So I’ve just learned a new expression: dry as a dead dingo’s donger. Can’t wait to start incorporating that in my every day conversation. And in case you’re wondering where I found the phrase, its Moose’s Down Under. They are a pub located in Downtown, not far from Canada Place, specializing in Australian-style comfort food (hence the dingo reference). Being a non-drinker, I stuck to their food. I initially wanted their meat pie, but unfortunately, they were out, so I got their Shepard Pie instead. I also got their Schnitzel Parmesan.
Shepard Pie ($14.99):
This was served with a side salad with your choice of dressing (I had their house) and garlic bread. The shepard pie consisted of layers of mashed potatoes and ground beef smothered in gravy. The mashed potatoes were creamy while the meat was flavourful; I wasn’t a big fan of the seasoning used however, I did find it to be a tad on the pungent side. The garlic bread was also quite buttery and nicely toasted. I didn’t care for the salad: it seemed to be pretty under-dressed and was mostly bland greens.
Schnitzel Parmesan ($12.99):
This was also served with a side salad with your choice of dressing (I got ranch for this one) and garlic bread. I was very impressed with the schnitzel, which was tender and juicy, well-seasoned and quite crispy on the outside, with a good amount of cheese. Again the garlic bread was tasty, and I actually liked the salad more this time: there was much more dressing, which made the veggies muhc more palatable.
In spite of being as dry as a dead dingo’s donger (since I’m a non-drinker), I really enjoyed the food at Moose’s Down Under. Their prices are also very reasonable, especially for the quite generous portion sizes. The staff were also very friendly (with charming, presumably Australian accents). This place is definitely worth a visit.