Check Out Perth’s 5 Weirdest and Most Wonderful Foods

Perth, you have outdone yourself once again. On our hunt to find the weirdest and most wonderful dishes in and around the city, we sure found some doozies! Here’s our pick of some of the best and most creative food options on the menu.

Bulgogi + Kimchi Burrito

Mix Perth
Image credit: Mix



Korean food and Mexican food seem like the original odd couple. And yet, somehow, Mix manages to make it work, especially with their bulgogi beef and kimchi burrito. Once you bite in, it just makes sense. The creative chefs at Mix play around a lot with Korean and Mexican pairings, with a pork and cucumber kimchi burrito option as well as the same fillings available as tacos and quesadillas. Make sure you pick up one of their delicious sides with your meal, with kimchi arancini or fries smothered with beef, kimchi and melted cheese also on the menu.

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Fried Ice Cream

PERTH_Arirang Korean BBQ

Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant & Cafe


We still don’t know exactly how you deep fry ice cream, but we’re okay with the mysteries of the universe being concealed if they taste as good as this! With this amazing offering from Arirang, vanilla ice cream is coated in a thin layer of sponge, rolled in coconut and then deep fried. They also do a slightly more traditional deep fried dessert, with sweet rice flour balls deep fried and served with honey and ice cream. What a perfect way to finish off a meal!

“This is my favorite Korean restaurant in Perth. Nice meal and nice staff. You have to try… tasty like in Korea.” – perth perth

Navajo Fried Bread

Image credit: Perth Food Reviews
Image credit: Perth Food Reviews

Pleased to Meet You


In certain parts of the US, Navajo fried bread isn’t that unusual. However, we think this is the first time we’ve seen it on a menu anywhere in Australia, and we must say, we were extremely happy to find it! The dish comes from the Native American Navajo tribe, and it consists of a dough made of flour, water, salt, oil, and baking powder that is formed into a disc and then fried in hot oil. When it’s fried, it puffs up and becomes a crispy, crunchy piece of deliciousness. The Pleased to Meet You chefs have wonderfully recreated the dish with a sprinkling of paprika, a thick chunky salsa and a side of tomato and cream cheese. Yum!

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Hazelnut Salted Caramel Chu Puff

Image credit: Chu Bakery
Image credit: Chu Bakery

Chu Bakery


Oh, Chu Bakery, we Chu Chu Choose you for having one of the greatest pastries in town. All of your baked goodies are creative and oh-so yummy, but we’ve fallen head over heels for your utterly divine hazelnut salted caramel Chu puff. The choux puff pastry has had its lid removed and the pastry is filled with hazelnut praline, Valrhona chocolate, salted caramel, and Chantilly cream. And if that wasn’t quite enough, there’s also a chocolate-and-nut-coated pretzel stick poking out the side. Are you drooling yet?

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The Donut Doubler

Image credit: Burgers Perth
Image credit: Burgers Perth

The Merrywell


We must admit, we were a little dubious of the Donut Doubler from The Merrywell at first (it just sounds so intense). But once you bite into this glorious stack of decadence, oh goodness, is it ever so right. The Donut Doubler replaces the traditional burger bun with a toasted glazed doughnut, then packs double beef, bacon, and cheese in between. Finish off your meal with an equally decadent ‘dessert in a jar’ – we recommend going all out and ordering the salted caramel bourbon blast with a full shot of bourbon it.

“Always busy, always a great vibe. Awesome place to catch up for drinks with friends or for a casual meal before or after a show at the Theatre.” – Kikininja

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