After a long day of shopping at Chadstone (one of the biggest malls I've been to, with more than 500 stores!) everyone was dead tired and wanted to back to the hotel and rest. It's a good thing that there were a couple of restaurants lining up the street near our hotel, so we picked one and gave it a try. That lucky restaurant was Hunky Dory. LOL. Well not really. It's probably because I've complained about not getting to eat fish and chips in Australia before, so this time, the family gave in.
Hunky Dory is actually a very simple, no frills self-service restaurant. The menu was pretty straightforward too; it consists of mainly fish and seafood.
No one liked the salad. Guess you really shouldn't order something that's not the restaurant specialty, eh? Lesson learned.
I personally thought the calamari batter lacked the crunch. The calamari itself was soft and fresh though.
|The Hunky Dory|
Fish of the day, potato cake, dim sim, chips, lemon and tartare with an additional order of a piece of scallop
Whoa. HUGE order. Fish of the day was called flake, and it was tender although not as tender as dory (which is the most commonly used fish in fish and chips). The scallop was so-so, they overcooked it and it wasn't as big as expected. Dim Sim, on the other hand, was a nice surprise. It's basically minced meat wrapped in thick dough. And the potatoes? Well.. they're.. err.. potatoes.
Overall Hunky Dory was fine, but it wasn't anything special. Not really the best fish and chips I've tried. That award still belongs to one of the restaurants here in Manila. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Hunky Dory is at 670 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia