You’ve heard about the pig’s head sanga, of course. The breaded puck of pig jowl goodness larded with chicken jus that explodes in juiciness in the manner of a xiao long bao. Lordy it’s good. Ably supported by a peppery mustard leaf mayo and sandwiched between two rounds of fluffy white bread guaranteed to put any carb dodger on a glycaemic high, it’s a must-order at a place that has several dishes vying for that status.
It seems like there is never a lull in new restaurant openings, and as difficult as it is to pick out the best restaurants in Melbourne, there's something to be said about pointing out the top 18 dishes the city's restaurants have served up this year. There were a lot of winners, but these were the absolute best of the best. Get them while you can.