Well, 220,000 kms and 10 years later, we upgraded our car and to say the least, it has been a well deserved purchase and I’m super happy. I have a tendency for holding onto things :). 10 years sure does equal a whole heap of electronic advancements in automotion. There is a button for almost everything and seat heaters are a great idea! To celebrate, we took Tigger (yep it has a name) for a maiden drive to Fremantle, to check out the Raw Kitchen and partake in some pleasant Saturday afternoon grazing.
Arriving at Raw Kitchen in that awkward time of too late for lunch and too early for dinner, we decided to share the nachos dish which is listed as a raw dish on the menu by the symbol (R). I was expecting everything to be raw on the menu, however it’s good to see a few cooked dishes too.
The raw nachos was out of this world delicious, the flavours spot on to a regular nachos and minis the greasiness, and incidental food coma afterwards. The dish consisted of finely chopped tomato and cucumber, onion, avocado guacamole, walnut refried beans and cashew sour ‘cream chives. I am not too sure how the last two ingredients were constructed, however the Raw Kitchen have certainly nailed it with this dish. As it was raw, the dish was as expected served cold and turned out to be refreshing.
The cabinet display of cakes (left of the counter folks) was enticing the moment we walked into the warehouse restaurant, and we had to try. The carrot and walnut was moist and dense, also very very rich, there was lots of spices in the cake. The lemon berry was a little more subtle, the flavour of the berry swirl coming out with each mouthful. I relished the creamy texture. Cake, be it raw or not, is always an indulgent treat and we were happily satisfied following our sweet treats. They would be perfect alongside a long black coffee.
I am embracing the raw food scene unfolding in Perth, and aside from knowing that it calms down my current health predisposition, I’m really interested in the creation of raw meals and achieving those yummy flavours. It seems there can be little room for error when it comes to raw food, fresh must be fresh. Can I also get away with saying fresh is local? When you taste a beautifully constructed raw dish, you certainly remember it! While a visit to the Raw Kitchen is not the cheapest of outings, and it is definitely a place were quality supersedes quantity, if you appreciate this and want to try something new, you may just like The Raw Kitchen.
Within the restaurant is a small store that stocks selected items to appeal to its patrons. We wandered through browsing the pottery, cool looking copper garden tools and I had a try of the Inika makeup brand. The warehouse design of the Raw Kitchen makes it a super cool spot for it’s very own yoga classes and seminars.
181A High Street, Fremantle WA 6160