Australia

Melbourne, known as Australia's cultural capital, is a melting pot of cultures, and Tony is off to discover what makes it so special.

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Half Moon

Tony and fellow chefs Greg Malouf, Andrew McConnell and Geoff Lindsay are treated to a 7-course meal at the chef's table of Paul Wilson's restaurant, Half Moon, in the Brighton neighborhood.

120 Church St., Brighton, VIC 3186, Australia

 
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Rumi

Joseph Abboud, owner of Rumi, serves Tony a selection of Lebanese dishes from the menu. Tony samples BBQ lamb ribs, fried lamb brains, Persian goat roast and marinated BBQ quail to name a few.

132 Lygon St., Brunswick East, VIC 3057, Australia

 
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The European

Melbournians love breakfast, and Tony is invited to The European to meet owner Con Christopolous, known as Melbourne's Cafe King.

161 Spring St., Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

 
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Istanbul Halal Meats

Continuing the tour down Sydney Road, Tony and Matt sample some cured meats at Istanbul Halal Meats. One of their specialties is Bastourma, a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef.

609 Sydney Rd., Brunswick, VIC 3056, Australia

 
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Town Hall Kebab

The last stop along Sydney Road is a small outdoor eatery called Town Hall Kebab, where they serve lamb and chicken kebabs with fresh veggies, bread and lots of sauces.

260 Sydney Rd., Brunswick, VIC 3056

 
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The Alderman

The Alderman is a local bar situated next to Rumi, a Lebanese restaurant that Tony visits for dinner. There's a hole cut in the wall between the 2 joints, so that bar-goers can order food while waiting for a table.

134 Lygon St., Brunswick East, VIC 3057, Australia

 
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A1 Lebanese Bakery

Tony and local food writer Matt Preston wander down Sydney Road in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. Their first stop on Sydney Road is A-1 Lebanese Bakery. Tony and Matt sample Lebanese pizza and bread filled with minced lamb.

643 Sydney Rd., Brunswick, VIC 3056, Australia

 
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Dainty Sichuan

Owners Ye Shao and Ting Li provide Tony and local chef Tony Tan with a spicy Sichuan experience at their authentic restaurant, Dainty Sichuan. The 4 sit down to a meal of mouthwatering chicken, spicy cumin pork spare ribs, and heart.

26 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

 
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Van Mai

Chef Tony Tan suggests a walk down Victoria Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The visit to Van Mai includes a large number of dishes such as sweet and sour soup with tamarind and carrot, chicken wings with pork and prawns and more.

374 Victoria St., Richmond, VIC 3121, Australia

 

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