Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cookie

Cookie is on every foodie in Melbourne's list and I wonder why. I hadn't got around to visiting it until now as I'm always busy or its just too expensive.

Since July is normally food and restaurant month, we figured to visit Cookie. Cookie is a great bar which features a huge cocktail and wine list.

Cookie is just on level one of Curtin house and the Toff is just a floor above it.






I loved sitting near the bar and watching the staff make the drinks for their customers. The staff loved talking to their customers and its not something you see every single day.

The bathrooms are out the back and behind a bookcase. They are clean and luxurious.

The staff were friendly and attentive. You can order at the bar or you can order at your table. This place has a lot of food on their list and like Chalawan their Pad Thai is $19.50. But this one is much better in terms of flavour than Chalawan's. The flavours here seem to pop right out of your month. And the noodles were al dente. They also had beansprouts with it and Chalawan did not. I loved the hard boiled egg on the side. It had a nice touch to the dish.

There was a huge chilli kick to this dish which I liked. Normally if I was to order it with chicken or prawns it would have been a tad more expensive.

Also I loved my roti- it was light and fluffy. If only Chalawan offered this it would be great.

Rating: 15/20- do come by for the drinks and the food. Oh and the other table's dumplings looked great but I didn't see them on the menu. If I did I must have skipped at option.
Cookie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Healthy fusion sushi

This place was recommended to me by Curious Charlie who has a penchence for cheap things. Here they were quiet at 3pm when I went.

They have a variety of hot meals on offer as well as cold. They are in the QV shopping mall. Here a box of two sushi rolls is $4 where as at Sushi Hub they are $5.60 for two rolls. I had the vegetarian rolls with tofu. It was ok but after a while it fell apart.

The service was just ok, but the second time around they were friendlier.

But then the second time around it was much better but they gave me a really huge bowl of fish curry don for $7.50 eat in. I was really full afterwards. The fish had a little bit too much batter but the curry sauce was really nice.

Chalawan

RNIS did not have to pay for the curry and the drink but paid for the Pad Thai.

Chalawan turned one and they are still going strong. This is a place in Collingwood known for good Thai food and cocktails. It is the Cookie of Collingwood as in everything here is expensive. All the drinks are around the $19 mark but they do have half priced drinks for Friday between 7pm-10pm.

The place is on Smith st via tram and its easy to get to.

The staff behind the bar are great. They were friendly and attentive. The bathrooms are behind a door and they smell. But the smell isn't too bad though.

Thai the Knot is a Thai cocktail with a lime flavour to it. I felt that there was not a lot of alcohol in this and I would have liked a bit more. For $19 it was a bit on the pricey side.

The Pad Thai was great and I loved the king prawns. Here they used rice noodles. There wasn't a lot of egg in this and I would have liked a bit more.

The beef curry was also great and for $19 it should have included rice. Here there was not much meat and a lot of sauce. But the beef was tender and the sauce was a little bit on the sweet side. This curry is not too spicy for those that don't like spice.

Rating: 12/20- its just ok. A bit pricey though but do come here for your Friday night drinks.
Chalawan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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