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Chik and Kent - 7 Feb 2014

Chik And Kent - Butter Chicken

Chik and Kent is a small cafe specialising in coffee located inside Cinnamon Club City which is the restaurantI serving Indian fusion cuisine. Both are new having opened in late December 2013. I chose the butter chicken for $20 which came with a salad, papadum, rice, and naan. Unfortunately, the butter chicken was tasteless, lacking spice, tomato, sweetness and the typical flavour one expects of butter chicken. It was a real shame as there’s plenty of tender chicken and curry provided, but the curry is just creamy and rich, more on a western style sauce. Maybe that’s what they’re going for. The naan was delicious, a soft bread that pulled apart easily and had a lovely flavour from the ghee. There’s more than a generous serve of food and after polishing off the plate and using the naan to sop up any remaining curry, I was comfortably full. I’d like to come back and try one of their other curries to really see what their food is like. But if you’re after a really good butter chicken, I’d say steer clear based on my dining experience. . . . → Read More: Chik and Kent – 7 Feb 2014

Churros Plus - 22 Aug 2013

Churros Plus - Drizzled Churros

It’s great trying new things and I was excited to see a churros offering in the heart of the Perth CBD. Unfortunately they don’t deliver on taste as the churros was chewy and lacked sufficient chocolate sauce. In comparison to Chocolateria San Churro like the one I’ve eaten at in Northbridge, Chocolateria San Churro wins hands down, there is no comparison. Hopefully Churros Plus can lift their game because if it’s as good as what it should be, people will be flocking there given the foot traffic. . . . → Read More: Churros Plus – 22 Aug 2013

Monterey's - 19 Jul 2012

The coupon offering a $50 buffet at $30 only is a bargain. While the buffet range was massively reduced, it still offered good value. However, come tasting time, I was very disappointed with the average tasting meals at best. I can’t really say there were any highlights and were quick to leave. The food wasn’t horrible, but it was average. I’d prefer to have ordered a meal at another restaurant instead. I’m not sure what has happened, but the standard has really fallen to an all time low. Your money is best spent elsewhere. . . . → Read More: Monterey’s – 19 Jul 2012

Hog's Breath Cafe - 9 Jul 2012

For around $30, I was able to enjoy a bit of variety with delicious baby backed ribs and a supposedely medium rare steak which was rare and not that enjoyable. The garlic and white wine sauce was not flavoursome and too thick, the Cajun rice was undercooked and hard, the curly chips were lovely and so too the house salad. I was very full with the generous serve and the service was excellent and not short of effort. The venue has an interesting feel to it with plenty on the menu to suit a range of tastes. If they can deliver on taste and cook the steaks more effectively, they would be more popular. Currently, a long way short from their claim of best steaks in Australia. Given my experience, I wouldn’t be rushing back again. Quite an average disappointing meal. . . . → Read More: Hog’s Breath Cafe – 9 Jul 2012

Lucky Shag - 23 Sep 2011

Apart from losing my order which didn’t impress me, I was less impressed with a salty patty that didn’t taste that great and a lack of sauce in the burger. Another unlucky experience at the Lucky Shag. . . . → Read More: Lucky Shag – 23 Sep 2011

Chatters Cafe & Restaurant

You don’t know if you don’t try and there is huge gulf between Chatters and the typical dim sim places in Northbridge. For example, Dragon Palace leaves this place for dead in terms of price, flavour, taste, while the servings and fillings are generous. While the service was friendly we were full but left feeling very disappointed. Not sure what the al a carte is like. . . . → Read More: Chatters Cafe & Restaurant

Tony Roma's - 11 Mar 2011

I found the chicken quite disappointing, especially for the price. The highlight was the red beans in the spicy sauce but you don’t come to a restaurant for the sides. I’m not sure what the other selections on their menu are like with steak, seafood, burgers and pasta to try, but it’s best if you stick with the ribs which are delicious. . . . → Read More: Tony Roma’s – 11 Mar 2011

Singapore - Epicurious Cafe

Singapore - Epicurious - Pancakes

I hear their French toast is excellent and I’m kicking myself for not changing the order. Maybe it would have provided a better food experience as the pancakes weren’t that great. They do serve lunch and dinner so this place is worth checking out. Either way, it was nice enjoying the views of the river but it’s no where as good as the Swan River in Perth. This river was rather murky. . . . → Read More: Singapore – Epicurious Cafe

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – Night Markets

KL Night Markets

All in all it was pretty good but could have been better. The food was a bit poor relative to the other food we’d eaten so far. There are a large number of stalls so some must be better than the others. A taxi driver later told us one of the middle stalls called Dragon something was really good. I’m sure if you came here often enough you could identify the stalls to go to, otherwise, it’s a lucky dip for the first time tourist. A pretty cool experience none the less. . . . → Read More: Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – Night Markets

The Punjab

I really loved the breads which are the best I’ve eaten at an Indian restaurant, particularly, the paneer kulcha. I could have kept eating only that all night long. The platter for 2 was also excellent but the mains were disappointing and lacked a lot of flavour. Indian food is such that it is cooked in spices to impart flavour, but can be mild, spicy or chilli hot. Our mains were mild but contained little flavour. . . . → Read More: The Punjab