Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cafe de Kikaku



A good friend was down in Melbourne for the Easter holidays, so we decided to catch up over dinner. Seeing as he is a very laid-back guy, it was up to me to decide on a dinner venue. I'm not one to pass up trying a new restaurant, so off to Docklands we headed.

After a little bit of a search, I decided on Cafe de Kikaku. A tiny little cafe that serves Pan-Asian cuisine (which is what exactly?), it was eerily quiet on a Wednesday night. Not to worry, the cafe itself was warm and welcoming.

Cafe de Kikaku
Cafe de Kikaku
We started off with some 'Tea of the Day' (Haru Poro Poro) while we decided on our meal.

Haru Poro Poro

The food itself was delicious and filling. The salt and pepper squid was crunchy without being greasy and seasoned just right.

Salt and Pepper Squid

The ox-tongue was slightly spicy and very delectable and not over-cooked as can sometimes happen. Both dishes came with salad, and the ox-tongue came with a side of rice.

Ox-tongue
We both left very happy, not only because of the food, but because of the very friendly service. I would love to come here during lunch-hour, but it's just slightly too far away from work to be viable. I dinners in Docklands are going to become a lot more popular with my friends soon though.

Cafe de Kikaku
20 Waterview Walk, Docklands
Mon-Fri 12-230pm, 6-930pm

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