Encompassing a multitude of South and Southeast Asian cuisines, Rich Mahal is certainly not poor on choice. At this Vermont South restaurant you can pick and choose from a menu bristling with Indian, Malaysian, and Sri Lankan dishes, with many vegetarian options, too. Out here in one of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, locals frequent the cluster of shops and restaurants at the Vermont South Shopping Centre, on the corner of the Burwood Highway and Hanover Road, but for Asian food fans with a penchant for spice, Rich Mahal is their eatery of choice. The place is open seven days a week from 11am until 11pm, meaning there’s a big window in which to reserve a table and get into some tandoori specialties, South Indian dosai, Malaysian curries, and even a selection of halal dishes. That said, being one of the area’s most popular South Asian food specialists, it pays to book a spot in advance.