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Month: October, 2011

Good Fortune Roast Duck House, Northbridge

I LOVE this place. It is by far my favourite place to eat in Perth, I know this is a big statement but I can’t help it.

Good Fortune is one of those places you used to drive past and see hoards of people lined up out the front and wonder, why? Well, I’ll tell you why. The Duck. The amazing succulent Duck.

For a restaurant not very large in size Good Fortune fits in a sufficient crowd. Endless customers lining up for a piece of the action watching as the front of house Chefs carve up the suckling roast ducks hanging the window. The staff are efficient and attentive making sure tables are cleaned and ready for the next eager customer to sit down and taste Good Fortune’s delights.

Boneless Duck Noodle Soup $12.50

I have tried many menu items but I can’t help always going back to one of their signature dishes, Boneless Half Duck ($20). Served with a small salad and 2 dipping sauces this dish is just sensational. The duck is juicy and it’s crispy skin that oozes with flavour. Keep in mind that half a duck can be quite salty so pair it with Kai Lan to ease up on the salt intake.

The Boneless Roast Duck Noodle Soup ($12.50) which is only available on the lunch menu is also a tasty dish. The noodles are a little bland but paired with the supplied chilli sauce and duck it’s perfect.

Peking Duck (5 pieces) $18

Due to Good Fortunes, ah, good fortune, it’s very busy most nights of the week with a line starting to form from 6.30/7ish so I suggest getting in early and be prepared to dine with other eaters on their big round tables if smaller single tables are not available.

Give it a go, you will never look back!

Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce $8

Good Fortune Roast Duck House
344 William St,
Northbridge, WA 6003
Ph: (08) 9228 3293

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The Cabin, Mt Hawthorn

'Suprise Me' Cocktail

Earlier this year I shifted from Mount Lawley to Mount Hawthorn, both buzzing Perth hubs that have endless potential.

When you live in Mt. Lawley you tend to stick to Mt. Lawley, venturing out of it’s stronghold just doesn’t seem worth it. But one bar that’s leading the charge in the attempt to create the same dynamic atmosphere in Mt. Hawthorn is The Cabin.

Pork Cheek

Southern fried pork cheeks, smoked paprika aioli $16

The Cabin is warm, inviting and eleganty styled. With wooden tables, dim lights and faux fireplaces, it really strives to welcome you into it’s loving arms. 

We went on a Friday night and we started with $10 happy hour cocktails that run from 4-9pm every Friday. I had the  ‘Surprise Me’ – Vodka, Cointreau, Grape Juice, Lime and Scrooga had the ‘Frangelico Mule’ – Frangelico, fresh lime & ginger beer. We then started with the Daily breads with EVOO & balsamic vinegar ($6) which were simple and fresh. One thing that cannot be faulted about The Cabin is the service. Always attentive, chatty and respectful, the staff were all you could ask for in a dining experience.

The Cabin offers both large meals and tapas style dining, we decided to try a few different dishes tapas style as we weren’t looking for anything too heavy. The Southern fried pork cheek with smoked paprika aioli ($16) was the stand out of the night. The pork was succulent and cooked to perfection accompanied by a tasty aioli. We then tried the New York potatoes, vinaigrette, bacon, sour cream & chives ($8) and it was a nice twist on standard potato salad and a good filler dish.

Baked Camembert Box

Baked in the box camembert, honey, hazelnut, bread sticks ($30)

A daring choice that’s not for everyone is the Baked in the box camembert with honey, hazelnut and bread sticks ($30). Personally, I think this is more suited to Sunday afternoons basking in the sun with a glass of wine instead of Friday night dinner and it was MORE than enough for 2 people (they recommend 4). The gooey camembert is a nice accompaniment to the honey and macadamia but we found it to be a little sweet when paired with the other savoury dishes. Well presented but not for all occasions.

Keep in mind when making dinner reservations that they have set booking times of 6pm and 8pm.

Overall, The Cabin is doing Mt. Hawthorn the world of good. Offering a laid back and elegant dining experience paired with great staff and location. A must for anyone looking for their next favourite haunt.

The Cabin
Upstairs, 174 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Ph: (08) 9444 6214
 

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