The Plain

Street view

Street view

There is nothing more exciting than travelling to other countries and experiencing a whole new range of tastes. But the one thing I miss is a really good coffee. When I was last in Singapore on holiday I found myself desperate for a good coffee so I decided to do a google search and I stumbled across the The Plain. It’s located a very short walk from our hotel in the business district and is also only a short walk from other local attractions such as  Chinatown, the Budda Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, the Sri Mariammam Temple, the Maxwell Food Centre, and the Red Dot Design Museum.

Housed in an old pre-war shophouse (great buildings for photos) that have been maintained amongst all the many new shiny highrise apartments and offices nearby. I took my son along for our first visit with the plan of ordering coffee and perhaps breakfast. Stepping up from the street, we enter into its clean, simple interior and a warm ‘good morning’ greeting from the already busy barista. We found ourselves a table and read through the menu (serves all day breakfast!) which  is simple but instantly bought a smile to my face…Vegemite! Yep, there’s vegemite on the menu and my little man was stoked to be able to have their Humpty Dumpty (eggs) and Vegemite Soldiers and he loved dunking his soldiers into the perfectly boiled eggs.

Humpty Eggs and Vegemite Soldiers

Humpty Eggs and Vegemite Soldiers

I settled for the poached Plain Eggs on buttered sourdough. Crusty sourdough all golden and buttery with two perfectly poached eggs which oozed across the sourdough as I cut into them. So simple and totally noshlicious.

Plain Eggs

Plain Eggs

My flat white coffee which was my reason for this visit was so good I ordered another! Word must be out as I watched many locals walk in and out with several coffee orders for the nearby office. I also heard a few Australian accents among them too! Also eyeing around the room as we ate, I noticed a dessert trolley that included lamingtons!

Flat White

Flat White

Dessert Trolley

Dessert Trolley

So let’s be honest, I was hooked on this place. In fact I was so hooked that each morning of our holiday, my son and I walked past our hotels buffet breakfast and headed straight to the Plain Cafe. (Oh and hubby joined us too when he wasn’t having working breakfast meetings – and yes, he loved it too)

The Plain

The Plain

The Plain

The Plain

The Plain

So if you’re living in Singapore or simply visiting on holiday, make the time to visit this cafe you surely wont be disappointed!

Plain Cafe

50 Craig Road, #01-01 

Singapore 089688

+65 6225 4387

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Bread in Common

Street view

Street view

I’ve started falling back in love with Fremantle. I love the old buildings, their architecture, the harbour, the beach and the laid back vibe. Add to that a few of my new favourite places to eat at, Bread in Common being one of them. Located in sleepy Pakenham street, a stones throw from the bustling South Terrace, is this warehouse-converted-bakery whose ovens are aptly named Hansel and Gretel. I’ve heard the news about how great the bread is and I’m not surprised as Gottard Bauer of Yallingup Wood-fired Bakery fame is a partner in the business. However, it’s still light outside when we arrive for dinner but after the sun sets I like the atmosphere of the room with its big open industrial space and dangling light pendants. All the tables are long and shared and it encourages brief conversations between those seated beside you.

Bread In Common

Bread In Common

Warmly greeted and offered a seat at one of the long share tables we’re given menus and we order Lemon, Lime and Bitters $5 whilst we read through the menu.

Homemade Lemonade

Lemon Lime and Bitters

Of course we couldn’t resist ordering some Wood-fired Organic Flour Bread, especially at $2 per person. Our waiter chose a selection of different breads for us and we ordered Preston Grove Olive oil $0.50, house-churned Butter $0.50 and Hazelnut Dukkah $3.50.  After much ooing and aahing over the bread we were conscious of filling up rather quickly and needed to leave room for what was to come. A very common problem for many diners, I’m sure!

Wood fired organice flour bread

Wood fired organice flour bread

Preston Grove Olive OIl, Hazelnut Dukkah and house-churned Butter

Preston Grove Olive Oil, Hazelnut Dukkah and house-churned Butter

Our shared meals were recommended by our waiter and we were not disappointed. First the Smoked Beef with grilled onion and watercress $26. The beef was perfectly cooked to my liking, still pink, tender and oozing with juices. The smoked flavour was not immediately obvious but the onions and watercress were a great combination and full of flavour too.

Smoked Beef with grilled onions and watercress

Smoked Beef with grilled onions and watercress

The Roast Pork with braised fennel, horseradish cream and sage $25 was divine. The gently roasted pork with a smattering of crackle pieces was topped with a dollop of the horseradish cream, not something I would have combined before but the flavours  worked well together.

Roast Pork, braised fennel, horseradish cream and sage

Roast Pork, braised fennel, horseradish cream and sage

We also ordered the Duck Fat Roast Potatoes with rosemary and ketchup $12. Duck fat does something lovely to roasting potatoes and the added flavour of rosemary and garlic made them very moreish. The tangy ketchup was a great side accompaniment but not needed with the flavour of the potatoes.

Duck fat roast potatoes with rosemary and ketchup

Duck fat roast potatoes with rosemary and ketchup

Sweet-toothed hubby had eyed off the desserts and was trying to tempt me into sharing the Peanut Mousse with Chocolate ice-cream, Raspberry and Oreo $18. I succumbed to the pressure (too easily, I admit) and was surprised with the presentation of the dish. The mousse was scooped liked the ice cream and cream and placed on a bed of crushed oreo biscuits with blobs of raspberry jelly in-between. Pure genius in detail and taste, definitely something I’d come back for more of.

Peanut Mousse, Chocolate Ice cream, Raspberry and Oreo

Peanut Mousse, Chocolate Ice cream, Raspberry and Oreo

I look forward to my next (already planned!) visit to Bread In Common one late afternoon to order bread with a selection of their cured meats with a glass (or two!) of good vino. As with the new trend, Bread In Common does not take bookings. But don’t let that deter you, head to Freo and check it out soon!

Bread In Common

43 Packenham Street

Fremantle 6160

9336 1032

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Kindy Lunch

So excited!!

So excited!!

Today my son started Kindy. He was so excited and I was really excited for him and all the new experiences he was going to discover. I had heard about the dreaded packed lunch and we have spent a few weeks trialling out different lunch ideas for Kindy. I was trying to be really conscious and not pack too much lunch and morning tea but I also didn’t want my son to be hungry either. This was harder than I thought and my mind kept drifting back to my teaching days when some parents would pack enough food for a whole week! (Of course their child would be the one who ate slowly and felt they had to eat it all so that by the time they’d finished, playtime was over) We hadn’t seen the classroom or had an orientation with our son as the buildings were not completed last year. So today I was delighted to see inside his classroom and how beautifully it had been prepared and thought out. But my biggest surprise was the ‘lunch area’. Now I don’t know about you but my experience of primary school lunch was simply sitting on the grass or paved undercover area to eat. Not to mention finding a spot to sit that didn’t have squashed food near it! Look what had been provided for my son at lunchtime!

Lunch area!

Lunch area!

How cute is that! I would have loved something like that at my primary school. Even at work! So it got me thinking, how nice is your staff dining area at work?

There were no tears though!

There were no tears though!

My son and his teacher

My son and his teacher

The classroom

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el PUBLICO

Street view

Street view

After fantastic meals from the team behind Cantina 663 and Ace Pizza I was keen to try their el PUBLICO Mexican joint. I knew it wouldn’t be typical of old-school Mexican restaurants and I’d be in for a real food treat. Located along the popular Beaufort St strip, this super hip bar and restaurant is dishing out modern Mexican street food each night to hungry patrons.

The menu is designed to be shared and I’m glad I’m dining with Mara as we’ve done the shared meal thing several times before and we’ve got it down pat now. We’re both pretty hungry and decide to order lots of things that interest us and take it from there. Whilst we’re waiting our drinks arrive, a wine for me and Mara’s gone all out with an Angel Sour Cocktail $18.50 which she really enjoyed.

Angel Sour

Angel Sour

First to arrive is the Guacamole $9 with lots of crispy tortilla chips. The guacamole is fresh and chunky and we’re happily scooping it up with the chips.

Guacamole

Guacamole

Torta Ahogada $10 is a crispy pork roll with spicy tomato sauce. The chunks of tender pork melted in your mouth whilst the dense roll was crispy. I found the sauce spicy, which doesn’t say much as I can’t handle really spicy food but Mara assured me it was ok.

Torta Ahogada

Torta Ahogada

The Beef Mogo Mogo’s $16 were our favourite choice of the night. Fried balls of tender spicy beef with a crispy shell from the banana batter all served with a spicy chipotle sauce. I’m still salivating at the memory of these balls. Searching for the recipe online I found a Gourmet Traveller magazine article where Sam Ward (Head Chef at el PUBLICO), shared his recipe (click here to view it).

Beef Mogo Mogo

Beef Mogo Mogo

The only menu item our waitress didn’t recommended for sharing were the tacos. The Adobo Chicken Taco $14 is served with pickled onion peanut salsa on a soft taco. The adobo marinade of the mild guagillo and ancho chilli’s provided crispness and mild spice to the chicken. The peanut salsa was rich and strong in flavour whilst the pickled onion flavour complemented well.

Adobo Chicken Taco

Adobo Chicken Taco

The Lamb Belly Taco $14 with Aunty G’s sauce of pickled onions and chilli also on a soft shell was a hit. The lamb was tender and mild whilst the onions packed a punch of flavour.

Lamb Belly Taco

Lamb Belly Taco

Having never eaten green chorizo before we ordered the Garnacha Green Chorizo Queso Onion $24. Garnacha is simply a large oval-shaped tortilla which was topped with minced-like green chorizo, cheese and onion. It was a rather large serve and quite filling.

Garnacha Green Chorizo Queso Onion

Garnacha Green Chorizo Queso Onion

We couldn’t resist trying a dessert and although we were keen to try one that was served in a glass jar we felt it could be too difficult to share, so opted for the Chocolate Brownies with Orange Sauce $12. Four slabs of truly decadent chocolate brownie sitting through a swirl of tangy orange sauce was a great way to end our meal.

Chocolate Brownies with Orange Sauce

Chocolate Brownies with Orange Sauce

el PUBLICO is open for dinner 7 nights a week but they only take reservations for groups of 6 or more. If you’re keen to get on board the latest Mexican trend and experience a new range of flavours then I’d certainly recommend a visit.

Inside view 1

Inside view 1

Inside view 2

Inside view 2

Inside view 3

Inside view 3

el PUBLICO

511 Beaufort St

HIghgate 6003

0418 187 708

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Ootong and Lincoln

Street view

Street view

This quirky cafe caught my eye some time ago and this visit was my first for breakfast. Hoping to beat the mad morning rush, we arrived early but still found ourselves queueing for about 5 minutes for a table. Mis-matched furniture with sofas are scattered around the large space with a few tables along the sidewalk outside. Unique glass jar lights dangle on strings, along with up-turned laundry baskets and helmets A display of vintage tricycles, wooden spoons jutting out from the wall between artwork and a large mural create the vintage decor. Our son instantly eyed the kids corner and chose numerous toys to play with during our stay.

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Quirky lighting

Quirky lighting

Inside view

Inside view

The front of the cafe has a counter dedicated for take away coffee at $3 but the main counter is in the back corner. The breakfast menu had many usual suspects but with their own original twist. Everything is made on the premises and using local organic ingredients where possible. Orders are taken at the counter and whilst waiting we noted a cabinet of delicious take home meals if you didn’t feel like cooking.

Our steaming hot Flat White and Cappuccino Coffees $3.80 along with a Babycino $0 were quickly consumed whilst we waited for our brekkie to arrive.

Flat White

Flat White

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Babycino

Babycino

The Potato Cake with Spinach, Hollandaise, Poached Egg and Bacon $19.50 was noshlicious. It was a tower of spinach leaves, then potato cake, bacon, and a carefully balanced egg drizzled with creamy hollandaise. One slight poke at the egg with my knife revealed oozing golden yolk. The crispy bacon had the right saltiness, the potato cake was crunchy topped and the spinach leaves mopped any remaining egg and hollandaise off my plate.

Potato Cake with Bacon, Egg and Spinach

Potato Cake with Bacon, Egg and Spinach

Hubby’s choice of Scrambled Eggs with Fetta and Spinach on Rye $15 was a hit. The dark rye toast was crunchy with the seeded crust. The eggs were creamy and softly scrambled with the egg and spinach folded through.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

There are two children’s menu options so we chose the Egg on Toast $6 for our son. The toast, although a little crunchy for little ones, was quickly sliced into soldiers and dunked into the perfectly poached egg. Having quickly finished, and announcing he was still hungry (what a surprise!), some of my bacon was summoned to his plate. Luckily I don’t mind sharing!

Kids Egg on Toast

Kids Egg on Toast

With people queueing for a table we felt guilty lingering too long after our meal and happily relinquished it to another waiting family.

It’s open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and of course coffee. Ootong and Lincoln is popular for a reason, it’s good!

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Inside view

Ootong and Lincoln

258 South Terrace

South Fremantle 6162

9335 6109
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Bistro Guillaume

Main entrance

Main entrance

For our wedding anniversary this year we chose to dine at Bistro Guillaume, one of Crown Perth’s newer establishments, although the second restaurant in Australia after Melbourne. The decor, with its pop of fresh apple green against the white and black is striking. With views over the resort pool, the relaxed ambience encourages you to linger a while longer whilst you dine with family or friends.

Inside view 1

Inside view 1

Inside view 2

Inside view 2

After being seated our waitress served complimentary fresh crusty bread which was still warm with a pat of butter and salt whilst announcing the daily specials. We ordered two glasses of french wine; Chateau Turcaud Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc $16 and Chateau Le Bordieu 2009 Merlot $19. 

Fresh Bread

Fresh Bread

Butter and salt

Butter and salt

The menu with classic and modern French influences is so tempting we’re finding it hard to make a final decision. We opt to skip entrees as we’ve already eyed the dessert menu. For mains we toy with ordering the whole chicken dish for 2. Finally I decide to try the Berkshire Pork Belly with pickled cabbage and apple sauce $37. It’s beautifully presented and I can already see the ribbons of meat and fat. The crackle top is crunchy and the layers underneath are tender. It sits above the pickled cabbage surrounded by a ring of apple sauce.

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Hubby orders the Beef Daube in a red wine sauce on a bed of Paris Mash $40. The beef, with the slightest touch from the fork, broke away revealing how tender it was. The mash was rich and creamy and the red wine sauce made this a hearty meal.

Beef Daube

Beef Daube

We chose 2 side dishes. Firstly fresh Mixed Leaves $8 which were lightly dressed and refreshing. Secondly the Crispy Confit of Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic and Parsley $12 which were rather moresish but filling.

Mixed leaves

Mixed leaves

Crispy Potatoes

Crispy Potatoes

The Chocolate Souffle with Cherry Ripple Icecream $22 looked rather spectacular. Rising well above the mini copper saucepan our waitress plunges the icecream into the heart of the souffle as recommended by the chef. It’s the lightest souffle I’ve ever eaten. Subtle chocolate flavours combined perfectly with the cherry icecream.

Chocolate souffle

Chocolate souffle

The Passionfruit Creme Brulee with Passionfruit Sorbet and Shortbread $20 was the most artistically presented dessert. Although I’m not a huge fan of passionfruit I enjoyed its tartness in the creamy brulee and sorbet. The shortbread was buttery and added texture whilst the cute meringue mushrooms delicately balanced at one end of the plate.

Passionfruit Brulee

Passionfruit Brulee

The strong caffeine hit in the Vittoria Flat White Coffee $5 finished off our meal and awoke us from our sugary coma.

Flat White

Flat White

Bistro Guillaume is a relaxed and romantic venue and an ideal place to celebrate special occasions.

Foyer seating

Foyer seating

Bistro Guillaume

Crown Perth

Great Eastern Highway

Burswood 6100

9362 7551

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Mary Street Bakery

Street view

Street view

Waking to sunshine after days of rain prompted us to get out of bed early on a Sunday morning and head out for breakfast. When the hubby asked ‘Where to?’ as we pulled out of the drive I decided it was time to visit Mary Street Bakery in Mt Lawley.

On arrival we noted a side door for take-aways getting a good morning workout with plenty of boxed goods being taken home to be scoffed. We walked into one of the two rooms, quickly greeted by staff and offered a table by the window. Menus and water promptly arrived soon after. With a quick glance round the room it’s obvious that Mary Street Bakery appeals to everyone, not just the trendy hipster’s sitting out front!

Inside view

Inside view

Their menu steers from the norm offering interesting options. Not having seen pork belly on a breakfast menu before I decided to take the plunge and try it. The thick crispy cut Pork Belly is served with beans, fried egg and kimchi $20 (although I opted not to have the kimchi). When served, the fried egg sat atop the beans which were sandwiched between the  pork belly on the sides of the plate. The pork belly was crispy  topped but still tender and I liked dipping it through the runny egg yolk. The smoky beans were filling and the fresh parsley was refreshing on the palate. It also came with a slice of warm toast and butter.

Pork Belly with Beans and Fried Egg

Pork Belly with Beans and Fried Egg

Mary Street Bakery

Hubby ordered the Sous Vide Free Range Eggs on Buttered Toast $12 with a side of Bacon $5. Sous Vide is French for ‘under vacuum’ where the eggs are vacuum sealed and cooked slowly in a temperature controlled water bath. The eggs were cooked through evenly and once cut yolk oozed across the crusty buttered toast. The generous side-serve of bacon rashes were greedily dipped into the egg.

Slow Eggs

Sous Vide Free Range Eggs with Buttered Toast

Side serve of Bacon

Side serve of Bacon

Our son had the only kids menu item Cheese on Toast $4. Two thick slices of toast with melted cheese on top. It was quickly devoured!

Kids Toastie

Kids Toastie

No breakfast is complete without a good strong cup of coffee to start the day so a Flat White $4 and Cappuccino $4 were ordered. The coffees met our expectations but a bigger cup would have been better. Their cold-press Orange Juice $6.50 is refreshing and served in a cute glass bottle.

Flat White

Flat White

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Orange Juice

Orange Juice

The Mary Street Bakery is open 7 days a week from 7am. Don’t forget to stop the bakery counter to pick up some treats for later in the day just like we did!!

Mary Street Bakery

507 Beaufort St

Highgate

0499 509 300
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The Wolseley

Street view

Street view

The Wolseley was on my to-dine-at list when I lived in London but I unfortunately never got there. However when back holidaying in London recently, I was determined not to miss out this time. Nestled between The Ritz and Fortnum and Mason, this grand restaurant has been serving patrons since 2003. (It was built in 1921 it has been home to the Wolseley Motors Showroom and Barclay Bank.) We were lucky enough to reserve a table for their well-known Sunday breakfast so we took along our aunt and uncle we’d been staying with in London who’d also never been before.

Stepping inside this art deco inspired building we were immediately greeted and shown to our table. Our son was given some colouring in sheets and pencils to keep him occupied then our coffee order was quickly taken. Whilst we viewed the menu we finally had a chance to take in the ambience of the room. I really loved the European-influenced style with all the arches, dark wood furniture, grand staircases and patterned flooring. Cosy booth seating allows for privacy amongst diners coupled with a few tables upstairs at the rear and also in the two front rooms by the entrance.

Inside view 1

Inside view 1

Inside view 2

Inside view 2

I ordered the Large Eggs Benedict £14 and my aunt ordered the Small Eggs Benedict £7.25 which was half the serve. The thick sliced ham was good quality (as you’d expect) and the eggs were perfectly poached. The hollandaise sauce was well made, thick and creamy with just the right portion being served over the eggs.

Large Eggs Benedict

Large Eggs Benedict

Hubby ordered the Pancakes with Berries £9.75 stacked high over strawberry syrup with lashings of thick fruit compote between each one. Cream was dolloped over the top with more berries and a dust of icing sugar. Hubby acknowledged he’d made a great choice and his sweet tooth was more than satisfied.

Pancakes with Berries

Pancakes with Berries

Our uncle liked some of the things from ‘The English’ menu item but not all of it but staff were more than happy to accommodate his request for Fried Eggs with Sausages, Mushrooms and Tomato £15. The eggs were fried well, not at all greasy and the fat sausages were tasty. The large mushrooms held their shape, although soft when sliced and the roasted tomatoes were flavoursome.

Modified version of 'The English'

Modified version of ‘The English’

Our son gobbled away at his Poached Eggs £4.75 and Toast with Strawberry Jam £3.50. His poached eggs were also perfectly cooked and he enjoyed dipping his toast soldiers into the oozing yolk then scooping up the remaining egg with his spoon. Of course he saved some toast to be spread with strawberry jam which is his favourite meal at the moment – requested for breakfast, lunch and dinner at home!

Poached Eggs and Toast

Poached Eggs and Toast

We also ordered the Viennoiserie Basket £7.75 to share some of their delicious baked goods. I especially liked the Cannele, which was quartered, as my family surprisingly had not tried one before.

Viennoiserie Basket

Viennoiserie Basket

We also ordered several Coffees £3.75 each and a Pot of Tea £3.95 during our breakfast.

Pot of Tea

Pot of Tea

Flat White

Flat White

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

The Wolseley even has its own gift shop where you can purchase items from beautiful antique silver tea and coffee pots, to the book by acclaimed restaurant critic  A. A. Gill, ‘Breakfast at The Wolseley’. I highly recommend a visit but ensure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly

London W1J 9EB

020 7499 6996

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Garlic Chicken Stirfry

Today’s recipe on my YouTube channel noshbites kitchen is Garlic Chicken Stirfry. Yummm!!!

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Garlic Chicken Stirfry

Garlic Chicken Stirfry

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Noshbites Kitchen Trailer

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Victoria Quay Thursday Night Markets

Introducing Victoria Quay Thursday Night Market – from 13th March 2014.

Fremantle Ports’ Victoria Quay will be the setting for an exciting range of international food stalls cooking up a storm from 5pm each Thursday from 13 March to 17 April. Victoria Quay Night Market on the E Shed forecourt will have something for everyone. Stroll along the waterfront, sample delicious cuisines under the stars, bring the family, relax with friends and soak up the ambience enjoying Freo’s balmy nights in a community atmosphere. A diversity of entertainment including local musicians, belly dancers and Audio Vault silent disco will add to the fun and regular E Shed market traders will also stay open for the Night Market.

Organiser Sally Lewis of Events & Beyond says the location within the working port, makes this market exciting and different
“With great food and fun entertainment, Victoria Quay offers something really special. We’ll have an incredible array of food to choose from, such as Latino, Malaysian, Moroccan, African and Spanish. Just a few of the cuisines on offer. As well as a range of stalls we’ll also have a fleet of food trucks joining in, bringing their exciting food styles to the party. It all reflects the essence of the Fremantle community – a welcoming and family friendly celebration of our vibrant, diverse local culture.”

Just some of the food stalls and food trucks that will be serving up delicious cuisine from around the world:

  •  Stall Name
    • Argentinian Gourmet BBQ
    • Armanda’s Cuisine
    • Australian Bush Tucker- (Crocodile & Kangaroo Sausages, Bratwurst Sausages, Pulled Pork& Lamb Rolls, with salt crusted potatoes)
    • Authentic Korean Food
    • Creamy Ghees – Liquid Nitrogen ice cream
    • Bangkok Jump St
    • Boss Hoss
    • Bunga Raya Satay
    • Casablanca – Moroccan Food
    • Nimrod Kazoom
    • I Love Paletas
    • Japanese Savoury Pastries
    • Kamal’s Quarter – Paella
    • Kazz’s Caribbean Kitchen
    • Lalatina Paella
    • Los Amigos Mexican Stall
    • Louisiana Soul Food – Ragin Cajun
    • The Spunky Spud
    • Pa i Tumaca
    • Pizza Queens (tapas/coconuts)
    • Purely Mexican
    • Satay on Charcoal
    • Shakshuka Authentic Moroccan
    • SIMPLY PAELLA
    • Spiral Spudstick
    • The Hungry Crepe/Bratwurst
    • Chicho Gelato
    • Torres & Sons Foods
    • Lil Tortilla Boi
    • Indian Cuisine
    • Dutch Expeditions
    • Corny Gems (Fresh Corn Cobs)
    • Top Rice BBQ (Filipino Food)
    • Gringo’s Grill
    • Tao Chun
    • Vietnamese Traditional Food

    Trucks

    • Gift of Taste – Hot Donut Van
    • Mojito Cantina Street Food
    • Eat no Evil
    • Franklin Foodies
    • Ta’s Snacks

Located on the verandah and lawns between E Shed and B Shed, the Victoria Quay Night Market is easy to access by ferry, bus and train, on foot or cycle, with nearby parking.
The Victoria Quay Night Market will be held: E Shed forecourt,
1 Cliff Street, Fremantle
5pm to 9pm
Thursday 13, 20, 27 March & 3, 10, 17 April 2014

Victoria Quay Night Markets

Victoria Quay Night Markets

Victoria Quay Night Markets

Victoria Quay Night Markets

Victoria Quay Night Markets

Victoria Quay Night Markets

 

Itz Amore

Street view

Street view

A midweek birthday celebration for a friend and we’ve walked to her local Itz Amore restaurant. We didn’t make a booking and it’s packed when we arrive but a couple are about to leave and offer us their table. This neighbourhood restaurant is obviously popular with locals with its relaxed dining atmosphere.

Once seated we glance at the menu but I should admit that my friend frequents this restaurant rather regularly and she knows the menu almost inside out! Theres the expected wood fired pizzas and pastas on the menu, along with Italian mains such as Scallopine and Parmigana.The birthday girl requests we share one of the desserts so we all skip entrees.

First out is the birthday girls Del Mare with grilled calamari and prawns tumbling over a fresh salad. It’s served piping hot straight from the pan and is deceptively filling.

Del Mare

Del Mare

Next out is the Amore pizza smothered with roast pumpkin, pinenuts, caramelised onion, spinach, leek and boccocini. It had a great thin and crispy base and it was large enough to take some home for hubby.

Amore Pizza

Amore Pizza

Lastly the Penne con Broccoli was served. The bowl was piled high with penne pasta, chicken, broccoli, mushroom then lightly tossed in a cream sauce with fresh tomato. The chicken was tender with the vegetables and pasta cooked just right – no sogginess. It again was a generous serve and well enjoyed.

Penne Con Broccoli

Penne con Broccoli

As requested we ended our night sharing a Dessert Calzone. It was enormous when it arrived and was filled with custard, banana, chocolate hazelnut (like Nutella), chopped nuts and chocolate sauce drizzled on top. Little individual bowls of icecream and chocolate sauce were also served on the side for all of us. This is definitely a dessert to order but you’ll need to share it with friends.

Dessert Calzone

Dessert Calzone

Calzone - inside

Calzone – inside

Itz Amore offers generous serves for its diners at great value too. Not to mention it’s BYO wine and there’s take away options available. Surely it’s popularity speaks for itself!

Itz Amore

Itz Amore

Shop 5, North Lake Shopping Centre

67 North Lake Road

Myaree 6154

9317 1366

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Sensations en Ardross

Street view

Street view

If you believe your body is a temple then this is going to be your new favourite cafe. Sensations en Ardross, open only a few weeks, specialises in ‘clean, fresh and healthy food’. From breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea you’ll find  something for those who eat gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and the very popular raw food.

My mum and I stumbled upon this cafe whilst on our way home and decided to pop in for an afternoon drink. Inside tables are scattered throughout the cafe without the option of sitting out the back or front too. I liked the colander lights and the homely feel of the cafe. A group of ladies sitting near us were still lingering on deep in conversation after their long lunch.

Inside view

Inside view

Colander lighting

Colander lighting

Inside view 2

Inside view 2

Menus are on each table but you need to place orders at the counter. We chose to order a Flat White (perfectly made) and an Iced Coffee which was really icy cold and refreshing. Both were promptly served with a friendly smile and we wondered whether we should have ordered something to eat too.

Flat White

Flat White

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

Sensations en Ardross is a great place to meet up and did I mention it’s BYO with no charge?! And with menu options such as Lamb and Rosemary Patties, Spinach, Feta, Pinenut and Rosemary Muffins and Spinach, Feta and Ricotta Crepes I think I’ll be popping back for lunch very soon!

Sensations en Ardross

15-19 Kearns Crescent

Ardross 6153

9364 8806
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Cake Bake and Sweets Show

The Cake Bake & Sweets Show will be a ‘one-of-a-kind’ event and the destination for MAKING, TASTING and BUYING all things baking and beyond. It integrates a marketplace filled with delicious food and the latest baking ingredients, supplies and equipment with an all-star line-up of celebrity chefs, artisan bakers, pastry makers, cake artists and chocolatiers to create a dynamic show filled with live demonstrations, hands-on classes and exciting competitions. The inaugural show will take place at the Sydney Showgrounds from the 21st-23rd March 2014.

To find out more about the show, click here

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Eat, Drink, Perth

This annual month long event will bring out your inner foodie whilst you eat and drink your way around the Perth CBD with many events such as food tours, hawker markets, dinner shows, high teas, free tastings and cooking demonstrations. Keep an eye out for the many dining specials on offer over the month too.

1st – 30th April 2014

Various Perth CBD Locations

www.eatdrinkperth.visitperthcity.com

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