Food and Drink

   

Water Flame

Posted by

<
>

Tucked away on upper Little Lonsdale Street is Water Flame. Manned by happy staff with a similarly disposed décor, this unassuming Taiwanese place is good for a quick bite after work before you dash off to a show or gig nearby.

The great thing about Taiwanese cuisine is that it’s genre-straddling, reflected in the extensive menu. Chinese and Japanese influences are apparent with won ton soup ($5.80) through to bento boxes ($9.00) and a range of sakes on offer, as well as traditional Taiwanese dishes.

The crowd-pleasing popcorn chicken ($6.80) was served with deep fried basil leaves, which gave the dish a nice fragrant kick.  However I wish I had realised that the pork ribs with spicy salt and chilli sauce ($9.00) were also deep fried, as I would have ordered something else for a bit of variety. By the end of the meal I was stuffed and looking enviously at vegetables on other people’s tables. Luckily the refreshingly chilled 13.5% sake ($8.50) was a sprightly digestive.

Perhaps it was the choices I made on the menu but I was left feeling a bit over-fried at the end. I also die a little on the inside when the only chilli sauce on offer is the Thai sweet variety.

If you’re watching the clock (or your wallet) then this place is a winner – plenty of tables, friendly service and well-priced. If you’re watching your cholesterol then perhaps not.

WATER FLAME
336 – 368 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
9642 2882
Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat 5pm – 11pm
facebook.com/pages/Water-Flame


Entertainment

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/09/26/the-amazing-traveling-comedy-tour/

The Amazing Traveling Comedy Tour

The Amazing Traveling Comedy Tour is settling in during the Melbourne Fringe Festival, bringing the best of Australia’s alternative comedians to The Courthouse Hotel in North Melbourne.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/09/22/ugly-duckling/

Ugly Duckling

Milk Bar Mag checked out the Melbourne Fringe Festival show, Ugly Duckling, and it's an absolute quack up.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/09/20/the-marion-cranes/

The Marion Cranes

Are you ready to shake your booty and sing at the top of your lungs? The Marion Cranes debut EP Sexy Motivation tackles queer themes in an unique and rare way with their new song, Feel (Gay Love).

Uncategorized

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/06/21/the-market-runners/

The Market Runners

A new grocery service focuses on fresh produce and delivers the good in old milk man costumes.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/05/11/tea-and-cheese-pairing/

Tea and Cheese Pairing

Tea and Sympathy are holding a tea and cheese pairing afternoon tea where you will get to learn about where these treats come from.