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Bombay Talkies, Whitfords

Bombay Talkies is a cosy eatery in the recently refurbished Whitfords mall cinema area.

We popped in for a light bite following a film, and we received a warm greeting from the staff. The menu is designed so that you can have as much or as little as you like, and includes Indian street favourites like pani puri, kati rolls and sheekh kebabs as well as curries and biryani.

We started with some poppadoms and mint sauce – they were crispy, fresh and good.

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I decided to have a chicken biryani, which was plentiful, and came with a curry sauce. I couldn’t eat all of it and the waiter kindly packed up the leftovers for my work lunch the next day.

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My partner chose a tarka dhal and rice. He loved every mouthful – a nice fresh dhal with plenty of lentils, a nice coriander taste, and a little heat from the chillies. Rice was fluffy ans separate – everything you would expect from good rice.

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I was very impressed and would be happy to go back to try another meal. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in the Whitfords strip. They are also on Uber Eats, so if you fancy a curry in a hurry – Bombay Talkies could be your best bet.

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Bangkok Brothers, Whitfords

Bangkok Brothers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bangkok Brothers is one of the new restaurants located at Whitfords Mall on the cinema ‘strip’. It’s a large area with seating inside and out, and a modern twist on a traditional Thai menu. I was looking forward to my meal.

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It took a while to get served, the staff seemed busy rearranging tables and settings in a restaurant that was only 10% occupied, and it was hard to catch their attention. Eventually a waitress attended the table, and she was quite pleasant. To start we chose to share some traditional Thai prawn cakes – minced pork and prawn in a crispy coating – deep fried. They were served with a sticky plum sauce. This was a generous portion and the cakes were tasty. The sauce was quite sticky and sweet, and I would have liked a lime citrus contrast.

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We drank pink lemonade, which I was expecting to be raspberry flavoured lemonade – subtle and a little sharp, but again, this was cloyingly sweet – think supermarket brand cherry soda and then double the sweetness – I found it hard to drink this.

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For mains we picked the soft shell crab with som tum – two of my favourite things, and a green chicken curry with rice.

Sadly the soft shell crab did not deliver – the batter tasted strange, and the crab was soft and a little soggy. The som tum was a fairly standard papaya salad, but had some large chunks of chilli in it and was quite astringent, so it made my mouth sore. I have eaten som tum on several occasions, and sometimes it can be quite hot and sour, but this was quite extreme.

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The crab was accompanied by some very sweet Thai chilli sauce. Sadly I left most of the crab because of the strange batter – I wondered if it had been cooked in the same oil as chicken wings.

When the green curry arrived, there wasn’t much room on the table, so my partner picked his plate up, and the waiter pretty much threw the curry down on the table and walked off without attempting to help rearrange the table. It seemed really rude.

The green curry was equally disappointing. It was under-seasoned and the veggies were raw. I don’t mind blanched veggies in my Thai curry, but these veggies were solid and not pleasant to eat. I was disappointed that the curry omitted eggplant, which is the traditional veg that you would see – instead there was broccoli, zucchini and mangetout.

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We left most of the food. The staff didn’t ask if the meal was okay, and the service was mostly somewhere between rude and non-existent. I won’t be wasting my money in here again.

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Hunter and Barrel, Whitfords

Hunter and Barrel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Hunter and Barrel is one of the restaurants at the new hub in Whitfords Shopping Mall. It occupies quite a large space with an open kitchen and friendly staff. Every time I had previously tried to book, the restaurant was pretty much fully booked, so it was nice to finally get a table.

The ‘barrel’ menu is a very impressive wine, beer and spirits list with seasonal specials and tempting cocktails.

The ‘hunter’ menu showcases steak, ribs and skewers, with a few sharing ‘feast’ options and several hearty pub fare options like pie, lamb shoulder, and schnitzel. there is a  vegetarian skewer options, but this is not really a venue for non-meat eaters.

For starters we shared (between three of us) some chicken wings and flatbread with dukkah.

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The chicken wings were outstanding (6 in a portion), very very meaty and with a light honey glaze that wasn’t too sweet. They were perfectly cooked. The flatbread and dukkah was also nice with quality olive oil to dip.

For mains, ribs were the order of the day and I chose half a rack of pork ribs with chunky chips and aioli and a side of pickled red cabbage.

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Everything on the platter was incredibly good – nice fall-apart ribs with a great bbq glaze, smooth aioli, crispy fluffy chips and lovely pickled red cabbage with sweet sultanas.

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My male companions chose the beef short ribs – one portion with chilli:

and the other with bbq sauce

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They also enjoyed the mushroom dipping sauce for the chips

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All in all it was a really tasty meal, very fulfilling, and we left with happy tummies. This is definitely the best rib venue in the Northern suburbs.

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Miss Chow’s, Whitfords

Miss Chow's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Miss Chow’s is one of a group of new restaurants that have opened in the last 12 months at Whitfords shopping centre. They all seem quite popular with the locals, and we decided to try Miss Chow’s for Sunday lunch after a morning visit to the cinema.

It’s a large open area for dining and we chose to eat inside, although it was a bit chilly with the aggressive air con and fans running.

We didn’t want to order a huge amount, just some dumplings and ribs.

I chose a fresh iced lemon tea to drink. This was lovely, and I could taste the tea as well as the lemon. It had just the right amount of sweetness.

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We ordered three lots of dumplings. No dipping sauce was provided other than with the fried dumplings. There was soy sauce on the table but no small dishes to put the soy into for dipping.

The siu mai prawn and pork dumplings – four in a portion. These are very traditional Chinese dumplings served with almost every dim sum meal. they were very tasty and enjoyable. Sorry about the photo, we ate two of them before I remembered to take a photo.

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We also chose the traditional partner of siu mai – har gow which are crytsal prawn dumplings. Again a portion of four, but they tasted quite bland, the flavour of the prawn did not come through.

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The pan fried dumplings were pork and vegetable (like our favourite War Tip), and served with a sweet chilli oil type sauce, but it didn’t have any real heat to it. The flavour was okay, but not as nice as the previous dim sum restaurants that I have visited.

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The best item that we ordered were the caramelised spare ribs. Served with black vinegar caramel, pineapple, bell peppers and fresh mint, they were succulent and fell off the bone. I wasn’t too keen on the large mint leaves – they could have been shredded. After a while the ribs felt a little too sweet, but generally they tasted quite good.

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So would I go back to Miss Chow’s ? Maybe for the ribs or to try something else from the menu, but not for the dumplings. I have had better dumplings in Northbridge and won’t settle for bland ones.

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Sun Kwong, Whitfords Mall

Sun Kwong Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sun Kwong is a shopping mall food counter that I have been happy to use for over ten years. I tend not to have the pre-cooked dishes that are kept warm, I like to order the ‘made-to-order’ dishes such as the noodle soups and the char kway teow. You pay for them in advance and get a numbered ticket, and within ten minutes you will be given a most delicious meal.

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I would say that the char kway teow is authentic, and the wanton noodle soup delicious and nourishing. The char kway teow is certainly as good as any that I have tasted in Malaysia and Singapore.

This the wanton noodle soup – great value – lots of wantons and noodles and a delicious broth full of veggies:

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They also provide chilli oil in a little pot if you prefer things a little hotter.

The staff are friendly and helpful, and the fridge has a plentiful supply of soft drinks.

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There is always a plentiful suply of dumplings, spring rolls and dishes ready to take away.

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I definitely recommend Sun Kwong for your lunch while you are shopping at Whitfords and your ‘go to’ place for your northern suburbs char kway teow fix.

 

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