Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mass Review

I've accumulated so many random places to mention that I shall just dump them all into one post

Wonton House Swanston Street
Beef brisket and wonton noodle soup $9.50
Taken with phone
Beef Brisket with Wonton Noodle Soup <$10
+ Generous serving
+ Finally decent wontons, large and springy
+ Fatty brisket
+ QQ Noodles
- Not a excellent broth, it was just alright.

Verdict? This place serves some pretty decent and authentic food. I would come back again. If it's still around considering the rate the restaurants on Swanston disappear.

Old Town Kopitiam Mamak QV
Nasi Something [Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Nasi Something
Rather fork out the extra few dollars for a noodle dish. Unfortunately I was extremely poor borderline broke when I went there.
Roti Chanai [Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Roti Chanai
Very sad, after visiting Mamak in Sydney a few months earlier I was utterly disappointed with this. The sambal is still really oddly sweet.
Beef Noodles [Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Beef Noodles
Dry noodles with beef ball soup on the side.

Pan Mee [Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Pan Mee
Didn't look that appealing. The chilli tamarind sauce on the side was deceptively chilli.
Curry Laksa[Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Curry Laksa
Looked alright didn't taste it.
Mee Goreng [Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, City]
Mee Goreng
Looked and smelt delicious. Must try next time I'm there. Next time........

So the weather has been pretty cold lately (well then lately)
Calls for HOT POT
MaMa Sichuan Restaurant Swanston St
HOT POT TIME [Mama Sichuan Restaurant, City]
$25 per person buffet. They only have 3 types of meat, beef, chicken and lamb. Their hot pot aren't that special but the snacks are. They have precooked dishes like chicken and prawns stir fried in chilli, fried chicken, dumplings all that kind of stuff just ready for you to scoop and eat whilst you wait for you're hot pot stuff to cook. But my favourite part of the meal was the 6 or so side dishes of various items cooked in chilli old. MSG deliciousness. Also they have a limited number of desserts for each sitting so get in quick. The coconut jelly is very good.

Guess what, when to Petaling Street for afternoon tea again!
Petaling Street Box Hill
Petaling Street Style Steam Rice Roll $6.80 inc drink [Petaling Street, Box Hill]
Petaling Street Style Steam Rice Roll $6.80 with drink.
It wasn't bad I guess but there wasn't anything good either. All their other dishes on the menu are wayyyy better.

Crazy Wings Russel St
I tried a little bit of their chilliest wing and it seriously blew up my mouth. How they make it so chilli I have no idea but it will be probably the chilliest thing you have ever tasted in your life. Not for the faint hearted I guarantee you that. And even if you can fight through the burning pain I recommend you not eat too many as I've heard of people who haven't had such a good day the following day as it has been spent in the bathroom....

I have a few more places to do I think and then I'll be up to date finally.
As for the cookbook challenge, it's challenging enough to find time to cook nowadays as mum cooks on weeknights, I normally eat out on Fridays after Ultimate Frisbee, I don't have time on Saturday night as I have badminton and Sundays are usually cramming hw/assignments/essays night. I normally cook either Saturday or Sunday lunch but it's never anything interesting, if you want to find out what I make then follow me on Twitter, posted my link in the previous post.