(All in Aussie $ and portions for 3 really big eaters)
Total: $101 (5/5)
The pork knuckle was initially really yummy until. The sauce got a little icky and the end. However, the cabbage dish more than made up for it. I’ve been referring to it as the best cabbage I’ve eaten in my life. The buckwheat puffs were the cherry on top.
The beef tartare was exceptionally fresh too – all mixed up and eaten with toast. Amazing. I’d definitely return if I had the chance.
*So I did return on the last day of the trip for breakfast!
Total: $71 (5/5)
I read about this place on TripAdvisor and came here on our first night. They do spaghetti and do it perfectly!
*It was so good that we went back another night and had more.
Total: $83.50 (4/5)
The porridge and hor fun were strange but the dimsum was excellent.
This was the most expensive Milk Foam Alisan Tea I’ve had @ $6.30 – but worth it since all the Gong Chas in Singapore have closed down.
We had honeycake for tea today. Since I’m not a fan of cake, I guess my review for this isn’t accurate. We had 2 small slices for $10. A small box costs $20 and a bigger one costs $29.
I got some back for family and friends but I’m still unsure if it’s known to be from Perth.
Seoul Korean BBQ and Steamboat
A good respite from all the western cuisine that we’ve been having. $39.90 per pax for the buffet BBQ and a steamboat. Nothing special and I still prefer what we can get in Singapore, but it was nice being one of the only 2 groups of customers in the big restaurant. Also, while the meats and sides weren’t particularly appealing, the kimchi was exceptionally fresh and salty, the way I liked it.
Total: $140, including drinks (3/5)
Read about this Banh Mi and it does live up to the hype. The owner who did the sandwich for us showed us a photo of how crowded it gets at lunch time. Clearly someone who takes pride in his craft without being overbearing. Perfect breakfast!
Total: $40+ (4.5/5)
*And… As usual, if something was good, we went back another time.
Kailis Seafood, Fremantle
We had seafood for lunch at Fremantle. The lobster was exciting, and scallops perfectly barbecued. The fish and chips were fine and the oysters were disappointingly tiny.
Total: $135 (4/5)
Little Bird Cafe
We had such colourful, wholesome meal here. I never thought steak could work as a breakfast dish but it worked out fine! The toast in the other two dishes were great too. So glad we managed to squeeze in a brunch here as it closes at 3pm. The first time we tried to pop by, the kitchen was closed already and we sadly walked back to our hotel.
Total: $79 (5/5)
Arirang Korean Restaurant
We had this on our last night there. It was really yummy and could match up to the average Korean BBQ restaurant in SG and in Korea. The family next to us (mainly the dad) kept looking over at our table and asked me about the Kimchi Stew. I heard that dish being mentioned time and again. He really enjoyed his food and looking at him eat in swift movements made me enjoy my meal a little more 🙂
Total: $120 (for the three of us)
So it seems that a 5-day trip to Perth was possible without any driving. We took two trips out of the city centre and it was just right. Mommy was initially very unsure of what she had done – considering that she had been to Perth many times before. But with google maps and tripadvisor, she managed to try so many new things. Good job to me!