Foodie Partners: Ting Tangy
I confess. I am a George Calombaris fan. I was so happy when I heard about Jimmy Grants opening – more George food at an affordable price without burning a hole in my wallet!
About 2 months ago (I know – huge backlog happening here still), I had to make a trip to Collingwood, so Ting Tangy and I decided to make a stop at Jimmy Grants for lunch.
After we made ourselves comfortable at our table, we were given a little order pad to tick our choices before handing the sheet of paper over to the girl to process the order. It wasn’t long after before our food arrived.
If there’s a MUST order item on the menu, I would have to say Jimmy Grant’s Chips. They’re probably the best chips I’ve had.
The garlic oil was subtle in taste – not enough to give you garlic breath or ward off vampires (not the sparkly kind – the scary ones!), but enough to give the chips a kick. The feta & oregano was used sparingly, but enough to flavour the chips.
Late last year when I visited Hellenic Republic, I fell in love with this Village Salad. I knew I had to order it again. The best thing about this dish is that it is so healthy! So many grains, a lot of texture and flavours! The big dollop of greek yoghurt mixed into the salad made it nice and creamy! Yum!
Ting Tangy ordered Mr Papadopoulos. A souva containing lamb, mustard aioli, chips, onions and parsley. Tingy Tangy really enjoyed her lamb souva and found the lamb to be moist and tender.
As for myself, I ordered The Bonegilla – a lamb & chicken combo with mustard aioli, onions and parsley. If you cannot choose between lamb or chicken, then this souva is for you! The chicken and lamb meat were both very tender and moist. The sweetness of the onion and mustard aioli went really well with the lamb and chicken meat. The golden fried chips made the souva complete! :)
If you’re a George Calombaris fan like myself, then you need to head over to Fitzroy and grab yourself a souva. Make sure you order a plate of the chips and village grain salad! You’ll end up in a food coma, but trust me – it’s worth it! :)