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HOT: EC Pot Café Bar, QV, 200 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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I can’t believe he took me to a food court on our first date!  This didn’t bode well for us, but then I really didn’t have very high expectations for Meat Head.  The text on his dating profile was scant and forgettable, but he looked stacked in the pictures and I wanted to see the gun show in person.  I admit that it was the prospect of witnessing a bicep flex that resulted in me sitting down for a meal at EC Pot. I didn’t regret it, the eating part that is.

How fantastic is it to see pictures of what you can order?  Food shots are particularly helpful when the menu runs for pages as Asian menus typically do.  I got really excited when I saw that most dishes were priced around a recession friendly $10.  And there wasn’t a bain marie in sight; food was made to order.  The restaurant was even licensed, so we had a Tiger beer each to help lubricate the conversation.  It wasn’t enough beer.

EC Pot specialises in clay pot dishes, which I didn’t fancy that summer’s night, so I opted for the char kway teow.  My rice noodles weren’t bathing in oil, it was seasoned just right and with just a hint of spice, and the seafood ingredients and portion generally was generous.  I was impressed.  Good choice Meat Head.  Thanks for reminding that excellent budget level food court dining exists in Melbourne.

Now, back to you Meat Head.  No one goes harder than you at the gym?  You don’t say!  You had better get back to it then.

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5 comments for “HOT: EC Pot Café Bar, QV, 200 Lonsdale St, Melbourne”

  1. Well, the title of best char kway teow in Melbourne is open for the taking as far as we’re concerned… I’m going to have to check this out.
    .-= Tim´s last blog ..“Band of Brothers”, Stephen Ambrose =-.

    Posted by Tim
    Twitter: timwattsau
    | January 3, 2010, 9:07 am
  2. I love the chilli prawns they do there. They are always super fast as well as cheap and tasty!

    Posted by Christine
    Twitter: Hexotica
    | January 4, 2010, 1:06 am
  3. Sounds like Meat Heads biceps are not the only tight part. Being frugal myself, I do tilt my hat to anyone that tight on a first date. But the QV food court? Bad choice in my opinion. The QV is my least favourite food court in Melbourne. I do love Melbourne’s food courts and I’ve listed all of them in my blog. But at QV, they seem to have never actually finished the interior! No natural light and all concrete, plumbing, wiring etc remains exposed. It is left to the store holders to lift the appearance of the place with their own fit out at each shop. Calling it an “urban market” doesn’t let the builders off the hook for not finishing this space in my opinion.
    .-= Foo´s last blog ..Where to eat in Melbourne from under $30 per day =-.

    Posted by Foo
    Twitter: frugalfoo
    | January 4, 2010, 10:36 am
    • Haha I remember freaking out before an early-in-the-relationship date about whether it was appropriate for me to pull out my 25% off Entertainment Card. After numerous phone calls/emails to friends I thought the $40 saving at Momo was worth it. Later on the guy admitted that he hadn’t even noticed :)

      I’m not much of a fan of food courts generally, QV or not. I think it stems from growing up in the suburbs of Brisbane, where food courts are ubiquitous and generally full of unexciting dining options. I will have to check out your food court recommendations in Melbourne, maybe I can be swayed.

      Jetsetting Joyce

      Posted by Jetsetting Joyce | January 4, 2010, 7:20 pm

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