Tag: garlic

Thai Home, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto

Thai Home, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto

I’d love to have a home near Thai Home. And my friend is fortunate to be in that situation, being mere seconds from the front door in Roncesvalles Village. We dined in for the $10 set lunch, and this was straight out incredible. It’s not a […]

King Slice, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto

King Slice, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto

They aren’t kidding when they call it King Slice, you’ll be royally stuffed after a single serve. On Bloor Street West you’ll come across a busy pizza outlet with delightfully cheesy aromas wafting through the air. We popped in to share one of their massive slices, […]

Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

Week two of new job and we headed off to Cookhouse Joe for a work lunch to see the weekend through. It’s a popular haunt amongst the crew here, and it’s easy to see why with £7 getting you half a chicken, fries, and a side from a selection of coleslaw, salad and corn. You also get a sauce, mine was garlic and yeah, sorry about that afternoon breath. Not quite an aioli, there’s a rustic chunkiness to this sauce.

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The chicken’s cooked really well, and you get plenty on the tray for a end of week appetite. Chips are good, but rumour has it that you get way more when you get takeaway. I was a bit meh on the corn, and the chicken could have benefited from a few herbs, but altogether, a fairly good lunch break.

8/10

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On It Burgers, Abbotsford

On It Burgers, Abbotsford

On It Burgers add a taste of necessary postmodernism to the somewhat overcrowded food scene of Victoria Street, Abbotsford and Richmond. I decided to go an extra few tram stops to check out this offering at On It Burgers and I’m glad I did. It’s worthy […]

Da Rin, Melbourne CBD

Da Rin, Melbourne CBD

I pestered a friend to head out to Da Rin with me to check out its level of Korean goodness and see if it was da shizz. It wasn’t hugely busy on our evening but service was polite and fast. I ordered the Korean fried […]

Harbour Town Hotel, Docklands

Harbour Town Hotel, Docklands

Docklands is a bit of a funny area, being as culturally desolate as it is windy. The food scene needs a hell of a lot more developing, here Harbour Town Hotel is entirely functional but needs a je ne sais quoi to be much more memorable.

We were in the area to check out some final sights before Joey had to head back to Canada. The waterfront is of course lovely (a reminder that there is ocean) and Harbour Town has a few more sights and stores than any other part here. We checked out the Harbour Town Hotel for a dinner bite, it’s a fantastically large venue and the ordering at the bar was an effective system with solid service received as well over the meal. We started off with the lemon pepper calamari ($12) served on salad. It was alright but the strips felt a bit artificial and the could have done without the salad as it didn’t really add anything other than mass.

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Speaking of mass, the first main we shared was the steak sandwich ($24) with rump steak, cheese, bacon and caramelised onion. The meat was of reasonable quality, no real complaints other than tasting like a functional order than an exciting one.

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The most expensive main here outside of the steak was the mustard chicken ($27) which is grilled chicken breast in a seeded mustard creamy sauce served on garlic mash and green beans. Mash could have had a richer garlic taste to it, beans were fine and the chicken was succulent enough. Succulent being one of Joey’s favourite words. Sauce was nice but for the price I’d expect a slightly larger portion or a slightly more refined take on things. We did enjoy the meal nonetheless.

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We had an Entertainment Book BOGOF voucher used, so the price was a bit more palatable, otherwise Harbour Town Hotel serves its purpose as a suitable drinking and hangout spot for this part of town. Plenty of groups around from ice skaters to families to birthday partygoers so a decent crowd around.

6/10

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