Review: Four Barrel Coffee

The last stop on the road trip around America in May was San Francisco. My boyfriend and I drove from Denver down to the Grand Canyon and back up the Californian coast. We decided to fly out from here so we could meet up a friend that came to Sydney for a short project last year. Also, there are direct flights from San Fran to Sydney (San Fran and LA are the only direct flights from Sydney that I know of). So for a month we have been having American style coffee which is a lot weaker than what we have here as drip coffee seems to be their thang.

We were just killing some time in Portola, San Fran and stumbled across this little cafe tucked away at the end of a dead end road. It’s called Four Barrel Coffee. You can check out their site here.

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It was so different to all the Starbucks around. It was more like home! Think the coffee shops in Sydney and Melbourne. I ordered a decaf long black which fit in with my low salicylate diet whilst my boyfriend ordered an espresso, or maybe it was a double? I liked the coffee as it wasn’t as strong as the long blacks in Sydney but not as watery as Starbucks Americanos. I actually don’t drink that much coffee so I don’t know if it was “good” or not but that is subjective right? In addition to coffees they also served teas and toast with a variety of spreads from almond butter to cinnamon sugar.

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Service here was friendly and vibe trendy. It seems to be a renovated warehouse and keeps up with trend of keeping things raw and industrial. We came near lunchtime and it was practically empty (unlike home!) so service was also prompt. The front of the cafe catches the sun so we decided to sit outside where some stools were set up. It was such a nice and warm day, actually bordering on hot! Was really the great way to end the trip. It got our taste buds ready for the coffee awaiting back in Sydney

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Four Barrel Coffee, Portola is located at 2 Burrows Street, San Francisco. It opens 7am-4pm everyday.

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Urban Pantry – Canberra

During a visit to Canberra a friend from Sydney (who has recently moved down there for work) met up with us. We decided to grab a late lunch after my boyfriend went mountain biking in the morning, and I biked around Lake Burley Griffin.

We stumbled upon Urban Pantry in the trendy Manuka area while we sourced the streets for a place that served gluten free food. This cafe style eatery has a trendy, vintage feel and delivered on the gluten free front and so we decided it would be the perfect place to eat. Inside is nice and cosy but there is also nice outdoor seating under a MASSIVE tree for when the weather is good.

I ordered the chicken risotto (gluten free) to share with my boyfriend whist my friend ordered the chilli seafood linguini (unfortunately I didn’t get a snap of it). The risotto was nice and creamy with a decent amount of chicken breast pieces scattered through. The baby spinach was nicely wilted but definitely far from being cooked which gave a lot of freshness. On top was a little blob of soft cheese (brie or camembert – I can’t remember). My boyfriend said he wasn’t so hungry and only wanted to try a bit but he ate half of it so he must have liked it!

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Chicken and spinach risotto

I also ordered some parmesan polenta fries to try (probably not gluten free – cross contamination in the deep fryer). Last time I quite liked polenta fries because it came with a blue cheese sauce which was probably why I was so keen to order this at the time. However, with polenta chips you need to remember that unless you cooked them with some sort of stock or embed bits of pop all through it, it actually is quite bland. These were no different, they were plain polenta chips that was soft and moist inside with a nice crispy exterior. The parmesan and chives were a nice pop of saltyness and freshness amongst all the polenta but I felt like it needed more parmesan to go around. These were surprisingly very filling!

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Parmesan polenta fries

It’s a nice place serving quality food in a nice area. I’d come back, also because my boyfriend didn’t get glutened which gives extra brownie points! You can check out their website here for their latest menus: http://www.urban-pantry.com.au/

 

***Originally published Oct 2014 on my previous blog***

Jambo Jambo – Crows Nest

Jambo Jambo is a small restaurant nestled in St Leonards, on the Sydney’s North Shore. I have never had African food before so when a Groupon voucher cropped up I thought it was the best time to try it out. After a tiny misunderstanding regarding the booking my friend and I were seated and ready to start this three course meal! The restaurant is pretty small with only a few tables but it is filled with photos, paintings, drums and masks which give it a very eclectic and somewhat homey feel.

First to come out was the entree plate to share. I am pretty sure it was the owner who was serving us, and he explained what everything was. There was chapati, a flat, pan fried bread similar to roti that we were meant to dip in a honey sauce.

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The entree plate

Next we tried something that resembled the Chinese “sang choy bow”. Wrapped inside lettuce is some raw beef (well I think it was beef…) which had a little bit of spices mixed through it. The meat didn’t really taste like much but the texture was very smooth and a little powdery because of the spice mix. The texture resembles the German “mett” which is raw pork mince with onion and spices though it. However, unlike mett, this definitely had a very mild taste. Was a very interesting dish nevertheless.

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Raw meat!

Finally, we reached the samosas filled with lentils, onion and some chilli. The pastry was really nice and flaky but the filling lacked a little punch. Like the raw meat roll, these too were a little under seasoned and with not much flavour. It might be that the entree’s are meant to be a little bland to let the mains shine?

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Samosas with lentil filling

We got to choose three curries which were served with a special type for sourdough flat bread called “injera”. We actually received four curries as the owner gave us an extra one to try. Apparently he does that a lot (according to reviews)! The bread was very spongy and aerated with a distinct fermented, sourdough taste. I would liken it to a super spongy pancake! The owner showed us how to eat without cutlery which we tried. He told us that we took very small amounts and that we needed way more bread to pick up the curries! We were too dainty. It’s very easy to rip and is used to pick up the curries, soaks up the sauce and is extremely filling. The picture only has 2 rolled up pieces of injera, but we had already eaten the other two and were starting to get full. The owner also told us that the bread and all the food there is gluten free as they use a special grain found in Ethiopia. I have to double check the details of this though, as I didn’t quite catch all the information at the time. If you are coeliac then double check but I have a feeling that their cuisine is not wheat based which is awesome!

We had the doro alicha which is a mild curried chicken maryland in a onion curry served with a boiled egg. The onion is stewed and becomes very sweet which I liked however, it was very rich so I didn’t eat all the sauce. It’s super yellow too, probably spiced with some tumeric to get that lovely colour. We also ordered the kitffo which is the minced beef fried with spices and cottage cheese. We ordered this purely because it had cheese in it but it wasn’t cheesy at all. You got hints of cheese but it never took away from the beef. This curry was a little salty but was my favourite. Our final choice was the kik wot which is yellow split peas in an Ethiopian style dhal. My friend really liked this but for me it was bland. It did however, compliment the salty beef. I think the free dish was the key wot but I am not 100% sure, I just remembered he said it was spicy. Oh and it was… The lamb was super tender in a quite spicy sauce. I really liked it but I found it pretty spicy so I could only have a bit.

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4 curries with enjera

We only could finish half of what was there and we really really tried. We still had ice cream to come! The mango ice cream was my favourite. The other flavour is sesame which isn’t really my cup of tea because it’s a nutty taste. It was a nice way to finish a relatively dense and heavy meal. The owner also came out and offered us some fresh roasted coffee, we turned it down because I don’t drink coffee and my friend can’t sleep if she has coffee at night. The roasting generated an amazing scent that filled the whole restaurant.

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Ice cream to share!

I really liked this kind of food, the curries are milder both chilli wise and bold flavour wise compared to Indian curries. It is a nice change to the very strong flavours of Indian cuisine. I’d suggest you go very very hungry as the injera is extremely filling. I really love the injera and wish I could eat more of it! I’d definitely come back for the delicious food and for the warm hospitality of the staff there. The whole experience was really like they were hosting us in their own home.

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The menu

 

***Originally published Nov 2014 on my previous blog***

Brodburger – Canberra

My boyfriend and I went down to Canberra for a weekend to attend a lovely wedding in the north of the city. After a night of good food, which included a gluten free layer of the wedding cake for two attending coeliacs who needless to say went to town on it, and wine we decided to meet a friend of mine for some burgers at a place he highly recommended. Brodburger is an extremely busy burger joint and locals say they serve the best burgers in the city. It is located right next to a farmer’s and craft market in Kingston, Canberra, which is quite convenient as there is generally over a 30min wait for your food. I usually don’t like to wait too long for my meal but my friend assured me it is well worth it.

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Brodburger has been previously reviewed by another coeliac blogger making it an easy choice for us to go and try. At the counter we were told that they had gluten free buns available for an additional $1.20 and they assured us that they cook the patties on a separate area to the buns to minimise cross-contamination. I ordered the original Brodburger which is a beef burger with tomato, lettuce, spanish onion, aioli, tomato relish and your choice of blue, brie, cheddar or swiss cheese. Of course I go for blue cheese, my fave! I also get a side of 6 onion rings which come with a little container of aioli.

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After we order, we are told that the wait is about 30-40mins and are given a buzzer. My friend tells us that the range of the buzzer should include part of the market area so we head over to check it out. After about half an hour we come back and we wait about 5mins before our buzzer goes off. We pick up our burgers and head over to the nearby waterside to devour everything (or in my case, attempt to). I pick out my burger and find that it is actually quite large and heavy. The bread is soft and the patty is juicy and well seasoned. I’m told that the burger patties are cooked to order to keep them fresh and that they are the pride and joy of the restaurant. The blue cheese melts and mellows out the acidity of the tomato and the punch of the onion. All the flavours just blend together into a heavenly bite each time. The onion rings are large and covered in a light, crispy batter that just tastes amazing with the aioli. As with most onion rings, there is a LOT of batter which soaks up quite a fair bit of oil. I would probably steer clear if you aren’t a fan of oily food.

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My boyfriend ordered the Brodchicken burger which has a butterflied chicken breast (not a patty!), avocado, lettuce, spanish onions, tomato, bacon, aioli, tomato relish and again your choice of cheese. I only had a quarter of my burger and he had already finished his! Must have been just as good as mine! He found that the burger was quite filling and was glad he didn’t order a side to go with it!

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Here is my burger half way though, so so so good!

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This place really does serve some of the best burgers I have ever had. The price is a little expensive if you think about the price of pub food but is on par with a lot of “gourmet” burger places. For me the price is pretty good for how amazing the burgers are (and you probably only need to get the burger because it is so filling)! Also, my boyfriend didn’t get sick so it means we have another place to eat at when we go back down to Canberra woop woop!

For the menu and about Brodburger you can have a look at their website here: http://www.brodburger.com.au/brodburger-menu

 

***Originally published Jul 2014 on my previous blog***

Pages Cafe – West Ryde

Pages Cafe has been on my list to visit for a long time as it had rave reviews by a coeliac blogger. She wrote that they are very coeliac and cross-conmatination aware as the manager’s wife also has the condition. Not long after a Groupon voucher came out for breakfast for two at this cafe and I took it as a sign to visit! Pages cafe is located in Koorong Bookstore and opposite West Ryde Station. The place is well maintained, well lit and have plenty of seating outdoors next to the children’s playground.

The voucher was for two breakfasts and two drinks and we were surprised that we were not charged extra for having gluten free meals. I ordered the veggie breakfast (which isn’t gluten free) with a mocha. It was epically large and I struggled to finish it all! It came with wilted spinach, fried tomatoes, a perfectly poached egg, toasted sourdough bread and delicious fried halloumi cheese. To be honest, I only ordered this because halloumi cheese is my weakness… and it was totally worth it! Everything was delicious and I apologise for getting to the breakfast before I took a photo. In my defense I rode my bike to this place…

Half eaten veggie breakkie (Sorry!)

Half eaten veggie breakkie (Sorry!)

My boyfriend ordered a bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato toasted sandwich on gluten free bread with a flat white coffee. However, he got to it before I could get a photo in! I guess you would just have to trust him that it was yummo! He did follow up his breakfast with a slice of gluten free almond and berry cake which I was able to quickly snap a photo. It was a large moist slice topped with icing sugar and some strawberry sauce.

Almond and berry cake

Almond and berry cake

They have a lot of gluten free options at this place but unfortunately my boyfriend did feel a little sick later and we were not sure if there was some gluten contamination or it was something else that didn’t agree with his gut. It may have been the decorative sauce or icing sugar from the cake as we forgot to advise the server that he was a coeliac and just assumed they knew.

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Another cool thing I found there was that they also do suspended coffees. If you haven’t heard of this yet, it means that you can essentially pre-pay someone else’s coffee. Someone who really needs a coffee and doesn’t have enough money can then go in and ask the counter if there are any suspended coffees available and get one if there is. I have heard many coffee places do this in America.

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All in all, the meals here are delicious, good value for money and they have a large range of gluten free options just make sure you are very clear about being coeliac!

 

***Originally published Jul 2014 on my previous blog***

 

Bamiyan – Five Dock

My boyfriend recently picked up a take away menu for an Afghan restaurant and to our surprise they specifically mention on the back that they do gluten free meals. Not only that they state that they make each meal fresh in a new pan so less contamination! We knew then and there we had to try it. I had a look online and read a few great reviews so I was really interested how this style of food tastes.

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We didn’t end up going to the restaurant so unfortunately I can’t tell you about the ambience. That night we decided to stay in and order take away. Unfortunately we didn’t quite time the order that well and ended up ordering in peak time so we didn’t get our meal for over an hour. Luckily we pre-snacked!

We ordered the Gosht Cauliflower Korma Pallow and the Chicken Sabzi Challow. The first one is a beef korma with cauliflower served with pallow rice. It is the red coloured curry with a full meaty flavour but not spicy like some Indian curries. The curries are actually quite oily but it seriously tasted so good that we finished all the sauce with the rice! My palate is not accustomed with all the spices and flavours in curries from this region so I can’t tell you what is in it. What I can tell you is that the meat was cubed and there was a decent amount in the serving (there actually wasn’t much cauliflower) however, it was a little tough. Maybe it was the cut, maybe it wasn’t stewed for hours… nevertheless was still a tasty morsel. This was served with a yellow rice that was spiced with cumin and cardamon and coloured with saffon. I’m not so used to the spices in my rice but it went well with the strong curry. This one had a sort of citrus-y tinge to it from one of the spices.

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The other dish was the Chicken Sabzi Challow. This is a curry chicken with spinach served with challow rice (white rice with cumin). This rice was plainer than the other which is why I preferred this one. It also didn’t have that citrus taste, with my powers of deduction the citrus taste was due to the addition of cardamon. This curry was the only one I had ever heard of (other than the korma). I first heard of “sabzi” in a Persian episode of Food Safari and they were saying it’s a very popular dish, so I was very keen to try it. It turned out to be our favourite. The curry is also not spicy but the flavours are a lot more mild and less bold as the other meaty curry. The spinach was also a tasty addition to break up all the meat. The chicken was soft, tender and boneless.

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I was a bit bummed out that they didn’t deliver lassi’s (a yoghurt drink) because I had never tried cherry, which is the flavour they offered. That said, we couldn’t finish all the food and were super super stuffed at the end. It was probably better that I didn’t fill up on the drink! It really was a really delicious meal and we are definitely going to dine in at the restaurant some day soon!

 

***Originally published Apr 2014 on my previous blog***

La Boheme – Glebe

This restaurant has a special place in my heart as it is the place my boyfriend and I went for our first date. Recently it relocated from Balmain to the trendy suburb of Glebe. Here they do a mean pork knuckle and pork belly amongst a whole host of dishes from Germany and the surrounding countries. This is my boyfriend’s FAVOURITE restaurant. I’m pretty sure it is because they are very well versed in coeliac needs (they are a member of the Coeliac Society) and my boyfriend has never gotten sick here. We have tried a few things on the menu already but today we went at lunch so we ordered from the set menu which is pretty well priced. You get a main meal and dessert for around $30 and the menu has at least 10 items on it.

My boyfriend, as usual, ordered the pork knuckle. He absoultely LOVES it. The skin is ridiculously light and crispy (fatty too – if you like it) whilst the skin is soft, moist and tender. All the meat easily drops off the bone. It is served with a great sauerkraut and a salad, both of which are delicious. The sauerkraut is soft and not too acidic, very well balanced.

The pork knuckle

The pork knuckle

I ordered the duck (again! I guess we all have our own favourite dishes). Like the pork knuckle, the duck is fried to get a very very crispy and salty skin. I have to say the skin was amazing because I usually don’t pick at the bones but I was trying to get all the skin off this piece. I think this dish usually comes with dumplings, which are small fist sized dough balls with spinach or herbs mixed through it. They swapped it out for some really smooth and buttery mash potato. Again, this dish also comes with sauerkraut but from white and red cabbage. Both are delicious, but my boyfriend and I prefer the red one, it is more mellow and less acidic.

Delicious duck!

Delicious duck!

I ordered the chocolate mousse because it was the gluten free option (the other option is a really really good apple strudel). It’s like a very thick whipped cream, not like those aerated ones you get at the supermarket. It was chocolaty with a bit of coffee flavour and some raspberries for some acidity to cut through. I really enjoyed this dessert, it was rich but not too heavy. The only downside is that the glass narrows at the bottom and the spoon is too big to get all the goodness out! You will want to lick the glass clean!

Choc mousse

Choc mousse

This place maintains its amazing quality of food time and time again and that’s why we will always be regulars here at this restaurant. Amazing food, great service, great location and NO GLUTEN! We can’t ask for any more!

 

***Originally published Oct 2013 on my previous blog***

Waterfront @ Circular Quay

There has recently been a lot of Groupon vouchers on offer for set menus or degustations at fine dining establishments. Naturally I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out Waterfront at Circular Quay. For $45 each, a friend and I had bread, salad and a bottle of wine to share, as well as an entree and a main each. When I booked the table I let them know that I had dietary requirements and I was surprised that on arrival the waiter was already briefed on what I could and couldn’t have. Our waiter, Alfredo, was charismatic and delivered excellent service all night. Unfortunately they could not substitute the bread out for another salad, but he told us that we can have GF garlic pizza instead for an extra $4. The pizza was very garlic-y (just the way my friend and I like it) with a delicious dollop of olive tapanade. The crust was thin and a little hard to cut with a knife but probably would have been a lot easier to eat with our hands (we weren’t sure if it was polite to do so though!). We also tried the Italian salad with a sweet honey dressing. It was super fresh with large chunks of cucumber and tomatoes tossed with onions and salad leaves.

GF garlic pizza with olive tapanade and Italian salad

GF garlic pizza with olive tapanade and Italian salad

Next came the entrees. We took AGES to decide but I ended up getting the French onion soup (minus the bread with melted gruyere). I didn’t expect that the portion would be HUGE (almost the size of a main)! The mellowed and caramalised onion was a delight to devour but I have to say I miss eating it with crusty bread. The flavours were dense and intense and saturated all my tastebuds.  I feel like I should have asked them to add the cheese as it needed something to break up that block of flavour from the stock and onions. I could only eat half of it as I still needed space for the main course!

French onion soup

French onion soup

And now the main course! Chicken “coq au vin” style! It was absolutely delicious! The first thing I noticed was the mashed potato was so smooth, so creamy and slightly sticky on the palette, not like other mashed potatoes where it is a little dryer and powdery. It really was the best mash I had ever EVER had. The chicken was also delicious, moist (actually a small part was overcooked and dry) with bits of crispy bacon and an amazingly smooth, full bodied sauce.

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Chicken “coq au vin” style

Even though we were absolutely stuffed we wanted to finish off the meal with some dessert so we shared the creme brulee. It was a great end to the meal! Tapping the crunchy top gave way to an amazingly smooth vanilla flavoured custard below. It was accompanied by some biscotti (not GF so my friend ate it) and a tremendously good berry compote. The compote was smooth, sweet and very well balanced with a tiny bit of tartness to cut through it all.  

Creme brulee

Creme brulee

After all that food and probably a bit too much wine for two small Asian women we left very very satisfied. So satisfied in fact, that we both almost fell asleep on the train ride home! All in all, great food, great atmosphere in a great location!

Vino!

Vino!

 

***Originally published Sep 2013 on my previous blog***

Chattie’s Komachi

Last year at the Gluten Free Expo I was talking to a Japanese lady about her rice based pasta and breads. I was looking through some old flyers I picked up from that day and found out that they had opened a cafe. I had to take my bike in for service in Chatswood so I thought it would be a good excuse to try out their food. The lady was really helpful with advising us what could be made gluten free or not. She said the laksa “should be” fine, she didn’t think that there was any gluten but I will never know… She used thin rice noodles for me (vermicelli) but it’s hard to say since I am not coeliac. I feel like she knew what she was talking about but just had difficulty fully expressing herself in English (she’s Japanese). For $12 I got this MASSIVE bowl of laksa (all laksa was $12 even if you picked seafood!). The vermicelli noodles also pack together a lot more efficiently than fatter noodles so there was HEAPS in there. Being of Malaysian background, I am a little picky with my laksa but this one was pretty good! It was quite spicy with lots of flavour but unfortunately no fried onion. The shredded spring onions added a lot of yummy freshness!

Chicken Laksa

Chicken Laksa

The staff told us that they have gluten free pizza bases and bread that was made with high quality rice flour imported from Japan. We were surprised when they gave us a piece of bread to try. It was sooooooooooooooooo soft, completely opposite to ALL the GF breads you could ever buy. Almost like a sponge cake, well a little more dense than that. The bread was actually quite sweet, a lot like other breads from asian bakeries. It reminded me of these rice cakes we used to eat a kids. They were steamed rice cakes that were actually quite oily but so delicious. This probably is way more healthy for you with the same taste!

Rice flour bread

Rice flour bread…well what was left of it

My boyfriend tried out the cakes they had on offer which were majority gluten free and dairy free. He bought the coffee swiss roll. I stole a bit and I can tell you now, that it was REALLY good. Both the cake and the cream were very light so you could eat the whole roll and not notice it. I didn’t try the cream puff but I was told that it was “sooo good”. They also had cheesecake which I wanted to try but unfortunately the laksa was too filling for me to fit it in. He didn’t complain to me of feeling “glutened” so I that’s a good sign!

Gluten free cakes!

Gluten free cakes!

We didn’t get a chance to ask if they sold the bread but I would like to see if we can just buy the bread on its own. If not maybe we can buy the rice flour that they use and see if they will divulge their secret recipe!

 

***Originally published Sep 2013 on my previous blog***

Lucky Tsotsi – Darlinghurst

A friend of mine has been absolutely raving about how good this place is and so we recently went there for her birthday. The restaurant is along Oxford St in Darlinghurst near Notre Dame university. It is a South African restaurant serving very very scrumptious comfort food. As we entered we were greeted warmly and directed upstairs where there were tables and a bar. The staff were warm and friendly and even though there was a bar they provided table service for drinks.

I had previously called them to confirm that they had gluten free options but I asked them to talk me through the menu anyway which happened to be almost completely gluten free. The only ones that were not were the sliders and the hot dogs because of the bread. They even told me that their chips were gluten free and they were cooked in clean gluten free oil so there was no chance of contamination. Just a disclaimer that I am no coeliac so I wouldn’t get symptoms if cross contamination did occur. Would really love to know if coeliacs have had any issues eating there!

We had a two South Africans with us and one is a regular customer who thinks the food is just as good as home (which really says a lot about the quality of this place). She claims she has tried almost everything on the menu! We turned to her for advice on what to pick. The menu is split up into small dishes to share, main meals, and MASSIVE meals. It featured spiced South African sausages (boerewors), peri-peri chicken and a few more unique items such as snails and liver.

A friend and I decided to share two meals so we can maximise tasting, so we picked a peri-peri half chicken with chips and the pap n’ wors. Unfortunately I didn’t take photos on the night but they have pictures of the meals we chose on their facebook.

The pap n’ wors came first and were three delicious spiced sausages with mielie-meal and a tomato-onion gravy. Mielie-meal is a course flour made from corn that is prepared in a similar manner to polenta. It is a staple in many nations in Africa and due to its plain flavour, it can be eaten sweet for breakfast or like mash potato for other main meals. The sausages were really nice, sort of like those gourmet sausages you would purchase from the butcher but not as salty or intense as chorizo. The sauce was also really good with the mielie-meal. The flavours were all there and complemented each other but unlike a lot of restaurants, it was not intense and full of salt. The plate didn’t look like a lot but after only half of the dish, I already felt satisfied.

Pap n' wors (from their facebook page)

Pap n’ wors (image from their facebook page)

The peri-peri chicken came next and I was REALLY looking forward to finally having some hot chips. The chicken was pretty charred but the meat was so tender and moist, even the chicken breast! We found the chicken quite spicy so if you can’t handle the heat, it might be best to steer clear of this one. One of our South African friends handed us some tomato sauce for our chips and he was saying that it is the best tomato sauce you would ever taste. He was pretty right. It was like the sweet tomato sauce you get from America or McDonalds. Chips were also so satisfying to have, nice and crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

Peri-peri chicken (image from their facebook page)

Peri-peri chicken (image from their facebook page)

We finished the night with some South African shots; the Springbok and the Sowetan long drop. The Springbok shooter is a mint liqueur with a milky one layered on top (similar to Baileys) and was a very good way to end the meal. The Sowetan long drop is a banana flavoured liqueur with a milky one layered over it and some liquid chocolated dropped into the bottom. How the Sowetan long drop (or Sowetan toilet) got its name, is that the liquid chocolate looks like bits of poo at the bottom of the toilet. Not the most pleasing image but so darn tasty!

The shooters!

The shooters!

I will be coming back again because the staff are so friendly and accomodating, the food is excellent and the shooters are delicious.

Here is their website for their menu if you are interested in checking it out: http://www.luckytsotsi.com.au/

 

***Originally published Aug 2013 on my previous blog***