Monday, August 30, 2010

Pacific BBQ Cafe @ Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

While London has a reputation for their roast ducks, Melbourne can also serve a decent cantonese roast duck too. For that, ask anybody around where to get good roast duck rice in the city and most will point fingers to Pacific BBQ Cafe.

Set in a typical Hong Kong styled cafe or as the people in Hong Kong call it "char chan teng", they serve a long list of stir fry noodles and rice, dishes to accompany with white rice and of course their signature roast meats; duck, chicken, roast pork and bbq pork. 

Most swear by their roast duck and i can safely say so too. A whole roast duck is AUD 38-40 and i can't wait for the day when i gather a group enough to see that whole duck sit on our table in its glorious shiny skin. However, eating alone? You have the option of ordering roast duck rice or noodles, just the same.

I also tried their ala-carte dishes like the salted egg yolk chicken and the pork ribs done in a sweet and sour sauce. Worthy of trying while if you think you can get stir fry noodles like "beef hor fun" in Malaysia, forget it, here they serve a rather dismal version of very eggy sauce on top of lumps of hor fun.

Address and contact details:

213 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Tel : +61 3 9663 9288 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +61 3 9663 9288      

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. This reminds me of how my London holiday was, living with a friend who was still living his student life, which meant lots of roast duck rice. Wouldn't mind it too here if roast duck wasn't so high in cholesterol.


Sean said...

Hey, u're still a bit too young to worry about cholesterol, rite. Leave that to the older ones (like me, sigh!)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: unlike u, haha my level is already on border line!

Michelle Chin said...

Not suprising. My 20 year old friends have high cholestrol too. She loves buttery desserts. What's your poison?

Michelle Chin said...
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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: haha well im bordering on the good side =) poison? everything la..

thenomadGourmand said...

u knw, now tht i have been to Aussie (Melbourne) all the links u had at the side bar makes sense as i do knw whr these places are! mks readin them more interestin!
Why no pic one??
tis ws on the Greek precint and I ws so tempted to tapau one back! But seriously, my luggage was borderin on OVERSPILLING out of my bags!