Crust Gourmet Pizza – Mt Lawley

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I’m a big fan of pizza. For me, you can put almost any combination of food on a thin pastry base and it makes it all the more appealing. Pizza is casual, comfort food and I can’t get enough. When we order Crust pizza, Crust in Joondalup is our regular store, but on this occasion we headed into Crust in Mount Lawley for pizza. We were invited down by the owner and fellow food blogger Michelle, aka Foodie Cravings, to check out some of the new items on their menu.IMG_3880

Crust Mount Lawley is found opposite the Astor Theatre, just around the corner from Beaufort Street. If you want to enjoy your pizza fresh out of the oven, like we did, there is seating inside and outside. To begin, I picked the lamb ribs, $13.50, from the starters menu. The Mediterranean spiced ribs are tender and served with fresh herbs and lemon. You’ll have to excuse my rubbish photo, but you get the idea 😉IMG_3897

I really enjoyed the chicken cordon bleu pizza, $24. It’s topped with house cooked chicken, pancetta rotoli that is stuffed with double brie, sweet caramelised onions and fresh asparagus on a tomato sauce base, garnished with Dijon mustard, which gives it a nice little kick. A very tasty combination of flavours!IMG_3887

Poor Little Chef has just got over a bout of chicken pox, so he’s a bit off eating chicken at the moment! For him, we bought the “Meat Deluxe”, $21. This pizza is a carnivore’s delight topped with smoked ham, spicy pepperoni, Italian sausage, chicken breast fillets (shhhh don’t tell Little Chef!), house cooked ground beef and crisp bacon on a BBQ sauce base. The pizza is covered in melted mozzarella cheese. It went down a treat with the boys and there wasn’t even any left overs for breakfast! heheIMG_3886

Crust is also BYO, so you can bring your favourite bottle of Vino or beer and there is no corkage. Chef enjoyed a couple of Italian beers with his pizza.IMG_3893

To finish, we devoured four hot sticky cinnamon buns, $12. The crisp pastry is house cooked, rolled and filled with a sticky n sweet walnut and cinnamon sauce. The little buns are topped with a swirl of vanilla cream cheese icing. Delicious!IMG_3903

We enjoyed our super casual Friday night dinner at Crust. Thanks to Michelle, Andria and the Crust team for having us 🙂IMG_3904

Menulog – Super easy food delivery from Haweli

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I received an offer from Menulog, an Australian online food ordering company, to have a takeaway on them and try out how easy their service is to use. To be honest, we don’t eat an awful lot of takeaway, but I’m always up for trying something new. We were both in massive need for a night out of the kitchen too!

Using Menulog sure is easy. If you don’t have the smartphone app you can also order on the website www.menulog.com.au

Here is my “dummy’s guide” to ordering food delivery online …

STEP ONE Head to www.menulog.com.au/browse/perth-wa

STEP TWO Enter in your postcode or suburb into the search field. You can narrow down the search by filtering the options to delivery or pick up or even a specific cuisine. I find that the most common takeaways available through Menulog are Indian and Pizzas.Step1

STEP THREE Select your take away outlet. This was an easy decision. We choose an Indian Restaurant we have tried and liked before – Haweli in Wanneroo. After a very busy day at work I am SO happy that it also offers delivery! Too easy.choice

STEP FOUR choose your dishes. Another feature of Menulog is that it has the take away’s entire menu to view and select. Your order is in the right hand column, so you can see how much it totals before you place the order and make adjustments if needs be. You can also select the “spiciness” of each curry. Chef and I consider our options…menu

Now all our food items are chosen, we can hit the “place your order” button. The total cost includes the delivery fee if you choose to be lazy like us! Haweli charges $7, but it varies from store to store. It all looks fine, so I click the button to arrange the payment.

STEP FIVE Time to finalise the payment. We’ve been given a $50 credit by Menulog to try their service – so we apply that discount too. This can be done by cash when the food is delivered, credit card or even via PayPal. Once the payment is finalised, we’re taken to another screen so we can see that our order has been placed.menulog

STEP SIX Sit back and enjoy! I then received a confirmation email and then a text message to say Hawelli had received our order and the approximate delivery time was 6.06pm precisely! Our order arrived in no time with a knock on the door at 6pm, so we eagerly take our order and unpack our bag of goodies.IMG_7939

We start with crisp onion bhajis ($9.95) with a mint & coriander yogurt dipping sauce.IMG_7941

Chef and I share two curries – a butter chicken ($20.95) and a lamb rogan josh ($19.95). Both are delicious and have a good serve of tender meat. We have kesari pulao rice on the side, which is full of saffron, almonds, raisins and cashews ($11.95).

We soak up the tasty sauce with garlic naan bread ($4 a serve) and an onion and potato kulcha (Tandoori Bread) which was something new to me and I thought it was absolutely delicious ($6). We’re both full to busting and there’s plenty left over. We could have easily fed three people.IMG_7946

We found Menulog just too easy to use! Everything was in one place. I’d definitely used it again – thanks Menulog!

 

Giveaway

Head to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheChefHisWifeTheirPerthFectLife?ref=hl to enter the comp to win a $50 Menulog takeaway voucher (Comp runs from 5pm 9/12/14 to 5pm 11/12/14)

UPDATE Great British Chippy – Currumbine

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For British ex-pats in Perth, the Great British Chippy in Currambine is like an oasis in a sea of frozen chips.

If you have been to the Great British Chippy, the chances are that you encountered it’s teething problems first hand. The first authentic pommie chip shop in WA has been open about a year now. Their frying range was brought over from “Chumly Warners”, Queensland’s answer to “Harry Ramsden’s”. The second hand range didn’t prove to be very efficient, which lead to enormous queues.

GBC was shut for a month long refurbishment in July – incredible since it hadn’t yet been open a year. A brand new range has now been imported and installed from the UK. The shop’s new layout gives better organization too. You can sit on benches whilst waiting for your order. There’s also a small dining area – in case you don’t want to wait till you get home to eat. We ate in, whilst the cod and chips were still piping hot.

The verdict from the new range… the fish and chips are great! The thick, flaky cod was moist and coated in a crisp golden batter. The delicious chips are perfectly imperfect – all different shapes and sizes. Our sides of chip shop curry sauce and mushy peas were spot on too. I’d love to try the scampi – a fave of mine. We’ll be back for sure. I may even try a deep fried Mars Bar – for “research” of course! My recommendation is that you take advantage of the new seating at GBC and eat in. Nothing can compare to fish fresh out of the fryer.20140904_174021

With our English holiday and copious amounts of fish and chip suppers still fresh in our minds – this is certainly authentic British fare at GBC and even better than some of the chippy’s we visited in England.

Chef and I had craved pommie fish and chips for the best part of a decade. We certainly made the most of being in the UK recently, with many trips down to the local chippy. Because, quite frankly, there’s nowt like a bit of North Sea Cod.

For the most part the fish and chips in England were just as we remembered.

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IMG_4320The best of the lot was a recommendation from my very own Dad. He considers himself somewhat of a chippy connoisseur and during his trip back home to Yorkshire in 2013 he made many lunchtime trips to Tony’s – widely regarded to be Sheffield’s best fish n chips. Chef and I made a special trip to Tony’s, in Mosborough and the traditional fish and chips were excellent. There was a queue out the door, but they food was well worth waiting for. The fish and chips there been cooked to a “secret” recipe for over 100 years.IMG_4324