Best dishes of the month at South.Point Tuggeranong
September 25, 2019 By Southpoint Tuggeranong
Sometimes you really are just too spoilt for choice when you go out to eat in Canberra. We’ve taken the worry out of choosing what to eat – here are our top picks from our local food retailers here at South.Point
Image: Café Milligram
Nothing – and we can’t stress this enough – beats a good pasta. From Café Milligram’s menu, we’d go for the spaghetti boscaiola. Who can say no to spaghetti tossed through a delicious mix of bacon, herb mushroom, garlic cream and pecorino cheese? Not us, that’s for sure.
Lemon Grass Thai Express
You can find a lot of Thai favourites at Lemon Grass, but we recommend going for their Red Curry Duck. This traditional dish comes with lychees and tomatoes in a fragrant sauce and is best eaten with a side of coconut or sticky rice.
Vegetarians, look away now. Rashays has an extensive menu, but customers routinely go back for their steaks. Try a Darling Downs T-Bone with chips, sauce and your choice of side (garlic bread, corn, salad – the world is your oyster).
As the name might have given away, the best thing BrewBar has on offer is their coffee. Iced, decaf, with soy milk or just a regular hot coffee – it doesn’t matter how you like it, BrewBar have cultivated a loyal local following. If you’d like your coffee with a meal on the side, we’d say go for the omelette.
Caffe Cherry Beans
Image: Cherry Beans
Forgive us, because we’re listing another place where the best menu item is not an actual “meal”. If you haven’t tried a hot Belgian chocolate from Cherry Beans yet, what have you been doing? With the choice of milk, dark or white chocolate and a range of milk alternatives, it’s pretty much just a drinkable dessert.
Image: Phat Panda
Phat Panda is the type of food you dream about. Every Asian street food item they put their urban take on is delicious, but our money is on the puff waffle with Korean beef, sweet chilli sauce and kewpie mayo to be the menu winner. (And on the down low, their sweet puff waffles are strong contenders, too.)
Show us a person who doesn’t like pide, and we’ll show you a liar. Kind of like a Turkish pizza, at Little Istanbul you can choose from 16 different types. Our pick is the Lahamcun, an open style pide with minced lamb, tomato, capsicum onion and fresh herbs.
Regulars come back in troves for almost one thing, and one thing only: the double egg and bacon roll. It may sound simple, but there’s just something about the way Caffé Luxxe stacks their breaky roll. Ask nicely, and you may even be able to try a special house made chilli sauce as well.
Image: Southern Grounds
There’s a lot to love at Southern Grounds, but the thing most customers keep going back for is their Double Beef Burger. Two beef patties layered with caramelised onion, bacon, jack cheese, pickles, mustard and tomatoes on a rustic Italian roll sounds exactly like what we want for lunch today.
5 Senses Gourmet Café
You simply cannot beat all day breakfast, and you definitely cannot go past some good café-style pancakes. 5 Senses’ blueberry pancakes with berry compote and maple syrup have a special place in our heart (and arteries), and we’re positive they’ll soon hold a special place in yours, too.
You could go for the tried and tested favourites (butter chicken, beef vindaloo, Rogan Josh), or you could venture closer to traditional Indian territory. Gulab jamun is a classic Indian sweet made with milk solids, sugar, rose syrup and cardamom powder. They are literally dripping in sugar syrup, so best for those who aren’t watching their diet.
Image: La Pasteria
We’d be remiss to choose anything other than a pizza from an Italian restaurant, wouldn’t we? You can’t go past La Pasteria’s classic Parma pizza topped with fior di latte, rocket, prosciutto, shaved parmesan and EVOO. It’s just like being eating in Italy.