Box Hill Central Location: 1 Main Street, Box Hill VIC 3128 Restaurants visited: Kitchen Republik, Movenpick Disclaimer: Sponsored article I have fond memories of growing up in Box Hill. Every time Chinese New Year turned its head, Mum and Dad would take us to the centre court of the Box Hill shopping precinct to watch the inaugural setting off of the Chinese fire crackers. The fire crackers make a deafening noise – the premise behind them is that the sound is so loud that it will ward off evil spirits from the new year – and I remember clutching tightly to Mum’s hand as each of the bright red crackers burst into oblivion.
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Dainty Sichuan Location: Level 1, 2A Cambridge Street, Box Hill, VIC 3128 Contact: 03 9041 4318 I was absolutely ecstatic upon learning that the Box Hill strain had finally opened up along Cambridge Street – the original establishment is located in South Yarra and, from its inception until now, has managed to maintain a fervent adoration amongst locals.
David and Camy Noodle Restaurant Location: 605 Station St Box Hill, VIC 3128 Contact: 03 9898 8398 David and Camy has been a staple for dumplings in Box Hill for as long as I can remember. The dumplings are dirt cheap, the no-frills service is quick and efficient, and the food is not spectacular but still hits the spot.
With a name like ‘Gangnam Station’, we walked into this restaurant slightly curious as to whether we’d be confronted with this:
Madam Kwong’s may be located away from the main fare in Box Hill, but the kitchen is surprisingly popular. With an army of bright red plastic stools, tables so close that you could comfortably eavesdrop on your neighbouring diners, and fridges packed full of canned drinks and frozen dimsum, Kwong’s isn’t exactly what you’d call glamorous.
Consisting of a cluster of 6 separate food stalls, Food Republik is a dolled-up food court that captures the concept of the large, multi-shop eateries that adorn the giant department stores of Asia.
At 2 flavours for $6.95, Movenpick may be a little bit on the pricier end of ice-creameries, but with flavours like crème brulee, swiss chocolate, gingerbread and maple walnut, how could you pass this one up?