8 Street, The District Docklands will transport you into an authentic Asian hawker market right in the heart of Melbourne
As soon as you wander into 8 Street you feel like you have arrived at a true hawker market — the sizzling sounds, delectable aromas and people gathered chatting and sharing. 8 Street has something for everyone too, offering cuisine found in Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Phillipines, Thailand and China.
Non La’s fried chicken banh mi is the perfect lunch go-to or dinner snack, packed full of fresh Vietnamese flavour. Over at Bing Bing 8 the Chinese pancake is a hit. Stuffed with goodies, wrapped and folded in a hot round griddle, you won’t want to stop at one.
It’s worth noting that you should bring your appetite to 8 Street, because once you walk in you’ll want to sample a bit of everything. I mean, who could possibly go past a serve of soft, pillowy dumplings?
Match the taste of Asia with a drink from the 8 Street Bar where you can select from an appetising variety of Asian and international beer, cider, Japanese sake, Korean saju, and Australian local wine.
As for dessert, it is as adorable as it is tasty — Bubble Waffles and Bubble Tea from Happy Lemon. Bubble Tea is a must-try beverage if you haven’t yet, and Bubble Waffles just might be the cutest thing you’ve ever eaten as well as being totally yummo!
With 300-seat capacity, this oriental precinct is a great place to get together with friends and enjoy the authentic tastes of Asia. Surrounded by hanging paper lanterns, traditional wooden fixtures and an evolving menu, 8 Street really is an Asian-style adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
Whether you’re after a dining in experience or just want to grab some authentic Asian to take home, 8 Street serves up the goods.
Visit 8 Street, The District Docklands Monday – Thursday from 11am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 11am – 9pm or Sunday 11am – 6pm.