Thursday, 8 September 2011
So the mile high club is probably a bridge too far for most. But at least you’ll be able to get your rocks off with two feet on the ground before you board that international cattle class flight.
Go for a little bit of luxury at Café Vue.
4 / 5 yums!
Where? Melbourne International Airport, T2, Tullamarine, VIC
Monday, 5 September 2011
One would have a reasonable expectation that if one searched online for “coin laundry, Armadale” and headed to that address with dirty jocks and frocks to find an unmanned shabby shop front, gritty lino floor tiling, 70s style industrial washing machines and dryers, a row of plastic bucket school chairs from the 80s and Women’s Weekly magazines from 2006.
But if you did have that expectation, you would be easily fooled for there will be no insertion of coins into any sort of hardware that will clean clothes for you. Or they just didn’t read the search results properly.
Because this café have cleverly, and somewhat lazily, from what I imagine, have merely recycled the business name previously housed at that location.
So getting past the shock and horror that you might not be without fresh bras and undies for at least another day, since the trek out has been made, might as well be well fed.
Simply poached eggs, bacon, sautéed spinach on toast. Done well.
Salmon, poached egg on a housemade hashbrown and beetroot relish. Again deliciously simple.
Quiet possibly one of the best steak sangers in town.
A food trip that makes the thought of having to turn your daks inside out worthwhile.
4 / 5 yums!
Where? 61 Armadale Street, Armadale, VIC
What? At least $15
Thursday, 1 September 2011
It’s that crazy padang style eating, this time in a place that feels like you could be running the salmonella gauntlet.
But never fear, this place is more than foreign stomach friendly.
Piling up the dishes on the table, my favourites included the interestingly named “pop” chicken that’s been boiled and treated with a brief plunge in hot oil, and the small garlicky fish eaten whole. Usuals such as the rendang a good standard.
Just keep piling it on.
3.5 / 5 yums!