MELBOURNE | Originating in China, and now with over 1,000 outlets worldwide, Kwafood Fried Chuan recently opened their first Melbourne store in the CBD. It’s a small take-away spot that specialises in Sichuan style fried skewers.
The concept is simple. When you walk in, there’s an assortment of items, skewered and ready to be cooked. Meat, seafood, vegetables, and a few other things. From lean fillet to offal, and tofu to potato, there’s something for everyone. Each skewers costs between $0.83 and $4.15.
You grab a plastic container, load it up with your selection, and hand it to the staff member behind the front counter. A short wait follows, as your skewers are cooked, put into a paper bag, and coated with salt and a Sichuan spice mix. Simple and delicious.
When I visited I opted for the chicken rib, pork belly, and crumbed basa fillet. I was exactly what I was craving for a late night snack on the way home from the city. If you’re thirsty, there’s also a small selection of drinks like iced tea and soda.
Kwafood Fried Chuan
278 Swanston Street
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 12:00am