Back in March I visited Satay House, a small restaurant located off Wollongong's Crown Street Mall in a side street near Camera House. I am a big fan of Satay food and I was not disappointed. I ordered the Satay King Prawns ($8.50), Curry Beef with rice ($6.50) and some green tea.
Satay King Prawns
Curry Beef with rice
A pot of Green Tea
Pouring the tea
Satay House, 121 Crown Street Wollongong (Laneway next to Wollongong Camera House) NSW 2500 Australia
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We were visiting Sydney for the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stumbled upon a german restauraunt that I have wanted to visit.
Our feet were sore and what better place to see the passing parade than with a stein in one hand and a fork filled with German fare in the other. Yumm!
Schlachtplatte - a platter of German fare from Lowenbrau Beer Hall and Restaurant. A selection of Bavarian specialities: Sausages, Chicken Schnitzel, Roast Pork Belly Served with Mashed Potato and Sauerkraut
The Metro Grill is offering $15 lunches which includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
Lunches with glass of house wine or soft drink $15.00
Pan Fried Prawn Salad Pan fried prawn tails tossed in a special Metro Grill salad
Rump Steak Prime Rump Steak char grilled to your order and served with a side of fresh salad and chips
Chicken Breast with Polenta Succulent chicken breast char grilled and served with a citrus infused polenta served with a fresh salad
Chicken Breast Schnitzel Good old fashion tender chicken schnitzel served with chips and fresh garden salad
Salmon Patties Our specially blended salmon Patties served over a light tomato sauce Served with a side of fresh salad
Chicken And Mushroom Vol Au Vent Delicious chicken and mushroom filling in a light pastry casing served with a fresh salad
Sun Dried Tomato and Bacon Risotto A light risotto with sun dried tomatoes and bacon finished with rocket and parmesan cheese
Spaghetti Tossed with bacon, leaf spinach and fresh cream
Char Grilled Octopus Tossed with a little olive oil, lemon, garlic and a touch of chilli served over rocket salad with balsamic vinegar
I had the Rump Steak and paid an extra $5 for some seafood in garlic sauce - making it a 'Surf and Turf'.
Rump steak with garlic seafood (king prawns, mussells and scallops) The steak was juicy and tender. It had a great flavour and the garlic sauce from the seafood really enhanced the meal. I haven't had scallops that fresh since returning from Tasmania in 2002. A wonderful meal at a great price. The servings size was more than generous. I found it difficult to finish all of my meal and left some of the salad.
My Sister chose the Chicken Parmigiana with salad and enjoyed her meal, also struggling to finish. It smelled amazing and I will definitely be trying it when I visit The Metro Grill again in the near future.
The staff were friendly and were able to accommodate my request for the seafood topping without notice - something I rate them highly for. The decor is simple and relaxing. It would be suitable for a candlelight dinner or to celebrate a birthday or event. If you register as a VIP member you may dine for free! It is a short walk from Wollongong City Mall or Collegians Rugby Football Club if you wanted to continue your night.
130 Keira St (Cnr Victoria St) Wollongong 2500 NSW Australia
Phone: (02) 4227 1033 http://www.metrogrill.com.au/
I asked the lovely people at Gwynneville's ChicknRoast if they had anything low carb on their menu. They replied that their daughter was on a low carb diet and that their son George often cooked a low carb meal for his sister - it consists of beef cooked on the barbeque with a special marinade then layered over a large serve of greek salad featuring the best marinated feta I've ever tasted.
On Friday March 9th I went back to Chefs Choice. It really is an amazing restaurant and the prices are the most reasonable in Wollongong. Every table receives a big thermos of green tea and most meals include free rice.
Pork Ribs with Hong Kong sauce $8 Crispy pork (on the bone) was very tender. The sauce was very tasty. The Hong Kong sauce was a spicy sweet and sour. It went well with the deep-fried tofu below. Deep-fried tofu $5 The tofu had a very interesting texture and tasted amazing when dipped in the sauce from the pork ribs. I'd definitely recommend you buy them together. Some of the tofu were creamy whereas others were firmer. The serve was quite large and made a nice entree.
A photo journal by Vanessa Pike-Russell. Focused on food in the Illawarra Region. The Illawarra is the area just south of Sydney and north of the South Coast of New South Wales. I believe in promoting local businesses and enjoy sharing my food journey with you.