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Restaurant Review – Sassella’s Tavern (Perth)

Published August 4, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening Bloggy friends, this week has been a fiasco of eating out and I ain’t complaining. We are still staying in our hotels this week and should hopefully move into our apartment by this Sunday so I can resume to home cooking and baking. So this week, we’ll stick to eating out everyday it’s my break from cooking 🙂 I’m going to finish off with my restaurant reviews in Perth soon and move onto Melbourne – a city where there’s great restaurants great for your tummy but bad for your waist line.

Anyways, this particular restaurant we went for our work team lunch. When we first arrived it was packed with people!! Such a busy restaurant. I’ve always enjoyed going to Taverns, as my recollection of uni days taverns serves big tasty pies and wedges and at a reasonable cost too 🙂 We booked a table and you get to order at the counter and pay for it. They have a kitchen counter to order food and a bar for ordering drinks.

I decided to go for the chicken burger with a sour dough bun served with french fries, my colleagues had some cocktails, grilled burramundi served with salad and fries, steak sandwiches served with fries, stir fried chicken and vegies, chilli pepper squid served with salad and steak. We were given a ticket that shows how long our meal will take. Mine says 10 minutes. I was really curious about whether my food will be ready when I go to the counter to collect, so after 10 minutes, I made my way to the counter and there it is ready for my collection – I was very impressed.

Cocktail

Cocktail

chicken burger with french fries

chicken burger with french fries

burramundi served with fries and salad

burramundi served with fries and salad

Steak Sandwich with fries

Steak Sandwich with fries

Stir fried chicken with vegies

Stir fried chicken with vegies

Steak

Steak

Chilli pepper squid with salad

Chilli pepper squid with salad

Water is self service you go and grab the glasses and fill them up. There are also complimentary bread rolls which you can help yourselves to which I thought was a pretty nice touch. All the sauces are available as well. Our food is pretty great, it’s huge in serves, tasty and well what you expect for a tavern food standard. The food waiting time was good and the waitresses who came to clear our dishes were pretty friendly. 🙂

Here’s my rating:

Dining experience: 3.5 star
Food experience: 4 star
Would I recommend it? YES – it’s great for a casual dining restaurant, the food is not excellent but it’s tasty and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Review – Rockpool Bar and Grill

Published February 6, 2010 by Mary Jane

Evening People, it’s come to that time for my brain to start winding down. Wow it’s been a productive & busy day today. Start off in the morning doing the usual house chores, washing 3 loads of washing, made my irobot vacuum the floor, dish washing and finally waiting for my friend Miss A to pick me up to Burswood park for some birthday celebration with BBQ. Now I’m not very fond of BBQ, why? Cos I get sunburn easily, even if it’s not very sunny today and quite windy – I’ve decided to not put some suncream on and guess what happened? I got burnt, it’s now a little hot and sore on my chest 😦 that will teach me next time to be brave and not put some suncream on. After the BBQ, I went straight to a meeting which went for 2 hours so by the time I got home, I was tired but still managed to cooked some mushroom steak Pattie sandwich along with some health string beans.

Okies, it’s time for a restaurant review and I’m proud to do a review on this restaurant, I’ve been to this restaurant twice and I’m loving it. Rockpool Bar and Grill in Melbourne within the Crown Entertainment Complex owned by Neil Perry. My first impression of stepping into the restaurant is that the whole atmosphere is grand, classy with a touch of elegance. What caught my eyes were these bold cuts of meat dangling in those clean and sparkling glass case. It didnt’ put me off infact I was curious why the owner decided to dangle those cut of meats upon the entrance. We had to book in advance as this place gets booked out very quickly. The waiter set us down and handed us the menu – I realised it has a date on it with a picture of cow and me being me was very curious, I asked the waiter why there was a date on this menu and he said ‘ they change their menu everyday’. I was very pleased to hear this. Later on, upon deciding what to get from the menu the waiter brought out different cuts of meats wrapped around was white tea towel showing us the different cuts of meat – that was intriguing and a bold approach to show your customers the difference between a rib eye and T-Bone.

For entree we had the lobster linguine – it was delicious, I could have more of it if it wasn’t too expensive…now for mains since Rockpool Bar and Grill was famous for it’s steak, we both ended up ordering steak. Now people would say aint all steak done the same way – what’s so special about Rockpool and why would you pay so much for the steak. Well, let me tell you it isn’t just any steak – the waigu beef was fantastic it literally melts in your mouth and you could still taste the sauces in your mouth after you finished chewing. The sauces were delicious and it complimented well with the steak. I like my steak medium well done, now – I don’t like it rare but it needs to be cooked with no blood – I find some restaurants tend to over cook my steak. But Rockpool did a fantastic job with my rib eye – pink in the centre and NO BLOOD 🙂 I was very pleased with the mains. Came to dessert time, the waiter came back with a smile and asked whether we would like to have some dessert? Why not? Now we were feeling quite full from our mains and was thinking do we really want dessert?? The waiter came back after a few minutes and asked us what we would like for dessert we said we were quite full, the smart waiter said well there is this refreshing crushed strawberry rose ice dessert that we could both share. We were convinced by him, and decided to order the dessert. We were so glad we ordered it, when you see it, it’s just like normal shaved ice but when you taste it – it’s so cooling, refreshing, strawberries with rose water and ice – it was delicious 🙂 We were very satisfied and thanked the waiter for recommending it.

My overall rating…

Dining Experience: 4.5 star
Food Experience: 4.5 star
Would I recommend: Absolutely a YES

This restaurant is best suited for couples, as the whole ambiance of the restaurant is romantic and classy. The kitchen is an open kitchen so you could see what’s going on in the kitchen at all time. That’s the fascinating part, the chefs are working hard to produce excellent dishes and they are constantly under the customers eyes. However, the price range is a little on the higher end – but it’s definitely worth trying..I may consider going back for 3rd time when I move to Melbourne…btw, before I left I asked the waiter if I could keep a copy of the menu – he said why not? He even rolled it up so I don’t crease it, what a friendly well trained waiter. The service is excellent and that’s what dining is all about – food and service 🙂

The Cow Menu

The Cow Menu

Lobster Linguine

Lobster Linguine

Waigu Beef

Waigu Beef

Strawberry crushed ice with rose water

Strawberry crushed ice with rose water

Restaurant Review – Chianti On Colin’s

Published February 4, 2010 by Mary Jane

It’s time for some restaurant review. This particular is situated in West Perth. I’ve been there for a work function for lunch and the service was great and food was great. I’ve decided to go there and try out their dinner. I haven’t been to the place for a few years, so wasn’t sure whether it was still the same chef and decor. When I got there, I was alittle disappointed as it kinda look a little worn out, dark and the chairs looks like it’s been there forever. I was hoping the food would make up for the decore. Anyways, the waitress greeted us and appears quite friendly. After we were given menus and decided what we wanted, we waited there appears only 2 waitress on for the night which is fine considered the place wasn’t packed for a Saturday night. I then came to realise why the place isn’t packed on a Saturday night. We had to ask the waitress to come and grab our order, as she disappears into the kitchen. There was no vegies with the mains so we had to order a side dish of vegies. We asked the waitress how much we need to order for the vegies, she said 3-4 serves should be sufficient for a group of 6. Most of us had the steak, I felt like fish so I ordered the fish dish. One person had the lamb. The presentation is ok, except I find the sauces were everywhere – really it would look nicer if they cleaned the plate a little.

Now the taste of the dishes, most of my friends said it was pretty average. For me, my fish was terrible – the fish was flaky not tender and I feel alittle ripped off cos the serving was quite small. The food was warm instead of hot in temperature. Also our serving of veggies came – we were thinking they were going to bring an extra bowl of veggies but that was it – 3 serving of veggies – that costed us close to a main. So not too happy about the serving of veggies. Now the waitress convinced us to order some desserts as they have great desserts, we decided to try it out – perhaps the dessert will make up for the mains. We had the apple crumble and the creme brulee they were pretty average too. So overall, the food experience was pretty average for the price we paid…Here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 2 star
Food Experience: 2.5 star
Would I recommend going: NO

Restaurant Review – Tony Roma’s

Published January 26, 2010 by Mary Jane

Happy Australia Day everyone 🙂 I have a feeling that everyone will be going out today to watch the fireworks, also some of my church friends will be out today giving out gospel tracts to everyone – I pray that it all goes well 🙂 Anyways, I really Thank God for allowing our family to migrate to Australia – it is indeed a land full of milk and honey. Australia is such a beautiful country, having lived in Perth most of my life I love Perth and I think it will probably the place where I will end up retiring when I hit the old age 🙂

Okies, time for some restaurant review. This particular restaurant was recommended by one of our friends – it’s well known for it’s steak and ribs. Now there’s not many good steak and ribs place in Perth so we were excited to try out this restaurant which is located near Woodside building.

We got there and the atmosphere seemed pretty family orientated – lots of family there and the waitress seemed pretty friendly. We started off by ordering some mocktails – they are fresh juices non-alchoholic very tasty. They come with very cute names – I think from memory – Funky Monkey and Tutti Fruity both comes with strawberry, pineapple, apple, orange and other fruits. Very refreshing. For entree, they gave us complimentary bread rolls that’s very nice of them and for mains I had ribs & steak combo and it comes with corn cobs and coleslaw and Pandabear wasn’t feeling too hungry so he just had ribs and chips.

The serving was huge, the ribs were very tender – they literally fell off the bones and I love the corn cobs very juicy 🙂 Pandabear thought his meal was pretty average cos he felt the ribs were a little bit charred. I agree I think our ribs were have been better if it wasn’t charred but the taste of the sauce was great 🙂

The dessert were great 🙂 we were so full from our mains so we thought we’ll share our dessert – we had Chocolate Avalanche which was layers of chocolate mudcake, cream and icecream with lots of fudge sauce. It was very rich but really yummy 🙂 we both enjoyed the dessert.

So here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 3.5 star
Food Experience: 4 star
Would I recommend going: YES

I think overall the restaurant did well, the service was pretty good and I really wanted to go back and try the onion cob bread for entree apparently it’s really good…

Bread Rolls with butter

Bread Rolls with butter

Mocktail

Mocktail

Ribs & Steak combo with corn cobs and coleslaw

Ribs & Steak combo with corn cobs and coleslaw

Ribs and chips

Ribs and chips

Chocolate Avalanche

Chocolate Avalanche

Comfort Food Recipe – Steak Sandwich

Published January 25, 2010 by Mary Jane

Tomorrow is Australia Day – yay public holiday! 🙂 I love public holidays, it means I could sleep in and catch up with some of things that I need to do. Like gardening and cleaning. So this recipe is very simple you can make them with sandwich or with hamburger buns – it’s up to your preference. I ran out of burger buns so I had to use normal bread. Taste just as good 🙂 There’s different variation of recipe for the beef patties but mine is pretty simple to remember 🙂

Here it is…

Steak Sandwich

Ingredients

500g of beef mince
1 table spoon of mustard sauce
1 egg
2 table spoon of bread crumb
1 onion
1 table spoon of bbq sauce
1 tomato
2 toast

Instructions

1. To make the beef patties, in a large mixing bowl mix in the beef mince, mustard sauce, diced onions, bbq sauce and bread crumbs. Then combine them together and add in some drizzle of olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Roll them into circle patties

2. Oil in the pan, cook the egg – make sure you don’t over cook it so you can still taste the yolk. Remove from pan and placed the beef patties into the pan and cook it until it’s golden brown.

3. Toast 2 slices of bread and spread some butter on it and assemble with patties, egg, some lettuce and tomatoes.

There you have it – a tasty steak sandwich that’s so easy to make 🙂

Enjoy…

Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich