Black Pudding, Stewed Tomatoes, Hash Brown and a Fried Egg - Birdman Eating

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    Black Pudding, Stewed Tomatoes, Hash Brown and a Fried Egg - Birdman Eating AUD16
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    Yet another good eating place in Fitzroy!
    This time, it was for brunch before a big dinner later that day.

    They do a few tapas dishes too. Maybe we'll come back for that next time.

    I have been craving a black pudding for a while, not having had a decent one for a while since the Black Pudding, Potato and Spring Onion Tortilla at Mr Tulk. Unfortunately, this wasn't that great either. It was good and rich, but maybe a bit too rich. I prefer the lighter version with small cubes of apples and perhaps a strong hit of cumin. The stewed tomatoes were a nice tart accompaniment though.

    Julia's baked eggs with roasted sweet potato chunks was quite good. Heavy, but good. Not even the sprnkling of rocket leaves and small dollops of goats curd cheese could balance it. I think one egg would have been a more appropriate size!

    The cube of butter sitting on a good toast was a quirky but practical touch. Not only does it look good in a minimalist sort of way, you're also given the choice of spreading as much of it as you want.

    They must have read Matt Preston's review (below) and improved the Genevese coffee, which was strong and fragrant in a caffe latte.

    Birdman Eating
    238 Gertrude St Fitzroy 3065
    (03) 9416 4747

    Reviews:
    - Birdman Eating, by Matt Preston, The Age Epicure, June 25, 2007

    Photos:
    - Baked Eggs with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Rocket and Goats Curd Cheese
    - Black Pudding, Stewed Tomatoes, Hash Brown and a Fried Egg
    - Dog
    - Decor
    - Ornaments

    1. paco2046 [skype: hiplakat] 76 months ago | reply

      the black puddings look good and rich, haha. I love this kind of it. Maybe you would prefer more cereal one?

    2. avlxyz 76 months ago | reply

      paco2046, thanks for making this a fav.
      yeah, i think maybe a bit more cereal would be good too.

    3. irrational_cat 76 months ago | reply

      ohhh ... black pudding ... apparently there's this square black pudding that you can get somewhere in Melbourne ... my colleague and her friends from the UK swear by it ...

    4. avlxyz 76 months ago | reply

      hmm... might have to track that down!
      any details?

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