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Red Basil Thai Cuisine - 13 Sep 2014

Red Basil Thai - Garlic Chilli Chicken

Second visit to Red Basil Thai, but for takeaway so I could order more dishes and have more variety. I ordered satay chicken skewers, tamarind fish, garlic chicken, and Masaman beef curry. I was famished and really enjoyed the tender chicken skewers covered in satay sauce. The crunchy batter encasing the succulent, perfectly cooked tender fish in a sweet tamarind sauce was so delicious. Next up, the deep fried chicken covered in garlic was excellent. The garlic had infused into the oil and there was sufficient garlic flavour in the dish without it being too intense. The Masaman beef curry carried enough flavour but there wasn’t enough curry which was disappointing. There was plenty of beef but some chunks where a little overdone while others were tender. Apart from the lack of curry, the dishes are really delicious and hits the spot for takeaway. Cash only. . . . → Read More: Red Basil Thai Cuisine – 13 Sep 2014

Red Basil Thai Cuisine - 22 Aug 2014

Red Basil Thai Cuisine - Fish Cakes

Red Basil Thai is a small Thai restaurant that is obviously popular with the local lunchtime crowd as it was packed out. There’s a nice range of dishes to choose from and takeaway is available. I chose Thai fish cakes as an entree which was delicious, especially after being dipped into the sweet chilli sauce. For mains, I chose chicken Thai fried rice which came piled on a plate. The fried rice had a distinctive flavour from the Chinese version and this dish was delicious, I couldn’t get enough. Really enjoyable and flavoursome and oh so full. Cash only. . . . → Read More: Red Basil Thai Cuisine – 22 Aug 2014

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar - 29 Oct 2012

Crust - Heirloom Tomato Upper Crust

If I hadn’t visited Crust before at Brookfield Place, after eating the pizza’s from the Vic Park store, I wouldn’t be back in a hurry. There was a major difference in quality. The pizzas at Brookfield are fresh and tasty, but those at Vic Park, albeit eaten 20 minutes later, were a little stale and a little disappointing. The limp rocket typified the experience. Maybe it’s the store. Still, I’m grateful for the invitation and I hope they keep the Heirloom Tomato Upper Crust pizza on the menu though it could do with more tomatoes. That had great flavour and the burst of moistness from the juicy tomatoes were a delight. . . . → Read More: Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar – 29 Oct 2012

Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant & Cafe - 17 Jun 2012

I always like trying something new and today I was fortunate to sample Nepalese cuisine for the first time. It’s similar to Indian but is generally milder. When cooking with spices, the food is not necessarily chilli hot, just flavoursome. I enjoyed the different offerings of the night, particularly the flavours of the curries and the Chara ko Sekuwa, but I wasn’t wowed. I think the dishes are slightly overpriced. Certainly the case with the entrees which were underwhelming. The service was pleasant. . . . → Read More: Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant & Cafe – 17 Jun 2012

Happy Meals Restaurant - 26 Jan 2011

I was certainly not disappointed and once again feasted upon another delicious array of food at Happy Meals. All that for about $110 with corkage, water, and a 10% surcharge for a public holiday. For just over $18 per head, it’s a really tasty meal at top value. . . . → Read More: Happy Meals Restaurant – 26 Jan 2011

Deevine Cafe

While I can’t fault the generosity of the serving of paella with plenty of chicken and a lesser assortment of seafood, the dish was let down by the lack of intensity of flavour that is typical of a paella. If they up the flavour stakes, the dish will be delicious, albeit, a bit different from a typical paella which is dominated by seafood. . . . → Read More: Deevine Cafe

Cinnamon On The Park

Cuisine: Indian Location: Victoria Park

Don’t confuse this place with another similarly named restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. Cinnamon On The Park is in Vic Park and is located among the string of eateries that line Albany Highway. The place is open and breezy and is one of the best Indian places . . . → Read More: Cinnamon On The Park

Happy Meals Restaurant - 27 Jan 2008

I highly recommend Happy Meals Restaurant in Victoria Park where you can enjoy a range of Malaysian dishes that are delicious. Takeaway available too. . . . → Read More: Happy Meals Restaurant – 27 Jan 2008