Tag: foodcourt

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

Hanaichi, Melbourne CBD

I’ve spent many a lunch or dinner time wandering around Melbourne CBD aimlessly, looking for a food option that’s light, light on the wallet and at least student-quality good. As such I’ve found myself at Hanaichi on many of those occasions. Even after another few […]

Rhythm Kitchen, Stratford, London

Rhythm Kitchen, Stratford, London

I’ve now moved across London to be in the east. So far, so good! It’s such a refreshing feeling and I get to experience a whole new side of the city. Dare I say, the more ‘real’ London. I made use of my newfound location […]

Chikara Teppanyaki, White City, London

Chikara Teppanyaki, White City, London

Since arriving in London I hadn’t made it out to a mall, and there’s something always reassuring about being in one. I think it has something to do with the fact that you can sustain a livelihood should you never want to leave. Clothes, entertainment, food, it’s all here. I for one, wouldn’t be disappointed should one day I accidentally got locked in a mall. Fingers crossed. Of the foodcourt choices at Shepherd’s Bush Westfield, or She-bu I was once told, Chikara Teppanyaki looked fair. Well, at least the plastic props give a good impression of the food.

I went for the £7.90 beef ramen, which was a stir fry. You get a buzzer and it isn’t too long for your order to be collected. It’s a nice little dish, but the beef has a rubberiness that tastes cheap and the noodles were a little sloppy. The teriyaki sauce was nice and at least didn’t have a food court standard of greasiness and regret after eating it. So you know, a fair dish that probably doesn’t taste quite as good as it looks.

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6/10

Chikara Teppanyaki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Joe Delucci’s, White City, London

Joe Delucci’s, White City, London

A spot of sugar does the trick for me after an busy afternoon of bustle around the Westfield mall. I figure the calories need to get back in. The Joe Delucci’s kiosk was close enough and pink enough to catch my eye for that job. […]

Doughnut Time, Melbourne

Doughnut Time, Melbourne

There’s a few Doughnut Times popping up all over the joint and naturally it’s something I’ll be keen to check out. However, it wasn’t really great at all and at six dollars a pop who do these people think they are serving such average fare? […]

Mad Mex, Southbank

Mad Mex, Southbank

There’s more than a few Mad Mex(es?) around, and the one we visited on this occasion was in the DFO South Wharf complex. It was about the same as the other Mad Mexes I’ve been to around town, so above average franchise Mexican that gets way too drippy in the end. My eating partner and I both went for the chorizo burrito, with inclusions of cheese, salad, beans, rice, sour cream and mystery Mexican sauce. Most of the menu is variations of this.

Chorizo makes for a nice meat inclusion in a burrito and Mad Mex does a decent job of that. My main gripe is the final fifth of the burrito having all the liquids amalgamate into a burrito puddle. Also would be great if they toasted as default. It’s a solid sized burrito and leaves you feeling like you’ve eaten a baby.

6/10

Mad Mex Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bing Boy, Emporium, Melbourne

Bing Boy, Emporium, Melbourne

A foodie friend had actually recommended to check out Bing Boy as someone new to Australia. It’s a pretty cool concept with basically made-on-demand wraps with asian flavours. Bing Boy is a chain franchise with a few stores all over the malls, and it makes for […]

Sushi Izakaya, Melbourne

Sushi Izakaya, Melbourne

Sushi Izakaya is the default sushi option that exists in the Melbourne Central foodcourt. It does a decent job and all the options are ready there for the taking. I went for the vegetarian combination and it’s decent value for what you get. The inari was […]

Chinta Ria Soul, Melbourne

Chinta Ria Soul, Melbourne

This Chinta Ria Soul is a foodcourt version of their St Kilda restaurant, which I haven’t yet had a chance to visit, but am keen to as I always am up for some decent Malaysian food to remind myself of my roots. The menu is Malaysian styled and is pretty befitting of the location (the Emporium food court) with the dishes coming out fast and of good quality.

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Curry favour with some curry flavour

I ordered the nasi rendang which was a dry beef curry served with rice, peanuts, egg and archar. I wasn’t sure what the latter was, but guessing it was the pickle type things and they were okay. The rendang was on par or slightly above the usual food court standards with the right aromas and the beef being sufficiently tender. In-line with the other offerings here it’s certainly above average.

7/10

Chinta Ria Soul Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato