Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dominion Rd with Kelly #2 Peasant

Picture // Kelly Pochyba

Hi guys, here is Kelly's second edition of the weekly(ish) post she is doing up here on my blog where we go to every place on Dominion Rd. It's just keeps getting better and better. 

Upon further thinking Maddy and I have already fucked this up. Eden Noodles isn’t at the beginning of Dominion Road. But it’s where we started and we’re not backtracking now.

I don’t know how to write this next part without sounding a little bit terrible. Basically Maddy and I had just done some exercise and we’re dressed in walking gear. I’m all for walking gear. I actually don’t care what you wear as long as you feel comfortable but I feel really weird wearing it in a restaurant.  

I had no idea what to expect however it was a pleasant surprise – apart from everyone looking at the two cocks who had just walked in, in fucking leggings and running singlets and Hi-Vis running shoes.

I just realised I haven’t told you where we are yet. We’re at a restaurant called Peasant. It’s the next restaurant down from Eden Noodle House. It’s super open as the walls are just….well… glass panels. I kinda felt like I was in the stingray aquarium at Kelly Tarltons but that can only be a good thing.

Okay so this is how it went down:

We sat down and ordered our drinks. I actually just had water and Maddy got soda. I thought this was a rookie move on her behalf cause you always get full off soda if you drink it before the food comes. * Maybe just me. (I don’t know how to burp.) (But more on that another time)

At this point I still didn’t know what cuisine this place was.

Spoiler alert: It’s Vietnamese.

It’s all sharing plates which I love cause I hate finishing your meal and still being hungry. This way I could eat heaps without anyone noticing - except Maddy probably would have noticed since she was the only other person there.

I’m a big fan of asking the staff what they like if I’ve never been somewhere before. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t fuck up an order and get the best food on the menu. 

Look I’m no food reviewer (I probably shouldn’t be writing this in the first place huh) but everything was good. Just very very good. Just fucking delicious actually. (I can’t believe the only word I can think of is GOOD)

I don’t know how to describe this place so just imagine if…. Blue breeze inn and spicy house had a baby. This is what peasant is. And I know neither of those places are Vietnamese, im basing this off presentation and authenticity. So this doesn’t really make sense but fuck it.

So we got 4 things. Squid, pork belly, tofu and green beans as a side. Our waiter had recommended these things so there we were, two girls with waaay too much food in front of them still wearing fucking exercise clothes. I would recommend it all. The tofu was really sweet – I’m sure it was a egg tofu, it tasted like custard which was a added bonus for me.

The experience was great. A lil pricey. $60 for the lot. Actually wait maybe that isn’t too bad considering we couldn’t finish it and it was really good.

To be honest I just CANT wait for the dodgy places. I can’t wait to walk into an establishment and smell the E rating.

I don’t know if I’m 100% sure but I think the next place is Wendy’s. I really want to skip it cause I don’t want to describe a cheeseburger. I’ll see what happens huh.

*Maddy was fine and the soda did not affect her appetite.

191 Dominion Rd
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024
Hours: 12-3pm 6-9pm, closed Mondays
09 638 6403

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