190 Wells st
T: (03) 9686 1109
Entre: Taiwanese sausage
Pop chicken with fried rice upgrade. Sides : broccoli and sweet potato spring roll .
Formosa Island soup noodles
Brownie + Earl grey tea panacotta with black sesame icecream. The panacotta is nice if you're looking for a light dessert, it also has a very subtle earl grey flavour.
I'm not going to lie but Peko Peko has a special place in my heart. During highschool, my friends and I would always come to this Taiwanese cafe to eat. There are so many different bento boxes to choose from so you'll definitely find one or a few to your liking. Even if you're not a fan of them, any of the bento options can be turned into main meals too. There are other options too like Taiwanese beef soup noodles, fried noodles and many small entrees. My personal favourite is the pop chicken bento box with fried rice upgrade (+3.50) with kewpie mayo. Battered bite-sized chicken always go hand in hand with Japanese mayo, don't you think ? The formosa island noodles are quite different too. The soup is thick and slightly peppery and starchy (reminds me a bit of Chinese sweet and sour soup texture!), but is filled with yummy bamboo, carrot, wombok, mini pork balls and black funghi/mushroom. It's a warming dish for a cold, windy Melbourne day.
Their prices are quite reasonable with most dishes around $11-$13 dollar mark which is great as the food is filling and so tasty. There's also not many decent places to eat nearby, so this hidden gem is very popular especially with the office people around the vicinity. Bookings are a must, unless you want to wait at least twenty minutes. They also do takeaway too.