I did a bit of research before coming to help me decide where to eat my only meal in Perth city. This little restaurant was famous for its ramen, and while I prefer soba or udon, I thought I may as well try it. The restaurant was small and very popular. I picked the shio ramen with extra chicken ($10+3) and though it was 'normal sized' it was still very large. The chicken was pan-fried before being added to the ramen and it tasted like teriyaki. The noodles...

I had to fly business class to Perth because I needed to arrive in Perth at a reasonable time and all the economy seats were booked out. Fortunately we had enough frequent flyer points. It was my first experience of business class domestic, since we've never seen the point in doing it for short-haul flights. For some reason I picked my menu choices from the Eastbound menu instead of the Westbound menu. When the air steward came and pointed that out, I had to make an instant decision, which...

Din Tai Fung, a branch of its parent restaurant in Taiwan (which earned a Michelin star), was located in the food court of The Star. Since we were there, we thought we'd try some of their famous Xiao Long Bao. The way they recommend eating the Xiao Long Bao was slightly different; they suggest dipping the dumpling in the soy/vinegar (1:3 ratio) and ginger, creating a hole in the side of dumpling so the soup spills out into the spoon (rather than sucking up the soup), then eating...

While wandering around The Star we happened to come across Messina, which mum said was famous for its gelato. After tasting numerous samples mum settled on Italian Nougat. Her second choice would have been pear and rhubarb. There were a lot of nuts in the scoop, both almonds and hazelnuts (and the almonds were humongous). [gallery order="DESC" columns="2" ids="2865,2864,2863"] Gelato Messina Cafe Court, Level G, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, NSW, 2009 (02) 8354 1223 http://www.gelatomessina.com/ ...