Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Woolloomooloo MODERN AUSTRALIAN CUISINE

Two weeks ago, my friends were asking me for gathering. And we have to think of the venue. We need a place that we can chit chat and also taste some new foods that we had not tried before. Then there were some suggestion down town  where many suggests to go for Japanese foods. And I am so reluctant to travel so far as been busy up and down from town for the past weeks. So I suggested that we try out 

Woolloomooloo MODERN AUSTRALIAN CUISINE
Address: 21-G, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Bay, 11900 Penang.
Business Hour: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 3pm; 6pm - 10pm (Close on Monday)
Contact Number: 016-404 9118

Interior settings

Lunch Menu
I am the first to arrive so I browse through the menu and end up I have in mind what shall we had for this gathering. Since there were only 6 of us who can make it for this gathering. And there are total 6 different main course from the lunch menu. So I suggested to them that we opt for their set lunch. (I think they have no choice but to listen to my suggestion. hahahhaaa........)
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We started off with the choice of drink ~

Hot Honey Green Tea

Ice Lemon Tea

Ice Honey Green Tea

Hot Coffee
Each have it's on choice of drinks.
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Next........ the Appetizer of the day

Chicken Salads
When I first tasted it, I commented that it was so sour. And most of us agree with it. But after we continue eating it, it started to tastes alright. As I think the chef would have garnish some lemon on top of the salads and we did not mix it well before we start having it. ^-^ 
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Six main course that offer as Set Lunch are all set in our table

Beer Battered Fish and Chips with salads and tartar sauce
Beer battered fish......... have you tried? It has been very popular in some of the restaurant in Penang. This main course is accompany with salads, tartar sauce and chips. It would be best that you dip the battered fish with the tartar sauce as we found that the fish itself is a bit tasteless. I still missed the fish and chips sold in my local suburb fish shop back in Melbourne. It is just the simple deep fried fish and chip and it tastes so irresistible. ^-^

Polenta - encrusted Fried Chicken with green pea mash & tomato relish
I am not sure whether have you heard of Polenta before? As this dish is using Polenta. When I google search for Polenta. I get to know that it is made with ground yellow or white cornmeal (ground maize).  I believe that the chicken breast was coated with polenta plus other ingredients and deep fried it. I find that the green pea mash a bit special as it is different from the other mash potatoes that we always having. If you find that the chicken is a bit dry, try dip with the sauces provided. It will lead you to different tastes.
Green Curry Chicken with Jasmine Rice
When my friends look at the menu, they make a comment that whether Australia are famous for it's green curry chicken. Well, in many parts of Australia, you can get authentic Thai restaurant that serves very nice Thai Cuisines. 
This dish turns out to be not bad. At first many tried and comment that it is very spicy. But for me, it tastes alright. If you cannot take spicy foods you may find that spicy for you. The green curry has its aroma flavors. It is best to go with white rice. 
Penne with Chicken Sausages & Roasted Tomato Sauce
This end up with the less popular dish among others as most of them found that they prefer chicken or beef to substitute with the chicken sausages. And the roasted tomato sauce are a bit too sour for our liking. However, the penne were alright. Not too soft nor hard.

Linguine with smoked salmon & dill cream sauce
Well...... usually I will find that anything that cover with the white cream sauce is a bit too heavy for me. But this one is something different. Lesson number two for this outing is we forgot to mix well again before we dig in. When we first tasted this, every one comments that nothing special but when it comes near the bottom part, we started to like it as it has wine aroma. The smoked salmon were nice and wish to have include more in there. Am I too greedy? ^-^

Woolloomooloo Beef Burger with cheese, caramelized onion and Fries
As I don't take beef, so I keep pestering the rest who takes beef to start eating this. As I would like to know how was it tastes like? By the looks of the burger, it looks irresistible. And my friend, Ling Tze  who tasted it before told me that it tastes great. So everyone dig in and told me that it was nice. Overall, they were satisfied with it. So beef lovers out there, do give it a try!
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Next, dessert time. And our dessert choice is Jelly with Ice-cream. There are two different flavors of jelly :

Cucumber Jelly with Ice - Cream
I had the only heart shape jelly among them. Hahaha..... When we tasted the jelly we were guessing what flavors was the jelly? We had few guesses and end up, I asked the person who served us what were the jelly flavors and he told us cucumber and carrot. We still cannot taste cucumber and carrot out from the jelly. But I like the ideas using vegetables in jelly. ^-^

Carrot Jelly with Ice - Cream
For comparison between the two jelly. Most of us voted for the carrot jelly. As it is sweeter than cucumber. ^-^
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Before we finished our meals, we had an additional desserts from my friend ~ Bee. She bought some Macaroons for us to try.

Macaroon
The macaroon were nice and thought that it was done by my friend. ^-^ Bee, once again thanks ya..... for this lovely macaroon.
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Well, we had a wonderful time catching up and also enjoys the attentive service provided by the restaurant. And hope that the restaurant will introduce more different main course. So that we can go back and try it out again in the future. 

4 comments:

meiyi said...

I want to eat macaroon!!
U know where to get around penang?
my sis said ritz bakery has them.

Lau nua liao....

Beary Informative said...

looks good for RM19.80

SHISHA SIX (M) SDN BHD said...

Is this Halal or not?? i want to bring some of my muslims friends...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Meiyi - Have you found any nice macaroon now?

SHISHA SIX(M) SDN BHD - Sorry for the late reply.

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