From Food & Wine: Melbourne travel guide with Roy Choi

People walk through laneways in inner-city Melbourne which is home to many vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, sushi bars and shops. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

Great chef's oftentimes venture off to various parts of the world in search of unique flavors and foods that they can incorporate into their own dishes.

Food & Wine explores one particular city that has American chefs completely hooked by its eclectic food scene. Melbourne, Australia. The second most populous city in Australia, Melbourne is home to a variety of top restaurants and bars.

Famed American chef, and owner of Los Angeles' Kogi BBQ Korean taco trucks, Roy Choi, had a chance to visit the city and see for himself what all the excitement is about. Choi told Food &Wine,"It's like a miniaturization of all my favorite cities: Tokyo and Seoul and New York and Los Angeles, all in one."

Melbourne infuses many different Asian ingredients ranging from Hong Kong to Shanghai. Creating a menu of diverse Chinese dishes that you can only find if you took a flight out to Aussie. The authentic taste and intense flavors attracts not just chefs, but tourists from all over.

Food&Wine names some of the must eat restaurants Melbourne has to offer featuring renowned chefs and delightful cuisines.

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