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Under $10

Dumplings Plus
Little portions of juicy pork encased in perfectly fried parcels that are handmade in front of you. Chuck some soy sauce on those bad boys and you're ready to go.
Pan fried pork dumplings: $1.30 each or ten for $9.50

South Melbourne Market Dim Sims
There’s a reason why these mammoth dimmies are celebrated among hungry city dwellers: at only $2 a pop you get a filling mix of fresh meaty goodness, with no mystery ingredients or salt overload.
Fried Dim Sim: $2 each

Jimmy Grants
Forget the greasy souvas of old and get yourself the Mr Papadopoulous; a soft flatbread stuffed with juicy tender lamb slices, sweet caramelised onions, parsley and hot chips drizzled with mustard aioli.
Lamb souvlaki: $9.50

Thr1ve
A mid-day pick me up for modern cave-people and the health-conscious alike: a big bowl of leafy greens with warm sweet potato and cauliflower mash, perfectly grilled lemon and herb chicken and some smashed avo.
Chicken salad bowl: $9.90 entree

Ramen Ya
It's in their name and it's what they do best. The signature Ramen consists of thin yellow egg noodles and soft slices of marinated pork in a strong seafood flavoured soup.
Tonkotsu Charshu Raman: $10

Under $15

Phở Nom
Tender strips of beef and soft noodles swimming in a strong, fragrant broth made from Warialda beef bones. You can spoon in as many bean shoots, herbs, salads and chilli into your bowl as you wish, too.
Pho Bo Hanoi: $11

Charlie & Co Burgers
A chargrilled wagyu patty nestled between a sweet crumbly bun with tomato, gherkins, cheese, garden leaves, aioli and droolworthy special sauce. Go for the parmesan and truffle chips on the side.
Classic Charlie Burger: $11.90

Chinta Ria Soul
This curry Laska is a massive bowl of rich creamy coconut based soup with chicken and thin strands of vermicelli and hokkien noodles topped with bean curd, fish cakes, bean shoots and string beans.
Curry Laska: $12.50

Earl Canteen
Oh, that pork belly sandwich: the free-range pork is mouth-wateringly tender with a bite of crispy crackling and the apple and fennel coleslaw with wilted silverbeet is sweet and crunchy.
Pork Belly Sandwich: $13.50

Botica Espresso Bar
Botica puts a twist on the traditional gnocchi dish with rows of compact gnocchi stacked like jenga pieces mixed with a flavoursome light tomato sauce. The earthly flavours are rich and filling but not too heavy.
Baked pumpkin gnocchi: $15

Also: check out our list of the best shops at Emporium

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Updated on 13 May 2015.

By Jessica Dickers   |  
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