Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hong Kong BBQ - Footscray, Victoria

Roast duck

Stir fried spinach with garlic

Soy chicken

Time and date of visit: 5:30 pm Thursday 18 September 2014 (see our previous visits)

118 Hopkins St,  Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 8488
Open 7 days, 10 am - 10 pm (11 pm Friday and Saturday) 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

8bit - Footscray, Victoria

8Bit featured a limited edition burger and shake special for September... how could we resist?

Loaded Fries - A choice of Fries or Potato gems, Chilli beef, Cheese sauce, Bacon, Pickle relish, Grilled onions, JalapeƱos $8.50

Golden Axe - Crispy fried chicken, Cheese, Sriracha mayo, Slaw $9.50

California Games - Beef patty, American cheese, smashed Avocado, grilled pineapple, smokey bacon, chilli relish, lettuce $12.5 (September Special)

Rocky Road Shake - Nutella, marshmallows and ice cream $7.00 (September Special) and Peanut Butter Shake $6.50

Then I kicked his arse ;)

Revisit verdict? I loved my 'California Games' burger, though I think his 'Golden Axe' burger could have benefited from a bit more sauce. Still, our visit to 8Bit was a delicious treat, and we'll certainly be back :)
Time and date of visit: 5:45 pm Friday 12 September 2014 (see our previous visit)

8 Droop Street, Footscray,Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 8838
Open 7 days, 11 am - late

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weekly Menu , 27 September - 3 October 2014

Saturday 27 September: 'Casa Beauville'
Sunday 28 SeptemberSeoul Soul Plus
Monday 29 September: Chicken and dumplings
Tuesday 30 SeptemberMeatloaf and vegetables
Wednesday 1 October: Broccoli, rice and cheddar casserole
Thursday 2 October: Hush puppies Pho Tam
Friday 3 October: Leftovers

Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekend Eats - Pho Tam and Helter Skelter

Sunday 7 September 2014

Vermicelli with Prawn Paste on Sugarcane - Mixed vegetables, cucumbers, bean sprouts and prawn paste on sugarcane with rice vermicelli noodles $10

Vietnamese Grilled Beef wrapped in Betel Leaves - Ground beef, garlic, shallots and lemongrass in betel leaf, served with rice vermicelli noodles $11

  • Pho Tam on Urbanspoon Pho Tam - 7/9 Leeds Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 2680 
  • Helter Skelter Coffee House on Urbanspoon Helter Skelter - 206 Somerville Road, Kingsville, Victoria, Australia 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Malouf's Zum Zum - Carlton North, Victoria

Fried haloumi cheese with home made fig jam (3pc) 15

Grilled king prawns marinated with chermoula and fresh coriander (3pc) 21

Ras el hanout spiced grilled quail with lentil-fava bean salad 14

Manti - Turkish ravioli filled with feta, pumpkin & smoky paprika in warm saffron yoghurt (5pc) 16

White cabbage salad with mint & garlic 7

Grilled calamari with chickpea and harissa couscous 27

Shish Tawook - grilled skewered chicken and green peppers with almond rice 26

Slow cooked lamb shoulder, baharat spices, pumpkin and creamy skordalia 29

Revisit verdict? Our Turkish guest was a little disappointed in the manti, but everything else was pretty yummy. While all the meats were cooked well and super tender, surprisingly, the highlights were actually the rice, couscous and the simple cabbage salad which all carried a lot of flavour. We were unfortunately too full for dessert, but I think we'd be more than happy to revisit this cosy little eatery.
Time and date of visit: 6:30 pm Saturday 6 September 2014 (see our previous visit)

645 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia (03) 9348 0455

Open for dinner, Tuesday to Sunday 6pm - 10pm

Malouf's Zum Zum on Urbanspoon

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Yim Yam - Yarraville, Victoria

Northern Dried Curry with Chicken and Peppercorns $15.50

Toasted Rice and Coconut Salad - A popular Lao dish of crunchy toasted rice, shredded coconut flakes, herbs, vegetables and ground peanuts $13.90

Tofu and Glass Noodle Soup with Nori $7.90

Roti Bread $3.50

Jao Bong Luang Pra Bong - Chilli paste indigenous to the ancient city of Luang Prabang $5.90 with Sticky Rice - The Lao staple rice, chewy in texture and excellent as an accompaniment with warm salads or other dishes $3.50

Revisit verdict: I don't know how, but we ended up with mostly rice dishes... everything was quite spicy, and utterly delicious! The only thing I was missing was a cooling Thai milk tea or coffee!
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Friday 5 September 2014 (see our previous visits)

40a Ballarat St, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 8585
Open every evening from 5 pm to 10 pm

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