Fried Frydays. Market Time.


Those summer nights are getting closer. Check out that sky. What a stunner. Spring time is here and it’s time to say good bye to the coat (we hope) for another year. Well, it is Melbs, so maybe keep it on the door knob for a couple more weeks. Just in case.

The warm nights are calling us to get out and about and enjoy this city of ours. There’s markets galore going on at the moment, but take my advice and head Queen Vic way this Friday. The crowd is definitely manageable and the food…oh the food! Stirfrydays are running every Friday until the end of November.

Husband and I were invited to Stirfrydays to check out the fare and embrace our portion control issues. Stirfrydays is a bit of a mixed bag with various food types but leans towards an Asian fusion approach. With burgers. No complaints here.



Hoy Pinoy Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The place has a great vibe with live music, a couple of bars and of course a whole lotta food. Walking in from the Fancy Hank’s end, it’s impossible to walk past the mouth watering Hoy Pinoy pork skewers. The sticky tangy bbq style sauce was delicious and I could have filled up with glass with it. Oh I’ve done it before.


1090 Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Whatever you’re craving for a Friday treat, Stirfrydays has you covered. I was of course soon drawn to the 1090 team. I was yet to sample these bad boys and they did not let me down. They would have to be in the top ten Melbourne burgers for sure. Sweet bun, scrumptious patties with a brilliant sauce to meat ratio. Hai faive, guys.

Stirfrydays has really embraced the buzz of the Korean bbq and have offerings from Korean Fried Chicken, Digging for Fire Korean BBQ, Cali.Ko and Gorilla Grill. The smells were just. so. damn. good.


Gorilla Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I stalked a few people carrying food and knew the fried chicken ribs from Gorilla Grill were on my radar.  If you’re looking for bang for your buck, this truck is where it’s at. About 5-6 ribs, salad and corn for $12 or so. My bad for lack of memory, think I am still suffering food coma. It’s a daily occurrence. I was a happy chappy and a rather full one at that.

The biggest crowd was at the Hammer and Tong truck with their signature soft shell crab sliders sliding out the door and there was sadly a ‘sold out’ sign up when we rolled over there. A foodie’s worst nightmare. Oh well, we will just HAVE to go to Hammer and Tong and eat all the things now.


To help those with portion control issues chill out before dish number 456, Stirfrydays have a great bar set up supported by Coopers, Thatchers and Sidewood wines from the Adelaide Hills. We found a seat, ok it was a light post, and enjoyed people watching for a while with our bevvies. Ah the characters you see. Also, it is a brilliant place to spy on people stuffing their faces on the Fancy Hanks balcony. Note to self; when stuffing face on the Fancy Hanks balcony, remember people can see you…


Lil Nom Nom's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Husband soon made a bee line for Little Nom Noms as he knew he needed the Fried a Chicken Bao in his life. Yes he waited for about half an hour but according to the man who usually hates waiting, it was well worth it. Look at that thing. Drool.

The options are awesome with offerings available from White Guy Cooks Thai, Gyoza records, Let’s do Yum Cha and Nem ‘n’ Nem (ha!) as well. So never fear, if you’re not a fan of fried chicken (weirdo), there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

We had an uber delicious time checking out Stirfrydays. Definitely worth a visit!

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