In the Bassendean shopping centre complex, Chomp 68 is a largely Chinese influenced restaurant, although it also serves a number of other Asian dishes – Mee Goreng, Laksa, Rendang to name but a few.
The dining space is airy, well-lit, nicely set up, and the staff welcoming and attentive. Unlicensed they are happy to supply ice buckets and glasses for your wine – and with a liquor store inside the shopping centre being unlicensed is no matter.
We went along for lunch recently and began with a couple of small starters – vegetarian spring rolls and salt and pepper squid tentacles.
The rolls were well crisped with a good filling of minced vegetables – with a slightly spicy dipping sauce they were a good start.
The squid fried with onion, garlic and chilli were also of a good standard – not too oily, with a pleasant firmness to the squid – for me a little more spice would have boosted them further up the scale.
Two mains followed – firstly Beef Rendang – the beef very tender, the aromatic spices and creamy coconut tantalising the palate – mildly spiced this was a fine dish.
Our other choice, stir fried garlic king prawns also hit the right notes – the prawns were sweetly fleshed and firm, while the broccoli, snow peas and onions were well cooked – again I would have liked a little more spice, and a small dish of chilli as a side helped a little in this regard.
The servings are generously sized, so much that we were able to take the leftovers home and these made for another day’s meals. So good value!
All in all, Chomp 68 is a pleasant little restaurant, with a good range of dishes on offer, at reasonable prices, and worth dropping in if you are shopping at the centre or in need of a takeaway meal for later.
Disclaimer: We were the guests of the restaurant.