Vanessa Pike-Russell

Kings Chinese takeaway
Located in Warilla Grove shopping center
Shellharbour Road Warilla NSW 2528

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Another birthday celebrated at Shellharbour's Ocean Beach Hotel.
This time it was my Sister's birthday and since she loves seafood (like her big Sister) we decided to share the seafood platter for one. Luckily it is enough to feed three, as was evident when I ended up taking a third of it home with me.

My Sister chose an entrée of Crispy pork belly with fresh queensland sea scallops, confit of garlic and honey glaze ($18.90). I almost forgot to take a photo of it, hence the fact some has been eaten. I had a small taste of the pork and it was very sweet and flavoursome.

My Mother decided on her favourite - a mixed dozen of oysters. Raw, Kilpatrick and Gremolata ($32.90)

Finally the seafood platter for one ($70) arrived sand it was difficult to know where to start first.

The platter included fresh and cooked prawns, several oysters, two scallops, several varieties of fish, smoked salmon, spring rolls stuffed with king prawns, fresh crab, half a lobster (a little over cooked, grilled with a scorched flavour) and some summer fruits to cleanse the palate. The dipping sauces were very tasty and we left feeling very full and sated.

Dipping sauces included a green curry aoli, lemon aoli, thai sauce with fish sauce and coriander, and horseradish.

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Slices of Chicken Supreme Marinated in Tandoori Spices Tossed with Crisp
Mesculan Leaves, Drizzled with Garlic Aioli Sauce and Mango Chutney

I had spied this dish on the menu on my last visit and I was not disappointed. The tandoori marinade had lots of flavour, the chicken was moist and the salad fresh and full of flavour. A good choice if you are on a low-carb diet or want a meal which will leave some room for dessert.

Prime Fillet Steak Topped with a King Prawn, Calamari,
Half Morton Bay Bug and Béarnaise Sauce

Every mouthful was full of flavour. The steak was cooked as a medium when medium rare was requested, although you didn't hear any murmur of dissatisfaction with the flavour or tenderness. The balmain bug was a bit on the small side but very tasty, as were the prawns and calimari. The bernaise sauce was heavenly. Definitely the meal to choose if you can't pick between steak and seafood.


Barkers Creek Pork King Rib Cutlet 300g $22.90

On Spring Onion Mash, Field Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce

My friend Stan had wanted to dry this dish for a while and was full of praise at the first bite. I sampled a small portion and agreed - it was heavenly and definitely a meal to be experienced. The red wine sauce really complimented the juicy pork cutlet. The vegetables were fresh and well cooked. A new favourite. Bring your appetite!

Strawberry Cheesecake
An amazing dessert plate from Emeralds Restaurant. This quartet of taste sensations was shared between two people and was an amazing finish to the night's feasting.

Freshly made cheesecake with strawberry sauce, strawberry icecream and strawberry cream with a fresh strawberry garnish. Delicious!

Irish Coffee with a smilie face

Emeralds Restaurant,
Upstairs in Warilla Bowling Club
NSW 2528 Ausralia

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Windang is a lovely little seaside and lakeside village on the border of the cities of Shellharbour and Wollongong. It is a popular destination with Sydneysiders who are attracted by the views and fishing spots. It is also the location of the Thai Gardens restaurant where we had a lovely lunch.

Entrees included:

Chicken Satay skewers - tender pieces of chicken on skewers with a peanut satay sauce
Crying Tiger - tender strips of beef with a delicious dipping sauce featuring lime juice, fish sauce and coriander.

Lamb with yellow curry sauce ($15.90)

Homock Talay - Red curry Seafood with coconut milk and thai herbs ($16.90)

BBQ duck salad

I loved the colour scheme. It was a relaxing, calming venue with touches of Thailand adoring the walls including carved elephant heads, waterfalls, painting of a Thai village with boats travelling to market with fresh produce and other elements.

Windang Thai Gardens restaurant

Painting of Thai scene with boats from Windang Thai Gardens restaurant Windang Thai Gardens restaurant

Windang Road, Windang
Opposite Windang Hotel
BYO alcohol

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