Monday, August 30, 2010

Cafe Aroma - Burwood

Cafe Aroma

Where to eat in Burwood? Well, when with my parents, something Chinesey was on the menu. Cafe Aroma was chosen, even though it was a bit of a trek from Westfield.

I remember that the food here was pretty decent, but the first thing that got my attention when I sat down was - wow... prices are pretty pricey for a honky style casual cafe! We're talking around $15-19 ish for a set meal (soup, main and coffee/tea) which is pretty sky high compared to other honky cafes.

The drink I opted for was an iced coffee with tea. This was really really delicious. Super coffee infused, and ice cold. YUM. I could drink this all day!

iced coffee with tea

We also ordered a hainan chicken rice. The chicken here was really really smooth and tender. There was a nice layer of jelly under the skin of the chicken. You could almost slide the chicken in your mouth and down your throat. Mmm... The rice here is less fragrant compared to other places, but it is also less oily. So may be healthier but also slightly less tempting. And the soup? Just normal.

Hainan chicken rice

The baked pork chop fried rice was covered in tomato sauce. The pork was tender and the tomato flavour was rich as. Although not ovened til golden brown, atleast it was ovened enough for the cheese to melt. Not overlly awesome, but it was decent.

Baked pork chop rice

So whilst not the cheapest nor the nicest looking place, the food here is definately decent and yum.

Ratings:
Food - 8.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 6.5/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 28/40

Cafe Aroma
232 Burwood Rd
Burwood
NSW 2134
Tel: (02) 9747 4611

3 comments:

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

That's definitely a bit pricey for a Hong Kong-style cafe - did it come with a dessert?

bbsnoopy said...

Nopes - no dessert.
Definately a bit pricey - but the food quality was quite decent.

Obesebaby said...

How about compare to the one in China Town like "Ching Yip Coffee Lounge" ?