13 January, 2010

Taste Down Under III - Duckstein, Swan Valley, Perth

Swan Valley (and not Margaret River), just 25 minutes away from Perth City, is Western Australia’s oldest wine region. While HFB did the customary wineries and Caversham Wildlife Park tour, it was a micro-brewery that he was looking forward to. Not only does Duckstein Brewery produce premium beer where only Water, Malt and Hops are used, it continues to offer a traditional German dining experience.

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Whoever enters a drinking hole without downing a beer – HFB’s choice was their Dunkel (Dark) Beer ($7.00 for ½ pint), a typical Munich Malted beer made nutty, toast and with a hint of chocolate flavour – the brewer’s favourite. It also recently won a silver medal from the Australian International Beer Awards 2009.

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Starter shared was their, off-the-menu daily special, Grilled Chicken Wings ($17.00) marinated in Honey, Soy and Garlic served with Fresh Garden Salad. So simple sounding – yet so delicious! The wings were fully flavoured and succulent, and the serving portion was gigantic. Worth every penny of it!

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But the dish that HFB was really looking forward to was his main, the Grill Plate of Grilled Bratwurst Sausage and Kassler Smoked Pork Cutlet served with Pan-fried Potatoes and Sauerkraut ($29.50). Nicely char-grilled on the exterior, with a nice perfect smoky flavour when one chomped on it, the pork cutlet is what really makes the journey worthwhile. And may HFB add that the potatoes at the side tasted equally marvellous!

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Food: 4.5/5 (Great beer, good meat!)
Service: 4/5 (Service staff was friendly and helpful)
Ambience: 4/5 (Casual, air-con or al fresco to choose from)
Price: 3.5/5 (Beer was worth it, but food was slightly pricey)
Total: 16/20
9720 West Swan Road,
Henley Brook, WA, Australia 6055

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sabbiechan said...

i hate you!

His Food Blog said...

Haha, it's a thin line between jealous and hate.

Michael said...

Thanks for sharing with us the location of this food shop in Australia. Now I can visit this place on my next vacation. That Grilled Bratwurst Sausage and Grilled Chicken Wings looks wonderfully yummy especially with the beer on the side. I'd like to end that meal with a hot cup of coffee Wonderful post!

Unknown said...

i lurve the pork leg the best at this spot.. my fav lunch place on weekend trip to swan valley...

His Food Blog said...

Michael: Your most welcome!

Michelle: Yepz. It's my must-visit when I travel to swan valley!

sabbiechan said...

actually i just remembered i came here for oktoberfest and it was extremely fun! sigh.. i really miss perth man. i wish i can go back there and spend an entire month.

His Food Blog said...

Ahh.. would love to be there for oktoberfest! Aren't you able to take leave yet?

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