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Advice for a starving student in Melbourne?

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Advice for a starving student in Melbourne?

mingerspice | Mar 19, 2006 02:49 PM

Hey all, I will be going to Melbourne (Australia) for an internship for two and a half months from June to mid August. I'm excited because I know Melbourne has a vibrant food culture as well, and certainly Australia in general has plenty of agriculture and ethnic diversity, which is always good.

So, with that in mind, do people have any advice on how to eat well and cheaply, in the method to which I have become accustomed in San Francisco? (The way I do it here is: shop at farmers' markets and ethnic markets, eat Chinese, Mexican, Thai and Indian food when you eat out, and above all, constantly consult chowhound's SF message board).

Specifically my questions are:
- What cuisines are the cheap & tasty ones?
- Any specific restaurants in Melbourne that people recommend becoming a regular at?
- Farmers markets - how are they?
- Are there any good online message boards or forums on food in Melbourne?

Thanks all! Looking forward to going down under!

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