I’ve been so out of practice (only with the blogging, the eating gets a good workout) that I keep forgetting to take good pictures for the blog. While its been some time since I last blogged it hasn’t even been 48hrs since I last ate out. New office, computer and windows 10 means I have few excuses left to not tell you all of the amazing eateries we now have in Perth.
Go to Sprolo. It was good and delivered on its mission statement which incorporates bringing interesting food combinations to the people of Perth. We nipped in for quite a late brunch and were amazed to get a table despite the place being so busy and buzzy. In fact the hum surprisingly drowned out busy Canning Highway on which Sprolo is located. The décor was simple and in keeping with the current trend of naked lightbulbs with brass fittings and a slightly industrial look. The walls, for some reason, were decorated with framed, deconstructed electric guitars and a single eukelele. Some things are best left to the imagination.
One of my dining companions, although keen to try the much touted traditional Singaporean breakfast was a little apprehensive of the combination of Kaya and eggs. To her surprise it was more than well matched; the soft creamy sous-vide eggs and the house-made coconut jam were beautifully synced on toast with a dash of dark soy sauce as the ribbon to tie the package together.
The avocado on cornbread was tasty and healthy.
My choice, however, of pork belly in a waffle sandwich with crispy lettuce, tomato and mayo had to be the epitomy of brunch luxury and I really didn’t want to share but thankfully it was large enough that I actually had to share just to finish it! Heart stoppingly good. I did check my pulse a few times just in case my creaking burdened arteries really did think that this was the last straw.
The drinks were no less interesting and curious. We ordered the vibrant green pandan hazelnut latte (no coffee) which smelled divine and (I’m told) tasted even better. There was also a Salted caramel Gula Melaka latte on the menu – apparently this is good on its own and better with a shot of espresso – or so one of the friendly staff told us. We were too full to try it but as luck would have it they sell their own bottles of housemade Kaya jam and the Gula Melaka which means we could get a sample to try at home when bellies are fully recovered from the brunch onslaught. We even bought a couple of bottles for pressies.
I was impressed at how full and lively the place was on a stormy Saturday morning and would definitely recommend heading there to try some Asian inspired inviting and interesting flavour combos for a great way to start a lazy weekend. The menu changes regularly and the breakfast menu is all-day with the lunch kicking in at 11am. Go hungry.