As I rounded the corner into Hosier Lane and headed past Movida, the fun tapas restaurant, I suddenly stopped in my tracks. Three months ago I wrote about the Art in the Laneways of Melbourne but the street art I was looking at now was not familiar. I did mention that the art could change at any time but I did not realise it would be so quick!
At least Movida’s wall had not changed but opposite this, the balloons had been replaced by a six legged animal!
As I walked up the lane towards Flinders Lane, these new pieces decorated the walls.
New art boxes added a three dimensional interest to the walls.
Little remained of my old favourite (top) which now looks like this:
A detour into Rutledge Lane showed that it too had been redecorated.
Why was I back in Hosier Lane? I was off to lunch at Chin Chin, just round the corner in Flinders Lane!
I had read fabulous reports of this modern Asian restaurant and wanted to try it. It certainly lived up to its reputation. We started with a plate of delicious, crunchy school prawns with nahm prik pla gapi and herbs and wok fried salt and pepper squid with nuoc cham. Lunch included fabulous steamed spanner crab and chicken salad with green mango, chilli and coconut dressing, bang bang chicken with green beans and peanut, chilli and gapi relish, sour orange curry of whitebait omelette with papaya, gooseberries and basil flowers and crispy skinned duck, pickled cucumber and ginger salad with sesame salt. All delicious! Go with friends so you can choose a selection of the dishes and share them.
I’ll be back – there’s still a lot of dishes on the menu that I must try and maybe the art in laneway will have changed again!
Do you like Asian food?
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