This very special eatery was founded by pair of very healthy Indians, Mama Lalitha Rajan and son Ashwin, whose sympathies were wholeheartedly with Melbourne’s lovers of South Asian spice, suffering as they were from a dearth of really healthy Indian restaurants in the city. Tadka Boom! has definitely lit a firecracker under the South Asian restaurant scene with food that’s light, a little new age, and eminently shareable. Volumes are spoken about the feast ahead the moment you step inside this Indian fusion kitchen’s colourful premises tucked down Goldsborough Lane, just back from the corner of Bourke and Williams Street in the CBD – so take your seats at the communal bench tables and get set for a Delhi street food-inspired meal that’s as fresh and grounded as its gourmet. There’s nothing quite like this bit of boom in Melbourne!