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Gourmandise & Co - 7 Mar 2015

Gourmandise - Quiches

The first quiche I dived into was a bacon and cheese quiche which was delicious. Lovely buttery pastry that is just divine encasing a lovely rich filling. I’m glad I ordered the sharp salad which took the edge off the richness. I really enjoy quiche and this was excellent. I also had a few bites of the smoked salmon quiche which is even better. I’ll save that for breakfast tomorrow along with a few other pastries I picked up. The next day I warmed the quiche up and it was amazing! I really love the flavour of the smoked salmon which is just like chunks of softened salmon, but with a smoky flavour, well complimented by the creamy avocado. I liked this quiche the best and also enjoyed my other pastries. . . . → Read More: Gourmandise & Co – 7 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime - 1 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime is one of those places open till late where you can grab main dishes, or just go with the tapas menu. I just needed something in between a snack and a main so the Wagyu beef burger from the tapas menu was perfect. Since it’s a tapas item it’s not a full size burger. The burger is a little small but it’s well packed. First bite in and the burger is delicious. I like the brioche bun, the gooey melted Swiss cheese, the crispy bacon, and the perfectly cooked, moist, flavoursome, Wagyu beef patty. This was a really delicious burger and hit the spot. A little pricey though tapas items usually are. . . . → Read More: Morries Anytime – 1 Mar 2015

Kung Fu Kitchen - 7 Feb 2015

Kung Fu Kitchen - Beef & Ox Tripe In Chilli Sauce

Definitely not your typical Chinese restaurant, Kung Fu Kitchen offers pretty spicy food with several dishes themed on the less loved parts of the animal. I rather liked the tablet displaying the menu which gave me control to view each dish and select what I wanted. I chose the dried been curd stick which was a very moorish cold dish that I lapped up and really enjoyed. I also enjoyed the seaweed salad which were noodles made with seaweed containing a taste of the sea but carried a rather intense flavour which built up over time and can only be enjoyed in small portions. The chilli immersed beef and ox tripe served up tender rich meat with the chilli taking some of the edge off the richness. Another dish which should be had in moderation and shared, it’s very tasty and not that hot. Kung Fu Kitchen introduced me to a different style of Chinese cuisine that I haven’t experienced but was very enjoyable. . . . → Read More: Kung Fu Kitchen – 7 Feb 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

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

Two Man's Kitchen - 21 Jan 2015

Two Man's Kitchen - Chicken Katsu

Japanese cuisine is characterised by freshness, excellent presentation right down to the knife skills (depending on what you order), and anything deep fried is always golden brown with a crunchy batter or crumbed exterior. Two Man’s Kitchen offers up the lunchtime crowd around East Perth some lovely fare. The salmon sashimi dipped in soy sauce and wasabi is a lovely start to the meal, the light fresh flavours help liven up the palette for the main meal. My chicken katsu was tasty, a golden brown crisp crumb surrounding well cooked chicken. However, while I quite enjoy the mayonnaise that typically accompanies this dish, I found the mayo a bit too rich, not even the blandish cabbage could tone it down enough. Just a bit too creamy for my liking but all in all, a tasty meal which doesn’t hurt the back pocket. . . . → Read More: Two Man’s Kitchen – 21 Jan 2015

(Free Bings - Special Reader Offer) 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: (Free Bings – Special Reader Offer) 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