Welcome to LiveLoveLick. I apologise for the lack of photos on a food blog (which is practically blasphemy) however this was a spontaneous project and I’m back dating some of my first few posts in order to share some of the places I’ve been to recently. I promise to be better in the future.
At the top end of Melbourne in the Suits district there is an unremarkable looking restaurant/cafe on Spring Street called Nama Nama.
At lunch times they offer a gourmet bento box from 11:30am to 4:00pm, for $18. The box has 5 compartments (you can also join the bento club if you want to take away a reusable, environmentally friendly container, they ask that you return the box within 24 hours) and there is a selection of dishes to choose from each day for each compartment.
Choices include salads, meat dishes, usually some kind of rice or noodle dish, and other sides. The range includes some interesting but decidedly tasty things you aren’t likely to find in the every day bento offering; on the day I went I chose edamame, soba noodles, and a marinated pork dish… you know what, I’m really sorry but this was nearly 2 months ago and I can’t remember, all I can tell you was it was delicious.
The price is at the higher end for a lunch box (in my opinion anyway – I struggle to accept buying lunch in the same price range as dinner) but it’s a nice treat for once in a while, if you want something different, tasty, and not too heavy – although I wouldn’t recommend going here if you’re super hungry, I certainly could have eaten more.
The fact that I can’t remember everything I had to tell you about it only means one thing: I’ll have to go back again and document it properly. You might hear that a few times from these first few reviews.