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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Not an End, but rather a New Beginning!

It was 2007 when I started the blog, WenY Wonders Why.  The first post, a simple hello to the world.   What started off as a means of communicating my life to good friends in Malaysia soon turned serious and eventually, it became the food blog it is today.

10 years forwards,  this domain has made me a better person.  From my food experiences, the restaurants I have been to and the people that I have met, it was sensational.   But oh how things have changed!  Blogging went quiet, work became demanding and I soon got posted to Europe for work.

After much thought, it is finally time to stop dragging my feet and to clean up!  Is this the end?  No this is not an end, but rather a new beginning.  I will start sourcing for a newer, simpler platform which fits todays "quick" community.  Is there a time line?  Not yet, but hopefully not too far away!

Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last decade.  Don’t stop the eating!


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bites: A better brunch @ Petition Kitchen, Perth.

Breakfast for champions? Head to Petition Kitchen. With 0 surcharge on ANZAC day, this was my place of choice. The cool interior paired with impeccable service was two of the many reasons for my presence that morning. To start I ordered a Matcha Latte, but Petition Kitchen did not have Matcha.  The good folks attempted to use green tea and though it did not taste the part, it was amazing effort.  They even gave me another hot chocolate to make up for it. Simply wow!! 

There are plenty on the brunch menu and it was quite exciting to see the variety on offer. The three breakfast that morning were:

Butter roasted mushrooms, tater tots, baby kale, Onsen egg.

Baked slow eggs, bean, ham hock, Kransky sausage
Everything that morning were typical classics. But the plating was impeccable. I do not think that Petition Kitchen went above and beyond themselves in flavours but as always, classics done are simply amazing. How did they go? Starting with the roasted mushrooms, it was a textural wonder with the crispy tater tots and bouncy shrooms giving the dish a nice bite. Then comes the runny egg which brought everything together. The baked eggs were pretty standard though I do applaud the generosity of the Kransky sausage that gave the whole dish a meaty smokiness!

Grilled chorizo, black pudding hash, slab bacon, fried-egg.
Presentation? Spot on. My breakfast of choice was a meaty feast with so much to love. Slabs of tasty bacon, smoky chorizo and fried egg. Man. There was so much meat and its no secret that I love my meat. This must be Petition Kitchen’s brunch equivalent of a peanut butter milkshake. It was a protein feast that has not lost its appeal of taste. I reckon a little balance would have had this dish on a home run. But that is like adding kale to a peanut butter milkshake right? Who the hell does that? lol.

Did I enjoy Petition Kitchen? Definitely. The food was superb and I enjoyed every moment I was there. From entrance to service it was enjoyable. They swapped my pseudo Matcha Latte for a hot chocolate? Customer service to die for! Food generous, and hearty.  Venue sensational.  Would I return to Petition Kitchen? Yes.

Petition Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bites: Artsy Brunch @ Arthouse Dine, Perth

Art Dinehouse is for me one of those eateries where looks matched with a cool hip venue should mathematically equal to an amazing dining experience.  Did it deliver?  Last week I walked in to Art Dinehouse with a cool 50% off lunch deal thanks to Dimmi.  Needless to say we ordered pretty much the whole menu.


The food at Art Dinehouse is a mix of all cultures.  Whether its a Sambo or Pasta or even Salad, its got a chance on the menu.  Plating here is pretty sensational with the prosciutto slices ever so beautiful.  Amazingly tender and pink, it benefited from the many other elements on the plate.  From the acidic pearl lemons to the salty capers, a lot of effort went into making the dish picture perfect.  Around the table we also ordered the chicken sandwich which featured a deep fried chicken sandwiched between two very buttered up bun for a kick.  Art Dinehouse’s Prawn Pasta is another worthy mentioned due to its generosity with the prawns.

My experience at Art Dinehouse was overall worthy of an OK.  Food was a bit of a hit and a miss with a 50-50 hit rate.  The saving grace for us was that several hiccups like a piece of plastic in the leek waffle and bones in the croquettes were dealt with in an apologetic and sincere manner.  Waitperson was every bit courteous, so what else could I ask for?  Definitely no hate on the plate with future opportunities for a re-visit :)!

Arthouse Dine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato