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Super Speedy Mayonnaise

All you need is a stick blender and you can make mayonnaise in seconds. It is so ridiculously easy that you will probably never buy mayo again because this method is simple – you can make it fresh every time.

Mayo

Mayo

You need the tall plastic beaker that comes with your stick blender, and the important thing to remember is to put the oil in last so that it covers the other ingredients.

Place the following in the plastic beaker:

1 egg (without the shell)

a pinch of salt

a twist of pepper

1 -2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of either lemon juice or white wine vinegar (this is your acidic ingredient)

200ml of light oil (vegetable oil or light extra virgin olive oil)

Now use a stick blender to blend the ingredients – in approx 20 seconds you will have mayonnaise. Adjust the seasonings – you can add more of any of the ingredients if required.

You can also add other seasonings – herbs, garlic, spring onions, wasabi, capers, horseradish, mint, paprika, garam masala are a few suggestions.

Moore and Moore, Fremantle

Moore & Moore Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This was my first trip to Fremantle for brekkie, and I was very pleased that we discovered Moore and Moore. It’s a long drive, but I will be happy to go back for a return visit.

The cafe is within an art gallery, and it is very interesting, a little kitsch in places, but very warm, cosy and inviting – I really loved the atmosphere.

Moore and Moore Moore and Moore

A lot of the dishes on the menu are vegetarian. If you want meat the only options are bacon and meatballs, and if you want fish, there is a smoked salmon dish, however, as a meat eater, I found the vegetarian dishes very appealing and the lack of meat did not worry me.

I chose the burnt butter, sage and roast pumpkin mash. This consisted of roast pumpkin spread on turkish toast with two poached eggs on top, rocket, and tomato relish. I added bacon as an extra. The whole dish was delicious – the bacon good quality and nicely crispy, the pumpkin mash slightly sweet and the eggs cooked perfectly.

Burnt Butter, Sage and Roast Pumpkin Mash

Burnt Butter, Sage and Roast Pumpkin Mash

My friend Karen chose the smashed new potato rosti. This consisted of mustard seed, spinach and romano cheese potato rosti topped with a poached egg, avocado, green olives and caper salsa, rocket and tomato relish. Karen really enjoyed it, she has been a vegetarian for quite a few years and found it tasty and the flavours quite interesting.

Smashed new potato rosti

Smashed new potato rosti

As well as the food, the coffee and the drinks were really good – fresh orange, home made lemonade – all refreshing and delicious.

I really loved Moore and Moore, the menu is inventive without being ridiculous, the flavours all go well together and it is nice to see a menu with a wide vegetarian choice.

The building is lovely – the Moores building – it is a heritage listed building that used to be an old merchant’s warehouse. There are various rooms where you can dine including an alfresco area out the back. When we were there a musical trio were entertaining everybody in the walkway. It was very typically Fremantle – a bit different, a bit quaint and very colourful. I loved it.

Rasa Penang, Clarkson

UPDATE – sadly Rasa Penang is now permanently closed.

Rasa Penang Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This little cafe near Clarkson station is a real find. It is so hard to get authentic Malaysian food in the northern suburbs of Perth, and this has easily filled the gap that Sense Lah left behind when it closed.

The menu is 90% traditional Malaysian with a few pan-asian dishes included.

We chose Lor Bak – one of my favourite Malay dishes

Lor Bak

Lor Bak

This was tasty and crispy with nice prawn crackers and sweet chilli sauce.

We also had beef rendang – which was rich and delicious with coconut rice, and an authentic char kway teow.

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Char kway teow

Char kway teow

This is a lovely little cafe, the owner is really kind, he gave us a sweetie for Chinese New Year. It is a fairly small restaurant, very clean, with pictures of Malaysian street scenes on the wall. It made me pine for Penang and Kuala Lumpur – lovely food memories brought back to me by a short drive to Clarkson. Highly recommended.

Saigon Palace, Clarkson

Saigon Palace Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This restaurant is very popular with the local clientele and was quite busy when we visited. The menu has lots of asian items on it which aren’t necessarily Vietnamese. I am not really sure why asian restaurants sometimes try to be all things to all men, I would much rather they excelled in one cuisine. So we tried to choose from the Vietnamese style dishes on the menu.

For starters we chose Vietnamese rice paper rolls and meat spring rolls.

Meat spring rolls

Meat spring rolls

Rice Paper rolls

Rice Paper rolls

The starters were delicious, the rice paper rolls fat and full of prawns and veggies, and the deep fried meat spring rolls were tasty and succulent.

For main course we chose Golden Duck which was roast duck with a spring onion, garlic and ginger sauce. This was really delicious.

Golden Duck

Golden Duck

We also chose a beef dish – chilli and lemongrass beef, which was quality cuts of beef in a really flavoursome authentic sauce. We accompanied this with special fried rice.

Chilli and Lemongrass Beef

Chilli and Lemongrass Beef

Special Fried Rice

Special Fried Rice

We also had a dish delivered to our table which wasn’t for us – it looked like a lovely fish dish so I took a photo for my blog.

Vietnamese Fish

Vietnamese Fish

This is a restaurant that I would return to, all of the dishes were perfectly executed and tasted really good. A little gem in Clarkson.

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