Menulog Experience + Giveaway!

So I’ve become quite a fan of these online food delivery services – a huge selection of restaurants on a single website, filtered by those that deliver to your suburb – makes deciding what to have for dinner pretty easy! I was recently approached by Menulog to do a review of their service and I was definitely keen to try it out. After entering your postcode into the search box, you’re taken to a listing of restaurants that deliver to your suburb (and any specials they are running) and from there it’s the difficult task of deciding where to order from!

Menulog

Menulog

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Kingston & Co., Chatswood

One of the newer restaurants to pop up at Westfield Chatswood is Kingston & Co., which offers quite an extensive range of food choices in a lovely garden bistro-like setting. The outdoor area was already packed by the time we arrived on a Friday night, so we settled for a comfortable booth inside and ordered a few starters to share, beginning with cheesy ham and potato balls. The creamy potato mash mixed with ham and cheese, encased in a crisp crumb is the very definition of comfort food.

Crispy ham & cheese potato melts, aioli

Crispy ham & cheese potato melts, aioli

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Bavarian Bier Cafe, Chatswood

Pork crackling is a food that I adore, but I do hesitate before ordering it because too often, to get the amazing crunchy crackling, you have to put up with overly fatty or chewy pork belly. I had no such misgivings when ordering the roasted pork roll at the Chatswood branch of the Bavarian Bier Cafe, having already tried it during a work lunch at the city Bavarian. My eyes lit up when the thin slices of roast pork, bordered with golden-brown crackling, encased in a soft brioche bun and topped with lime aioli and fried onions arrived at our table.

Roasted Pork Roll - crackling, spiced apple slaw, baby cress, lime aioli

Roasted Pork Roll – crackling, spiced apple slaw, baby cress, lime aioli

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Izakaya Kuroki, Chatswood

If you’ve been following my blog, you will remember I posted in my review of Khao Pla that I only ended up there because a Japanese restaurant that I wanted to go to was closed. Izakaya Kuroki was that restaurant and the main reason I was keen on going here was for its chicken karaage, which is one of the best that I’ve ever had. It doesn’t look like traditional karaage; it actually reminds me of KFC Hot & Spicy in appearance! There is an earth-shattering crunch when you bite into a piece and the meat is juicy and tender and has incredible flavour. It’s worth going to Kuroki for this dish alone.

Karaage Basket

Karaage Basket

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