For Discovery V we went slightly further afield to Xiao-ting box in Abbotsford. Unusually we arrived by taxi, after attending a Rare Book week event at the State Library of Victoria. We did try to do the public transport thing, but a serious shortage of trains stopping at North Richmond saw us abandoning Melbourne Central station in favour of the taxi rank in Elizabeth Street.
Our table for six was conveniently next to the door, which provided ample ventilation from the constant trade of take-away patrons. Access to our BYO drinks (Tsing Tao, Faxe Danish lager and A&W root beer) was via a fridge handily placed near the front counter - we just helped ourselves as required.
|Szechuan prawns with whole chillies|
- Salty spicy tofu
- Pan fried pork dumplings
- Pan fried veggie dumplings
- Szechuan prawns with whole chillies
- Chinese broccoli with garlic
- Round beans with pork mince.
Afterwards most of us piled into the car for a trip back to Burnley, via a one way street and a possum.