At Unabara, we pride ourselves on serving our diners with some of the very best oysters Melbourne has to offer. However, it’s not fair of us to take all the credit. Yes, we do serve our freshly shucked pacific oysters in any one of nine different, equally delicious styles, ranging from richly savoury and herbaceous to creamy and mild and delicately salty, but still – even though we can cook up a storm, at Unabara we wouldn’t get far if we weren’t able to seek out the best oysters in Melbourne. The simple fact is, the better the oysters we use in our ingredients, the better meals we can serve to you!
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Melbourne is brilliant for seafood. The city is famed for its culinary delights, and its lobster, fish and oyster scene is no less song-worthy. Now, of course we’d love to see you dine in one of our restaurants, but we understand that sometimes you want to satisfy your seafood cravings at home – besides, cooking can be half of the fun! If you’re looking to find some of the best oysters Melbourne can offer you, here are a trio of delightful seafood sellers that can provide with delicious and wallet-friendly goodness.
Where to buy oysters in Melbourne: Our guide!
Located at South Melbourne Market, Aptus Seafood is a favourite of ours for all manner of marine foodstuffs. Since 1969 this local fishmonger has been serving the city with its great range of fresh seafood. You can find everything here; cooked crayfish, prawns, Tasmanian salmon, and of course, freshly shucked oysters. The oysters sold here are affordable and tasty, and we always enjoy a trip to Aptus Seafood after a long morning spent browsing the market for exciting new ingredients for our menu.
Only a hundred metres from Aptus Seafoods, also sharing the limelight at South Melbourne Market, you can find South Melbourne Seafoods. An amazing 98% of their stock is fished from Australian waters, making this the perfect spot to stop by if you’re looking to pick up some mouth-watering ingredients while also doing your bit to help the local economy. If that wasn’t enough, South Melbourne Seafoods also places a special focus on sustainable fishing – just like we do at Unabara!
A little while away across the city, Queen Victoria Market is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant spots, with such a vast array of food stalls that it is, frankly, bonkers. Seafood and Oyster Spot offers all manner of fresh seafood, including shellfish, filleted and whole fish, and of course, our dear lovely oysters. Popping over to Seafood and Oyster Spot makes for a perfect finale to a busy afternoon soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of the boisterous and brilliant Queen Victoria Market.
Fresh Oysters: Melbourne Does Them Best
Between those three market stalls and, of course, our own two seafood restaurants, you should find all of your culinary and maritime needs are met. We love our freshly shucked oysters, we love our grilled lobster, and we’re passionate about serving you meals that will make your tastebuds sing. If you’re looking to find the best oysters in Melbourne, you know where to go!
Are you searching for the best ramen in Melbourne? Japanese ramen is a massively popular meal in the city, and there are a whole host of establishments that serve excellent quality meals. Here at Unabara, we not only serve some of the best ramen in Melbourne, but we go one further: at Unabara inside Melbourne Central we serve up mouth-watering Japanese ramen with our famous Boston lobster!
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Perhaps lobster ramen is already your favourite dish (in which case, why are you still reading this and not eating?!), but it’s likely that lobster and ramen is a new combination to you. The reason for our recipe is simple. We want to combine some of the very best aspects of both Japanese and Western cuisine, and so we have created dishes that mix traditional Japanese seafood with European flavours.
The Best Ramen in Town? You’re the Judge!
While we could never be so bold as to proclaim that we served the best, most delicious ramen in Melbourne, we certainly are confident enough to suggest you try it and make your own mind up! If you’re as crazy about seafood as we are, we know what your answer will be.
The star of our menu, the resident Unabara celebrity dish, has to be our Deluxe Unabara Lobster Sapporo Miso Ramen, which is such a rare delight that it can only be scoffed in Unabara Melbourne Central. The dish is jam-packed with flavour, and comes served in a tasty broth combining French style lobster bisque and Japanese seafood-based ramen soup flavoured with akamiso (red soybean paste). Together, these two completely different flavour sensations combine to create a dish that is at once rich, brimming with flavour, and completely moreish.
Our delicious Sapporo miso ramen (the dish that could quite possibly be the best ramen in Melbourne - did we mention that already?) comes from Japan’s northernmost province of Hokkaido, served with a thick and creamy soup will have you licking your lips for hours after you’ve finished eating. Hokkaido is the birthplace of miso ramen in Japan; miso being one of the newest kids on the ramen scene, having become a national favourite in the mid 1960’s.
Japanese miso ramen is traditionally served in a broth with chicken or fish, and the overall effect of careful cooking, spicing and seasoning is a dish that presents a thick and hearty soup with nutty yet sweet undertones. Miso ramen is a truly versatile dish owing to its unique tangy flavour, and works with a delightful range of toppings – anything from leeks, onions, garlic, or akasimo paste works a treat. It is for this very reason – the universal deliciousness of miso ramen – that we at Unabara have combined the famous Japanese noodles with freshly caught Boston lobster, in a quest to reach our ultimate goal: to serve our diners the best ramen in Melbourne.
But of course, there’s only so far you can take our word for it. Come on over, and try it for yourself!
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