iSpicy is a Thai restaurant located on Victoria Street, Richmond. This particular restaurant is called iSpicy 2 because there is another one located on Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. As the name suggests, it specialises in spicier Thai dishes which I love. There are quite a few Thai restaurants around Richmond, and in particular, Victoria Street which is great because I really can’t get enough of Thai food.
I ordered the Spicy stir fry crispy chicken with sweet basil, fresh chili and green beans on rice which was marvellously spicy. It packs a lot of heat. It’s definitely not to everyone’s tastes but the crispy chicken was soft and light in texture but also crispy. Really nice.
It was complemented by the spicy beans and chilli. It’s hard to describe the taste, it is mostly spicy but has a bit of salt and sweetness to it so that the chilli isn’t too over powering.
Their other dishes look just as lovely and again lives up to its name of iSpicy. Compared with Ying Thai, I still prefer Ying Thai it has more subtle flavours but definitely more complex and appealing. You’ll find a decent meal here, but probably just not for everyone.
80 Victoria St
Richmond VIC 3121
I used to always go by High Tech Burrito on my way to work and back, but at that time I didn’t really have that strong urge to try Mexican food and the fact that my work hours were quite long. I just wanted to get home as quickly as possible.
Glenferrie Road has an interesting range of restaurants, from Malaysian, Australian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican, and probably countless more that I cannot remember. For me, it’s still slightly out of the way unless I wanted to travel to Doncaster Shoppingtown or Box Hill. I may as well eat in Box Hill though.
Even though I work close by to Glenferrie Road now, it still isn’t convenient to get there.
Alas, I somehow ended up at High Tech Burrito. Before I visited here, I checked my fellow Urbanspoon critics and I saw Godzilla mentioned various times. So when went to try High Tech Burrito, I thought I may as well try this.
Little did I know how enormous this dish was.
Their Godzilla Burrito (I like it naked), comes with steak and chicken pieces, with cheese, beans, rice, fresh salad and topped with (from my understanding) guacamole and sour cream.
It reminded me of Spud Bar to be honest and that’s a good thing! The mix of meat and cold salad and sour cream is so reminiscent of Spud Bar, but with the added Mexican hot sauce. It was delicious and definitely fit for two or more.
I’m usually not a fan of avocado, but I’m getting around to it, it blended really well with all the ingredients and the steak and chicken were cooked nicely and had loads of flavour. Definitely a good feed.
High Tech Burrito, also serves traditional wrapped burritos, tacos, quesadillas which all looked great too. If you want Mexican food, you can’t go wrong here.
838 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
03 9818 1482