Where can I get a taste of home in Perth?

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Moving to Perth and wondering if you're going to be able to find your favourite dish, treat or spice? Read on to find out where you can get a taste of your home country's cuisine in Perth.

Where can I get a taste of Africa in Perth?

While Perth may lack a great quantity of African restaurants, it more than makes up for it in quality! A mecca for all things South African, Kalaharia a Taste of Africa gives you the opportunity to listen to home-grown music while you indulge in their ever-growing licensed cafe menu and shop at their retail store that stocks some of the best spices, sauces and seasonings in Perth.

Head north of the river for lunch or dinner and you'll be lucky enough to dine at Mamma Africa Restaurant. A modern Somali/African restaurant that proudly offers a variety of cuisines for everyone to enjoy, Mamma Africa offers some of the finest East African cuisine in Perth.  

Western Africa Food works with a mission to make your 'home' food available at an affordable price, and can be found at the following stockists: Belmont Grocery and Halal Meat, Galleria Mart Oriental Groceries, Gateway Fresh Produce and Million Supermarket.

Where can I get a taste of Bhutan in Perth?

If you're craving authentic Bhutan cuisine, we recommend heading to Bhutan Cuisine! A 70-seat restaurant located in Coolbinia, Bhutan Cuisine offers an authentic Bhutanese menu with additional traditional dishes from the Himalayas.  Bhutan Cuisine is also fully licensed and accepts BYO (wine only).

Where can I get a taste of China in Perth?

When it comes to Chinese dining in Perth, you're spoiled for choice. With over 15 Chinese restaurants within a 10km radius of Murdoch University alone, including Dragon Palace - Cockburn, North Lake BBQ, Winthrop Chinese Restaurant, Bateman Chinese Eating House, Golden BBQ House, and Foo Win, there are options to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you're wanting to cook a Chinese feast at home, you have almost as many options as restaurants. Choose between Yee Seng Oriental Supermarket in Myaree, Bullcreek Oriental Supplies and Oriental Groceries in Willetton, or why not visit all three?

Where can I get a taste of Europe in Perth?

Whether you're after soft cheese or hard cheese, Swiss chocolate or Italian chocolate, hazelnuts or chestnuts, sardines or anchovies, prosciutto or pancetta, olive oil or vinegar, spaghetti or penne, you'll find it at European Foods Marketplace!

If you're wanting a night out on the town, you can't go past Fremantle for quality Italian food, including the Capri Restaurant, La Sosta and Sandrino Café and Pizzeria, and Perth for Greek favourites Greekfellas Hellenic Street Food, and Filos & Yiros at Brika. Looking for Perth's best pies coupled with a Guinness? Make sure you visit Fibber McGee's in Leederville.

Where can I get a taste of India in Perth?

If you're moving to Perth from India, you're in luck! Perth is home to dozens of delicious Indian restaurants and supermarkets, meaning wherever you decide to live, there'll be something amazing close by!

If you're based in the Murdoch Village or surrounding suburbs, Citrus Indian Restaurant is a must. Offering authentic north and south Indian cuisine, head chef and owner Azar Saleh boasts over 20 years of experience creating mouth-watering dishes and is the perfect place for a tasty curry or a scrumptious Biryani. If you're taking up residence north of the river, 2 Fat Indians is a favourite among Perth locals, and has locations in both Highgate and Carousel.

If you're wanting to cook at home, India Grocer located in Canning Vale offers quality Indian groceries at wholesale rates. Open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week, India Grocer also caters to special requests for Indian Products. Sign up for their membership card and get cashback points on every dollar spent!

Where can I get a taste of Indonesia in Perth?

If you're in the mood for some chicken satay or nasi goreng, there's plenty of places to satiate your cravings! South of the river you can choose between restaurants like Bintang Cafe, Waroeng Racik and Melting Pot Café, while north of the river there's Totally Rendang, Sparrow Indonesian and Monggo Restaurant.

While there are no dedicated Indonesian supermarkets, many Indonesian staples and favourites can be found in most Perth Asian grocery stores including Yee Seng Oriental Supermarket in Myaree, Bullcreek Oriental Supplies and Oriental Groceries in Willetton.

Where can I get a taste of Malaysia/Singapore in Perth?

If you're from Malaysia or Singapore and are craving for a taste of home, you'll be happy to know you have plenty of options in Perth! If you're wanting to grab a bite close to the Murdoch South Street campus, you can choose between Kitchen Inn Express in Kardinya, Hawker's Café which is conveniently located in Winthrop Village, Lepak Kopitiam which is a BYO restaurant located a short drive away in Bateman, or Bamboo Authentic Singaporean Karawara. If you don't mind going further afield, you can try the very trendy Ria Malay Kitchen based in Leederville.

While there are no dedicated Malaysian or Singaporean supermarkets, many staples and favourites can be found in most Perth Asian grocery stores including Yee Seng Oriental Supermarket in Myaree, Bullcreek Oriental Supplies and Oriental Groceries in Willetton.

Where can I get a taste of the Middle East in Perth?

Wanting to create your favourite middle eastern dish from back home but can't get the flavour quite right? Don't worry - you can find the same spices and ingredients from back home right here in Perth. Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Groceries - SMART MART located in Tuart Hill is highly recommended for their wide range of middle eastern products and friendly staff, or you can visit Saffron Global Foods in Osborne Park, who supply Persian and middle eastern groceries, as well as Asian and European items.

If you're looking for a cheap bite close to Murdoch, you can't go past The Kebab Lads in Bullcreek, and the juicy and fresh Charcoal Chicken in Myaree. If you're keen to celebrate a special occasion or want a nice night out with friends, we recommend Meeka Restaurant in Subiaco or Hummus Club in the heart of Northbridge, just a stone's through away from Perth's vibrant CBD.

Where can I get a taste of Nepal in Perth?

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant & Café in South Lake is a great choice whether you're wanting to dine out or grab some takeaway and child out on the couch in Murdoch Village. Choose between traditional authentic dishes like Chicken Korma, Paneer Makhani, and King Prawn Curry, all of which have been passionately crafted and cooked to perfection. Or, if you're looking to explore more of Perth, why not try Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant and Café? With locations in Victoria Park, Inglewood and Mosman Park, it's always easy and convenient to get a taste of the Himalayas.

If you're wanting to cook a traditional feast of Nepalese food for your new friends, visit Thamel Bazaar in Cannington. On the off chance you don't find what you're looking for in their well-stocked extensive Nepalese and Asian grocery section, speak to Subash who will do his best to track down what you're after.

Where can I get a taste of Philippines in Perth?  

Described as a hidden gem by locals, Ready Eddie’s Café is located in the heart of Hamilton Hill and offers a taste of authentic Filipino Cuisine and Culture, including their Batangas inspired Lomi and mouth-watering Bulalo. East of Murdoch you'll find Kusina Republik in Huntingdale. Offering traditional amazing food specials including delicious baked goods, it's a must visit!

Want to make your favourite dish from back home in your new kitchen? Visit either Pinoy Asian Groceries in Wanneroo who sell a wide variety of Asian produce, herbs and spices, in addition to a dedicated range of Filipino products, or Melissa's Supermarket in Huntingdale who stock a wide range of Filipino products.

Where can I get a taste of South America in Perth?  

If you're looking for authentic South American ingredients, you can't go past The Spice Wagon. Located in Conventry Village, The Spice Wagon stocks a huge range of products from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador and many other Hispanic countries. In addition to freshly ground spices, The Spice Wagon stocks chilli chipotle in adobo sauce, liquid smoke, el yucateco chilli sauces, salsa verde, tapatio sauce, masa lista, masa harina, achiote paste, annatto seed, panela, epazote and much more!

It's also worth checking out Milano Foods. Starting out as a small butcher shop way back in 1984, Milano Foods has grown into a leading importer of food and beverages from South America (and Europe) and is a great place to visit if you're after your favourite foods.

Regardless of where you hail from in South America, Perth has a number of amazing restaurants on offer. Brazillian roving food truck Comida Do Sul offers the traditional yet exotic flavours of home-cooked Brazilian fare, Public House's delicious food is only matched by its extensive range of delectable wine, and award winning chef Alejandro Saravia brings the unique flavours of Peruvian cuisine to Uma.

Where can I get a taste of USA in Perth?  

Craving a burger? Loaded fries? Delicious barbecued meats? Perth has plenty of options when it comes to food from the USA! In Fremantle, Meat and Bun and Short Order are favourites among locals - make sure you try the shakes! North of the river you can dine on wings and burgers at Varsity who have locations in Northbridge, Waterford, Nedlands, Joondalup and Morley.

Whether you're after ribs, pulled pork, brisket, wings of jalapeno poppers, Porkies Barbecue in Gosnells, Old Faithful Bar & BBQ in the Perth CBD and Side Door Barbecue in Highgate all come highly recommended.  

While most chain supermarkets like Woolworths, IGA and Coles in Perth will have US food items for sale, if you're wanting a specific item, or want to make a large order, online retailers Joys Delight and USA Foods are two great options.

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21 Oct 2019

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