Pho and egg coffee in Hanoi

After having chosen a suitable pillow from the extensive pillow menu at the Westlake Intercontinental, I was tucked up in bed, researching best food experiences in the Hanoi Old Quarter. I searched blog after blog and two names kept popping up, No 49 Bat Dan Street, for the best pho and Cafe Pho Co for raw egg coffee.

“Al, we’re having pho for breakfast followed by raw egg coffee”.

“Ummmm, ok”

I had read that 49 Bat Dan Street is so popular with the locals, it often sells out by 11am, so bright and early we were in a taxi and on our way.

Bat Dan Street is the street to go to for pho (ha, what a funny sentence). Pho bo (beef meatballs), pho tai (beef fillet) or pho ga (chicken) is pretty much sold in every eating house in this street so I’m pretty sure they would all be good, but I specifically wanted to try No 49.

It was busy when we arrived but we quickly ordered the most expensive pho on the three item menu (approx $2.50 AUD per serve). Chef had an efficient system going so we waited for no more than a minute before being presented with steaming hot bowls of broth, beef and noddles. We found two seats at a little wooden table in the back corner and settled down to enjoy the reward.

The pho was fragrant and full of flavour. The meat tender, the noodles silky. You could taste a depth of flavour that I’d found to be missing in many of the other pho dishes I’d tried. Hearty and satisfying, I understand why it’s a favourite breakfast dish and why number 49 is so popular. A few days later, we walked past at midday and the shop was closed. They were prepping the master broth for the next day’s serve.

DSC00937Raw egg coffee and coffee with yoghurt, certainly not my first choices, but I was so intrigued I had to search out Cafe Pho Co in Hang Gai Street. You’d never find this place if you weren’t specifically looking. It would be so easy to walk straight past but it’s a hidden gem.

You enter through a long dark hallway into a flora-filled courtyard where you are greeted by a waitress and given a menu (drinks only). You order and then make your way up the stairs, many stairs, including a spiral staircase, where you arrive at an outdoor terrace overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. I suspect one of the best views in Hanoi.

Raw egg coffee (ca phe trung) is extraordinary, kinda like tiramisu in a glass. We opted for cold but apparently it’s also great hot.

Yoghurt coffee (ca phe sua chua) is equally delicious, a sweet but tangy combination of coffee, plain yoghurt and chocolate drinking powder (the menu said milo) but it definitely wasn’t milo.

We didn’t find Cafe Pho Co until our last full day in Hanoi otherwise we would have visited several times to try all of the hot and cold options.

Still feeling peckish, buy some of these fresh donut pastries from one of the many street vendors and go sit on a bench at Hoan Kiem Lake to people watch. Chewy, crispy, sweet, not so sweet, they’ll hit the spot.

Amazing pho: No 49, Bat Dan Street, Hanoi

Not your usual cup of coffee: Cafe Pho Co, 11P Hang Gai Street, Hanoi

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Magical Halong Bay, Vietnam

DSC01166Four hours sitting in a mini-bus, on a bumpy road, while the driver played chicken with the on-coming buses and trucks is not my idea of fun. I was really hoping this eye-brow-raising drive would be forgotten once we were settled on our boat enjoying Halong Bay.

Sure enough, it was totally worth it!

Our home for the next two nights was Dragon’s Pearl, a well-maintained wooden junk with capacity for 20 people. Run by IndoChina Junk, the Dragon’s Pearl actually sails through the very busy Halong Bay and takes you to the equally beautiful, but much quieter Bai Tu Long Bay. Definitely choose this option if you prefer to see more scenery and less boats.

The smaller boat, pictured below, took us out to the big junk. IndoChina Junk pride themselves on guest safety, so every time we used this little boat (several times during the trip,) we were instructed to wear safety vests.

DSC01119DSC01125Once on board and while meeting the captain and crew we were served a hot glass of pineapple juice with a hot towel. It was a cool day so this was a nice touch. Our room was clean and more spacious than I had anticipated. The large window meant you could lay in bed in the morning and soak up the magic of the bay.

You won’t go hungry on the Dragon’s Pearl. Our first lunch consisted of eight different dishes shared among four people. Red bean and lotus seed soup (delicious), clams in pineapple sauce, deep-fried whole prawns, deep-fried minced oyster with herbs, steamed fish, stir-fried veggies with garlic, veggie salad with carrot sauce and fresh fruit. The dining room has communal tables which was a really nice way to meet the other passengers.

After breakfast the following morning, we braved the cool weather and took the option of  kayaking to experience the real majesty of the limestone cliffs and caves up close.

The highlight of the trip was evening dinner in Thien Canh Son cave. It’s a fairly steep walk up-hill (approx 10 minutes). By single-file you carefully climb the steps until you reach the cave entrance. What greeted us was a cavernous space, with a path softly lit by tea-lights and the crew of the boat welcoming us with smiles and hand-claps. It was magical, memorable and very romantic. An evening of six courses of beautifully prepared food, intricate fruit and vegetable carvings, ending with the crew singing us traditional folk songs.

The following morning, after breakfast, we visited Vung Vieng fishing village where we boarded a small rustic row-boat for a tour of the floating village, passing through the floating school, fish and oyster farms. The village community seem to have embraced tourism, incorporating it into their daily lives on the water.

Before arriving back at port in Halong Bay, we enjoyed another lazy lunch, cocktail in hand, on the sunny top-deck, taking in views of the cliffs and jade green water. Finally, we were transported by luxury van (seating six) to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province to enjoy a traditional water puppet show before being dropped off at our hotel in Hanoi.

Halong Bay is crowded with tourist companies and boat operators, from budget to luxury cruises, so it really pays to do your research to ensure you get value for money. IndoChina Junk is at the top-end budget-wise, but I think, extremely good value for money. It’s obvious this company cares about guest comfort and safety.

All of the crew were friendly and fun, but special mention must go to the youngest crew member, Harry, who entertained us nightly with his magic tricks.

IMG_2242China has The Great Wall, Cambodia has Angkor Watt and Vietnam has Halong Bay. If you travel to Hanoi, make the effort, it’s a ‘must do’ destination. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Photos just don’t fully capture the magic of this natural wonder.

Mia Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam

After the buzz, bike horns and craziness of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Al and I were looking forward to putting our feet up to enjoy the calm luxury of Mia Resort.

DSC01618The website promises Mia to be the ‘perfect place to find peace, relaxation, and comfort’. It does all that and more! It exceeded all of our expectations in quality and service and provided us with six days to totally unwind, de-stress and prepare for the next leg of our journey.

On arrival you are led to the Mojito bar to enjoy a cold towel, welcome drink and sweet treat of creamy panacotta. The view is spectacular, the couches are comfortable and I would have been happy to stay there for the afternoon but I was also eager to see our ‘Clifftop Villa’.

Mia has 50 rooms divided into condos, villas and suites. Some have private splash pools while others have gardens but they all have views of the ocean. Click here for a virtual tour of a garden villa.

We were driven by golf buggy to our villa which was perched on the clifftop, approximately 150 metres from Mojitos bar, gift shop and reception area. The villas are beautifully appointed, spacious and very private. When you slide open the bi-fold doors, the view takes your breath away.

The main pool area and Sandals Restaurant is located at the bottom of the cliff. If you want the exercise you can walk up and down the 155 step staircase or you can call reception to send a buggy to collect you. Of course, if you are staying in a garden or beach villa, then it’s an easy walk to this area. We actually didn’t mind the walk but we also took advantage of the buggy on many occasions, especially after a few cocktails!

Accommodation costs include breakfast which consists of a full buffet, both Vietnamese and western food. You can also choose items from a menu for made-to-order food like French toast, eggs Benedict or Banh mi. Of all the accommodation we visited while in Vietnam, Mia had the best breakfast. If you don’t feel you can drag yourself away from bed and the amazing view, then you can also order a room service breakfast at no extra charge which comes presented in a bento box.

Sandals also has a daytime menu, just in case you didn’t have enough for breakfast and each evening you can choose from a full a la carte menu or a themed buffet. On our first evening we enjoyed the Italian buffet where you could roll your own pizza dough and add toppings to suit your taste. The food on this night was sensational, probably the best Napolitana sauce on lamb shank ravioli I’ve ever tasted. It was so good, I had seconds!

Mia has a shuttle bus three times a day that will take you into Nha Trang (approx 20 minutes). You could certainly do this if you wanted to eat out, but to be honest, once we were settled at Mia, we really didn’t want to leave. Here are just some of the food highlights.

Mia is very proud of Xanh Spa, a luxurious space to enjoy massages, facials and other treatments. The staff are professional and friendly and the whole experience on both of our visits was very enjoyable. As part of your accommodation package you receive two free 15 minute facials.

Mia, located halfway between Cam Ranh airport and Nha Trang is a hidden jewel. It’s not flashy and loud but under-stated and relaxed, blending beautifully into the surrounding landscape.

DSC01634Mia is a special place made even more memorable by the warm and friendly staff who really care about their guests. They are happy to chat and share stories with you and they’ll go out of their way to ensure you feel relaxed and happy.

Mia was the perfect way to recharge our batteries before traveling onto Cambodia. It’s certainly a place we’d be keen to return to for heavenly rest and relaxation.

www.mianhatrang.com

This is not a sponsored article. For the Love of Food paid for all expenses.

Last summer getaway for 2013

Happy New Year to you and thank you for taking the time to read all of my blog posts in 2013.

According to my WordPress annual report, my blog was viewed 5,300 times from visitors from 76 different countries and one of my most popular posts was Homemade Milo Ice Cream.

I’m excited to say that Al and I are just about to embark on a wonderful trip, travelling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. During our time away, I don’t expect I’ll be blogging, so I’ve invited my friend Fiona from Tiffin – bite sized food adventures to guest post on For the Love of Food with one of her favourite recipes. Fiona is a wonderfully creative cook. Check out her latest post Summer ice block adventures, Seussicals, it’s great!

Al and I recently attended a beautiful post Christmas wedding on Mt Tamborine.

DSC00725It had been a few years since we’d gone any further up the mountain than Songbirds and although there has been some changes with a new shopping centre development, the charm and character of the mountain still remains.

We stayed at Camelot for two nights where you have the choice of a self-contained cottage or a room with ensuite. Surrounded by avocado trees, it was a very restful setting. The rooms are well maintained and tastefully decorated with french doors that open onto a large verandah. The perfect place for a glass of wine and a cheese platter.

The night before the wedding we dined with our friends, the Hamblyns at DeliVino. It’s a deli at the front and a wine/tapas/restaurant at the back. It was fabulous. For starters we ate salt & pepper calamari ($13.90), Greek lamb pizzetta ($17.90) and pan seared Hervey Bay scallops with wakami salad ($21.90). The pizzetta was tasty, the calamari tender and the scallops plump and fresh.

Our mains were beautifully presented and for want of a better word, delicious!

Twice cooked, shredded confit duck with buttered linguine, mushrooms, peas and spinach ($29.50), grassfed eye fillet with caramalised onion tarte tartin, pommes puree and buttered spinach ($33.50), Sticky pork belly and bbq prawn salad with plum and ginger dressing ($28.50) and Moroccan spiced warm chicken salad with Israeli cous cous, mango, grilled flatbread and sumac spiced yoghurt dressing ($28.50).

The pommes puree was some of the best I’ve ever tasted and the pork belly and prawn salad was indeed sticky and moreish. The Moroccan spice on the chicken could have been more punchy but it was still a very satisfying meal.

The dessert menu (all $13) wasn’t particularly inventive but it was well executed except for the top of the creme brulee which didn’t have the much anticipated crack. The pannacotta with kahlua anglaise was rich in flavour and the trifle flambe was impressively flambeed at the table and had plenty of poached berries, mascarpone and passionfruit curd.

Make sure you try the Wattle Toffee liqueur with dessert. It’s made on the mountain and absolutely divine!

DeliVino

12 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain

Bookings: 07 5545 0406

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

21 things from Eat Drink Blog

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  1. Food is intimate and sharing it is a privilege.
  2. Restaurants are paying attention to food bloggers.
  3. Blogging is considered part of mainstream journalism.
  4. Always write the truth and if you feel the need to criticise, state that it is your opinion only.
  5. When writing, tap into the part of you that is deeply authentic.
  6. Write what scares you or challenges you.
  7. Write about your failures.
  8. Have something urgent to say.
  9. By 2015, 80% of the population will be using smartphones.
  10. 4.1 hours of our leisure time is spent in front of a screen.
  11. There are two types of food photos: porn and inform. Porn photos entice you and inform photos give you the detail.
  12. When photographing, don’t show what is there, show what you want to say.
  13. Your readers want to connect with you. Try to incorporate more video into your work.
  14. Assert your moral rights when necessary.
  15. If you have been invited to a particular event, disclose it at the beginning of the post so your readers understand the circumstances up-front.
  16. Mushrooms grow three times larger during a lightning storm (something about ions in the air).
  17. There is a strong association between mushroom consumption and a lower risk of breast cancer.
  18. The mighty mushroom is not a fruit or a vegetable. It’s a fungus.
  19. Crown mushroom farm produces 25-30 tonnes of fresh mushrooms weekly.
  20. Perth has awesome food trucks.

DSC00386Thanks to the organising committee for their hard-work in setting up such an inspiring and fun event and thanks to the sponsors who fed us, caffeinated us, kept us hydrated and supplied us with some great products.

Event sponsors: European Foods, Five Senses Coffee, Brownes, West N Fresh, Littlesweet Artisan Baking, Red Hot Spatula, WA Tourism, Perth Convention Bureau, Bahen & Co. Chocolate Maker, Urban Locavore, Scoop Publishing, Citibank, Jax Coco, Custard & Co, Galafrey Wines, Eagle Bay Brewing, Delish Ice, Jumplings, Butty’s, Bangkok Jump Street, Old Lira Pizza, Marcelita’s Empanadas and Perth City Farm.

Finally, some of my favourite images from the event.

Spicers Peak Lodge

Thanks to a prawn and pineapple Thai inspired curry that I cooked last year I was lucky enough to win the Southbank Regional Flavours recipe competition sponsored by Spicers Peak Lodge. The prize worth $1490 included a nights accommodation at this beautiful lodge including 3 course lunch, 7 course dinner, breakfast, all drinks and massages. I’ve never won anything so indulgent, so to say I was excited was an understatement!

Easter Friday morning, Al and I took the scenic drive up through Cunninghams Gap to reach the peak by lunchtime. Once you take the turn off the highway, it’s a combination of sealed and dirt road that winds its way through some gorgeous scenery. Heralded by a stone entrance, you turn the corner and are greeted with the most majestic green fields with the the lodge nestled invitingly at the end of the long driveway.

Greeted warmly by the manager, we were immediately offered champagne and shown to our accommodation. It was chilly but within minutes our fire was roaring and we had settled into our surprisingly spacious room. The detail and care is what makes Spicers Peak Lodge special. Everything is carefully considered, from the jazz music playing when you enter your room, to the gorgeous array of coffee table books, to the chocolates and the boutique water bottles beside the bed. You really feel like you are in for a treat.

After settling into our room we headed down the corridor to the Peak restaurant for lunch. On the menu;

  • House made sourdough
  • Tempura soft shelled crab, petit cress and nam jim served with a 2011 Watervale Riesling
  • Chargrilled porterhouse, enoki mushrooms, kiplers and bernaise or whiting fillets, fennel and citrus with fondant potato and white onion
  • Chocolate bavarois and salted caramel ice cream served with 2012 Wrattonbully Botrytis Viogner

Tempura soft shelled crab

I’m not usually a fan of soft shelled crab but this was amazing. We both loved everything about this dish. It was pretty to look at, light and full of punchy flavours. For mains, Al chose the porterhouse served with 2009 Coonawarra Merlot and I the the whiting served with a 2010 William Fevre Chablis. No complaints here. Tender steak and delicate whiting. Perfectly sized servings for lunch.

I was very excited for dessert and immediately tucked into the salted caramel ice cream. Smooth with a great balance of flavour. My next spoonful stopped me in my tracks. The bavarois was banana flavour. That can’t be right. I tried it again and by this time Al was grinning ear to ear, knowing my intense dislike of anything banana flavoured. I was distraught but immediately realised someone had made a typo. Al loved it and finished everything on his plate. A diner at another table informed our lovely waiter so by the time he arrived to take away our plates he was aware of the menu mishap and apologised, admitting his mistake while typing up the menu. I was offered another dessert but declined. It really wasn’t a problem, everyone makes mistakes, just ironic that it was my least favourite flavour ever!

Our afternoon massages at the Anise day spa were relaxing and left us plenty of time to enjoy our room and a nap before heading to the lounge room at 6.30pm for drinks and pre-dinner nibbles. The open lounge with comfy sofas, open fire, coffee table books and a baby grand piano is a lovely place to relax and meet other guests if you are up for a chat.

Dilon, our lovely waiter for our stay, showed us to the dining room at 7pm for our choice of tables. The atmosphere in the dining room in the evening is cosy, with low lighting, open fire and soft music. Even though the lodge was full on this weekend, it didn’t feel crowded and the service still felt very personalised.

Our dinner menu:

  • Cured salmon, quinoa toast, melon and cucumber served with 2010 Alsace Gentil Hugel
  • Red claw yabby, boudin noir, citrus and yoghut served with 2009 Maclaren Vale Chardonnay
  • Yellowfin tuna, acidulated sesame (think popping candy with sesame seeds), miso and ginger served with 2009 Symphony Hill Wild Child Viogner
  • Confit Warwick pork belly, croquet, remoulade and vierge served with 2011 Tamar Valley pinot noir
  • Darling Downs beef, local beetroot, heirloom radish, mushroom served with 2011 Barossa Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
  • Watermelon and whiskey palate cleanser
  • Olive oil gateau, orange blossom, rasberry and apple served with 2008 French Saulterne

Yellowfin tuna

The whole menu flowed beautifully with plenty of time in between each course to appreciate the experience. The dishes of the night for me included the tuna and the dessert. Both had flavours I love. Al was a huge fan of the yabby dish but really it was very hard to pick the dish of the night. The watermelon and whiskey was so unusual. Watermelon soup with compressed watermelon and a whiskey and vanilla lens which hopefully you can see in the photograph. It just worked beautifully in preparation for the dessert which was fruity and zingy and left me wanting more! I loved this dessert so much, that I asked to speak with the pastry chef who was kind enough to come out to our table and share some of her secrets (the apple lychee balls). I’ll be trying this in my kitchen very soon.

Watermelon and whiskey

Olive oil gateau, orange blossom meringue, raspberry and apple

The following morning I actually felt food drunk and wasn’t sure I could face breakfast but I gave it my best shot opting for a house-made crumpet with whipped butter and honeycombe. Such a simple dish but so good. It was just plain yummy and despite my full tummy from the night before I wanted another one but I refrained and choose a lovely fruit platter instead. Al did us both proud choosing the sausage, bacon, house-made potato rosti, eggs, spinach, roasted tomato and mushroom feast. I was so taken with the scenery I actually forgot to photograph Al’s breakfast and the fruit platter.

Delicious crumpets

Our breakfast view was amazing. The air was crisp and clean. Watching the clouds roll in over the mountains was such a special and relaxing way to start the day.

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If you love food and want to treat yourself or your partner to an indulgent night or weekend away, Spicers Peak is perfect. The staff are warm and welcoming and the surroundings, inside and out, are luxury. Even the drive up to the peak is a fun adventure.

Thank you so much Spicers Peak Lodge, the staff and chefs and Southbank Corporation for allowing us this special experience. It’s definitely one we’ll remember for years to come.

Spicers Peak Lodge

A taste of Perth

From funky cafes and cheap eats to high-end restaurant dining we managed to fit a lot into three days.

8 Nicholson in Subiaco is B&B accommodation to tell your friends about. Classy and modern, you feel like you are staying in a friends’ luxury house. With only three rooms, host Michael really looks after you, including a fabulous breakfast to start the day. Fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt and toasted museli to start followed by eggs, bacon and toast any way you want them.

8 Nicholson: www.8nicholson.com.au

A discovery walk around Subiaco found us lots of cafes serving boutique coffee blends and healthy lunches but we also found a tiny little patisserie called Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie. Okay, not so healthy but a must-try. Squishy jam donuts, almond crossiants and long thin baguettes filled with a delicious array of fillings were purchased for an early dinner before heading out to WAAPA to see our friend in his final year show.

Jean Claude Patisserie: Rokeby Rd, Subiaco www.chezjeanclaudepatisserie.com.au

Next day in a shop in London Court called The Pidgeon Hole, we asked the bubbly sales girl where to buy the best coffee in the CBD. She told us we must try a brilliant little café called Cabin Fever. Located at the end of a small arcade (you’d never find this unless you had inside information) Cabin Fever is all op shop charm. It’s one of those places that just make you smile and yes the coffee wasn’t bad either! We also had fresh squeezed orange juice and a gluten free raspberry slice.

Cabin Fever: Bon Marche Arcade, 80 Barrack Street

After much research about fine dining in Perth, I booked 1907 for our Friday night experience. We were treating a young friend of ours so we wanted to give him an experience that we knew his student wages wouldn’t usually allow.

1907 is located in a 100-year-old building in Queen Street. We arrived half an hour early so our hostess ushered us into a discretely located lift that took us to a dimly lit basement cocktail bar that was humming with music and people. 30 minutes later she appeared to escort us back up to our table in the restaurant. We were given a booth opposite the entrance and the enormous black horse with a lamp on its head. Décor is warm and elegant. Think old world Hollywood glamour with a touch of humour eg, the black horse.

The menu is extensive and includes degustation, a set three course menu du jour and al la carte choices.  To start you are offered a selection of fresh bread pieces with olive oil, sea salt and an assortment of olives. Amuse bouche included arancini balls, smoked salmon on blini and wontons filled with ricotta and spinach. Not a great deal to excite the palate here.

On arrival, the entrées were beautifully presented and looked much more enticing.

  • King George whiting fillets, herb crusted slow cooked onion, caper and raisin puree
  • Creamy English spinach soup with prawn and scallop
  • Roast quail breast and braised leg with corn puree, pancetta and quince sandwich.

The whiting was my dish of the night. Succulent and full of flavour, it went beautifully with the melt in your mouth onion.

Mains consisted of;

  • Ras el Hanout rack of lamb, oxtail croquette, onion ring, pea puree, mint jelly
  • Duo of beef, grilled and braised, chorizo and bean cassoulet, crispy potatoe
  • Margaret River venison with baby vegetables, thyme and rosemary crumbs, fresh horseradish mousse and red wine jus.

My boys loved their beef and venison dishes but I was really disappointed with my lamb. It looked beautiful but was tough. My first bite of croquette contained a large piece of fat and suddenly I lost my appetite.

I had high hopes for dessert and these did not disappoint. We ordered to share;

  • White peach bavarois with raspberry jelly, pink peppercorn cream and lemongrass ice cream
  • Lychee soufflé and chamomile ice cream with black sesasme infused anglaise.

Our waitress informed us that unfortunately chef had burnt the soufflé so would bake this again for us and take it off our final bill. To compensate we were given the 1907 chocolate plate which included dark and milk chocolate mousse, cacao crisp, white chocolate ganache and Armagnac and strawberries. Three desserts for the price of one, you’ve got to be happy with that!

The lychee flavour in the soufflé was subtle and delicate but I wasn’t a fan of the chamomile ice cream. The white peach dessert was brilliant. Again, very delicate flavours and so gorgeous to look at. The boys proclaimed the chocolate dessert the real winner so I’m glad our original soufflé was burnt so we got to try it. For those with no sweet tooth we also noticed a very impressive looking glass cheese cabinet with soft lighting whiz past us on several occasions.

Despite my disappointing main meal, the overall 1907 experience was positive. The atmosphere was lovely and the service attentive but as a Council worker told us as we were waiting out the front for our friend to arrive, you’d better make sure you have a fat wallet!

1907: Alleyway, 26 Queen Street,  Perth www.1907.com.au

Day trip out to Fremantle and we lunched at Joe’s Fish Café, on the wharf. It was pleasant enough. Al had the fisherman’s basket and I had the salt and pepper squid, which was very tender but lacked in the salt and pepper department.

Evening meal we were guests of friends at Clancy’s Fish Pub at City Beach, about ten minutes from Subiaco. Right on the surf beach, it was big, friendly and colourful. Lines of high tables with brightly coloured bar stools and ceiling decorations made up of beach towels. The menu was impressive and the food tasty and good value for money. We ate seafood paella, jerk chicken, stuffed pork belly and duck with mushroom truffle risotto, followed by lemon curd crumble with lemon sorbet, tiramisu and chocolate baileys crème brulee.

Clancy’s: 195 Challenger Drive, City Beach www.citybeach.clancysfishpub.com.au

I’m looking forward to visiting Perth again but next time we’ll be heading straight to food and wine mecca, the Margaret River!