FOOD, HOLIDAYS, Melbourne, Uncategorized MELBOURNE: more food! 5 May 2008


Under the persimmon tree at the hotel

With mum!

Really strange and random food back at Springvale

Asian central!

Mum’s amused with the token white-guy 😉

Dudes paying Chinese chess

Making fresh Vietnamese rolls

We had a lovely one with roast chicken

Checking out all the authentic Vietnamese fare like rice noodles, sweets, etc….

At Prahan Markets

How gorgeous are these cupcakes?!

They were like $8 each or something though…

Fruit madness

At Soda Rock Diner – a USA retro-themed cafe!!!!!!! WE LOVED IT!!

Decked out with pin ball machines and booth seats

The all-American menu

1940s style (working) jukeboxes that played awesome oldies

Strawberry thick shake ($5.95)

Root beer float ($5.95) – my favourite drink in the whole world, I was thrilled to find it here!

Oh YUMMILICIOUS

Hound Dog – old-fashioned hot dog with tasty cheese, grilled onion, sweet
pickle relish, American mustard and ketchup ($8.95) – was FABULOUS

Hubcap – Our most popular burger, with a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
sweet pickle relish, mustard and mayonnaise ($7.45) – juicy and delish!

American Pancakes – Just like Mom used to make! Two light, fluffy
pancakes with maple syrup and extra creamy vanilla ice cream ($7.95) –
they look pretty normal but OMG they were so nice and fluffy!!!

Very happy 🙂 I love Melbourne!


60 Comments

  • rollagirl9 posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Did you eat both the hot dog and burger? How did they compare to Bite Me?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

      Mum prefers Sodarock’s burger ‘cos there’s more salad in it, but I prefer Bite Me ‘cos they’ve got more interesting toppings! And the hotdogs are both gooooooooooooood :)~

      Reply
  • esthered posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    The cupcakes look GORGEOUS! But I still don’t know how on earth do you eat them x_x

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

      Yeah they look best just sitting there looking pretty haha!

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I am craving for a vietnamese roll now! Used to frequent a store in Kingsford…yum yum yum!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm

      I prefer the Viet rice paper rolls… mmm those are awesome!!

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Mmmm that food looks good! And those cupcakes are gorgeous, I need to make some that look like them hehe. 🙂

    Reply
  • uglychocolate posted on May 5, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    That hot dog looks sooooo good! The American flag on it looks so cute. 🙂

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I think it’s funny how Chris looks so funny in the last pic. OMG, that hound dog is MASSIVE!

    Reply
  • angelnotes posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, really LOTS of food! Heh. 😛

    I’ve always wanted to visit Melbourne. Looks like a truly lovely place~!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

      We were fortunate we had nice weather, cos Melb’s famous for their crap weather (like London)… so make sure it’s nice when you visit! 😛

      Reply
  • bikkle posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Soda Rock! I used to treat myself there once in a while…especially after papers and before clubbing….

    Awww…I just wanna move back soon!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm

      It’s yummy! I love the whole concept 🙂

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I remember trying Soda Rock once but wasn’t that impressed. And you can just buy A&W root beer from Asian grocery stores to make your own float! We made A&W coney dogs the other day, but unfortunately forgot the root beer float. Bleah!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm

      I really like their food, plus the whole concept rocks – Sydney should have it!

      Making your own root beer float ain’t the same 😉

      Reply
  • ohprettywords posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    all this food. you never let up, bev. I LOVE IT. though i wish your posts didn’t make me so hungry.

    p.s chris is the token white guy…

    i cracked up because seriously, i am like the token ASIAN girl over here. lol

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm

      Australia’s totally overrun by Asians… lol!

      Reply
  • to_want posted on May 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve never seen ice cream on pancakes before!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm

      really?!! what do you normally have it with? I love it with maple syrup, butter and ice cream.. mmmm

      Reply
  • fuchsiacow posted on May 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    OOh. i love root beer float too. since they no longer have any franchise on this little red dot, i make sure i have my fix when i go to msia. and your mum’s bag looks interesting!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm

      Root beer’s hardly available in Australia too 🙁 I miss A&W so much!!

      Hehe mum’s bag has this cute flip flops embroidered on it. Great for travel!

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Did you eat both the hot dog and burger? How did they compare to Bite Me?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

      Mum prefers Sodarock’s burger ‘cos there’s more salad in it, but I prefer Bite Me ‘cos they’ve got more interesting toppings! And the hotdogs are both gooooooooooooood :)~

      Reply
  • esthered posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:36 am

    The cupcakes look GORGEOUS! But I still don’t know how on earth do you eat them x_x

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

      Yeah they look best just sitting there looking pretty haha!

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I am craving for a vietnamese roll now! Used to frequent a store in Kingsford…yum yum yum!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm

      I prefer the Viet rice paper rolls… mmm those are awesome!!

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on May 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Mmmm that food looks good! And those cupcakes are gorgeous, I need to make some that look like them hehe. 🙂

    Reply
  • uglychocolate posted on May 5, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    That hot dog looks sooooo good! The American flag on it looks so cute. 🙂

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I think it’s funny how Chris looks so funny in the last pic. OMG, that hound dog is MASSIVE!

    Reply
  • angelnotes posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, really LOTS of food! Heh. 😛

    I’ve always wanted to visit Melbourne. Looks like a truly lovely place~!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

      We were fortunate we had nice weather, cos Melb’s famous for their crap weather (like London)… so make sure it’s nice when you visit! 😛

      Reply
  • bikkle posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Soda Rock! I used to treat myself there once in a while…especially after papers and before clubbing….

    Awww…I just wanna move back soon!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm

      It’s yummy! I love the whole concept 🙂

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I remember trying Soda Rock once but wasn’t that impressed. And you can just buy A&W root beer from Asian grocery stores to make your own float! We made A&W coney dogs the other day, but unfortunately forgot the root beer float. Bleah!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm

      I really like their food, plus the whole concept rocks – Sydney should have it!

      Making your own root beer float ain’t the same 😉

      Reply
  • ohprettywords posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    all this food. you never let up, bev. I LOVE IT. though i wish your posts didn’t make me so hungry.

    p.s chris is the token white guy…

    i cracked up because seriously, i am like the token ASIAN girl over here. lol

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm

      Australia’s totally overrun by Asians… lol!

      Reply
  • to_want posted on May 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve never seen ice cream on pancakes before!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm

      really?!! what do you normally have it with? I love it with maple syrup, butter and ice cream.. mmmm

      Reply
  • fuchsiacow posted on May 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    OOh. i love root beer float too. since they no longer have any franchise on this little red dot, i make sure i have my fix when i go to msia. and your mum’s bag looks interesting!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm

      Root beer’s hardly available in Australia too 🙁 I miss A&W so much!!

      Hehe mum’s bag has this cute flip flops embroidered on it. Great for travel!

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Ooh, I LOVE persimmons!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 6, 2008 at 9:30 pm

      I found ’em a bit strange! But then again I don’t like fruit in general.. 😛

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on May 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    $8 for that teeny little cupcake is so not worth it!
    Your mum looks like she lost weight!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

      Yeah sooooo $$, but so pretty!

      Hehe my parents are walking around so much and getting exercise that’s why 😛

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Ooh, I LOVE persimmons!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 6, 2008 at 9:30 pm

      I found ’em a bit strange! But then again I don’t like fruit in general.. 😛

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on May 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    $8 for that teeny little cupcake is so not worth it!
    Your mum looks like she lost weight!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

      Yeah sooooo $$, but so pretty!

      Hehe my parents are walking around so much and getting exercise that’s why 😛

      Reply
  • 8balldecline posted on May 7, 2008 at 5:32 am

    did you eat any of those Crabapple cupcakes? they’re not as tasty as they look.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

      I didn’t, cos they didn’t look like they’d taste good.. too much icing and fancy stuff! I generally don’t like cupcakes you buy outside, unless they’re super duper moist and warm…mmm

      Reply
      • 8balldecline posted on May 9, 2008 at 5:50 am

        yeah, most cupcakes that aren’t homemade are pretty foul. i’ve had the crabapple cupcakes before and it’s 50% or so of icing, so it’s sickly sweet. they’re so nice to look at, though.

        Reply
  • 8balldecline posted on May 7, 2008 at 5:32 am

    did you eat any of those Crabapple cupcakes? they’re not as tasty as they look.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

      I didn’t, cos they didn’t look like they’d taste good.. too much icing and fancy stuff! I generally don’t like cupcakes you buy outside, unless they’re super duper moist and warm…mmm

      Reply
      • 8balldecline posted on May 9, 2008 at 5:50 am

        yeah, most cupcakes that aren’t homemade are pretty foul. i’ve had the crabapple cupcakes before and it’s 50% or so of icing, so it’s sickly sweet. they’re so nice to look at, though.

        Reply
  • Anonymous posted on May 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    thanks much

    favorited this one, man

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

      Re: thanks much

      heh, glad ya liked it!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on May 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    thanks much

    favorited this one, man

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:16 pm

      Re: thanks much

      heh, glad ya liked it!

      Reply

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