I have made new friends. *looks up to the sky and thanks God.
My new friends are new-ish to Perth. So where else to go in Perth than The Little Creatures if you’re new to this place. I love the little creatures for its atmosphere. It is really vintage and rustic at the same time..while being industrial with all the giant brewers spanning floor to high ceiling alongside diners.
Other than the atmosphere, their brews are also phenomenal. I personally like their pale ale. It was however a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon, I decided to go with their pipsqueak pear cider. I love a little sweetness these days.
We started off with the Marinated Octopus $12. At first bite, the softness is apparent and finally I was left with a tangy vinegary aftertaste. Surprisingly, I didn’t taste too much of the spices that coated the octopus.
The Grilled Chorizo $9 is an old goodie to have with your beer. It was spicy, crumbly and comforting on your tongue. A favourite of Jay…and probably Thilan’s.
As I walked past the kitchen, I watched the baker knead and roll the dough. Fresh bread is my weakness and I knew I had to have a pizza. The first pizza we had was the prawn, coriander pesto and shitake mushroom pizza $24. I thought it was really different. I was bracing myself for dried out prawns but they had obviously left adding the prawns to the last minute. The prawns were quite succulent but they were lacking in a little bit of salt. The pesto was really good blending the flavours of prawn and shitake mushrooms together. The base, as expected, was superb.
The harissa spiced lamb, melanzane and feta pizza $23 shone as our (Shini and mine) favourite of the evening. Spicy harissa formed the base flavour, tamed by a sprinkling of feta. The taste of the thinly sliced lamb did not jump out at me but the aubergine which I normally associate with mushiness turned out to be pretty good.
Finally, we had the mussels in white wine, garlic and shallots $24. Plus points for a nicely thick and full mussel flavoured sauce. The mussels were pretty average in size and juiciness. Nice but… I was not very satisfied with these mussels. I think it must be because I had really good white wine mussels at Beluga recently. While Beluga is considered expensive by many people, the serving was also twice the size.
That said, the food was definitely better than expected so we would definitely return. (at least for the prompt and friendly service, bustling atmosphere and amazing beers.) Here are some of the happy customers!