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 […]
The bird’s the word. It was early days of my new job and I took sanctuary in the basement level of Absurd Bird. I normally veer towards the fried/ salty chicken offering, but I had a change of heart and went with the half a […]
It’s a paradox of a lunch. The Kiosk is designed to be a takeaway place given a) no seating and b) it’s King’s Cross. However, the food they serve really needs to be eaten in the minutes that follow after being handed it, the meat is hot and the eating is messy. I couldn’t go past the Pork belly white roll (£5.50) with apple compote, sage stuffing, slaw and mayonnaise. Crackling (the real reason I ordered it) comes separate, though I liked to snap it apart and pepper it across the sandwich.
I found the compote a bit too overbearing, and made the roll a bit too sweet but the meat is gold and carries the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of being served warm. It’s a big sandwich and was plenty to keep me going during my afternoon.
[Edit: Permanently closed] I wanted to like Bedford Street, but ended up feeling a little underwhelmed by the offering in the end. After a busy morning I headed up the road to try some of the American-inspired menu options. Fried chicken features prominently on the […]
I got my vegetarian fix last week at the socially conscious Friends of the Earth Cafe on Smith Street of Collingwood. It has a zippy, happy hippy ambiance that makes for a great spot to chill away from the crowds. Food quality of the fully vegetarian, vegan and […]
I haven’t spent nearly as much time as I would have liked in the Brunswick food scene, and my first taste (literally) of the area was over at Juanita Peaches. It’s an awesome little venue and the burgers are worth the trek over for sure. Juanita Peaches came highly recommended to me from one of my burger friends and I ordered exactly as instructed, although with one substitute in the sauce. I love friendly and conversational staff which they most have here and the venue had a great vibe to boot. And it wasn’t long ’til my Fried Chicken Sandwich ($15) with slaw, boss sauce, and fries arrived to the table.
The chicken here drove my wild, reminded my of a really good coating my mother used to make growing up. A tremendous-sized piece with a fresh and vibrant slaw that married most excellently with the mayo and my substituted honey mustard sauce. The boss sauce that’s usually default was tomato-based so I gave that a miss on my go as a non-tomato person. The bun was a bit on the heavy side for me which was the only non-glowing thing. There was bonus fries which I didn’t realise it came with, and I walked back home feeling full, happy and glad I checked it out. Great spot.
A popular Korean fried chicken chain that’s now found its way to Melbourne is NeNe Chicken. Fried chicken is one of my favourite kinds of chicken as well as one of my favourite kinds of fried, and I have been known to spend my lunch […]
If there’s one burger place with too much fanfare, it’s probably the Huxtaburger. It’s painfully always on the lists of top burger things on like Concrete Playground and TimeOut and I was a bit disappointed when I finally got to try it after a very […]
Honey Bar is a little notorious in our work eating circle as it’s an seemingly incongruent mix of pub, restaurant, function centre and largely because it’s also a bit further to walk to than the other food options. I’ve often gone for the candied bacon pizza which is a winner, and easy on the pocket, as the menu ebbs and flows into different price territories too. Though if you’re really unlikely you might find a hair like my poor colleague.
Waiting times at Honey Bar can be volatile depending on the size of the group and in their defence, the menu is pretty varied from pub to fancier. So after all that, I do think the food is great and I feel the chef(s?) really puts effort into the dishes. Sadly, the tasty dish below doesn’t seem to be on the menu these days, but I loved the pork belly served on crispy noodles with slaw. The cracking was delightful and the meat was tender and tasty. And so much meat too. Grand.
Pro tip: mind the wait times, there’s also specials