Monthly Archives: December 2014


Noodle Forum - Beef Brisket Noodle

Noodle Forum – 30 Dec 2014

I rather enjoyed the crispy wanton dumplings which had enough crunch after my 5 minute walk back to the office and contained a delicious pork filling which combined nicely with the spicy mayo. The tender and subtly flavoured beef brisket was also delicious, with a good quantity provided, and was enjoyed thoroughly with the egg noodles. The noodles were coated in sufficient sauce to keep them moist and made for a satisfying meal with the wanton, choy sum, soft pieces of ginger, and spring onions. A lovely lunchtime meal.


Bing Go Street Food - Peking Duck

Bing Go Street Food – 29 Dec 2014

It’s the first time I’ve eaten a bing, which is a traditional Chinese handheld meal dating back centuries. I had a Peking Duck bing which was delicious from the first bite and proved to be deceptively filling, such that I had to pass on dessert. The bing had a lovely crunch from the wanton, contrasting against the tender, succulent Peking Duck which was delicious. Along with cucumber, carrot, lettuce and a delicious plum sauce, this was a really tasty meal and a great cheap eat at just $9.90. I love trying new things and I’m loving it.


Sufi Afghan Cuisine - Lamb Kebabs, Salad, Bread Rolls

Sufi Afghan Cuisine – 27 Dec 2014

Apart from the lamb being overcooked, the flavour was very delicious, unlike anything I’ve eaten before. There’s plenty of lamb removed from the skewers along with tasty bread rolls which would benefit being at room temperature or lightly toasted, and the salad with that lovely dressing, livened things up. I reckon the dish only cost about $15 which is excellent value for the serving size and taste. The array of sweets I picked up were also delicious, especially the baklava varieties. If they can better execute the lamb skewers, diners will be in for a treat.


Szechwan Zen Chinese - Spicy Boiled Fish Fillet

Szechwan Zen Chinese Restaurant – 21 Dec 2014

This times visit may not have been as spectacular (I knew I should have got the spicy pork hock which is unbelievable) but I really enjoyed some new dishes and some dishes from our last visit. The beef tenderloin was a nice start to the meal presenting tender slices of tasty beef in a delicious sauce. The prawn stir fry in XO sauce was also delicious and so too, the fried rice and crumbed prawns (what a dish!). The spicy boiled fish fillet, though, is far from ordinary and is an intriguing dish with plenty of super soft fish chunks submerged in a dish of once boiling hot oil and swimming with Szechuan chillies and other spices. The fish itself is really tender, slightly spicy and is well cooked. The been sprouts with a touch of the oil and chillies, present an unusual array of flavours in your mouth as your tongue zings, numbs, emerges with a citrus flavour, and then transforms into something else. Szechuan offers some delicious dishes, and then there are a few extraordinary dishes. It’s always great to try new things and Szechuan Zen Chinese Restaurant delivered on that front. The other surprising thing is how generous the dishes are. We had a good feed but after they provided takeaway containers which we filled up with the leftovers, it looked as if we came to pick up a takeaway order rather than having dined at the restaurant. Well worth every cent.


No Mafia - Swordfish

No Mafia – 19 Dec 2014

It’s great to see new additions to Perth and No Mafia offers patrons a completely different menu comprising dishes from southern Italy including wines from that region. There’s no pasta or pizza one might expect from a typical Italian restaurant, but a set of simple uncomplicated dishes, generally revolving around seafood, which allow the flavours to shine through. I started with bresoala, akin to proscuitto, air dried beef cut super thin you can see through it. Drizzled with a little olive oil, the cured meat is delicious. I really liked the simplicity of the swordfish crudo which allowed the taste of the sea to shine through with seasoning provided by anchovy oil, peppery parsley, salty capers, and a touch of seasoning. I also got some pickled vegetables, gardiniera, which were completely different to anything I’ve had previously, and pickled white anchovies which lost it’s salty intensity and presented a different mouth feel, the fleshy meat shining through with the acidic burst giving a freshness. For dessert it’s hard to go past cannoli and I liked the soft crunch of the pastry surrounding a lovely ricotta, pistachio and chocolate filling. A lovely end to the meal.


Superstar Waffles - Strawberry Waffle with Chocolate Sauce

Superstar Waffles – 16 Dec 2014

It’s been some years since I last visited and after the first bite, I knew what I was missing – amazingly delicious, crispy yummy waffles. With several varieties to choose from, I opted for the strawberry waffle with chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is a feel good dessert and I loved every bite of it. Cash only.


Good Morning Vietnam

we set offI’ve been working pretty hard so it’s time to enjoy some of that leave I’ve accumulated. So it’s off to Vietnam to explore this interesting country, take in the sights, culture, and of course, plenty of delicious Vietnamese food! I’m joining up with other travellers from around the […]