Hailing from Melbourne means that I have high expectations when it comes to burgers, and when I spotted Roomies amongst the top-rated restaurants in Paris, I knew we had to judge it for ourselves. Luckily for us, its location was also perfect for a quick lunch break amidst all of our frantic sightseeing.
Laksa King has a reputation that truly precedes it. Widely known throughout Melbourne to serve the city’s best laksa, it’s certainly no wonder that the restaurant is always packed out whenever I visit. If, like me, you never have the foresight to book ahead, be prepared to wait for your meal. Otherwise, you can expect to be seated promptly, squeezed in tight amongst the other diners.
The seating capacity and décor of the space is actually quite impressive, especially for a relatively affordable Asian restaurant. The menu boasts a wide selection of Malaysian dishes, but walking past all the tables, it’s clear that laksa accounts for the large majority of the orders placed, and for good reason.
I’m not ashamed to admit it – I was getting serious bubble tea withdrawal 2 weeks into my Europe trip, which was why it was such a relief to stumble across O Bubble, just a few blocks down from our hotel in Paris. I certainly didn’t expect bagels to also be on the menu, but was more than happy to try some out once I saw how delicious they looked.
Just two weeks into our trip, K and I found ourselves in the City of Love. Paris was absolutely stunning, and I couldn’t wait to start our culinary adventures here.
For our first night, we decided on a little restaurant called Au Forum. It’s a step away from the traditional, and instead serves a fusion of Asian and French food. We were greeted by the waiter/owner, who was a lovely Asian man who spoke very good English. Even though the menu was in French only, he was kind enough to spend quite a lot of time translating it for us.
Yo, let’s get some burgers up in here! When I first heard about that a frozen yoghurt shop was also serving burgers and fries, I was very dubious, but after months of seeing their food all over my Insta feed, I knew I had to give Yo My Goodness a shot. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, I was lucky enough to win a gift voucher for the restaurant, so I made the trip to their Glen Waverley location.
It’s hard to miss them, all ‘look at me’ bright purple signage and neon lights, but I actually really liked the décor. It’s fun and unexpected, much like their menu. There was an impressive selection of burgers, including one with potato cakes instead of beef patties (K was keen to try this but I vetoed haha), as well as loaded fries, chicken wings, shakes, and of course, fro-yo. I’m indecisive on the best of days, and all this choice was making my head spin, so we decided to just go all out and get one from each category.