The Grand BBQ | Melbourne CBD

S and I don’t mind spending money on food, but we highly enjoy getting our fill of delicious cheap eats. On one weeknight dinner, we met up with my brother for some Chinese food. Located inside the Target Center along Bourke Street, we found ourselves in front of a place called The Grand BBQ. It’s not a fancy place, despite its name. I think it’s more similar to a food stall, but with several tables and chairs surrounding the kitchen/preparation area.

I suggest you know what to order once you get in line, as the lady who takes the order doesn’t muck around. Don’t get me wrong; she wasn’t rude at all (at least I didn’t feel like she was). I’m used to the extremely quick way of getting things done in a Chinese eatery, and I don’t mind. The process was pretty simple too: place your order, pay and get your food stub, grab a seat (and some utensils on your way) then wait for your number to be called. The wait for your food won’t take very long. Maybe not during the lunch hour though, you might have to wait a bit during that time.

Crispy Pork and Roast Duck on Rice
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Mamak | Melbourne CBD

Like most people today, I often check a restaurant’s website and/or Instagram profile before popping in for a visit. A quick peruse through the menu and a couple of clicks on Instagram make the decision making a bit faster when we’re in the restaurant itself. Sometimes we stumble upon a gem, sometimes we don’t. Our visit to Mamak was a mix of both.

Chicken and Beef Satay (AU$24.00 for a dozen)
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Wonder Bowl | Melbourne CBD

Autumn in Wellington is the best time of the year, in my opinion. It’s cold but not yet freezing, and I love it! Unfortunately, the colder days are making me miss eating at Wonder Bowl. It’s a hidden Chinese restaurant in Melbourne specializing in Asian noodle soups and the use of Chinese rice wine. The one we visited was tucked away in the first level of a place along Little Lonsdale Street. S and I would never have known about the place if my brother wasn’t there with us to show us around.

Superior Soup with Drunken Chicken (AU$14.50)
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Joe’s Garage | Wellington CBD

It’s a challenge to find things to write about after cutting down on the number of times S and I eat out. This is all because we’re saving money and (more importantly) calories for our upcoming trip to Australia. Thankfully, I noticed I have some photos from Joe’s Garage sitting in my phone’s gallery and thought that it was the perfect chance for me to do a little post about that meal.

It was after watching one of the films featured during the Japanese Film Fest when we dropped by Joe’s Garage along Tory Street. It’s a place we see all the time (thanks to our Pokemon Go playtime) but just didn’t get to check out until we couldn’t think of any other place and decided to pop in for a quick bite. 

Chicken burger with chips on the side
Chicken Burger with chips (NZ$19.80)
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