Gazi, Melbourne

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.

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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.

Gazi Soft shell crab

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

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.

Gazi peppers

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

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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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:

8 comments for “Gazi, Melbourne

  1. July 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Oh wow! I would love to have a mouthful of these yiros! Soft shell crab and these peppers are enough for me, I swear!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • July 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      That’s good – they have a let them feed you option which I wanted to do, but it looked like wayyyyy too much food

  2. July 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    This is SO on my list next time in Melbourne. And no I don’t want you to shut up about it! I usually go to Melbourne a few times a year so I need to know the latest :) LOVE greek food!

    • July 3, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Hahaha thank you Jem for not wanting me to shut up :D Hope you have a blast on your next Melb trip – there’s just so much choice and it’s hard to keep up with what’s good (esp since we’re not from there) :)

  3. July 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow duck yeeros sounds pretty exotic! Didn’t get here on my last trip to Melb but I did make it to Jimmy’s!

    • July 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      I seriously don’t know how I made it to all these places – esp. Chin Chin when I’ve heard about those 2 hr line waits. Hope you get to eat lotsa and try lots of places when you are next in Melb :)

  4. July 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I love Greek food so much- this looks all divine!

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