Sunday, August 30, 2009

Don Dons

Ok so straight out the gate i should tell you there are a fair few long standing favorite CHEAP EATS in Melbourne.

The first is the famous Don Dons, on Swanston street just near Melbourne Central (however they are like the Leaky Cauldron: you only see it if you know its there). It definitely gives you bang for your buck, and not in a St.Kilda way. They have a pretty short menu, with about eight items. You can get Miso soup, Teiyaki chicken, that sort of thing for a very reasonable price. Another great thing about Don Dons is you get served almost before your in the place and you get your food maybe thirty seconds later.

This place do like their salt however. But, if you can get an entire "Don Don box" for Eight bucks, you dont really care do you? No. This bento box has fruit and chicken and beef and is pretty delectable. Another slight negative is that the place is the size of a shoe box and a fair few people know about it, so expect to fight tooth a nail not just to get a table but to keep it. I had to share a table for two with two other people. Yep, awkward.

Hint: to stretch a budget just that little bit further order the takeaway. They always give you too much so have the leftovers for lunch the next day. Or breakfast, in my case.
Oh, Hello. I didnt see you there.

Nah just kidding. So, lacking the ability to write as humorously as my hilarious fellow blogger Sarah, ill just say this like normal. Me name is Kristen (oh ok, that was in a poor scottish accent) and i have recently moved out of the loving arms of my mother from the 'burbs to the big city. I live in a share house with too many roomies to count north of melbourne. Ive recently discovered that, whilst i have the ability to cook, the fact remains that cooking in a house with heaps of people and very little in the way of cutlery (or cleanliness) is a bit too much for a teenager working part time and studying full time. So i have endevoured to find all the cheapest, tastiest eats in Melbourne. And i would like you to come along on that very special journey. :)