is whiskey food?
Thinking about it some more I have to add ice cream!!! Also XO pippies from Golden Century in Sydney
In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. Jiro Ono
I think melbourne's equivalent to golden century is Supper Inn - open til very late, frequented by chefs after service - their broccoli and oyster sauce with suckling pig is definitely comfort food after a brutal service.
Pho is good but it takes second place to a good bowl of real Ramen. Though I think the most comforting to me is Ikura with Quail Egg Nigiri...... It takes me to a whole other place.