Ever since visiting Snow Tree for dinner with friends, I’ve harboured the suspicion that it would make a better a lunch place.
Boxing Day is the time to find out, especially with Bennie still being in bed and playing Maximum Sloth to the max.
Footscray Central is, of course fully open and in working order – as it was on Christmas Day.
The full menu is available but I choose from the lunch deals list.
My spicy beef with rice, miso soup and three side dishes costs a very handy $9.90.
The miso soup is very pale and tasteless.
But the side dishes – bean sprouts, kimchi and three chunk of tender, tasty sweet potato – are fine.
With the rice come three more bits and pieces, deep fried and unannounced.
My spring roll is hot and rather nice but the crumbed item could be prawn or seafood extender.
The third of the trio is a flat tube that appears to filled with mince – and perhaps potato?
Under the fried goodies is some mayo-dressed sliced fresh cabbage with a couple of bits of pickled ginger that goes good with the plentiful beef.
The beef – also with cabbage, as well as carrot and other foliage – is very good indeed.
But it is very spicy.
So … not a masterwork of lunch by any means.
But for $10, a nice option to the many Vietnamese, Indian and other offerings at this location.