaurants, but not like this… too salty, spicy and a tiny bit sweet all at once, but not in a good way. Rather than complimenting each other, the different flavours were just overwhelming. Maybe they made a mistake with the seasoning.

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$8 Beef Burger Tuesdays at Gloria Swanston’s Kitchen

Normally Gloria Swanston’s ‘Kickass’ beef burgers are $16.50, but every Tuesday from 12-3pm you can get them for only $8! They are basic, no-fuss burgers – white bread, meat, bacon, veggies & cheese. The burgers are a good size and they come with a generous side of crinkle cut chips, so you wont leave feeling hungry.

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Cheap pies followed by Messina “soup” cans at The Royal Croquet Club (late post)

Dinkum Pies

Dinkum Pies is a bakery near the Block Arcade which sells both pies and pastries. A few weeks ago we decided to make use of a Scoopon (which is currently still available!) to get some cheap Dinkum pies for lunch. Regular pies are normally $5.50, but with this voucher you can get a regular pie and coffee for $4. Instead, the two of us opted to share the “Family Pack” voucher: $13 for 2 regular pies, 2 party pies, 2 mini sausage rolls and 2 hot drinks.

steak and onion pie

Steak & onion pie + part pie, sausage roll and sauce

Ani ~ The steak and onion pie had a really tasty meat filling due to the onion. The pastry of the pie was decent, if a little thick in some places. Continue reading

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Korean Food at Oppa Kitchen

Oppa Kitchen is a relatively new addition to the many restaurants lining Swanston Street. The bright, modern decor of the restaurant is visible through the big glass windows, and the pink neon “Oppa” sign attracts the attention of passers-by. The menu on the window advertises Korean meals for lunch/dinner at an affordable price ($10 for a cold bi bim bap). When we visited Oppa for lunch, we found the food to be well-portioned and although it didn’t ‘wow’ us, we left the restaurant feeling satisfied.

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Dumplings at Shanghai Street Dumplings, Wontons and Noodle (La Trobe St)

This dumpling restaurant has a wide selection of steamed/boiled/fried dumplings and also some noodle dishes. We brought a couple of friends with us to have lunch here, so we decided to order four dumpling dishes to share: steamed and fried pork xiao long bao, boiled vegetable dumplings and boiled chicken and prawn dumplings. The servings were very filling so we all left feeling satisfied, and the total bill added up to only $34 between the four of us, so it was a very affordable!

Steamed pork xiao long bao

Steamed pork xiao long bao

Wendy ~ I was really looking forward to trying the steamed xiao long bao as well as its fried counterpart Continue reading