Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Darlinghurst NSw 2010
Phone (02) 9360 9698
We decided to find dinner on Oxford Street before heading to the Bloc Party Gig. Walking around Darlinghurst we found a few nice restaurants off the streets from the main road, but i was looking for something cheap & nasty.. cheap & nasty we got!
This place had a high roof, i like this, you don't feel claustrophobic when you look up & around. They had a huge blackboard menu, this looked unchanged, like a set menu they had.
As soon as we sat down we got water, and a wooden cutting board with bread & a large serving of butter. This was soooo good! The bread was so soft, and with that much butter i couldnt help but pile it onto my torn off pieces of bread.
I went with the spinach & veggie pie $8.50, Rick the Lamb Stew $13. & we shared a pumpkin & potato pie $7.50. It came out instantly, very home style cooked indeed.
My pie was topped with mashed potato (reminding me very much of hospital food, something im really sick of). I was expecting some pastry but it was just potato, beans, tomato , tomato i hardly tasted any spinach, & had to top it all off with lots of salt.
The soup, was okay... packet cup'o'soup is alot nicer. & i think it's over priced as well.
Rick's lamb stew, reminded him of Asian home cooked curry, he quite liked it, and again it was topped with mashed potato, and a serving of peas.
Overall, i wouldn't come back here. I wanted to come here cos my name was in the title! I was so full, but the food didn't sit too nicely in my tummy, i regret coming in here to eat instead of the nicer restaurants we walked past.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
40 Elizabeth Dr, Liverpool, NSW 2170
(02) 9600 9262
Open Weekdays 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm; Weekends 5:30pm-10pm
Upon arriving at this small Thai restaurant I almost thought I entered a takeaway shop, however this was the wrong side. Further down was another door where the sit down restaurant section resides. The decor was authentic with slightly dim lighting.
We were approached by a polite young waiter and were shown to our seats promptly. We were given two menus and decided to have the fish cakes and the money bags (vegetarian deep fried dumplings) for appetisers and the Tom Yum Goong & King Prawn Pad Thai for the mains.
After waiting for about fifteen to twenty minutes of zero service, Betty decided to get up and call a waiter over from the takeaway section so we could order our food. The waitress wasn't all too interested in what we had to order and quickly left once she had taken our order down.
Next up were the mains. We still hadn't got our drinks by now so we politely reminded our waiter to bring our drinks out. The drinks came out rather quickly after that reminder. The Pad Thai was delicious, second only to the Pad Thai we had in Brisbane earlier this year. The noodles were cooked perfectly with enough tamarind to be very flavoursome. The only thing that could be improved for the Pad Thai would be for the chef to use fresh prawns, rather than the frozen variety. Although it is hard to find restaurants that use fresh prawns these days.
The Tom Yum Goong looked extremely good with it's dark red colour with mushrooms and prawns floating on the top. I was expecting the Tom Yum to be quite spicy from the amount of redness in the soup, but it was quite mild. There was enough flavour in the Tom Yum soup for us to be able to pour it over rice and eat it that way. All in all, the Tom Yum was delicious.
After eating all that food, we were satisfied not to need a dessert. Thinking that we would be waiting too long for a waiter to give us our bill, we walked up to the counter to pay.
I liked this piece of art, 3D elephants, this made the place feel like it was a restaurant in Thailand, i would lOVE to have something like this in my home
Ambience: 3.5 / 5
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 2 / 5
Pricing: 3.5 / 5
Average: 3.25 / 5