Monday, March 16, 2009

Little Creatures Brewery

Little Creatures Brewery is listed in the Lonely Planet website as one of the attractions in Perth. Earlier on before making my way to Perth, I had sent a list of places that I would like to visit (according to Lonely Planet and various travel sites) to my gracious hosts and Little Creatures Brewery was one of them.

Little Creatures Brewery is located at Fremantle and it was the day's agenda that we visit Fremantle and drop by at the brewery for lunch. Coincidentally, the kangaroo satay that Fang has been raving about since I met her during CNY was at Little Creatures!

The brewery is quite a popular place for locals here as when we were there, there was already quite a full house and we were given a number (which was written on the green rubber dinosaur). Once it's your turn, they will write your number on a small black board and hold it up high and ring the bell. It is important to stay alert!

The brewery is rather big, so there are a few sections to it. The restaurant area where people can walk in to drink and dine, the bar area, where you can just hang around sipping your freshly brewed beer, the brewery itself with all the big metal tongs and pipes, and the souvenir area where you can pick up a carton of beer, some teeshirts and souvenirs.

Little Creatures also offer free bicycle hire with their signature red bikes. Ride through the lush greens with blue skies and cooling breeze from the sea AND a beer in hand gives u the PERFECT Australian experience!

We were seated soon after. The waitress handed us a menu which proudly claims that they reuse and recycle :) Not a bad looking menu though, simple and straight to the point though I would prefer my menus to be descriptive and with visuals!

As usual, always let the hosts do the ordering! When in Australia, eat as the Australians do! Ok, in this case, just eat whatever people say is good!

Marinated Kangaroo w Bush Tomato Chutney- $19

The much anticipated, raved and craved kangaroo meat!!!!!! Looks pretty damn yumm to me already!

So how does kangaroo meat taste like? Well it looks and taste pretty much like beef, slightly chewier but still soft and tender. The meat was done in medium rare which is how it should be done as I predict any more well done it would be like chewing on your japanese rubber slippers. FYI though, the kangaroo is not a protected animal in Australia as there are just too many, wild and running free. That's why we kill 'em and eat it.

Mushroom, Mozarella, Olive Pizza- $17

This was my first pizza in Perth. Also my first to the many pizzas I have eaten throughout my week-long trip. The pizza is wonderful, fresh from the oven. Crust was thin so you're actually eating real pizza rather than just dough like *ahem* Pizza *ahem* Hut. The mushroom toppings taste pretty good, oven roasted to perfection and it's not a pizza without the cheezzzze!

Lemon Lime Bitter

Lemon Lime Bitter is like the default drink for people who has to drive but still wants to go out drinking in Australia. It has very little traces of alcohol (vodka I think) and tastes pretty refreshing. In Australia, they take drink driving very seriously. So I think this may be a very good training ground for aspiring GOOD drivers (they put signals for every single freaking turning even if everyone knows that way is a turning way- quite annoying sometimes but hey it's good driving habits!).

Meet your friendly chefs at work!

Although we did not have the chance to tour the Brewery, we did bought 2 cartons of beer back home to sample. The brewery produces a range of beers to suit your palate, from Pale Ale to Pilsner to Rogers and Bright. Don't ask me what the differences are because I don't drink beer! IMHO, it's even harder to drink than hard liquor or whisky which some people say smells and taste like cockroaches for that matter!

A cutie for you!


My first day at this new job was pretty boring. But let me tell you the awesome cafeteria! It looks like a real cafe slash restaurant! There's the usual economy rice, mee goreng, kuey teow etc (but with nice setting!), western fares and sandwiches. The HR also informed us that on Fridays, sometimes they will get outside restaurants like Tony Roma's, Nando's and Manhattan Fish Market to cater in. Does that sound awesome or what! No, no not the bestest part yet.

Lunch is paid for :DDDDDD

Every employee gets an ID tag which is pre-credited with an amount every month to buy food from the cafeteria. Then there's also the provided nasi lemak breakfast and little teatime munches at the pantry. Oh and a Nescafe dispenser, woot! The toilets are very nice, sleek and clean too. So is the whole office...

Though parking's quite a bitch at the moment. And me having nothing to do on the first week, WITHOUT internet omg. So I can't reply to comments :(

Ok nvm think of the awesome lunches.

Little Creatures Brewery
40 Mews Rd,
Fremantle 6160,
Perth, Australia.
Tel: +(0061) 9430 5555
Business hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-24:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-24:00
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