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Korner Cafe - 13 Apr 2012

Cuisine: Asian
Location: Perth CBD, Hay St

The first time I went to visit Jun’s Japanese only to discover it was closed during the holiday period over Christmas, I’d kept on walking around the block to discover more eateries that seem very hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Hay and Murray Street Malls. After visiting Jun’s Japanese and absolutely loving their chicken karaage, I thought I might as well make a visit to some of the eateries around this side and see what they’re like.

Today’s visit took me to Korner Cafe. I’d gone for a late lunch around 2pm so I didn’t expect it to be busy. There were a few tables with patrons enjoying their meals so I took a seat and was promptly brought a menu and asked for drinks. Quite a lot to look through but the majority of the menu caters for a dining experience revolving around a group. They have entrees, mains and desserts to choose from. They do have a section for meals for one which was what I was after, centred around steamed rice or noodles. I settled upon the chilli chicken curry with steamed rice.

While I was waiting I was also brought a carafe of chilled water and I looked around the open restaurant. Seats aplenty and quite open and breezy. There was a table nearby with magazines and newspapers so I grabbed a newspaper to look through. I didn’t have to wait all that long and was presented with a decent sized oval plate with an equal portion serve of steamed rice and the chilli chicken curry. It looks just like the version at Han’s Cafe which I love. Lots of bright colourful vegetables mixed in amongst the pieces of chicken with flecks of red chilli flakes.

I dived in and mixed the sauce and chicken with the rice and ploughed through it. A generous serving which was quite tasty but lacking something in flavour. I’m not sure what it was missing, but it needed something. I think Han’s Cafe’s version is far better but this wasn’t a bad meal by any standard. It isn’t chilli hot despite the chillies and has that nice mix of slightly sweet and sour flavour. I managed to eat through the lot and left feeling comfortably full. There’s a fair amount on the menu so you can certainly sample a variety of dishes.

Korner Cafe Food Review Summary

Verdict: The chilli chicken curry with steamed rice was quite tasty but lacking something in flavour to make it excellent. A decent serving which left me comfortably full and good value at just $11.95. Nice relaxed setting.
Price: Reasonable
Taste: Great
Value: Reasonable
Recommendation: Worth Visiting Again

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Korner Cafe - 13 Apr 2012, reviewed by Shaun on 2012-04-13T18:52:20+00:00 rating 3.0 out of 5
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