Gastrology recently took part in St Kilda Tourism Association’s inaugural St Kilda Culinary Amazing Race Around The Globe which was organised by the lovely Jessica Williams from Tyrrell Publicity & Promotions.
Phone: 03 9534 2972
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee, Desserts/Ice Cream
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
We were greeted at Babu Ji by owner Jesse and their Head Chef – alongside Hindu Disco music and quirky images of 1970s porno-moustached “Babus”.
The first course of Papdi Chaat, also known as India's "nachos and salsa", comprised of a generous shared plate of chickpea crisps, coriander salsa, potato and chickpeas, tamarind drizzles and yoghurt. It was absolutely delicious. With a slight kick and beautiful marrying of textures and flavours, we could not help going back for more.
The Yoghurt Kebab was outstanding. A plump fritter-like sphere sitting atop a bright pink, unctuous sauce, we loved the balance between sweet and savoury that the dish struck.
Phone: 03 9534 1212
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi
Phone: 03 9534 2922
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Coffee, Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts/Ice Cream
After 2 lunches, we welcomed a caffeine hit at Il Fornaio.
Phone: 03 9534 5229
Phone: 03 9537 2225
Cuisine: Cheese, Coffee, Desserts/Ice Cream, Wine Bar
Phone: 03 9525 3999
Cuisine: Italian, Cocktails