This is my last post for Melbourne so you all must be jumping for joy (hooray she can finally shut up). It’s funny to see that as each post progresses, the amount of food we order decreases. Gazi was one of the many places we had hit a wall so a light lunch for us D: Run by the Masterchef judge George Calombaris, Gazi has replaced The Press Club with a casual, rustic vibe that dishes up Greek street food.
Don’t know why Melbourne peeps call a yiros a souvlakakia but to not get myself confused I’m going to call this a yiros. Salty crab meat sprinkled with basil and mayo on a thick yiros pastry – that’s a very fancy yiros ;) Deep fried soft shell crab was so soft that I didn’t even notice I was eating the shell.
Crab Yiros – soft shell, mint, coriander, honey and mayonnaise ($12)
Another high class yiros filled with deep fried duck, crispy shoe string chips and bites of pear. Perfectly small sized yiros for us due to our dying bellies but if I had my normal appetite I would have ordered more food.
Duck Yiros – chips, parsley, onion, pear and mustard mayo ($11.50)
These hot, spicy peppers were flavoursome from the garlic oil (who doesn’t like garlic?) and sourness from the sherry vinegar. Just an FYI the bigger the pepper, the more seeds and hence the hotter the are.
Pipperies Kafteres – hot starvos greek pepper, sherry vinegar, garlic oil, feta and pinenut crunch ($12.50)
All I can think about was how good the soft shell crab and peppers were – love the different levels of flavours in each dish. Our waiter was quite friendly and was genuinely interested in our meals. Would love to come back one day and try more of this Greek street food :D
Melbourne Series 2014
C and I went for an extreme food crawl through Melbourne for 4 days during the Adelaide Cup holiday. We thought we were smart going only on an Adelaide long weekend. We were not. It was Labour Day in Melbourne – luckily things were still open :) Here is a list of the places we ate at: