WITH the return of rain and wind to Perth, sometimes we all need some comfort in the form of winter warmers worth leaving the house for.
Perth has experienced a return to wintry weather this week, leaving us shivering in our beds and craving flavourful meals to keep our tummies warm.
From steaming hot soups to classic roasts, try these amazing dishes which are bound to give the comfort needed for the harsh chill.
Laksa at Spencer Village Food Court, Thornlie
The authentic experience would be to get piping hot laksa from the street vendor uncle while sitting on a rickety wooden stool by the street in the sweltering weather.
The next best thing in Perth would be the hawker stalls at Spencer Village where the Malaysian-style laksa is available at Penang Cuisine and the Singaporean-style laksa is offered at Ya Kwang. Spencer Village boasts a number of hawker cuisine stalls for the indecisive and the adventurous.
Seafood chowder at Seafresh Innaloo, Innaloo
This seafood market closes at 6pm so grab a takeaway cup of chowder to keep warm as the sun keeps setting earlier as the winter days go on. Filled with prawn, scallop, squid and fish, the chowder is chock-full of fruits of the sea.
The hot seafood chowder has captivated visitors for years with its creamy and velvety texture.
Mac and Cheese at Side Door Barbecue, Highgate
The comforting mac and cheese gets the fancy treatment with a broiled, golden brown top at Side Door Barbecue in Highgate. What was once a side dish gets the limelight at this American-style BBQ joint, which specialises in smoked meats.
The mac and cheese is served in a small yet deep dish, giving your fork more opportunities to dig through the char-grilled surface for the stringy, cheesy goodness.
Sunday Roast at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel, Cottesloe
This classic winter warmer has a Yorkshire pudding, duck fat potatoes, seasonal veggies and a slow-cooked roast beef.
A traditional dish for an old-school nostalgic meal, the roast with all its trimmings can be enjoyed beside the fire for $33.
The Cottesloe Beach Hotel’s Sunday roast is available at the hotel’s Verandah Bar until sold out.
Lamb shanks at Nunzio’s, Fremantle
Lamb shanks cooked with beer and an onion sauce paired with baked mash and asparagus sounds like a good way to spend a cold winter night in Fremantle.
This Italian restaurant on Essex St has other hearty dishes including the lamb and beef ragu spaghettoni and chicken involtino.
FIGHT WINTER BACK with our LAMB SHANK LUNCH SPECIAL at 25$. And yes, a glass of house wine is included. Enjoy!
Pork and kimchi stew at Phill Bean, Shelley
The large portion of a pork and kimchi stew is a no-brainer choice for an easy group meal.
Tucked away in a suburban street in Shelley, Phill Bean has been a well-kept secret even for south of the river folks. The tiny yet bustling location has authentic Korean soups and stews to soothe the soul during the chilly winds and heavy rain.
Pineapple pork curry at Long Chim, State Buildings
‘Does pineapple belong in curry?’ never comes up for debate because Long Chim convinces us the fruit belongs in its pineapple pork curry and NOT pizza (we can debate this later!).
Sweet and saucy, the popular curry has a spicy kick with bits of pineapple scattered throughout. Long Chim also offers milder curries in its menu, including the classic beef massaman curry and an aromatic vegetable curry.