It's been a long time coming, but I have finally come across the New Fave. Situated on Queen Street, this relatively new Vietnamese inspired restaurant ticks all the right boxes - with its incredibly attentive staff, mouthwatering food, delicious wine and reasonable price tag, I dare you to try and leave this place without a smile on your face.
The venue's marriage of neon lights, white tiles and both bar and table seating, gives the venue a trendy, but modern Melbourne-esque vibe. Already famous for its baos, Homi Noodle Bar also offers a variety of Vietnamese inspired small plates, share plates, noodle dishes and sweet treats.
And it doesn't take long to see why their baos already have a name for themselves - stuffed with what felt like half a chicken, the dish was the perfect blend of crunch, creaminess, zest and spice. The lime beef salad, punching with well balanced fragrant flavours, is another dish that cannot be missed.
Giving the classic loaded fries a run for their money, Homi's HSP is a plate of tater tots loaded with sliced beef, pho mayo, pickled shallots and siracha. Whilst resembling something you would pick up from King Street at 3am in the morning, with its crispy tots and flavoursome toppings, this dish is far worthier (and delicious) than a 3am drunken eat.
And if you're anything like me, where you are actually too full for desert but you just want to keep eating as the food is so damn good, the Eton Mess is your perfect option - light, fresh and full of flavour - it's the perfect end to a delicious meal.
Incredible food, incredible service and incredible price tag - Homi Noodle Bar should definitely be number one on your To Do list.
Verdict: The New Fave - put it as number one on the To Do List.