Let me lead you to my writing with something dramatic: “Do NOT tell me you have been to Perth when you have not even eaten in this place. “ Well, at least that was what my friend said.
It all started on a sunny Saturday in Perth CBD, when I couldn’t find anything that I wanted to eat. This was strange because this place was filled with tons of restaurants with tempting food display. Maybe it’s me that being indecisive, but being surrounded with places like this, I wanted to eat a very special food that could only be found here in Perth. After going around and around, my friend finally came up with this idea: taking me to Chilliz. I immediately nodded my head as he said that Chilliz is really famous among the students and locals.
Lucky me, no crowd lining in front of Chilliz
And I found the reason: it’s their cheap price. It’s rare to get a meal for under $5 in this city these days. Chilliz is the answer. And it’s not just another meal, it’s a proper and good meal. A bowl of rice or noodle with chicken on the top.
Chilliz usually filled with so many people, there were barely an empty seat in the house. But luckily, on that sunny Saturday, I didn’t have to line up and there were many free tables inside and outside. Looking both at the menu on the wall and the illustrated menu displayed on the table, I decided to go with hot and chilli chicken with rice, and my friend chose honey lemon chicken with rice. Within minutes, our food was in front of us and we helped ourselves to the extra soy sauce and chilli sauce on offer. We took “spork”, Chilliz’s idea of combining spoon and fork in one utensil, interesting. I couldn’t wait any longer to taste my first meal in Perth. Guess what, it tasted good! And why wouldn’t it be good? At $4.50, it’s hard to go wrong. The chicken was golden and crispy and had a kick of chilli. The rice was rather dry, I was expecting for a moist and soft rice to be eaten with this kind of chicken. But overall, I had a great meal. Being at home right now, I miss the tastes of Chilliz.
Honey Lemon with rice
Less than $10 for these yummy foods!
138 Murray St, Perth 0411 737 267,
Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-7pm