Saturday, March 4, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sister’s favourite the marrow was luscious and rich with an nice meaty flavour. What was even better is that is spreader like butter on the toast that was soaked with the herby beef ragu. Droolworthy!
Pork sausage pasta, saffron, peas (Left), Ricotta gnocchi, blue swimmer, tomatoes (Mid), Lagoon clam pasta (Right).
The meal at Lulu la Delizia was really enjoyable. The cafe got a little noisy as Lulu la Delizia got busier and prices are not cheapest. But Lulu la Delizia pairs good service, with quality handmade pasta and tasty appetisers for an amazing Italian night. Will I come back here again? Definitely so.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dear parents were here last month so I thought of bringing them out and found Bistro Felix quite highly rated on Urbanspoon. Came in at 6.30 and was promptly seated by the waitresses who were very friendly. Menu’s were brought to us and bread laid on our plates. It was a good start. The restaurant looked like a proper bistro. I cannot quite describe how a bistro is meant to look like but it is just a feeling you get.
Mom and I had some scallops which were OK but not the greatest. While we wanted the one with butter and coriander, they only had the normal one. Fortunately though, scallops are such beautiful seafood that does not need much to shine!
We ordered one each but not all turned out well. Probably the steak which was mine and dad’s fish were the highlight although misses on the chicken and duck confit was disappointing. My steak was perfectly cooked in the middle and was tender all the way through. Lone onion ring hardly made an impression while slightly charred outer bit of the steak carried a bitter crust. Not exactly what I would called divine but was still a tangible steak. Same thing happened with mom’s chicken!
Dad’s fish looked perfectly cooked. Sister’s confit was so salty she decided to query the waitress but the chef insist that the duck was spot on. Even for me it was too salty. However, at the end of the night we were still charged for a meal we returned because it was inedible. It was a big bummer and a big no-no in terms of customer service. And believe it or not, they put two chocolate truffles on the table expecting they expect us to settle for.
It was delicious and I wish I could have more. The crust was really short, the curd with the right intensity and the sorbet provided a refreshing end. It was very fragrant too! Amazing how that thin tart had enough acidity to stir the taste buds! Well recommended :)!
Vanilla Pannacotta with strawberries were OK but definitely not the best. It could have been smother and the strawberries did not have much impact. Fresh but not enough acidity to cut through the sweet Pannacotta. Over all, the night at Bistro Felix was decent. But was it superb? I think that I quite hard for my swallow that. I really find that the service at the table was spot on but when it came to billing, it felt rather ruthless. Would I recommend it? Maybe for a try yes. And for that discount from the buy 1-free-1. But $40 for a rather normal meal? Not really quite there.
I have always perceived the concept of bistros to be fairly casual, easy and affordable. But when it comes to Perth, it translates to something most Perth people would regard as expensive, and opportunistic.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last weekend, the engineers and I decided to have a meet up. Keen for a new space, I decided to look around town while avoiding all dim sum places which have become to frequent at our meet ups. Searching around for something casual and relaxing, I stumbled upon a the Village Bar on the Queen of Bad Timing’s blog. You can see her share of the review here. Village bar distinct itself from other bars as this was more of a gastropub than your regular one. The food here is pretty good and the bar prides itself with the title Best Steak Sandwich in WA. But I was not sold to get one. I know how overrated titles can get.
For me, I decided to get the Honey Vodka battered fish and chips. It was every bit delectable. While it was not cheap @ $22, it had my respect. The fish was fresh, crisp and so moorish. Beer battered chips were in a league of its own. But typically being fish and chips with a serve of garlic aioli and tartare sauce, this basket of goodness soon becomes a little greasy.
While I enjoyed my fish and chips, others decided to try to steak sandwich which unfortunately was just over lukewarm. I find this things always happen when one tries to serve 10 dishes at the same time. As a foodie, I reckon the kitchen should do what it does best at its own pace. So long as the food comes out delectable and hot, everyone will be extremely pleased. Over all, Village Bar is a pretty impressive bar. It’s décor was nice, waitresses keen to help and food delicious. Will I come here again? Definitely yes, compared to the Brisbane, this place is a downright winner. The only value that is hard to beat is the $15 ribs @ The Shed!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Two days ago, my sister and I decided to go for some simple dinner not Japanese, or Chinese. Having Italian on Monday did not help either, so Mexican it is. For those who live near the city, Mad Mex might look like a Zambrero copy cat. But to those who know, Mad Mex is already a household name for fast, fresh and tasty Mexican food when it established its first outlet in Hillarys. A workmate of mine has mentioned this a few times now, but with Hillarys being the only option before, I am glad we now have one in Subiaco.
To share my sister and I called a Quesadillas and a Grande Melt to share.
The quesadillas was a monster and it is definitely good to for sharing. Four large triangles filled with melted cheese and meat was good but so rich. For this one, I called the beef which was tasty but perhaps slightly overcooked but not to extent where it is dry and stringy. Cheese was good but the overload made it salty! But fear not, guacamole, sour cream and the salsa made this all very easy to eat.
As for the Grande melt, I had it with the chicken. And to be honest, the chicken was more succulent and the marinade just tasted really good. Sister did not quite like the black beans in the Grande wrap but I found it ok. A little dusty sort of textural component which is OK. No dislike or significant like! As its name suggest, there was heaps of cheese again here. But luckily enough, not as much as the Quesadillas!
Overall, Mad Mex is a really good bite that feels wholesome and is prepared well under 10 minutes of waiting time. The concept was simple and more importantly, clear. Taste wise, this definitely beats Subway hands down. I like the cheese, and chicken,. In fact, the guacamole was pretty nice despite lacking in acidity and missing the pungent taste of diced onions. So next time if you’re catching the footy or simply wondering about Subiaco, do not forget that there is a little something there that does not make a hole in your pocket :)!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Has little Caesar lost its place as the best Pizza in town? Hmm maybe, but more than likely according to the newspaper. The article in the Morning Herald mentioned about the new “IT” place in town that has been pretty low on profile despite its good records in recent competition and so. The place called Delizioso was featured in the article here. I was happy and more than keen to try out this new finding. Sure enough, it turned out to be full on creativity made on small square of pastry.
How about pumpkin sauce for a change instead of tomato for the base? Or maybe the award winning mushroom trio topped with loads of crumbled ricotta? These were pretty delicious, and it is ridiculously heavy on the tummy =X! No wonder they charge almost 7 bucks a slice. This place is no food science and neither does it kill Picasso in art but its bring a feel as if it is in a class of its own. Not bad for a hideous cafe.