It’s dark and moody, decked out with plastic cherry blossoms, red lanterns and a variety of other kitsch decorations. Welcome to Rice Queen. The menu leans heavily towards snacks and shared dining, picking from various Asian cuisines, such as Korean, Japanese, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese. The food has plenty of flavour, from the ...

Gami has long been regarded as serving some of the best KFC (that’s Korean Fried Chicken) in Melbourne. A few new dishes have made their way to the menu, and we come to indulge in both new and old. Corn Cheese – Seasoned corn kernel covered w seared cheese and sprinkled parsley on sizzling plate ($9.80) Lovers of both corn and oozy, stringy cheese will appreciate the Corn Cheese with its seasoned corn kernels blanketed in a layer of seared cheese. Though I’m not quite into the sweetness of the...

The Sake brand has broken into the fast casual market with Saké Jr, which tries to bring extra healthy choices to the in-a-rush crowd. Bowls can be built to your liking with their Japanese and Korean-inspired bases, proteins and toppings. Pre-made dishes, soups, meals, and even breakfasts, are also waiting to be picked up by people who are even more time-poor, or for the indecisive....

Opening right on time, Spring and Summer is the latest pan-Asian restaurant to hit St Kilda. Though I'm usually a bit hesitant when it comes to fusion cuisine, finding out that the kitchen is under the charge of ex-Lucas Group chef Golf, made me intrigued. As co-owner and head chef, Golf lends a heavy and experienced hand to the food offerings. Thai, Japanese and Korean feature here, though the current menu for the season leans more towards the Thai spectrum of things...