When a menu speaks to me…it’s like coming home. And with a name like Sticky Rice Cooking School it’s not hard to work out what food language we speak. So when I first set eyes on the menu at FRED Eatery I felt a massive hallelujah moment!
HAPPINESS IN A BOWL!
Barbecued pork belly, kimchi, chilli caramel, omelette with peanut & mint salad.
Lightly spiced scrambled free range eggs with roti, roasted cumin and snow pea tendril salad.
HOT & SOUR NOODLE BROTH
Poached chicken and a spinach, coriander salad.
STICKY BLACK CHICKEN
Yellow Thai curry dressing, coconut & lime leaf rice, Asian greens, pickled carrot & peanut salad.
CRISPY MASTERSTOCK PORK BELLY BURGER
Lightly pickled slaw, fried shallots, spiced coriander, Sriracha & lime aioli and a brioche bun.
need I say more?….well yes.. I will.
I recently went for a run with a friend, stopped for a cup of tea at FRED’S, got tempted by a delicious Persian tart with almonds and pistachios and had to run the long way home!
FRED Eatery is located in Aldgate Village in the Adelaide Hills so that’s about 22 mins from the CBD. Their approach is to provide fresh, vibrant comfort food, utilising locally sourced produce, in a welcoming contemporary setting. And it’s not just Asian fare people : It’s just me that skips over anything that is not.
FRED Eatery has basically been kicking goals since first opening over 4 years ago, getting 5 star reviews, keeping its menu interesting, its customers hooked and featuring heavily in Top Foodie Lists in South Australia. And that, my friends, is because it rocks!
Believe it or not there is no FRED behind the counter so I am tempted to ask who is FRED?
Is he a Chef, an Artist, an Interior Stylist or a Coffee Guru? Maybe he is all these things, because all of these qualities are reflected superbly in this eclectic café which simple states it serves all day breakfasts, casual lunches, sweet treats and our own house blend coffee! That’s a bit understated in my opinion.
In addition to daytime, you should know that they also do fantastic Friday dinners with even more surprises on the special boards and can cater for up to 100 guests either at your place or theirs.
They also regularly host Art Exhibitions and have a changing display of inspiring artefacts adorning the walls and mezzanine lounge, library space and private dining areas.
So yes, they do give me ‘Happiness in a Bowl’ but more than that the place and its people are as warm and welcoming as you could ever want from a home from home.
So you should go there and spend time with Fred… whoever he is.
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