Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Kwik Stix @ O Connell Street, Adelaide

Theres salt and theres pepper. Both are used for enhancing a usual plate of tasteless food eventhough the chef has a whole lot more of complicated seasoning in bottles at his/her disposal.

Put salt and pepper together however, you can throw away all the different kinds of seasoning you got, and be happy.

What am i rambling on about? Salt and Pepper squid.

Seasoned with heavy doses of salt and pepper, spring onions and fresh chilli bits. It has got to be one of the best accompaniment of cold chilling beer. Otherwise, a great lunch or dinner when you see leftovers being served at college. AUD 14.90

Back in the days of university, this place used to be the default for a better lunch if need be. At AUD 6.90 and a 3 minute walk from your door, i usually take away here when i dont have university.

Their green curry beef stir fry, although only with a slight hint of authencity, usually gets finished before you finish repeating A-Z.

Other lunch specials at AUD 6.90 includes noodles which to be honest are not up to par.

Address and contact details:

42 O'connell St
North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
+61 8 8239 2023

Verdict: A blast from the past that deserves a 3 stars out of 5 stars for their salt and pepper squid and for the sentimental value. Then again, students now have the disposal of cars and get to drive out to the suburbs for proper food so you may beg to differ.


JOjo said...

OH no...The Noodles looks like some hawker standard...
Fried Baby Squid goes well with beer too~
But peanut is the best!

kennymah said...

Salt and Pepper squid with Beer? Make that Bavarian beer and you've got a big fan here! :D

Precious Pea said...

Jiu Yim Yau Yue Sou!!!!!! I like i like i like! Sadly, can't find good ones here.

Nic (KHKL) said...

though not so authentic, i guess whatever that's been stir-fried will still bring some joy, eh? hehe...but i think the food here is nice lar, from your description.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jojo: haha tough 1..but squid can make you full..

kenny: poor boy in aust..hav to drink local beer la..where got bavarian beer to drink?

pp: yeah totally agree..cant find good salt n pepper here..

nic: well its alrite..fills the tummy

sc said...

haha i really get what u meant by food places that has sentimental value..sometimes, it's just not so much about the food..

tigerfish said...

The beef in that curry looks a tad dry. But when hungry, can finish everything right? :P

Henry Yeo said...

I am sure that Kenny Mah knows where to get the Bavarian beer. Right, Kenny?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: haha almost weekly take away lunch..of course sentimental value rite?

tigerfish: bcoz its stir fry so it isnt exactly a curry per se..thats y..

henry: i think so..bugger..

team bsg said...

we have concluded that anything less than 3.5 on your inimitable scale is a miss without the tears so this Oz will not be imprinted TQ

ling239 said...

by looking at the pic i tot those food are found locally ~ :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

teambsg: hahah ok lor..i will let u knw when i have an aussie 4.5!

ling239: hard to find salt&pepper squid..and cibo coffee for tat matter..

ling239 said...

Causeway Bay still serves salt&pepper squid right ? no? o_O

lingzie said...

wah that squid looks really yummy! dont think they serve squid like that here though with salt and pepper..i must go find a recipe and give it a try! sotong fan that i am! lol

Jackson said...

i wish i can visit Aus 1 day too.... i love the squid!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: last time i went, they had chicken only..

lingzie: apparently it is really just salt and pepper!

jackson: no problem for you..u alr finished touring south east asia haha now time for aust!