A couple of weeks ago we headed to Vic Parks latest pop up eatery The Don. Anthony was invited to have lunch there the week prior and absolutely raved about the food so when Jonas (one of the owners) invited us back to try out his latest Tapas menu we couldn’t resist.
Arriving at The Don’s we were warmly greeted by Jonas and seated at our table. That night we were being treated to a delicious 4 course degustation menu that showcases the delicious dishes The Don has to offer.
First on The Don’s degustation menu was a choice of either Miso Char Siu Ramen or Spicy Tom Yum Ramen. We chose the Spicy Tom Yum Ramen dish. The broth its self had a perfect balance of sour and spicy flavours with a nice hit of chilli! The beautiful prawns, ramen noodles and broth makes this a winning dish that is perfect for these cold winter days.
We were then treated to a selection of tasty Baos to share. Looking down at our platter I knew exactly which one I was going to dive into first. The Crispy Cheeky Bao. This bao consisted of super crispy crunchy golden Kaarage chicken with yuzu mayo and a slaw. This bao tasted as scrumptious as it looked!
Anthony went straight for the Sang Choi Bao in a Bao. After his first bite he said to me excitedly “You’ve got to try this!” I tried it and it was sooo good! The mince was done well, nice well balanced savoury flavour. Good on Jonas for coming up with something a little different for his customers to try.
The last Bao to try was the Char Siu Bao. Inside the bao was a succulent thick slice of slow cooked BBQ pork. Deeelicious!
Next up, The Don Burgers! I have seen a lot of pictures on social media lately of Ramen Noodle burgers, so I was glad when I found out we were going to try it at The Don. Our Ramen noodle burger consisted of crispy Karaage chicken with salad, tomato and yuzu mayo sandwiched between two crispy fried ramen noodle buns. What was our verdict? Delicious! the ramen patty wasn’t too thick. The ramen noodle bun had a crispy outer coating with a soft moist centre. I didn’t what to expect with this burger but after trying for it to the first time I really liked it!
Last but definitely not least, was a slice of the exquisite Matcha Green Tea Crepe Cake. This cake looked perfect and you can see that it was made with a lot of care and attention. This cake was deliciously creamy and moorish with a subtle green tea flavour.
We had a blast at The Don! Jonas and his team were so friendly and welcoming. The food, atmosphere and customer service was on point! We’d definitely revisit The Don again and show our support for this bustling pop up eatery.