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The Left-Handed Chef

Restaurants, Middle Eastern South Melbourne
The Left Handed Chef hummus
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Time Out says

Pass the hummus bowls at this Israeli street food offering in South Melbourne

You’ve had poke bowls and smoothie bowls, but how about hummus bowls? That’s the signature dish at this South Melbourne Israeli diner, where the smooth chickpea staple comes topped with falafels, lamb, mushrooms, cauliflower florets and okra. You’ll also find shakshuka served within hollowed out challah bread (so you can eat the vessel after you’re done with the gooey eggs and tomato sugo); Jewish scram (Israeli-style scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, herbs and goats cheese, served on latkes, or Jewish style hash browns); and malawach, a Yemenite breakfast of pancake-like puff pastry, with boiled eggs, grated tomato, labne and green chilli sauce. The guy behind the Left-Handed Chef is chef and owner Ehud Malka, who was born in Jerusalem and worked in Israel as a pastry chef and baker. He came to Australia to continue his patisserie studies and opened the café in 2012. 



Address: 219 Park St
South Melbourne
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7.30am-3.30pm; Thu, Fri 7.30am-3.30pm, 6-9pm; Sat, Sun 8.30am-3.30pm

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