Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spicing things up

I have blogged about Arigataya several times before - it is, in the absence of a trip to Japan, the best version of ramen here in Perth. And whilst there are definitely shortcomings that I can choose to pick at in terms of the preparation of its belly pork and the consistency of the ni-tamago, it still ticks alot of boxes - not the least of which is the fact that you can order a free kaedama (an extra portion of noodles to add to your remaining broth)

My favourite variation here is definitely the miso ramen - the broth has great depth and is always served piping hot. And on the subject of hot, Arigataya has recently introduced a spicy version of its ramen variations - a deep red broth which probably looks more lip numbing than it actually is. Delicious and mildly addictive, this will have you slurping on another kaedama before you know it,

62 Roe Street Northbridge

Monday, January 24, 2011

More than toast

I'll admit - whilst I like to romantacize the idea of dining out on a lazy weekend for breakfast, more or often than not this turns out to be sadly disappointing. You see, whilst Perth has no shortage of breakfast spots, the majority are overpriced and offer up bland and boring takes on the first meal of the day.

Cue Toast in East Perth overlooking Claisebrook cove - a small, no frills addition to the popular waterside restaurant strip. Their menu is well priced and adds just enough of a spin to old favourites (think potato, mint and fetta pancakes with smoked salmon, poached eggs sour cream and chives or polenta toast with mushrooms, soft italian cheese and parsley). The service is warm and inviting - definitely an unpretentious breakfast spot that dares to be different and pleases even the breakfast romantics like myself who have fallen in love with it.

21/60 Royal Street
East Perth WA 6004
(08) 9221 0771

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