Feel the Burn at Char Char
Restaurants are pretty expensive in Australia
, but Char Char Yiros offered great values and amazingly delicious Middle Eastern food. Walk into the sweltering, tiny shop and place your order, then escape to a patio table and enjoy people-watching until your freshly grilled meal is served. The mixed platter for two ($40) includes lamb and chicken, BBQ sheftalia, lamb cutlets, grilled calamari, grilled haloumi, hot pita, hand-cut fries, Greek salad, yogurt garlic and an additional dip of your choice — in other words, way too much food. But it's so good, you'll stuff your face trying to eat it all anyway. For a lighter meal, try the grilled barramundi fillet, a tasty white fish that I wish we had in the U.S. The menu is extensive, but all you really need to know is: char char platter.