Farm Gate Market

Farm Gate Market.
Address: 104 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia.

Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers’ market. I captured this line of words from their website. This morning market sells both fresh vegetables, herbs, meats, fruits, flowers, breads and etc. We were here on our second day to buy some fresh vegetables and meats for our dinner. We planned to prepare steamboat at night.

Before I visited this place, I googled online and saw one of the beautiful pictures of a cup of hot coffee with the background of the market. As I walked along the street, I stopped by at one of the mobile coffee stalls and queued up to purchase some. I bought myself a flat white and my friends chose to have hot chocolate.

The flat white is just normal, not fantastic, same goes to the hot chocolate which my friends said it was quite sweet. The main purpose of having a cup of drink is to take a picture of it here, similarly to the beautiful picture I saw from the Internet.

I took a picture of the coffee right at the middle of the street, standing in front of a bread stall while waiting my friends to choose the breads. Is it lovely? On a sunny Sunday with a cup of coffee, walk down the street and get the groceries for tonight’s dinner. This is how the life should be during the weekend.

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Flippers Cooked Seafood

Flippers Cooked Seafood
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You can see this stall when you are driving along the main road, Davey St. It is located right opposite of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. They serve various types of cooked seafood and we loved their scallops, fish and calamari.

It is fresh, juicy and delicious. The best way to enjoy them is just simply add some salt and vinegar and squeeze some lemon juice. Look at the size of the scallops, it is so big, bigger than those we eat in Singapore and Malaysia and most importantly, it is fresh.

The calamari rings is another one which you should not miss out. Yea, I am going to repeat the words, it is fresh, delicious and the ring is big. Maybe, you might find the price is a bit expensive for this stall as compared to another one, however, it is really worth to get it. The service is good and the waiting time is not taking long. There is no tables and chairs nearby, the drawback of eating here.

Jackman and McRoss

Jackman and McRoss.
Address: 57 Hampden Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia.

It was our first stop for food in Tasmania, the restaurant called, Jackman and McRoss.
Bakers of fine breads, cakes and pastries. We’re here for the scallops pies, one of its famous.

This is how the scallop pie looks like when I cut it into half. It is plenty of medium sized scallops. It tastes good, well spiced and not salty.

The lamb pie is equally nice and it is recommended by the waitress to try it. She told us it is also one of the best sellers. Indeed, it is a good recommendation and worth to visit the bakery for a pie or drink.

New York Bakery

New York Bakery, Sovereign Hill
Melbourne, Australia.

We were at Sovereign Hill for a day tour. After went through the gold digging session and trying my luck to get some gold pieces from the stream of water nearby the entrance, we decided to stop by to relieve ourselves at the nearest washroom. And, my cousin told me that there was a restaurant next to the washroom.

Since, we tried but failed to search for the little shop that sells pies, we just settled down at this restaurant. All the setting of the restaurant were based on the olden days design except we were using modern apparatus for dining.
New York Bakery

There was nothing cheap to get from the menu, so we just went according to our desires. And, I chose to have Coffee Latte, not hoping that it could keep me awake for the rest of the day, however, other drinks were almost the same price.
New York Bakery
Fish and Chips
New York Bakery
We both chose to have the fish and chips, which was the most expensive fish and chip we ever had here. It came with lots of fries and a bowl of salads, so that could be the reason why it was expensive.

Of course, if we could have more tartar sauce it would be great, as salt and pepper still did its tricks. The fish was fresh and popping hot when it was served. Same for the fries. I quite liked the dressing for the salad but I could not tell what dressing it was using.

Location: Sovereign Hills, Bradshaw StBallarat, Victoria 3350Australia.
Ambience: Olden day style or setting but did not look elegant or antique. Maybe, some renovation is needed to bring back its glory.
Rating: 2/5. It is still expensive for a budget traveller like me to have this fish and chip. Though its portion is big for fries and came with salad, somehow, I expected it to give more fish.

Rochford Wines

Yarre Valley, Rochford Wines.
Winery Tour Lunch

On my second day in Melbourne, I went for a wine tour at Yarre Valley with GoWestTours. The tour guide came and picked up from our hotel. At one of its stops, we were there for our lunch. Tasting wine while having lunch.

We were giving the menu before arriving at the restaurant and we have to choose from the menu. Since, I do not take lamb, so I opted for beef, the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek.
Rochford Wines
The lunch was ready as soon as we sat down at the reservation tables at one of the corner of the restaurant.
Rochford Wines
It came with three different types of wines for our tasting. Generally, I liked all the food above but I cannot tell much about how nice the beef is because it is my first time eating it. I did not know how well it has to be cooked, however, I felt it was slightly overcooked and too soft for my taste-bud. The death by chocolate was a very rich chocolate cake and it did go well with wine that they matched for us.

Here is the close up of the wagyu beef,
Rochford Wines

The scenery around this restaurant is very nice and it has an observation desk above the restaurant which allows the patrons to go up and visit.

Address: 878 – 880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RochfordWines
Ambience: Big and nice restaurant. A little big noisy as there are crowd of people around either for dining or wine tasting.
Rate: 3/5. Nice chocolate cake and views around the restaurant.

Tank, Fish and Chippery

Lygon Street, Melbourne, VIC. Tank, Fish and Chippery

I went to Melbourne recently for a long holiday. Departing from Singapore at 10.50PM and reached Melbourne around 8.00AM in the morning. After checked into the backpackers hostel, my cousin and I went out for a city tour.

During our late lunch, we walked along the Lygon Street to look for fish and chips. Lygon Street has a lot of restaurant with various type of cuisines. We stopped at this simple white-colour-designed fish and chips shop to have our lunch, The Tank, Fish and Chippery.

We both ordered the Old School Fish and Chips, Tank Packs and sat at the bench outside of the shop. While waiting for it to be served, I took this picture.
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Not long after, the fish and chips were served by a beautiful young lady.
Tank, Fish and Chippery

First thing first, we took a picture of the food and tagged the location in the Facebook. Then, we started our lunch. Personally, I do feel the fries in Australia are big in sizes compared to the fries that we have in Asia. It came with two pieces of fish. Generous amount of fish and fries. It was a delicious fish and chips, the tartar sauce was nice, I think they made their own sauce. I felt very full after finished it.

Address: 149-151 Lygon Street Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tank-Fish-Chippery/142943725771711 Ambience: Simple designed shop by the corner of the road, quiet and clean. Rating: 4/5. It is worth for money to try this fish and chips and enjoy the nice setting at this tiny shop.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Cicerello

Cicerello’s Mandurah, WA.

I was very exciting to experience again eating fish and chip with vinegar and salt days before my departure to Perth for holidays. Since, we were making a pit-stop at Mandurah and Cicerello has a branch there, I suggested to my friends to have our lunch before continue our journey to Margaret River.
Cicerello
We ordered the family pack and shared among six of us. It was very big portion and lucky enough we did not order add on.
Cicerello
Cicerello
You must be thinking what does it consist right? Well, this family pack came with six battered fish, salt and pepper squids, four dim sims, four pineapple fritters, four crab sticks, four mini sausages and fries. It is really a lot of fried food.

This round, I was a little a bit disappointed with the food’s quality. I was not sure whether it was because it was too much or the food dropped its standard. I was not enjoy eating this fish and ship as how I did last time in Fremantle.

Location : 73 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia 6210.