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Alfred's Pizzeria - Rocky Pizza

Alfred’s Pizzeria – 23 Apr 2016

I was invited to Alfred’s Pizzeria to get a sneak peak of the small bar and pizzeria before they officially open their doors to the public on Tuesday 26th April. Located opposite the State Buildings towards the corner of Barrack Street and St George’s Terrace, lies this hidden gem underground the Perth CBD. Formerly a record shop, the intimate space has been revamped to reflect an American gangster style hangout which goes with the theme of an American Italian club taking you back to the 80s and 90s. There’s guns, pizza, alcohol and rock n roll, with the venue adorned with memorabilia from the US, wall paper from the 60s, fake cash, weapons, handcuffs, and items encased in trapdoors. Seating up to 30 people, there’s a large selection of alcoholic beverages to choose from and lots of pizzas on the menu. They also offer pizza by the slice. If you’re really into cheese, there’s also a cheese board available. I really enjoyed the pizza’s and will be back to try the other items on the menu.


Lamont's Bishop House - Chocolate Fondant

Lamont’s Bishop House – 6 Apr 2016

In amongst all the concrete buildings one wouldn’t think you could find a beautiful secluded tranquil area away from the hustle and bustle of the Perth CBD. But the Bishop’s Gardens and heritage Bishop’s House which houses Lamont’s is the perfect getaway to enjoy delicious cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The first course presented juicy sweet lobster immersed in a delicious soothing gazpacho which was a very light tasty introduction to the 3 course meal. For mains, I loved the deep fried tender zucchini flowers and the jus was simply superb, thoroughly enjoyed with the tasty meaty Wagyu beef. I liked the purple heirloom carrot which has a different flavour and the smooth potato mash and yummy bresaola round out the components to a satisfying dish. For dessert, an oozing chocolate fondant was served up which is simply divine. I loved the chocolate flavour and the marshmallows to mop up the sauce. The raspberry sorbet was tasty though a little jarring in comparison to the fondant and didn’t think it complemented the fondant, but it is still a delicious way to finish the meal. The waiter who served me was a very casual, yet professional, affable person which also made the experience worthwhile. Comfortably full and satisfied.


Sushia Izakaya - Rabatayaki Pork Rib

Sushia Izakaya & Bar – 23 Mar 2016

Sushi Izakaya’s 3 course Eat Drink Perth special was certainly special. I love deep fried foods and the Japanese are renowned for their light crispy crunchy batters and this was evident with the popcorn prawns which were delicious. A common theme throughout the dishes is a fusion of cuisines outside of Japan. With the prawns, they’ve added jalapeño to the mayo which adds a lovely hum of chilli. For the mains, a typically American dish of a rack of pork ribs has had an Asian influence with a spicy momoko sauce. The glaze is excellent and the touch of spiciness keeps things interesting. The soft sweet potato chips, whilst not crunchy, are perfect as they are and provide a relief and contrast against the spicy meaty flavours. These were very enjoyable. To finish, a slightly gooey black sesame ice cream was enjoyed with other elements such as a delicious vanilla ice cream which easily overshadowed the black sesame ice cream, and the Chantilly vanilla flecked cream on a plank of chocolate. The dessert was delicious and an excellent finish to an impressive 3 course meal.


Grand Bar & Bistro - Salt & Pepper Squid

Grand Bar and Bistro – 18 Mar 2016

The multifaceted Grand Bar and Bistro is the perfect venue for a variety of occasions. Upstairs is the restaurant where you can enjoy an intimate dinner, downstairs is a bar to grab a few drinks and enjoy some well crafted dishes. To the far left in the deck area is a cafe to enjoy a lighter lunch in casual surrounds. We dined in a semi basement area associated with bar and I ordered two entrees for lunch. The first was a delicious salt & pepper squid which was super tender and perfectly seasoned. The sweet chilli sauce dressed the salad and added additional flavour to the squid. The second entree presented crunchy topped pork belly which was tender and delicious with the sauce provided, but I wanted more sauce. The earthy parsnip puree is an excellent partner to the pork and I also loved the succulent scallops. A very well crafted meal and very filling. Satisfied.


Lord Of The Fries - Peanut Butter Milk Shake

Lord of the Fries – 10 Mar 2016

From food truck to bricks and mortar, to franchised stores in Melbourne, then Sydney, and now Perth, I wasn’t sure of what to make of a vegetarian only fast food chain. However, after trying a sample of their offerings, I was pleasantly surprised by the food on offer. I started off with a soy based peanut butter milkshake which was delicious. The burgers were really tasty too, somehow, and it’s the genius of the chickpea and mushroom patties, is that they closely resemble the flavour of beef or chicken, when they are clearly vegetarian. In that regard, the burgers taste like their carnivorous counterparts to a great extent. I liked the spicy burger, but was more won over by the chick’n. The chips were pretty tasty and enhanced greatly by the spicy Vietnamese sauce. While I rarely go out for fast food, I would be more than happy to stop by for a meal at Lord of The Fries.


Twilight Hawkers Markets; Arepa - Tostons

Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 19 Feb 2016

What: Twilight Hawkers Markets – Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market When: every Friday 4:30-9:30pm, till 29 April 2015 Where: Forrest Chase in Perth adjacent to Wellington St and the Murray St Mall More Info: http://twilighthawkersmarket.com/ The great thing about the Twliight Hawkers Markets in Forrest Chase is being able to try different […]


Nao Japanese - Miso Ramen

Nao Japanese – 18 Feb 2016

I’ve walked past many times and wondered why this place was so busy all the time. I know now as Nao’s ramen is well known and after one slurp, I can see why. I chose the miso ramen and a large steaming hot bowl was presented in no time. This dish is all about the broth which carries all the flavour. The miso adds a subtle touch to the broth but plays a distant second fiddle. The ramen noodles are tasty, especially when eaten with the broth, bean sprouts and seaweed. Delicious. I can’t go past green tea ice cream and the version here was soft, creamy, and light. I particularly enjoyed the ice cream with the sweetened cream. What a hearty lunch. Totally satisfied.


Roll'd - Roast Pork Bahn Mi

Roll’d – 5 Feb 2016

I got back to my desk and surveyed the well filled bahn mi. First bite in presented lots of fresh sliced carrots, cucumber, roast pork, and crunchy pork crackling. Chilli is optional but I definitely asked for it. The coriander is distinctive and the bahn mi is tasty, though, lacking in a few areas. The bun is nice though is not like the baguettes made at Le Vietname which are amazing. There is a spread of mayo and pate, though the pate is undetectable. The bahn mi appears a little dry whereas it should be moist. It’s not a bad representation, though it could be better. The iced coffee was excellent though.