Saturday, 20 April 2013

Taste Test - Pacific Rim Mix Plate

After our disappointing breakfast this morning at Volcanic Stone Grill and Cafe, I needed a nice lunch!  Hubby suggested we go to Pacific Rim Mix Plate, a place he went with his mates for lunch a few weeks back which was apparently amazing.  I didn't know what to expect but I wasn't expecting a tiny little takeaway shop with limited seating.

All the tables were taken we arrived but I was quite happy to buy takeaway and eat in the car; luckily a few people left before we ordered.

Our order
Moi - Huli Huli BBQ Chicken Plate $13
Hubby - Katsu Fish Plate with Creamy Tarragon Sauce $12

Food and presentation - 4/5
We ordered the plate which comes with macaroni, tossed salad and steamed rice but you also have the option of ordering the wiki bowl which only comes with steamed rice and is $1 cheaper.  The food is made to order as we saw the owner take a fresh piece of fish to crumb after we placed our order, a good sign.  

Okay, their fish was absolutely awesome especially with the tarragon sauce and it was cooked perfectly, the texture just...beautiful and you get three massive pieces!  The chicken however was nice but nothing special, it was just chicken cooked in barbeque sauce.  The salad and macaroni was just so but their steam rice was perfect.  You may be wondering why I commented on steam rice but I have been to so many takeaway places and even restaurants where the steam rice is either too dry or too sticky.  As the fish was so awesome, I ate a large portion of hubby's lunch and he had to help me with my chicken...

Creamy Tarragon Fish plate $12

Huli Huli BBQ Chicken Plate $13
Service - 3/5
Everything is self serve here but the owner was friendly and polite. 

Atmosphere - 3/5
They've attempted a Hawaii theme in the shop which is cute but really there isn't anything to rave about in this small takeaway shop.  Eat and go seems to be the philosophy here.

Value for money - 4.5/5
Yes, 4.5/5 because where else will charge you $12 for three massive pieces of perfectly cooked tasty fish with rice, salad and macaroni? 

Will definitely be back to try the other items on menu or for more Katsu Fish.

Taste Test Total Score 14.5/20

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  1. Hi, the fish was Katsu Fish with creamy tarragon sauce, not creamy tarragon fish.

    1. Hi. Thank you for taking time to read my blog. Creamy tarragon fish is what they have on their printed menu but I just checked their website and it says Katsu Fish. Thank you for letting me know, I shall update my post :)

  2. You should try the Mix Sauce Katsu Chicken. It is absolutely delicious!

    1. Will definitely try that next time. Thank you.

  3. Great pictures and description Kay. We tried this place recently and ordered a chicken plate (it was pronounced decent)while I had the Katsu Fish plate. The fish was indeed wonderful - cooked to perfection. It had a meagre amount of that delicious sauce so perhaps they had run out. I was amazed at being served pasta along with rice! ..especially with fried food. I thought a better quality salad (I got some limp lettuce) with a good Hawaiian Japanese dressing would hit the spot a whole lot better. Still, an enjoyable dish..
    - A food lover and enthusiastic cook.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed your dish there and definitely agree with you about a better salad. If you ever go back again, ask for extra sauce as apparently they don't charge you. Happy eating!