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Koko Black - 22 Jan 2015

Koko Black - Salted Caramel Iced Chocolate

Koko Black’s new Summer Oasis range introduces patrons to two new items – salted caramel iced chocolate and, mango and vanilla ice cream spectacular. Tough choice but I went with the former. The first suck gives a bitter aftertaste, with high cocoa content chocolate used in making the iced hot chocolate. This is counteracted with the creamy vanilla ice cream, sweeter chocolate flakes, and of course, the caramel. It’s a very satisfying and decadent dessert that is also very filling. Probably for the price of a milkshake elsewhere, you can enjoy this piece of oasis in summer. I loved it and was just what I needed. . . . → Read More: Koko Black – 22 Jan 2015

Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 16 Jan 2015

Twilight Hakwers Markets 2014: - Arepa

What: Twilight Hawkers Markets – Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market When: every Friday 4:30-9pm, 17 October 2014 till 24 April 2015 (closed on 14 Nov & 19th Dec) Where: Forrest Place in Perth adjacent to Wellington St and the Murray St Mall More Info: http://twilighthawkersmarket.com/

I’d worked up an appetite and . . . → Read More: Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 16 Jan 2015

Bing Go Street Food - 12 Jan 2015

Bing Go - Char Siu Bing

On my second visit to Bing Go Street Food at EnEx 100, I had the char siu pork bing which was really tasty with tender, flavoursome pork, stronger flavours via the Chinese sausage, contrasted against the pickled mustard vegetable, and a delicious sauce to tie it all together. The crepe and all ingredients are soft so the presence of the wantons provide a lovely crunch and textual contrast to each mouthful. The wantons also go perfectly in desserts as in the Shanghai Surprise I ordered. Combined with banana and Nutella, a dusting of icing sugar and whipped cream, it is a rather naughty treat to finish off the meal and left me really full, but very satisfied. . . . → Read More: Bing Go Street Food – 12 Jan 2015

Mama Tran - 9 Jan 2015

Mama Tran - Rice Noodle, Braised Pork, Minced Beef, Prawn Fritters

The cuisine of foreign countries in Australia isn’t always a true representation which is a shame. After my recent trip to Vietnam, I headed to Mama Tran for some Vietnamese flavours and ordered a range of dishes. The chicken wing was a bit unusual with the sugar, the prawn fritters had a nice spiced batter but were ok. The banh mi was well packed full of tender slices of pork, carrot, cucumber, coriander and a sweet sauce, but lacked the punch I was expecting in flavour and the bread roll is not like the soft light French baguettes. The flat rice noodles in a sweet sauce was a little unusual but the acid of the lemon counteracted this. I liked the minced beef and flavoursome braised pork, but the dish as a whole was rather underwhelming and lacking punch and the freshness that is associated with Vietnamese cuisine. . . . → Read More: Mama Tran – 9 Jan 2015

Noodle Forum - 30 Dec 2014

Noodle Forum - Beef Brisket Noodle

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. . . . → Read More: Noodle Forum – 30 Dec 2014

Bing Go Street Food - 29 Dec 2014

Bing Go Street Food - Peking Duck

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. . . . → Read More: Bing Go Street Food – 29 Dec 2014

The Generous Squire - 24 Dec 2014

The Generous Squire - Beef Brisket

Cuisine: Modern Australian, Pub Food Location: Perth CBD, Shafto Lane

Christmas Eve and we were hungry so one of my colleagues who was leaving was in search of a pub serving pints. Problem is after visiting several pubs, all were full. We finally ended up at The Generous Squire where it . . . → Read More: The Generous Squire – 24 Dec 2014

Country Road Cafe - 11 Nov 2014

Country Road Cafe - Pesto Mushrooms with Wilted Spinach on Toast

Not being a fan of eggs severely limits my breakfast choices on any menu. I chose the pesto mushrooms with wilted spinach on toast which sounded rather simplistic but was anything but. Country Road Cafe offer several vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options which my dish ticked on all fronts. From not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised and then really impressed with a deliciously crafted meal. The Turkish bread is really lovely, warmed through and enhanced by the oil from the pesto. The pesto adds additional flavour to the wilted spinach and there were plenty of well cooked and seasoned mushrooms to provide meat to the dish. Along with a salad to balance any richness or fat from the pesto, and then washed down with a lovely warming honey, cinnamon, red chai latte, my breakfast provided plenty of fuel and energy for the day and left me impressed and satisfied. Even though I’m not a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant, I’d be happy to eat this dish anytime for breakfast. Full marks for creativity and great value. . . . → Read More: Country Road Cafe – 11 Nov 2014

Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 7 Nov 2014

What: Twilight Hawkers Markets – Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market When: every Friday 4:30-9pm, 17 October 2014 till 24 April 2015 (closed on 14 Nov & 19th Dec) Where: Forrest Place in Perth adjacent to Wellington St and the Murray St Mall More Info: http://twilighthawkersmarket.com/

I’ve obviously been too busy these . . . → Read More: Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 7 Nov 2014

Noodle Forum - 5 Nov 2014

Noodle Forum - Crispy Chicken Fillet Noodle with Satay Sauce

Noodle Forum specialise in making noodles by hand on a daily basis and then incorporating the noodles into a variety of dishes which you can enjoy in comfortable surrounds or takeaway if you wish. I ordered the crispy chicken fillet noodle with satay sauce which was crispy for sure, but tender chicken on the inside. The thinnish noodles were delicious and enjoyed with the excellent satay sauce, crispy crackers, spring onions, cucumber and fried shallots. A delicious meal which is evident by the business of the restaurant. It obviously has a loyal band of followers. . . . → Read More: Noodle Forum – 5 Nov 2014