So I got into uminh okay but it was quite a journey getting there. It started off quite early as we had to get an early start. I was ready to go before sindi! We then headed off from vinh long. One thing that’s annoying is that its only 170km’s to ca Mau get it took us about 5 hours to get there. After about 15 minutes on the road I just ignored what was happening ahead. The reason that I said this is that people drive crazy. There were so many times where we overtook and there was traffic coming the other way! After a short journey we stopped and have some breakfast. That was pretty good; I had my usual, broken rice and an iced coffee. Next we went back on the road again. This time I got annoyed by the music, it’s really not very good in this country. Well the opera music is quite good but the music we had to listen to on the journey was low grade backstreet boys stuff. Read more →
It was a cold and wintery night when A and I decided to get a little bit of dinner, the original plan was to go to the aviary however A mentioned that she was craving something else. She mentioned that she was craving some Mexican so we looked around urbanspoon and el publico came up, we both wanted to try it so we ventured out into the rain to see if it was as good as we hope. What we noticed from the front was that the restaurant looked subdued. Read more →
How i found myself at the burger shack in Perth was through facebook. I put up a photo and one of my friends Z commented saying that she works just around the corner from me. Some emails were exchanged back and forth and we decided to catch up for lunch and she suggested the burger shack across the road from her work. I had a quick look on urbanspoon and saw that it had a pretty good rating so we decided to try it out.
As we walked in we were greeted with staff that were very friendly but at the same time relaxed (in a good way of course), I suppose the service was pretty similar to if you were at a good friends house. When we arrived at 12:30 on a Friday the place was packed! We had to sit at the bar for a little bit while they got our table ready.
Looking over the menu i found that everything seemed to have really fun and interesting names like the ‘spud delight burger’ and the ‘sweet piggy’ burger. We both made our selections and we decided to share a regular fries between us. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that i am not the biggest fan of fries however i did find these pretty delicious! They were a nice and chunky size with some delicious roasted garlic and herb bits sprinkled over the top. 8/10
A few minutes later out burgers arrived, when they arrived Z came up with the suggestion of cutting them in half so we would each get to try some. I went for the Chilli burger which was a beef patty with roasted red capsicums, sliced fresh chillies and pickled jalapenos. When i ordered this I was asked what heat level i would like my chilli out of mild, hot and very hot. I decided to go for the hot and it already packed a bit of a punch! However it has got me wondering what the very hot will taste like! In terms of the actual burger i quite liked the bun however i felt that the patty was overcooked (this is a common fault with gourmet burger places, jus burgers is the only one i have found that cooks burgers to a medium or medium rare). The other half that i had was a beef burger with egg, bacon and cheese topped with barbeque sauce. I preferred the hot burger to this one however i did find that they were fairly generous with the bacon. 7/10 for the Chilli burger, 6/10 for the egg and bacon burger
Z’s thoughts on her two halves of the burgers were “I thought the chilli burger was really spicy! I did find it tasty though. The other half was rich but really tasty. I found both of the burgers had a nice bun but they were on the small side.”
Even though the burgers still aren’t as good as jus burgers i do still find that they are quite tasty but the thing i really liked about this place was the atmosphere. As we were leaving i noticed that they also do a constant $6 beer special (when we were there it was Heineken) which in the face of rising beer prices is a very welcome addition, I will definitely return for the $6 beers and maybe the very hot burger too.
I was discussing with A the idea of going somewhere on a date night on a Saturday. I decided to take the initiative and choose a place that would be a complete surprise to her. Unfortunately i left the selection process a little late and the places that I wanted to go were already booked out. I ended up choosing Beaufort st merchant, would my second grade choice end up being a first grade restaurant? Read more →
I received a message the other week from one of my friends from school organising another catch up. This had already been organised so i asked where we were going, when I heard that we were going to 7th ave I was quite intrigued as i have been there for drinks 3 or 4 times however I have never had a meal there. I was interested to see what this meal would be like. Read more →
I was arranging catching up with my friend S for dinner. It had been a while since we caught up and she let me choose where we were going to go to eat. I actually had quite a hard time choosing where to go for dinner, I knew that S wanted to go somewhere that has the familiarity of suburbs pub dining but at a inner city location. After thinking for a few hours about this i finally decided on the Captain Stirling! Read more →
From spending most of my life living in the swan valley I have noticed that in the past 5 or 6 years there have been a huge influx of breweries that have opened in the area. This has caused a huge difference in the type of clientele that attends the spring in the valley event. Previously it was the sort of crowd that are interested in the difference between a wooded and unwooded chardonnay. Now the sorts of crowd that attend spring in the valley are very much a livelier festival type crowd. Read more →