>> July 29, 2015
The more standard chicken gyros ($7.50) and a side of chips ($4.50) - again beautiful pita bread with tender and moist pieces of bbq chook. The chips had a sprinkle of a herb salt mix which was insanely moreish.
A palette of insights and food reviews of a young thinker from Sydney, Australia now living in London, United Kingdom
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Sometimes you find the tastiest food in the strangest places. Lantern club is located on Roselands drive, right next to the Centro Roselands shopping complex. It used to be lawns bowls type club but a few years ago had a huge renovation and make over done. Whilst it still does have a pretty sweet lawn bowls field, the entire complex is now also pretty flash.
Unfortunately as with many of these local community club type places, if you live within a certain radius of the club, you will have to join as a member. From memory it costs around $5-12 a year and it doesn't matter if you already have a membership with your RSL club.The upside is that you can use the membership card to get discounted prices at the excellent MaZi restaurant inside!
I'm finding many clubs these days are focusing on their non-gambling options in order to attract more customers and I guess indirectly the gamblers. Things like member raffles, karaoke nights, daily yum cha and upgraded dining options.
And it seems to be working. We arrived on a Friday night to MaZi, spent 5 minutes to sign up as members and went inside to the restaurant. It was packed already with families, couples, and big groups celebrating birthdays etc.
We managed to sneak in a table against the window, received our menus and then went up to the service desk to order. Remember to give them your member's card to get the member prices!
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Wolli Creek finally has a new restaurant!
Right where all those spanky new apartments blocks are being built has opened up a Shanghai restaurant. It's a bit hard to find because it actually sits adjacent to the new Asian grocery store that has just opened also.
Not everything on the menu is available and at times there is a bit of confusion with ordering but this is understandable given that they've only just opened not long ago.
Fried rice ~ $12 - Combination fired rice, with bits of ham, carrot, peas, egg and mini shrimps. Pretty standard fare here and a tad bland for more liking. Nothing a shake of soy sauce doesn't fix though.