A Brunch: Typika Artisan Roasters

A couple of weeks ago, I went with two of my highschool friends to Typika Artisan Roasters at Claremont. The place is a little tucked away but very close to Claremont Quarter. We all wanted to try a few different things so we decided to order 3 meals from their lunch menu and share it between the three of us.

My main worry when ordering at a relatively western restaurants or cafes is the taste. I grew up in Asia and I am very used to stronger tastes and western cooking usually taste a little bland to me. However, this worry was a useless one at Typika! The presentation of their dishes is definitely very nice and I love all three of the dishes that we ordered.

Here’s what we got:

Pork and Crab Gyoza at Typika Artisan Roasters

Pork and Crab Gyoza $16.00

Free-range pork and Shark Bay Blue Swimmer Crab fried and steamed dumplings with a soy and red vinegar dipping sauce.

The gyoza is definitely delicious and I’d go back and eat it though I don’t think it is at all Japanese nor if it is supposed to be real Japanese gyoza. It’s yummy and that’s all I care about.
Pulled Pork Quesadillas at Typika Artisan Roasters

Pulled Pork Quesadillas $20.00

Shoulder of pork, marinated in spices and slow cooked in sarsparilla, shredded and served in a grilled tortilla with cheddar and BBQ sauce, accompanied by a BBQ corn, capsicum and avocado salsa.

This is the first time I have tried anything like this. The shredded pork is so fine, soft and smooth that the texture reminded me of canned tuna – in a good way (I love tuna!). The taste is sweet and I am hungry just thinking about it now.

Petite Steak Sandwiches at Typika Artisan Roasters

Petite Steak Sandwiches $25.00

Three mini steak sandwiches on garlic croutes, succulent grilled fillet steak, cream cheese, bacon, asparagus and harissa hollandaise, served with beer battered onion rings and aioli.

Yet another yummy dish. All I can say is yum yum yum.

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I would definitely go back to this place. Although the price is a little high for me to visit and eat often but it’ll be somewhere to go to for when I feel a little fancy.

Have you been to Typika?

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

Visited after 10 years: Nazar Kebabs & Turkish Bakery

So I’ve lived in Australia for close to 10 years now and aside for the first few weeks, I’ve always lived in this suburb. There is a local Turkish kebab shop in the same complex as our local supermarket here and mum, little sis and I visited the shop last week (finally).

Turkish KebabIt’s amazing the stuff that you go past almost everyday and take for granted. I’m not much a foodie and I don’t know why I’m “reviewing” a food shop but my point is remember to look at what’s in front of you and be thankful for it.

Turkish Kebab-2I ordered a steak kebab with salad. The service was excellent – the people were nice. The food was yummy and the bread was unique – like nothing I’ve tasted on a kebab before – but yum!

As I grew up eating probably about 95% Asian food until I was 18, I need to have “tasty” food. As in, nothing bland. For example, I cannot eat plain noodle or plain rice though I’m fine with plain white bread for some reason. The taste of the kebab in this shop satisfied all three of us though and we will most likely come back.

They have great opening hours too! They don’t close till 9pm – great for those days when you forgot about time and didn’t prepare dinner until it was too late and everyone’s too hungry to cook.

My Order: Steak Kebab with Salad

My Order: Steak Kebab with Salad

I think I need to learn and practice more on how to eat kebabs because I made such a huge mess and ended up with a puddle of sauce along with pieces of steak (which I ate) on my plate 😦 But it was great that they gave us each a plate without us requesting it.

Have you had any similar experiences where you go past something so many times but never stop and enjoy it?

Do share with us below in the comments section!

P.S. sorry for the bad quality photos – only had my phone and it was super dark!

Lots of Smiles,

Sita