I visited Plum and Split Milk off the back of this Hot Dinners offer I had. 50% off the weekend brunch menu price was enticing and the food and venue looked upper class to boot. It ended up being a bit snobby in service but […]
My friends and I recently headed into Oxford for the day. 1) to get out of London and 2) see the sights of this historical college city. Famed haunt Turf Tavern is hidden away in a series of alleyways, although this hasn’t ever impacted it’s popularity […]
My week-long Toronto holiday (of eating) kicked off at the Canadian institution that is Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill. There are at least 97 of these stores that I can count, and it has a humble rap for being an old peoples’ dining hall. Still, it has lots of fond memories for my host friend, so it was a perfect platform to start.
The night was young and we were situated at The Victoria for my friend’s leaving do. It’s a bit of an institution for the locals, as most neighborhood gastropubs are and surely would have evoked some fond memories for the folk. I was pre-warned the […]
I was surprised to see a potato chain, similar to Spudbar, operating here in London. I was also surprised to see my Mealpal-ordered Chicken Curry Potato turn into a Pesto and mozzarella one (due to being sold out). Another unintended vegetarian lunch, sigh. This meal left me […]
And that’s probably not enough for lunch. One of my Mealfix for this week was the burnt brown butter and sage gnocchi from &Pasta served with a slice of focaccia and a drink of your choice. I went for some mystery carrot-orange concoction. It was fair, but was largely made up of water akin to other “fruit-inspired drinks”.
The gnocchi was yum. Cooked al dente, with a satisfying firmness and a heavy helping of the butter. But there wasn’t enough. the focaccia didn’t have a crust so was kinda soggy and didn’t really serve another purpose other than some dietary fibre. I would do a return visit, but would go with the choose your own option and hope I can get a larger size serve than this one.
My favourite brunch spot will probably end up Addict Food & Coffee here in Fitzroy. I don’t mind the portion sizes, great service, and always enjoy the surprising and impressive menu options. I’m also a little biased due to proximity from my house and I’m […]
My first day back in Melbourne after Christmas saw me checking out Lolo & Wren. It was worth the three tram changes with food that was big, delicious and satisfying. The menu offering is varied and there are plenty of creative choices to dutifully calm […]
Fried chicken dreams come true at Gami. It’s why there’s ten stores all over Melbourne now. Of those I’ve only hit two, and I enjoyed the experience at the Fitzroy branch the most. Friendly service, a more relaxed ambience and of course, endearing and heart-inducing fried chicken. It’s my favourite chicken in town in fact. Although it’s become a bit of a cliche, Gami always delivers in terms of unabashedly fried crunchiness, juicy meats and a good time.
After a good day working up the Fitbit steps, Ryan and I gave into the temptation of getting some mouth-watering Gami into our bellies. We had one side dish, the potato heaven, which was quite heavenly as well as 750 grams of the boneless chicken in original recipe (lol) and soy garlic. Both great and the speed, ease of table, service made it a much more enjoyable time than my last one in the Gami city store.
The Potato heaven ($14) might be a Fitzroy exclusive as I haven’t seen it in other menus. It’s a bowl of creamy mash with wedges and sweet chilli and sour cream. Although saucier than I was anticipating, we both enjoyed the buttery-ness of the potato and the sauces were tantalising. My friend EJ had recommended this dish and I can completely understand why. The other side dishes I’ve had at the other Gami store were good but not excellent so I tend to focus only on the chicken. And if you come here, it’s all about the chicken. It’s in the name, naturally.
Excitingly, the chicken came in no time. I had anticipated a bit more of a wait with the gratis prawn chips and radish like the other visit, but it was only minutes after the Potato Heaven. Like last time we went for the ease of the boneless chicken ($34) with half original with honey mustard sauce and half soy garlic sauce. The boneless chicken is a mix of breast and thigh and it is noticeable in each bite. Some of the breast was too dry for me on this occasion. Soy garlic and original are both fantastic flavours and they can be enjoyed for their own, unique characteristics.
We overdid ourselves with the food order and made up all those calories burned from earlier, we finished up the plates of course.