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Ah Springvale, or as my mother might say: Springers! or Springeeee! Whatever moniker you may use, this area remains one of the best places for cheap and cheerful Asian food.
In the Cambodain/Thai quarter near Springvale train station, Walrus Chinese BBQ Restaurant is yet another family favourite which regularly bustles with happy hungries. Normally, we grab a plate of their excellent roast meats and some vegies to share but this time, we were spoiled with some pre-Christmas celebratory seafood dishes.
The soups vary between establishments, but generally, they are based on pork or chicken bones with vegetables. If you're lucky, you might be treated to some lotus root or other Chinese delicacies (Pacific House in
This was followed by steamed barramundi, with a soy sauce dressing topped with thinly sliced ginger, spring onions with coriander. The fish was cooked to perfection and tasted light and fresh - one of my favourite dishes.We topped off the meal with stuffed beancurd and baby snow pea leaves tossed with some dried scallops. Although the snow pea leaves were perhaps a little tough this time, the flavours were great.
The service is friendly and mostly efficient. It does help if you can speak a little Cantonese but it won’t hurt if you can’t. Well recommended and all very delicious.