They say some like it hot, but David Thompson likes it molten hot. The Australian-born chef is known for his multi-award winning fine-dining restaurant Nahm in Bangkok, but on home shores, Long Chim – also in Singapore, Perth and Sydney – is bringing heat to the banks of the Yarra River. Situated overlooking the water at Crown Casino’s promenade, you might even be tempted to jump in when you’re burning up from larp, a minced chicken salad packed with Asian herbs and deadly scud chillies. It’s not all spicy though; see sweet and smoky pork skewers, charred rice noodles and creamy laksa. Failing that, you can always cool off with some Thai tea ice cream.