Peko Peko was a totally random stop for us after a long walk in the gardens. It was also my first real Taiwanese meal and I loved it!
It’s a small place and was pretty full at lunchtime. We had soup dumplings ($10), Taiwanese sausage fried rice ($18) and volcano pop chicken ($17?). Our food came out quickly and we dug in – wow, wow, wow, wow. If you live in Melbourne, maybe you have lots of options for this kind of food but it surprised me in the best way.
The fried rice was not at all greasy and was peppered with green onions and crisp bits of delicious sausage. If you can believe it, it was “light” tasting and enough for 2 to share. The volcano chicken was one of the best things – it was breaded, but again not greasy or heavy. I loved the spice mix too – a creeper heat with hints of five spice. The soup dumplings were really good but ended up being an afterthought behind the rice and chicken.
The bathroom doubles as the storage room but it’s plenty clean. The staff is friendly and efficient. My husband and I both agree that this was one of our best random meals in a long time!!
Not much has changed over the yrs but I do wonder what everyone is eating!! Everything except the rice is SALTY!!! the accompanying sauce gives it a different dimension but heck there’s nothing great! I can get better at a food court! The chicken was very dry and the most salty! the mince I really don’t know where to start but I wouldn’t order again. or actually I wouldn’t come back! Salty and the rice was hard! Yep! Save yourself the trouble.. Just go buy a packet of he Japanese curry and use all the cubes in it to cook whatever… The calamari.. was ok but it’s just fried.
We made an impulse stop-over for dinner due to the surrounding traffic jams. We were luck to grab a table for 2, as it became so packed as soon as we sat. Yes, booking is a must for this quaint gem. We want to come back to try the other dishes that they offer, as we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner made up of the Bang Bang Squid, Teriyaki Chicken, King’s Fried Chicken, and Soup Formosa. The staff were hugely accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended!
Absolutely fabulous flavoursome food especially the Ma Ma chicken. Also recommend the Chrissy chicken and staff special. Will be back next time in Melbourne
We went to this place on a friday evening and thankfully made reservations in the afternoon as advised by a friend as the place was packed. The atmosphere was lively and the servers were friendly. Without wasting any second we ordered our food and let me tell u it was superb. Starting with the salt and pepper calamari, it was perfect well done and tasted awesome. The pop chicken and the fried rice were absolutely amazing as well. The portions of all of the items were good enough except for the jasmine rice that we ordered as side with pop chicken. Overall the experience was good. Only thing is that the prices can be little less and theycan serve the hot jasmine water which will add authenticity to this place even more.But this place is a definite recommendation from my end.
Great little place with good vibe. Review sites recommend the pop chicken but we thought it was a bit bland. Other options we had were great. Probably worth booking as seems regularly busy when I go past.
Always a favourite. I keep coming back for Tepan chicken. Staff always friendly. Service prompt and has a buzz about it. I would have eaten at Peko Peko at least 20 times.
Great food tasty and all but not everyday food as its pretty unhealthy. Mostly deep fried, high cholesterol and fatty foods. Artery clogging. Its a nice place for a quarterly treat.
I had the sweet and sour chicken and it’s the best sweet and sour chicken I’ve had in a very, very long time. The chicken is so crispy and the sauce isn’t overtly tangy or sweet. It has just the right amount of sweet and sourness. The portion is quite big for 1 person but for the price ($14), it’s fair.
Packed to breaches this place has an amazing vibe with really efficient, yet cheerful, service. I recommend getting a couple of the small eats as a kind of tapas menu. And seriously consider the salads!!Need to book though!!