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Sushia Izakaya & Bar - 22 Feb 2015

Sushia Izakaya & Bar - Dessert Platter

Sushi offers high quality Japanese fine dining in a lovely setting with excellent service. I really enjoyed the quality and flavour of the food, but felt that the serving size was not commensurate with the price for several dishes. With the Dimmi $50 voucher, it made the dinner closer to value for money. We started off with the chef’s selection of sashimi which is really delicious with a dab of wasabi and soy sauce to kick the night off. I also enjoyed the assorted tempura but prefer a thicker crunchier batter but the juicy prawns were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The melt in your mouth light golden brown coloured crab balls mixed in that interesting sauce was also delicious. I also particularly liked the flavour of the grill that was imparted into the succulent duck breast with a flavoursome sauce. We also tried the chicken, prawn and Jamon, and beef tongue skewers which were really delicious with the accompanying sauces. And finally, we had the nigiri sushi to round out the mains. For dessert, the dessert platter offers just about every dessert on the menu in a smaller serve which allows you to try each one. They’re all really delicious with the highlight being Sushia’s signature dish, the tofu cheesecake. The mango sorbet, chocolate cubes, and chocolate fondant also rate a special mention. Delicious. . . . → Read More: Sushia Izakaya & Bar – 22 Feb 2015

The Laneway Lounge - 19 Feb 2015

The Laneway Lounge - Prawn Popcorn with Chilli Mayo

This classy 1940’s New Orleans venue offers patrons a seat at the bar, the high tables, private booths, and also has a live music room for local and international performances, particularly of a jazz or blues variety. Whiskey is on the drinks menu along with all kinds of beverages, and in keeping with the full table service available, the tapas menu offers something more than just the average bar food. I particularly enjoyed the golden brown popcorn prawn which was rich but had the edge taken off by the spicy chilli mayo. I also really enjoyed the chunks of pork belly surrounded by a light deep fried dough and coated ever so slightly with a maple syrup and bourbon glaze. These donuts were really something. While the desserts are quite pricey, I did have the amaretti & caramel custard tart which has the most delicious sensation! The palette cleansing banana gelato is very tasty but the rest of the dessert has elements which don’t quite gel well. I was pretty full and really liked the feel of the venue and the delicious food. A great place to stop by for any occasion, especially pre-theatre. . . . → Read More: The Laneway Lounge – 19 Feb 2015

Bambamboo - 18 Feb 2015

Bam Bam Boo - Char Siew Bao and Panfried Pork Bun

If you really can’t be bothered walking 5 minutes to Northbridge and picking any number of yum cha restaurants on Roe St and beyond, then pop into Bambamboo for yum cha instead. The ordering process is convoluted and you need to know what dishes and how much you will order upfront, but apart from that, the food is pretty tasty and comparable to what you would get at a yum cha restaurant. I’d still favour going to a yum cha restaurant for the authentic deal and you can also keep ordering till you’re full, but Bambamboo is a solid alternative. I really loved the pork belly and enjoyed the BBQ pork buns, panfried pork buns with heaps of chilli oil, and the pumpkin sago pudding for dessert. Takeaway also available. . . . → Read More: Bambamboo – 18 Feb 2015

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant - 11 Feb 2015

Brotzeit - Bavarian Sausages, Pretzle, Sweet Mustard

I was back again for another visit to the German restaurant, Brotzeit. On today’s visit I had their traditional Bavarian sausages, weisswurst, which came with a freshly made pretzel and sweet mustard. The herb specked smooth sausages were really delicious, taking on a subtle flavour, but really tasty. I liked the pretzel, especially the salty bits, with the sweet mustard which helped to take the meaty edge off the meal. Also aiding the cause is a side of buttered spatzle (like a German pasta) which was pretty tasty but needed a dash of seasoning. This is another really filling meal which resulted in me eating a very light dinner. . . . → Read More: Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant – 11 Feb 2015

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant - 6 Feb 2015

Brotzeit - Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle

I’m really excited that the international German restaurant, Brotzeit, has finally opened it’s doors to it’s first restaurant in Perth. The menu offers a variety of dishes catering to all tastes and I ordered the over roasted pork knuckle which was fantastic! The crackling is a golden brown and is crispy and crunch and oh so yum! The succulent tender pork is greatly enjoyed with the delicious gravy. Plenty of sides to keep you interested with a lovely slightly sour potato salad, sauerkraut, gherkins, and a side salad. This particular dish offered an amount for at least two people, so you may want to consult the waitstaff on how many dishes to order and best to share. I can’t wait to try some of their other dishes. . . . → Read More: Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant – 6 Feb 2015

Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 30 Jan 2015

Twilight Hawkers Markets - Bulgogi

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 been working long hours . . . → Read More: Eat Drink Perth – Twilight Hawkers Markets – 30 Jan 2015

Meat Me in the City - 30 Jan 2015

Meat Me In The City - Pulled Pork

Cuisine: American, BBQ, Sandwiches Location: Perth CBD, lower level of Trinity Arcade

If you haven’t heard, there’s a butcher in the city, Meat Me in the City, so one doesn’t have to go far to get some lovely meat. Situated on the lower level of Trinity Arcade (ground level from Hay St, one . . . → Read More: Meat Me in the City – 30 Jan 2015

Koko Black - 29 Jan 2015

Koko Black - Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream Spectacula

Koko Black’s new Summer Oasis range introduces patrons to two new items – salted caramel iced chocolate and, mango and vanilla ice cream spectacular. Today I returned to try the latter after enjoying the former last week. A very tasty, vanilla flecked ice cream combines superbly with the delicious refreshing mango coulis. The crunch provided by the caramelised wafer on top of the ice cream and the crunch of the coconut crumble at the base of the glass add different textures, flavours, and levels of sweetness to make this an excellent dessert for summer. I really enjoyed it. . . . → Read More: Koko Black – 29 Jan 2015

Public House Kitchen & Bar - 24 Jan 2015

Public House Kitchen & Bar - Ecuadorian Tart

A visit to Public House Kitchen & Bar will provide you with an array of dishes from South America to be enjoyed in comfortable, casual surrounds, with friendly service to boot. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share, starting with the empandas – a fish and corn filling surrounded by a lovely pastry. The house made chorizo with smoked lime was excellent, and the classic ceviche refreshes the palette with the acidity of the lime juice cured fish. For something more substantial, the 18 hour pork cut like butter, tender and succulent, but lacking a touch of seasoning or a sauce. The coffee and honey lamb ribs were disappointing compared to my prior visit. The lamb was tough and the honey and coffee flavours muted. The tomato, palm heart, and mozzarella salad was a welcome partner to the pork and ribs, cleansing the palette of the meaty flavours. Lastly, for indulgence, the Ecuadorian chocolate tart, chocolate ice cream, and macaron like alfajore with salted caramel were excellent. Lots of variety on the plate, lots to enjoy. I certainly did. . . . → Read More: Public House Kitchen & Bar – 24 Jan 2015

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