Shopping at the Supermarket

We tend to shop at Waterfront Foodworld, although it has a small premium on most goods compared to other supermarkets, but you really can’t beat the convenience of it just down the road.  Here is a selection of goods, to convert from PGK to your currency, either use Google, or XE.com

Oreo’s – vanilla K3.80
Oreo’s – Chocolate K4.40
2 minute Maggi noodles K6.60 for pack of 5
Palmolive big bottle dishwashing – K11.95
Heinz Baked Beans (standard can) K4.50
Arnott Cheese & Bacon Shapes K9.50 (on sale)
Kleenex 12pk toilet paper K19.90 (on sale, normally K30)
ETA Potato Chips -big packet K9.50
UHT Milk 1 litre K4.95
Olive Grove spread 375gm K9.30
Wattles chunky frozen chips K14.35
Beef Eye Fillet 600gm K45.57
Apples (packet of 10) K11.53
Sliced bread – fresh K5.95

I’ll post another sample next week 🙂

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Tasty Bite – Restaurant Review

Tasty Bite was “the” number one rated restaurant in Port Moresby, although since the foodie scene has opened up, it may have dropped down the list.

Tasty Bite is diagonally across from Crowne Plaza which is great for those of us that work in Town or live close.  They open for dinner at 5:30pm, and are generally very quick with takeaway orders, so I have rung them 321-2222/71114012, placed an order and picked up on the way home.

Tasty Bite is a small restaurant – but also has a separate upstairs area for groups.  The following is the main area:


They have had a few issues with getting robbed, so normally have a few guards around the place and the door is generally locked.  We tend to takeaway anyway, and have only had a sit down meal a couple of times.

Service is normally very quick, and they do plain chips (not on the menu) for fussy kids.

Currie’s can waver between being hot and bland, and on a good night it’s 10/10 – on a bad night it’s a 6/10 better than average.  I love a good Vindaloo, and Tasty Bite always seems to get this right.

The only issue is that their takeaway containers sometimes leak so be careful on the way home :).

We always come back though, and prefer it over Tandorri which is down at Harbourside due to the fussy child that needs chips.  And it’s reasonably priced; tonight’s meal of a Rogan Josh, Vindaloo and Boneless Butter Chicken, with 3 lots of Rice, 3 Naan and a container of Chips is just K160.  That’s cheaper than the local Indian back home – and much nicer.  The curries here are more Indian curry than Fiji Indian Curry like we get back in NZ, but still nothing like the real thing in India.

Tasty Bite also uses Go Food PNG for deliveries – a great service that we use often for various food outlets

Cafe Palazzo – Lamana Hotel

Thought I would pass the time by reviewing some of the places we eat/drink/socialise…

First up – Cafe Palazzo at Lamana Hotel.

Xavier and myself came to check out Lanes, Lamana’s 10pin bowling alley (more on that later) which was advertised at opening at 10am, but in reality it’s 11am.  So whilst waiting, popped into Cafe Palazzo for coffee and hot chocolate (pic below)


I really hate the glasses that everyone seems to use, my latte came out in the same type of glass/mug.

We also got a K22 slice of mud cake, which they sliced in two for us to share, which is great service (and only AUD$5 each – which is OK)


Yum!  Mud cake was light but still had that gummy taste we like 🙂 10/10

The coffee tasted slightly flavoured, which is not my cup of tea and a bit watery – better than other places, but if they ditched the glass/mug and put more foam into the latte it would be really good – 5/10.  Hot chocolate got rated a 7/10 – so that means we’ll be coming back 🙂

Edit: The Hot Chocolate got better as it went down, Xavier changed to a 9/10

The tub chairs you sit in are comfy as and they play very relaxing Italian music (Opera)  (even Xavier was tapping his feet).

The seating is arranged around the outside of a circle with the prep facilities in the middle, which means you don’t have many neighbours


Overall – nice, relaxing, great service from the staff and Xavier looked like he could spend the day “laxin out” in the armchair :). Coffee could be better, but everything makes up the shortfall.  We both agree that Cafe Palazzo is an easy 8/10

Also of note: they have homemade Gelato that we didn’t try – so maybe next time they might get a 9 😉

http://www.lamanahotel.com.pg/

Restaurants, Bars and Eateries in Port Moresby

So the not quite exhaustive list, I know I have left a lot of places off the list, some intentional, others because I have accidentally forgotten them, and more that I have never been too. It’s worth also mentioning that there is great coffee PNG side of Jacksons International Airport, and plenty of options inside past immigration (including Duffy’s). If you have any to add, please leave a note 🙂

CLUBS

RPYC; THE YACHTY
– MACDHUI RESTAURANT
– SAILS CAFE
– THE BOATSHED
AVIAT
– AVIAT RESTAURANT
– AVIAT FISH & CHIPS
CAR CLUB
KOITAKI COUNTRY CLUB

RESTAURANTS

SOGNO – ITALIAN
ASIA AROMA’S – ASIAN
TANDOOR – INDIAN
NAKED FISH – WESTERN
DAIKOKU – JAPANESE
FUSION – ASIAN
FUSION 2 – ASIAN
SEOUL HOUSE – KOREAN
ANG’S – ASIAN
IMPERIAL – ASIAN
FU GUI – ASIAN
DYNASTY – ASIAN – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
KOPITIAM – ASIAN
TASTY BITE – INDIAN
BLUFF INN – WESTERN
MAGI SEAFOOD – ASIAN
HOGSBREATH – WESTERN STEAKHOUSE/BAR – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
TEN RESTAURANT – JAPANESE – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
SAVANNAH BISTRO – ASIAN (OPPOSITE VISION CITY, STRATOS AVE)

HOTELS

ELA BEACH HOTEL
– BEACHSIDE BRASSERIE
CROWNE PLAZA
– RAPALA RESTAURANT
– THE CAFE
GRAND PAPUA
– GRAND BRASSERIE
AIRWAYS HOTEL
– BACCHUS
– VUE RESTAURANT
THE STANLEY
– GREENHAUS
– SILVERLEAF
LAMANA
– SPICES RESTAURANT
– THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
– RIO’S BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
GATEWAY HOTEL
– JACKSONS RESTAURANT
– WILD ORCHID RESTAURANT
– SIZZLERS RESTAURANT
– ENZO’S TAKEAWAY (PIZZA)
HOLIDAY INN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
LAGUNA HOTEL
– LA’CAFE
DREAM INN
SHADY REST HOTEL
– THE CELLAR RESTAURANT

CAFÉ’S

ESPRESSO CAFÉ
BONCAFE
CAFÉ ON THE EDGE
DUFFY’S
DUFFY’S HARBOURSIDE
GRAND CAFE – GRAND PAPUA
DELI KC – AIRWAYS
SEVEN C’S – AIRWAYS
CAFE PALAZZO – LAMANA
NATURE PARK CAFE

BARS

MOJO’S
OZZIE’S – ELA BEACH HOTEL
NAKED FISH
GRAND BAR – GRAND PAPUA
JACKSONS BAR – GATEWAY
HAVANABA BAR – AIRWAYS
MONSOON BAR – THE STANLEY
THE HERITAGE BAR – CROWNE PLAZA
PONDO TAVERN – CROWNE PLAZA
SANDS POKIES AND BAR – LAGUNA
POOLSIDE BAR – LAGUNA
THE TEMPLE LOUNGE BAR – LAMANA
THE GOLD CLUB – LAMANA
THE COSMOPOLITAN
CLUB ILLUSIONS

TAKEAWAY/SPECIALTY

MEAT HAUS – BURGERS
MR MIKES – PIZZA
FOODSTATION – PIZZA, FISH & CHIPS
BIG ROOSTER – FRIED CHICKEN
KMC – FRIED CHICKEN

SHOPPING MALLS

VISION CITY
WATERFRONT

A quick stop at the supermarket

 We just got back from Vision City, and the RH Hypermarket (grocery store).  Just a quick stop in order to pick up a few cereals and little bits and pieces.  Remember 1 kina = about 60 cents NZ (technically its 58 cents).

Nutragrain 290gm. K18.65

Special K 510gm K18.03 (that’s cheap so bought 2 boxes)

Special K 290gm Berry flavours K23.90

Apple Juice – 1 litre (x2) K9.90

Ham slices 328gm K12.12

Beef Mince 99% lean 1.024 kg. K30.67

Chicken soup pieces 700gm. K12.55

Pasta Sauce – Raguletto 500gm K6.95

Coke Zero 4 pack cans K11.55

Coke 4 pack cans K11.55

Rosemary spice in jar 18gm K7.35

Gregg’s rubbed oregano 15gm K8.95

Anchor salted butter 454gm K11.95

Eggs 65gm x 1 dozen (local) K12.40

Total price for a quick shop (incl 10% gst) K224.45

Which is about $130 NZD

So, next time you are at the supermarket, take this list – compare the costs, I think you might be surprised, some things are cheap – others, very expensive.

Cheers

Aaron