The Best Fried Chicken Wing in Perth

Best Fried Chicken Wing Ever - $1.50

The Best Fried Chicken Wing Ever – $1.50

Boom! and there it is in all its glory.

A batter that is so crunchy it will bring joy to your teeth, chicken meat so tender and so tasty it will make you an addict. The flavour of the chicken is perfectly marinated that it accentuates the natural flavour of the meat.

This is the the chicken wing of Hawkers Delight at the Subiaco Markets and at $1.50 each you can’t beat the value. The market will be closing in the near future so make sure you try it while you still can!!

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Keep Rollin Rollin Rollin – Aisuru Sushi

I had a weeknight feed at Aisuru Sushi with a friend last week and it got me frothing, so naturally I had to blog about it. I would have to say every sushi roll I have had at Aisuru has been delicious to eat. But at my latest visit two rolls stood out to me or.. the glasses of wine I drank enhanced my pallet.

First was the Ultimate Philli Roll!

Ultimate Philli Roll: Cream Cheese, Cucumber, Topped with Seared Salmon and Red Onion, Drizzled with Mayonaise and Unagi Eel sauce

Ultimate Philli Roll: Cream Cheese, Cucumber, Topped with Seared Salmon and Red Onion, Drizzled with Mayonnaise and Unagi Eel Sauce – $10

The thing that smacks you in the face about this roll is the charred smoky flavour of the salmon. The salmon was grilled with a kitchen torch enabling the smoky flavours. The mayonnaise, cheese and cucumber complimented the salmon well leaving the salmon to be the star of the show.

The other roll that stood out to me was the Dragon Roll!

Dragon Roll: Tempura Prawn and Cucumber, Topped with Unagi Eel, Nori Flakes, and Drizzled with Unagi Eel Sauce - $11.50

Dragon Roll: Tempura Prawn and Cucumber, Topped with Unagi Eel, Nori Flakes, and Drizzled with Unagi Eel Sauce – $11.50

My friend and I were “full” until we saw the chef make one of these rolls. The glutton in me said I had to eat it.  The roll had a prawn that was deep fried to perfection with a crunchy coating that penetrated the moorish sushi rice. That, along with the smoky torched eel is a winning combination. We were contemplating what makes this roll “a dragon” we came to the conclusion it was the prawn tail as dragons have tails.. we did have a couple of glasses of wine by this point.

The sushi counter creates an excellent backdrop for some serious bokeh in the pictures I took from my iphone 6, as can be seen in the other delicious dishes we had below.

Karaage Chicken

Karaage Chicken – $9.50. Just when you thought I would write a post omitting fried chicken!

Spider Roll: Fried Soft-Shell Crab, Cucumber, and Lettuce, Drizzled with Wasabi Mayo - $11.50

Spider Roll: Fried Soft-Shell Crab, Cucumber, and Lettuce, Drizzled with Wasabi Mayo – $11.50

Caterpillar Roll: Unagi eel, Cucumber, Topped with Avocado, Fish Eggs, Drizzled With

Caterpillar Roll: Unagi Eel, Cucumber, Topped with Avocado and Fish Eggs, Drizzled with Aioli and Unagi Eel Sauce – $10

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YUMMY CHANS

Lucky Chan is a man who knows how to COOK. Whats that you say? BUT THEY ARE ONLY 58% ON URBANSPOON?! Well seems like they have got their shit together as the service was good and food delicious. A friend and I braved the thunderstorm last weekend to try out the crowd funded restaurant in Northbridge.  I was thinking the restaurant might  be fairly empty because of the rain but the place was full or brave souls. The ambiance in the restaurant felt lively with the bar right next to the service area. For the alcohol connoisseurs out there like myself the sight of a bar always warms the heart.

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Shot of Lucky Chan’s facing away from the kitchen

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Lucky Chan’s well stocked bar. Glad to see the significant contribution from Japanese whiskey distilleries.

We were sat at the bar and the Mahjong pieces under the glass table got my attention from the get go, just needed some enthusiastic Chinese aunties playing Mahjong and it would be a Mahjong Den. We started with a couple of drinks. I had the LMBT – Lychee Mojito Bubble Tea. A great combination as the sourness of the Mojito mixture is countered with the sweetness of Lychee. The fruit pearls were amazing as they exploded in my mouth with a slightly gooey texture (yes I enjoy balls exploding in my mouth) and were nothing like lychee jelly from a regular BBT shop.  The Lucky Lucky sling on the right was fruity although you could definitely taste the alcohol.

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The LMBT – Lychee Mojito Bubble Tea $18 (Left), Lucky Lucky Sling $17 (Right)

We got nuts. Szechuan flavoured nuts. Apparently they are meant to “challenge” the pallet. I suppose coming from an Asian background my pallet is not scared of such spice but they were tasty and I couldn’t stop nibbling on them all night.

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Szechuan strange peanuts $3

We ordered the Roast Pork Belly with Ginger Wine Jus and Lychee salad. This is going to sound weird but the lychee salad was the highlight of the dish for me. The dressing on that salad had so much flavour. The dressing tasted something like a sweet vinaigrette and the vegetables were so fresh they just popped when biting them. The pork was well cooked although a couple of the pieces were slightly tough while the other two were delectably moist. The flavour was good and well seasoned through out. The crackling was okay crunchy on top however slightly hard underneath making it hard to chew.

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Roast pork belly, ginger wine jus + lychee salad $16

The bao’s were a definite stand out for me. The texture of the buns were so soft like pillows whilst the chicken was crispy enough to pierce through the delicate bun. I could eat these all day. The lamb bao was tender and had a “pulled pork” consistency. The flavours and textures matched so well.

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Miso glazed lamb shoulder, pickled orange & carrot relish + coriander $7 (left). Buttermilk ramen chicken, iceberg + chilli mayo $7 (right).

This is a bold statement. But this is the nicest bowl of ramen I have had in Perth. It brought me back to Japan. The broth was thick and had deep flavour. You could taste the time that has been put into boiling this broth (I hope I am right on this and its not just packet). THE MUSHROOMS. I have never tasted elephant ear mushrooms that nice. They were marinated in a sweet a type of sweet but slightly vinagry marinade. The menma (bamboo shoots) were another stand out for me. Usually I have found them to taste quite tough but these were juicy and tender. The Chasu was melt in the mouth and the egg gooey (although sad I had to pay extra for it). Overall every component was amazing, as a bowl of ramen should be.

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Tonkotsu Ramen – chashu, elephant ear mushrooms, menma, + white & green spring onion $17.90; 62 degree egg $3.50

For dessert we had Black chocolate cake, aerated chocolate mango and raspberry sorbet. This dessert although simple tasted amazing. The chocolate cake was rich and moist. The chocolate and mango mousse creamy and flavourful. But the raspberry sorbet got my attention. The sweet flavour hit me like a truck, it tasted so fresh like the raspberries had just been harvested. This is probably the first ever sorbet that had got me turned on with a hot flush.

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Black chocolate cake, aerated chocolate mango + raspberry sorbet $15

The other dessert we bought was a fried jackfruit wonton, black sticky rice and coconut icecream. The black sticky rice was authentically flavoured and had the right enough of sweetness. The coconut icecream was equally as nice. However the fried jackfruit wontons weren’t crispy and the jackfruit was slightly of putting. Maybe because i’m a fail asian who “doesn’t know how to eat” jackfruit.

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Fried jackfruit wontons, black sticky rice, coconut icecream $15.

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More Deep Fried Chicken, this time in Burger Form

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Erichetti Place

Who would of thought strings of flags would make a place look so inviting. Sandwiched between Aberdeen St and Newcastle St is the lane way Erichetti Place. Inside is a quaint coffee shop (Flora & Fauna) serving healthy bagels and salads, whilst juxtaposed next door is the American themed Varsity Burgers. I contemplated being healthy for about 0.001 seconds before I was aroused by the menu at Varsity burgers.

I usually like to try the standard cheese burger when I go to a burger joint but I saw buttermilk fried chicken on the menu and my neural pathways that link fried chicken and BLISS were working in over drive. I can’t seem to escape fresh cooked chips and garlic aioli either.

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DA SOUL – Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Cheese, Tomato, Boston Lettuce, Varsity Mayo $14. Chips and aioli $5.50.

The burger arrived and it looked amazing. The chicken was moist and well coated in that butter milk dredge. But I shall be honest the flavour of the chicken didn’t hit me in the face like I had hoped and the chicken could been pumped with a little more seasoning. The soft bun unfortunately countered the crisp chicken coating which made me consider the sin of using lettuce as bread the “carb free option”, as being viable.

The thinly spread varsity mayo had unfortunately alluded me until I was half way through the burger as it all was between the lettuce and top bun and not on the chicken paddy itself. This is a messy burger and a simple slash through the middle would have made the burger more manageable or maybe I just need to work on my burger eating dynamics.

Final point, if you have any thought of doing physical activity after eating this, I say to you good luck! As this burger takes a long time to digest, as I found out trying to play basketball an hour later. I thought a caffeine hit would have helped me digest quicker but it was futile. The long black from Flora & Fauna however, was full-flavoured with hints of citrus flavours encapsulated in one of the most artistically stunning take away cups I have seen.

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Long Black ~ $3.50

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Fried Chicken and Fluffy Pancakes with Maple Syrup? Don’t think I could ask for much more

Mary Street Bakery. Fried Chicken and Pancakes. Thats all my colleague had to say and I knew I was going to have this dish. The flavour combinations in this dish are to die for. The juicy thigh chicken had a soy marinade that gave it an asian flair. The crisp crunchy batter had been cooked to perfection delivering the required crackle that sends shivers down my spine. As I dipped the chicken into the maple syrup I felt like I was committing a sin. A sin to the God of Health and Unobstructed Arteries. However it was well worth it, but wait it gets better. The pancake was so damn fluffy I felt like I was eating clouds. Not ordinary clouds however. CAKE CLOUDS. It could be argued that these pancakes are too sweet but these arguments come from people who are weak and can’t handle the INTENSITY. To top it all off incase your taste buds weren’t having enough of a party, a gooey half cooked fried egg and a peanut crumble are thrown on top. Finally a few sprigs of coriander to make you feel like you haven’t just put your name of the waiting list for a triple bypass surgery.

GO EAT THIS DELICIOUS AMALGAMATION OF JOY.

Fried Chicken and Fluffy Pancakes!!

Fried Chicken and Fluffy Pancakes – $22

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Tasik Indonesian Resteraunt

Had a catch up dinner with my environmental engineering friends with most of us living the working life now. As you can see environmental engineering is probably the only class of engineering with a  female to male ratio greater than one. We decided to eat at Tasik so we could use our entertainment vouchers.

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The fact we weren’t overly familiar with Indonesian food plus the absence of our Indonesian friends made ordering a slight struggle.

UDANG PANIR - Deep friend breadcrumbed prawns

UDANG PANIR – Deep friend bread crumbed prawns – $7

My favourite dish of the night was the deep fried prawns. The flavourful prawns tasted fresh and had an extremely crispy coating. Pretty good value for money at $1.40 a piece.

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Ayam Gulai – Chicken Curry – $14

This chicken curry was really tasty with that depth of flavour good curries have. It is tasted similar to a Malaysian curry with sauce not as thick as an Indian curry.

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BAKMI GORENG SEAFOOD – Fried egg noodles with mixed seafood and vegetables – $15

The egg noodles were flavourful and saucy. I apologise for the under exposed (dark) photos as I am still a noob photographer.

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GADO GADO – Indonesian steamed vegetables served with a peanut sauce – $12

The Gado Gado was an interesting choice being a traditional Indonesian dish.  I am a big fan of eggplant and its texture complimented well as it absorbed the flavour of the satay sauce.

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UDANG KECAP – Prawn cooked with onion, capsicum, ginger and soya sauce – $18

The prawns were well cooked and juicy. The sauce matched the prawns well with asian flavours.

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TAHU CHA – Tofu cooked with capsicum, tomato and beansprout – $12

I didn’t have a chance to try the tofu but I heard no complaints from my vegetarian friends.

Overall Tasik is a great Indonesian restaurant and is a good choice if your looking for something different. The restaurant has a family feel to it with pictures of the owners family on some of the walls and the layout of the restaurant having a homely feel. We were only allowed to use one of the entertainment vouchers despite there being seven of us present, however the bill ended up being very cheap with all of us being presently suprised.

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Foodology

An alias yet an identity. My name is Dennis Foo or as labelled firstly by my university email Food. I am passionate about food and get embarrassingly excited about it. I am one of those typical foodies that must take pictures of food even when it comes to the humble fried rice. I have come to share my eating with you and help you decide where to partake in your meal.