Find your way through Melbourne’s leading Asian food centres with Vietnam on a Plate’s tours.
Footscray has the biggest and best selection of Asian produce in inner Melbourne. Come and experience a unique side of Melbourne.Read more
Springvale Shopping Centre is home to dozens of exciting food shops operated by people from all over South East Asia.Read more
We are able to cater for special groups on days other than Saturdays; such groups could include, school groups, professional clubs and other special interest groups.Read more
Book your place today in a guided walking tour of Springvale or Footscray Shopping Centres and experience a slice of Asia in Melbourne. Gift Vouchers are available.Read more
Vietnam on a Plate
Since 1997, we have introduced hundreds of food enthusiasts to the foods, cultural diversity and great value of Footscray’s and Springvale’s bustling shopping area and their dozens of fascinating food shops and cafes. Both locations have a wonderful range of Asian produce in one place.
Fresh and frozen, cooked and uncooked, packaged, pickled and preserved – it’s all there and more. The vast array of different foodstuffs with their colours, tastes, shapes, textures and aromas across the different seasons is amazing and, for many, bewildering.
Led by Mei Ling Perry, our tours are small, relaxed and informative as we share with you some of the secrets of creating great Vietnamese and other South East Asian dishes. We will walk and talk you through mini-super markets, fabulous fish shops, herbalists, great cake and sweets shops, greengrocers, butchers and other specialty food stores.
Learn about the better places to buy the right ingredients and fresh produce to create healthy and tasty Vietnamese meals. Get tips on how to buy, use and store premium quality produce for your next dishes to amaze your friends and family.
Along the way your taste buds will be tantalized as our walk includes a scrumptious filled Vietnamese bread roll and hot drink for breakfast and a range of Vietnamese and other Asian snacks. At about midday we stop for a delicious lunch at one of the excellent Vietnamese restaurants with which both Footscray and Springvale are blessed.