There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Melbourne, but Chapel Street is one of the foodie destinations that definitely shouldn’t be missed. The street is home to a wide range of cuisines, also well-known for its vibrant nightlife, with many clubs and bars staying open until the early hours of the morning. In today’s post, I’ll share with you my dining experience at Little Tim Tam in Prahran, a restaurant/bar which serves a great range of Asian fusion cuisine.
Little Tim Tam
When I first stepped into the venue, I thought the place is pretty cool. The divider pillar at the entrance gives off an eastern vibe. The god statue on the wall takes me back to one of the Hindu temples in Indonesia. The lighting is dimly lit, and the bar is sitting at the center of the joint with two big centerpiece lights on top.
The atmosphere at Little Tim Tam is casual and fun, making it a great spot to enjoy good food and drink with friends, colleagues, or in my case, a date. We were quite hungry when we arrived there, so we decided to order three snacks and one main to share that night, it was quite a feast.
Roti bread and Rendang curry
The first thing that arrived at our table was their Roti bread and Rendang curry. The Roti was a little bit greasy and flat, while the Rendang curry was rather soupy compared to the rendang curry texture that I’m familiar with. Although it’s slightly different than what I was expecting, the two combined still made a delicious starter. The Roti soaked up the curry nicely, and the curry added a nice level of spice to the bread.
Pork Hock Cubes
The second snack of the night is this Pork Hock Cubes with tamarind sauce. The pork was tender and juicy, the crumbs gives a lovely texture to the bite. The tamarind sauce was slightly overpowering to my preference, but the coriander leaf on top gave a hint of freshness that it needs to tie this dish together. Overall, it was an enjoyable snack.
Wagyu Beef Tataki
Our third and last snack is this Wagyu beef tataki with sesame ponzu sauce, pickled red daikon, and wasabi. The beef is simply amazing – it’s tender and juicy. And the flavor is a burst of goodness in your mouth. The sesame ponzu sauce is a great complement to the beef, and the pickled red daikon adds a nice crunch. The wasabi gives it a little bit of a kick, but it’s not overwhelming. This dish is absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it!
Green Curry with Soft Shell Crab and Rice
Here comes our main, Green curry with soft shell crab and rice. This one was also a favorite. From the look of it, it looked like a dry dish, you couldn’t even see the curry, but after finishing the whole thing, they actually put a perfect amount of curry in the bowl. I’m an amid fan of crabs, whichever way you cook it, so it’s already a win. The curry was a tad bit too sweet for me as I’m not quite into sweet dishes, but Billy crushed the whole thing ’till the very last spoon. It was an excellent meal and we were filled up in the end.
I would definitely recommend Little Tim Tam to anyone who’s looking for a new place to eat or drink in Chapel Street or in Prahran. The food is lovely and the atmosphere is perfect for a night out. The service was also great. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I have not yet tried their cocktails, but that’s for next time, I’ll make sure to update when I do.
Let me know what you think of this place if you have visited or if you’re interested to try. Thank you so much for reading, stay safe always, and I’ll see you on my next post, xoxo.
- Little Tim Tam
- Operation Hours :
Sunday – Wednesday : 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday : 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday : 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday : 12:00 PM – 01:00 AM
- Type : Restaurant / Bar
- Price : $$
- Coffee : No
- Cuisine : Asian-Fusion
- Alcohol : Yes
- Dessert : Yes
- Indoor Capacity : +-50
- Outdoor Capacity : +-10
- RSVP : Available
- Waiting Time : 10-15 minutes
- Toilet : Yes
- Wifi : Not sure
- Vegan / Vegetarian : Available
- GF Option : Available