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 […]
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 […]
[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 offerings and that’s a good sign. I had the fried hot chicken sandwich with BBQ slaw on white bread with a side of fries that came to $19. I don’t mind the paying a higher price but the sandwich is mostly bread and the actual slice of chicken (non-battered part) is sadly thin. The fries were crinkle cut with a nice seasoning and an okay amount for the $4. Plenty of good things going, shame about the meat ratio.
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. […]
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 times ogling menus from Popeye’s and Zaxby’s. NeNe goes the saucy Asian route and does a literal and metaphorical mixed job, depending on which flavour you go for.
I’ve tried the Original and most recently the Swicy flavour, which I’m advised is one of the more popular ones. These came with a token side of slaw and radish and they do a small number of other menu options outside of the meat. I think I preferred the Original of the two as the Swicy was too sweet and the chicken was much more saucy than I would have liked. If there was rice or something that might have been good to use up some of it but it was messy to eat.
The Elizabeth Street store is a little nicer than the Melbourne Central one as it has seating, and the service was mostly identical across the two. The Swicy chicken was definitely a filling dish and I’d be tempted to come back to try one of the other flavour options. Descriptions like Snowing Vegetable flavour are intriguing. I did find the size and shape of some of the pieces questionable, though my second visit it was more respectable. There’s boneless option too, so I’d be up for giving that a go.
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 […]
When you’re in the mood for multiple fried things, Oppa Kitchen does a handy Tong dak (Korean fried chicken dish) which is served with fried rice cake, potato wedges as well as a heaping of Korean coleslaw salad, picked radish and peanut. This is a great […]
The black schnitzel option on the Grill’d menu is interesting at face value, but ends up being a little bit bland in the end. On this Grill’d adventure I headed off to the St Kilda store for my carb and meat based treat. I went for the smoky blackbird with jalapenos, slaw and smoky chipotle mayo.
The black crumb comes from something described as “activated charcoal” which sounds and looks like absolute bullshit. Tastes like any normal schnitzel. And that makes for a very basic burger in the end with not much happening in the components. Also, extremely thin. Unlike me.