Sunday, April 25, 2010

La Parrillada - Leichhardt

My friends had initially wanted to try Brazillian barbeque in Leichhardt but unfortunately, it was booked out on this (and probably every) Saturday night. So, as our goal was barbequed charcoaled meat and lots and lots of meat, we opted to try out La Parrillada, a Peruvian grill restaurant nearby. This place offered over 3kgs of meat for 4 people ($110) and for four hungry carnivours such as ourselves, it sounded pretty good :)

La Parrillada

In terms of drinks, my company wanted to try the purple corn juice. Unfortunately, this was sold out. Instead, I tried their Peruvian soda, the Inca Kola ($3.50). This looked and tasted like asian Schweppes creaming soda, just as sweet but with slightly more fizz.

Inca Kola - $3.50

As part of our meal, we started with bread rolls and chargrilled frankfurts. The bread rolls were slightly warm but was a little tough and chewy. The frankfurts were really hot and very tasty. Chargrilly, meaty, with little chunks of fat visible. Oh well - we were about to embark on over 3kgs of meat so what was a bit more fat?

bread roll

Chargrilled Frankfurts

To accompany and complement the meat, we got a variety of sauces. There was tomato sauce (the red one), mayo (white), mild homemade chilli sauce (green), and hot spicy chilli sauce (orange). I loved the mayo and the green chilli. It was mild yet tasty. The orange one was definately too hot for me, but my partner finished platefuls of it.

La Parrillada sauces

We also got a bowl of chips and salad with our deal. The chips were slightly too oily. The colour was also a bit off-golden brown. It seemed to have been deep-fried in old oil. It was still crispy though and we did manage to polish off the whole bowl. The salad was a bit plain. Just lettuce, cucumber, tomato and bits of red capsicum. I used the lettuce to wrap around my meat to make me feel a bit better about the whole deal.

hot chips


Now onto the pile of meat. The waitress asked us how we wanted our meat - we chose medium and it got slightly more cooked as it stayed on the grill longer and longer. This huge pile of meat had stuff like sirloin, T-bone, and New York beef cuts, pork loin chops, pork spare ribs, lamb cutlet, chorizo, and beef and pork ribs. Yes - it was every vegetarian's nightmare. I also, was in a bit of shock to see such a huge pile of meat. Nonetheless my dinner company was overjoyed at the chargrill flavoured meat and we dug into it straight away.

Pile of meat - over 3kg

I had doubts about our ability to eat all this meat but amazingly we managed to gobble it all up after a good couple of hours. We were all thoroughly stuffed and left feeling satisfied.

Food - 8/10
Service - 7.5/10
Ambiance - 6.5/10
Value for money - 7.5/10
Overall - 29.5/40

La Parrillada
470 Parramatta Rd
NSW 2040
tel: (02) 9560 0943


missklicious said...

So much meaty goodness! The purple corn juice sounds interesting too!

bbsnoopy said...

yeah - super meaty
meat overload imo

Simon Food Favourites said...

can you just order a steak or does everyone have to eat that much? i remember walking past this place and wondered what it would be like. sounds like a bit of a churn and burn bbq place.