Friday, 13 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Just before Christmas Mr. T and I decided to have a short staycation in Fremantle. This was mostly to beat the festive season busy-ness and also because we weren't going to have the festive season off from work. So, when I say staycation, of course food was going to be a big part our our day! As we haven't been to Freo in a few months, we were very excited to visit and try everything that has caught our eye from people's posts on social media.

Poke bowl from IPoke Bar (Small $12)

The first stall we visited as IPoke Bar. I have been dreaming about their poke bowls ever since I saw the photos! You can sense the freshness and the tastiness just by their photos. It's even better in real life. Now, I can't remember everything they put into my bowl, but there was brown rice, leafy greens, prawns and edamame beans. This was delicious! I had to fight Mr. T for my fair share as he was just scooping mouthfuls into his mouth non-stop! And, I actually felt healthier after I ate it!

Twist potato with Cheese and Bacon from Collabo ($7.90)

After the light and satisfying starter we had, I decided for something the exact opposite. The deep fried twisted potato smothered with bacon, cheese and tomato sauce. It is actually quite difficult to eat this while standing up, so getting seats is highly recommended. As it looks and sound, there's nothing healthy about this dish, except for the fact potato is a vegetable, so it's pretty much a salad, right? Well, either way, this was deep fried and delicious, there was plenty of topping and it's served piping hot and fresh.

Sticky Rice and Mango Waffle from Muffle & Co. ($12)

For desserts we just had to have the egg waffle from Muffle & Co.. Personally, I was going to go for something smothered in chocolate, but Mr. T convinced me to try their mango sticky rice Muffle. Well, he made the right decision! This was sweet, tasty and satisfying. They put some white chocolate within the waffle itself, which was a nice surprise. The mango and coconut sorbet was creamy and refreshing, while the sticky rice added a really nice sweetness!

So, those were just some of the treats we had from the Fremantle Markets. We love how everytime we come here there's always something to discover or re-discover and at the end of it all we leave with happy tummies!

Stalls information

IPoke Bar
Across Muffle & Co.
Instagram: @ipokebar

Stall 8
Ph: 0403 644 653

Muffle & Co.
Stall 98
Instagram: @muffleandco

Friday, 30 December 2016

Christmas has been and gone in a blink on an eye. But, I still haven't finished celebrating and catching up with friends. On a rather chilly Summer night, Miss D and I decided to try Side Door BBQ for our long awaited catch up. This place was absolutely pumping and we were nearly not seated, fortunately for us, as long as there is a flat surface we can make it work.

We decided to choose and make our own platter, thinking we would not over-order this way. How wrong we were. Below were what we tried.

Jalapeno Poppers ($17)

Mac and Cheese ($12)

Brisket ($11)

Beef short ribs ($30)

So yes, the not over-ordering was an epic fail. I was so full afterwards, I had to unbutton some buttons. So, the jalapeno poppers were too spicy for me, so I only had one bite, but it was a bittersweet bite. The cheese filling was delicious and the crumbing was perfect, but after a few seconds I felt like I my mouth was on fire. But, that blue cheese sauce was to die for. Next, the mac and cheese. This was the creamiest and richest mac and cheese we've ever tasted. It was so delicious and went well with all the meats. 

Then we tried the ribs. To say the ribs was large is an understatement, and there was mostly meat, not bone. I thought the ribs could've been tastier, but it was very tender and perfect with their house barbecue sauce. The brisket was last but not least. We were recommended the proper brisket not the pulled version and so glad we listened. The brisket barely needed to be cut and it was very tasty. It was amazing with the mac and cheese!

Overall, we enjoyed our food at Side Door BBQ and loved the lively atmosphere, everything was worth the extra kilo we gained. Will definitely be back even if it's just for the brisket! 

Ratings: /10
Food: 8
Value: 7
Atmosphere: 8
Service: 9
Overall: 8/10

Restaurant information

Side Door BBQ
497 Beaufort Street
Ph: 6162 3610

Side Door BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mr. T and I have just wrapped our very enjoyable staycation. To finish it off, we decided to do some grocery shopping to prepare for the busy week ahead. Following my master plan, I persuaded Mr. T to shop in Subiaco, so we can take a short detour to Honey Beanz!

Honey Beanz is an adorable cafe located on Hood Street in Subiaco. When we arrived it was filled with office workers waiting for their coffee fix, but we got a table straight away. As soon as we sat down and looked through the menu, their bibimbap burger caught my eye, especially since it comes with a side of sweet potato fries, so that's what I ordered!

Bibimbap Burger ($21.50)

The bibimbap burger was adorable. The flavour was exactly like a bowl of bibimbap and it was overflowing with the bulgogi beef. The fried egg was perfectly cooked and made the burger very satisfying. Unfortunately, the sauce was too spicy for me, but Mr. T was happy to finish it off for me! The sweet potato fries was crunchy and tasty, it's one of the best sweet potato fries I've ever tasted!

Iced mocha ($6)

Mr. T ordered the ham sandwich which he devoured before a photo was taken. He also ordered the iced mocha, his absolute favourite drink. Honey Beanz's ice mocha was delicious, the coffee flavour was strong, but well balanced with the chocolate. It wasn't too sweet and the home-made vanilla ice cream was deliciously rich and indulgent.

To our surprise, after our meal someone came to our table and offered soft-serve on the house. We sheepishly asked for only one, but they were so generous they gave us one each! One was drizzled with chocolate sauce and the other honey. I personally loved the honey one as it added a nice sweetness and the chilled honey added a nice chewy texture

Overall, we loved our meal at Honey Beanz and were blown away by their generosity. Not only did we get the free soft-serve ice creams, they were also handing out free cherry blossom iced teas, which we also really enjoyed! Thanks Honey Beanz!

Oh and please stay tuned for the up-coming posts about our staycation!

Ratings: /10
Food: 8.5
Value: 8
Atmosphere: 9
Service: 9
Overall: 8.7/10

Restaurant information

Honey Beanz
6/28 Hood Street
Ph: 6111 5064
Instagram: @honeybeanz

Honey Beanz Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, 17 December 2016

One thing I never say no to would be ramen! And Perth's ramen scene has been blowing up, with so many new places popping up. For my latest ramen adventure I tried Oceans ramen. This place needs no introduction, since it's opening it has been drawing large crowds and people are willing to queue to get a taste or repeat visits. Needless to say I was pretty pumped to try this place!

Hokkaido Miso Ramen ($13.90)

As I've mentioned many times before, my favourite ramen broth would be the miso. So that's what I have chosen today. I was so glad this ramen came with corn, half a boiled egg and chashu, everything a ramen should have! I loved the broth, tasty but not overpowering. The corn added a very nice sweetness to the ramen and the chashu was a bit too thick, but still tender and tasty. I did not leave a drop of broth in my bowl!

Aburi Chashu Ramen ($16.90)

Mr. T chose the aburi chashu ramen as he's a big fan of anything aburi-ed. The pork broth of his ramen was so tasty and quite thick. The chashu looked very tasty, but in reality I thought you could barely taste the difference between the aburi chashu and the normal chashu. 

Kogashi Ninniku Ramen ($14.90)

Spicy Ramen ($14.90)

Our friends tried the kogashi ninniku ramen and the spicy ramen. The kogashi niniku ramen had the black garlic on top which gave it a very strong garlic aroma and it gave a strong garlic flavour too. The spicy ramen looked like it was saturated with chilli oil, but it wasn't as spicy as it looked (but still too spicy for me).

The bowls also featured a very adorable message at the bottom, which gave me another reason to finish the bowl! No, thank you Oceans!

Ratings: /10
Food: 9
Value: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Overall: 8/10

Restaurant information

Oceans Ramen
62 Roe Street
Ph: 9228 8346 

Oceans Ramen and Donburi Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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