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Neho Asian Tapas, Vic Park

Neho Asian Tapas Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Everything about Neho is fun. Booking is easy – online, no fuss, the wait staff are lovely, and the quirky signs and decor of the place puts you right into a carefree, fun state of mind before you even look at the menu.

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The signs are great examples of how meaning gets ‘lost in translation’, and the owners have chosen some really funny illustrations of this.

Before ordering we were presented with a bowl of great crispy prawn crackers which had a superb intense flavour and got our tastebuds tingling. The drinks menu is full of wonderful choices and great cocktails – we chose a Great Southern Riesling which was apple-y, slightly smouldering and a little musty, a fine example of how many keynote flavours a Riesling can have and very good value for $11 – very very drinkable.

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The menu is tapas style as the name of the restaurant suggests with small plates and large plates all designed for sharing. We really wanted to try everything, it all sounded so yummy, and there’s also a ‘feed me’ option where you can let the chef choose for you, but we plumped for 3 small dishes, a veggie dish and a main dish. The waitress thought we might not manage it all, but we decided to give it a go and get a doggie bag if we had leftovers.

The first dish to arrive was a duo of Macao pork sliders with Toasted Brioche, Crumbed Pork, Garlic Aioli, Pineapple Relish, Lettuce. They were really tasty, lovely tender pork and great aioli, and I did wonder if were going to manage all of the meal as they were very satisfying.

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Next came the garlic tomyum prawns. Three giant prawns that had been split and grilled with a tomyum oil, coconut cream and herbs. So crispy and delicious that I ate some of the shell as well.

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The meal was nicely paced and the wait staff held back on other items until we had finished what was on the table – I like this approach – much better than having a table full of food that you are racing to eat before it all gets cold.

The next dish was an absolute star – Folded Arms in Red Oil – Pork & Cabbage Dumplings, Szechuan Chilli Dressing, Chilli & Scallion. We could have eaten a trough of these – they were so good.

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For the fourth dish we ordered Cauliflower goreng – Deep Fried Cauliflower, Pickle Shallots, Sambal Aioli, Pork Crackling. This was an absolute revelation. Who thought that cauliflower could taste so wonderful, and the crackling was beautifully crisp – probably my favourite dish of the evening.

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The last dish was the signature 36 hour rendang ribs – 36 Hour Beef Short Ribs, Rendang Curry, Toasted Coconut. The waitress suggested a rice accompaniment which was perfect because we needed something to soak up the lovely rendang sauce. We were full, but couldn’t stop eating these amazing ribs – wow – what a dish.

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We were really keen to try the desserts, but we simply had no room left in our tummies. We will be back to try the banana doughnut, the pandan panacotta or the creme caramel custard cake very soon. This is one of Perth’s finest – make sure you give it a try.

Click here to find out more about Neho

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Ka’ribbean Corner, Vic Park

Ka'ribbean Corner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Karibbean Corner (or KC’s grill and chill) is one of just a few Caribbean restauranst in Perth, and this one is situated at the city end of Albany Highway. As soon as we walked in there was a feelgood vibe, it was fairly early on a Saturday evening and already had a few tables of customers hungrily tucking in.

The range of rums available made me instantly regret that I had to drive, but I was very satisfied with my ginger beer. It wasn’t too sweet, and was perfectly gingery.

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We studied the menu and everything sounded great, so we plumped for two small plates and two mains, deciding to share everything. Even before the food arrived, the friendly waitress brought some hot sauce, warning us to go easy because it was very hot. She wasn’t wrong there, but although fiery hot, it was very tasty and beautifully blended, with a nice acidity to it.

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Our first small plate was lentil fritters (Bonbon piment), really nicely spiced with warm spices and fried with a crispy surface. they were served with a spicy mayo sauce and a refreshing cucumber salad. The fritters were easy to eat, not too stodgy, a lovely light consistency.

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The next small plate was filled with BBQ lamb ribs, beautifully cooked and falling off the bones, served with a wonderful Jamaican sauce and coleslaw.

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I thought that they were meaty and excellent value for $15.

The first main was a goat curry. Oh yum. Rich with potatoes, carrots, peppers, and slow cooked oh so tender goat, which again fell off the bone and tasted amazing. Served with rice and peas.

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The final main dish was spicy jerk chicken boucane (smoked) with creole salsa, slaw, rice and peas. Again a very nice dish, lovely tender chicken and a nicely flavoured coating.

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We struggled to finish the huge amount of food on our table, but also couldn’t stop eating because it was all so delicious. We can’t wait to come back and try more of chef Ruddy Doutau’s Caribbean delights. He’s from Guadeloupe, a French region of the Caribbean and his menu features lots of favourites aswell as some interesting creole influenced burgers and a $39 all you can eat showcase option. This venue is bright and happy, with great artwork, and the music is also awesome. You can’t help but leave Ka’ribbean Corner feeling very satisfied.

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Mahsuri Satay Restaurant – Victoria Park

UPDATE – Mahsuri is now permanently closed.

Mahsuri Satay Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I have been to Mahsuri before and it has always been reasonably good. It seems to be a friendly restaurant, always full of Malaysian families, and always fairly busy. The food is halal.

The speciality is the satay – at the back of the restaurant is a large indoor barbecue which is constantly on the go, processing satay sticks with production line efficiency.

Satay chef

Satay chef

We chose chicken and beef satay to start – the sauce is delicious and really authentic, the chicken sticks were really good and the beef were good but a little chewy for my liking. As always they were accompanied by compressed rice cubes, cucumber and onion.

Chicken and Beef satay sticks

Chicken and Beef satay sticks

Next we had murtabak, which is a thin bread style pancake filled with minced lamb and served with a curry sauce. This was authentic and very tasty.

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Murtabak

For the main course we chose Eggplant Sambal, Prawn (udang) Curry and coconut rice.

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Coconut Rice

Prawn curry

Prawn curry

The Eggplant sambal (Terong sambal) was very tasty – it is always a rich deep red curry and looks like it is going to be exceedingly hot with chilli, but it is not really that hot, just a nice rich flavour, and the eggplant is not overcooked, it still holds its shape.

The rice was lovely, but the prawn curry (kari udang) was disappointing considering that it was a house speciality. The curry sauce was thin and it tasted as if the spices were still raw in the sauce and had not been cooked long enough. I know that I can make better curries than this at home, and I really didn’t have more than a few spoonfuls so found this a waste of money.

I also had a soda gembira, which was a drink with rose syrup, condensed milk and lemonade – very nice and refreshing.

Soda gembira

Soda gembira

So will I go back to Mahsuri ? I’ll definitely go back for the satay and murtabak, maybe it is better as a lunch venue.

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