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9marys, Perth

Have walked past this restaurant for a couple of times and love the modern, spacious feel to it. Lots of glass, Andy warhol-inspired prints etc. When I found out it was in fact an Indian restaurant, was floored. But then, who said Indian restaurants had to look a certain way? Anyway, we were on our way to watch a comedy show at a nearby theatre and decided to pop in for a quick dinner.

Started off with the Tandoori Tasting Plate ($34.00) which has a variety of lamb seekh kebab, chicken tikka, tandoori salmon, king prawns and tandoori paneer. I liked the kebab mostly coz it was tasty and retained the juices well. The chicken was a bit dry but otherwise pretty decent.

Garlic naan ($4.50). A bit oily, but fluffy and very good accompaniment to the dishes.

We had Saag Gosht ($25.50), which is lamb with spinach and also Fish Vindaloo. Tastewise I would say it’s rather authentic but portions were quite measly given the prices charged (but then, they’re in downtown Perth!). Also, I feel that the spiciness level for the Vindaloo has been toned down to suit the locals’ tastedbuds.

Overall, food was quite good and service, even if efficient was a tad cold in my opinion. But forum reviews seem to suggest that the set lunch is value for money so maybe that’s worth checking out.

9Marys (www)
16 Milligan Street,
Perth, Australia.
Closed on Public Holidays.

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Le Croissant du Moulin, Perth

Heading to this place warrants a pleasant drive up Gooseberry Hill. The patisserie is not that big and they have a few tables, mostly at the al fresco area.

Bestie highly recommended the Almond Croissant. And truly, it was delicious even if I am not a huge fan of all products of the almond nut save for it being in its original state. The croissant pastry was flakey and buttery, pure comfort food.

We also had a Mushroom quiche and it was served with fresh salad. Eggy yet creamy, this was also rather delightful though I found the crust at the end a tad dry.

Can’t recall what this pie is at all. Chicken something … hehe. But that’s not to say it wasn’t good. Same pastry as the croissant, in all its buttery goodness, or should I say sinfulness?

This pastry is another to look out for. The Jesuite pastry was named after the triangular Jesuit’s hat and is filled with frangipane cream and topped with powdered sugar and almond flakes. If you love all almond-flavoured things, this will be the pastry for you. Moist, fragrant filling, a tad sweet perhaps but balance it with a cuppa and you’re set. However that being said, almond-flavoured things were never really my thing so I did enjoy the savoury items more.

Le Croissant du Moulin (www)
169 Railway Road,
Kalamunda
Gooseberry Hill, 6076
Open Wed-Sun : 7:30am-5pm
Closed Mon/Tues

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Johnny’s Quality Fish Bar, Perth.

For some weird reason, everytime I am in Perth, I have a craving for fish & chips. Strange, no? It’s not even like the aussies came up with this dish, but with the number of British folks now living down under the number of chippys have grown. One of the takeaways around the neighborhood was reputed to have one of the best fish & chips so we headed there.

Johnny’s Quality Fish bar serves all kinds of deep fried & grilled seafood including prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, oysters etc but it was the good ole fish fillets that I was looking for. Even then, they have snapper, shark fillets, mackerel or other premium fish. The menuboard states that Johnny hails from Greece and started this joint in 1965.

Thick cut fries, freshly fried slabs of fish….yum. Craving’s satiated for the time being. Hehe.

Johnny’s Quality Fish Bar
1c Barker Ave
Como, Perth
Western Australia, 6152

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Rifo’s Cafe, Perth

My flight to Perth arrived pretty early and Rifo’s open from 7am onwards so we headed there for breakfast. It’s relatively empty given the early hour but the red accents everywhere sure was a perk-me-up. They serve quite a fair bit of breakfast dishes, and casual italian cuisine such as pasta, pizza etc but we decided to go to the foccacia sandwiches to share.

This is the toasted New York with filling consisting of ham, salami, sundried tomatoes, eggplant and pesto mayo. Served with a side salad. Pretty generous with the filling, I’d say.

My choice was Seattle as I am a bit fan of smoked salmon and avocado. Hehe. But apart from that, they had additional ingredients that goes well with the salmon such as capers and creme cheese.

Service was ok but I found the telly a tad distracting. Still, given the extensive menu and long hours (by Perth standards), this is still worthy of a visit.

Rifo’s Cafe (www)
Maylands Outlet : 189 Guildford Road
East Vic Park Outlet : 933 Albany Highway
Open 7am-10pm

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