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Sunnybank equivalent in Melbourne

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  1. hpresident

    hpresident Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am moving to Melbourne in three days and being an Taiwanese Australian I do like to visit Sunnybank in Brisbane everyonce in a while plus certain foods are only available there.

    What's the equivalent of Sunnybank/Sunnybank Plaza in Melbourne?
     
  2. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    IMHO for the the Taiwanese enclave, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Blackburn ~ maybe stretching out to Templestowe (more like Robertson).

    Box Hill/Glen Waverley stretch is Asian but I think is more the HK and Mainlands.

    Springvale/Keysborough/Richmond/Footscray/Maidstone more the Vitenamese.

    Having said that, shopping wise, Box Hill and Springvale would be more like S/B Plaza.

    Doncaster is like Garden City.

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    hpresident Well-Known Member

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    Thx Y-Man,
    Can you suggest a Taiwanese/Chinese shopping centre, similar to Sunnybank Plaza (hopefully with a good grocery store) to visit?
     
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    Box Hill Central - it's like Sunnybank Plaza on steroids.

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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out streetview of the area
    Google Maps

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    I was in Footscray last week and noted there are African bar and rest among Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants.
     
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    Box Hill, Glen Waverley and Springvale are popular suburbs for Chinese.

    Of all those, Box Hill is probably the nearest equivalent to Sunnybank if you're looking for Asian grocers/restaurants etc.
     
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    For Chinese (mainland, Taiwanese, Malaysian etc)

    Box hill central
    Doncaster
    Glen Waverley shopping strip
    Preston high st

    I personally think Springvale and Footscray is more Vietnamese than chinese
     
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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, but if you go there, the general feel of Sunnybank Plaza and Market Square across the road is more like B/H Central or Springvale Central (minus the Vietnamese).

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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, a very recent development for Doncaster East to make it more Asian friendly: KFL has opened a big grocery store next to Maccas on the corner of Blackburn and Doncaster Roads.

    KFL SUPERMARKET

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  11. hpresident

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Will check it out in the up coming week
     
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    Another name for Box Hill is Bok Hill, which references the bok choy (in case you didn't pick up on that).
     
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    plus more bahmi and pho in springvale than hot pots, roast duck and yum cha in Box Hill :)