Food for a wonderful #Iso - Memphis food and more!

Corkey's BBQ (Memphis Tourism: Craig Thompson)

Food has taken centrestage for much of this lockdown 2.0, with Melbourne not only being a foodie town but also looking for some comfort and warmth in this somewhat brutal winter... so here are some of the fabulous local Melbourne takeaway options to keep us going through the last two weeks of this lockdown!

Memphis food comes to your home!

Memphis Tourism’s Australian and NZ Director Chris Ingram, of IGG Destination Marketing, has teamed up with Fancy Hank’s to keep the dream (and taste!) of Memphis alive until we can once again travel to the great southern city. Considered the world’s best barbecue, Memphis is a city of truly great food and it has inspired a legion of fans and Chefs around the globe. Here in Melbourne, the iconic Fancy Hank’s offers an extensive menu of authentic southern style barbecue including pulled pork and Memphis style pork ribs.

Fancy Hank's is now offering delivery and take-away for their whole menu.

Fancy Hank's Executive Chef and Owner, Mike Patrick, says that Memphis is certainly an inspiration for their style of cooking. “I have travelled through the south of America multiple times in the last 10 years, and I am in love with the flavours, the countryside and the people associated with BBQ. Memphis has a particularly big history of music as well as BBQ and our dry rubbed pork shoulder pays homage to this. We finish with a dry spice rub, after smoking the pork over red gum and charcoal for up to 12 hours.”

Even a pandemic can’t stop food this good, and the restaurant continues to offer delivery and take-away across its entire menu, 7 days per week.

Discover Fancy Hank’s take-away menu here.

Delivered dumplings in time for your Father's Day!

David Zhou’s Oriental Teahouse is launching a range of cook-at-home dumpling care packages available for pre-order in the lead-up to Father’s Day on Sunday 6 September.

Featuring classic hits off the Teahouse dumplings menu, each box is designed to help dumpling-loving dads or father figures celebrate their special day in lockdown. The Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box comes in two sizes to suit any appetite, and features all the dumpling-making essentials to put dad’s skills to the test, Moon Dog beers and extra fixings of Oriental Teahouse tea for a guilt-free finish to all the feasting.

Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box 1: $70 + delivery

#1 Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box: $70 + delivery

Perfect for a solo night in (pictured top right)

Includes pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (50pc), DIY wagyu beef dumplings (30 pc), homemade chilli oil, a traditional steamer basket, cooking instructions and two cans of Moon Dog pale ale to enjoy during the wrapping stage and once again while feasting.

#2 Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box: $150 + delivery

Good for two (pictured below)

Includes pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (50 pc), DIY wagyu beef dumplings (30 pc), DIY pork and coriander dumplings (30 pc), homemade chilli oil, a traditional steamer basket with cooking instructions, four cans of Moon Dog pale ale, hand-crafted Pu Erh tea, a traditional Zhi Cha mug and a metal tea strainer.

Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box 2: $150 + delivery

$10 delivery is available for all Hungry Dad boxes within 30km from the CBD and all orders are scheduled to arrive the day before Father’s Day. Pre-order through the website or phone up the restaurant from 24 August until 3 September, 4pm. Gift boxes will be limited and all orders placed will include a personalised, hand-written note, cooking instructions and details on how to win $200 yum-cha voucher redeemable at the restaurant post-lockdown.

Make sure to grab your own Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box for your dad this Father's Day by pre-ordering from 24 August - 3 September, 4pm through online orders via this link or phone orders via (03) 9826 0168.

Or looking for some homemade comfort? See our own articles on our top five dishes for Winter comfort food for the cold or our Midwinter survival guide, seeing that we still have some winter around! Stay warm!