Westar, 82C Ashley St, West Footscray. Phone: 9689 8182
There’s at least a couple of Chinese places that do home delivery that are closer to our Yarraville pad than Westar.
But they’re significantly more expensive.
There’s other sorts of food can be likewise had, but it’s either equally pricey or pizza – and we reckon pizza travels no better than fish and chips.
Accordingly, the popularity of home-delivered pizza remains a mystery to us.
Westar, by comparison, has a minimum order of $12 and a delivery fee of $2.
And it means it’s viable exercise for a meal-for-one when the mood strikes.
The CTS ethos essentially dictates food should be eaten where it is cooked, and that takeaway or home delivery should be avoided.
So this is rare indulgence.
Of course, we don’t dig the plastic containers – but these will be washed and used for soup ‘n’ stews bound for the freezer.
Westar food is nothing special, but it is reliable and the delivery guys are always smiling and have the right change.
My spring rolls ($2 for two) are hot enough, but even after taking the travel time into account, they’re disappointingly chewy, though quite tasty.
Next time I’ll stick to No.3 – fried won tons.
Home-delivered or takeaway noodle dishes tend to mold themselves into the shape of their plastic receptacles – and that’s certainly the case with my beef “hot fun” ($8.50).
But once I’ve stirred and loosened things up with my chopsticks, this is fine and just right for the night.
Inevitably, the vegetables have lost that wokky crispness during their journey from West Footscray to Yarraville – but there’s heaps of them: onion, carrot, zucchini, broccoli, bok choy.
But there seems to be even more beef than all the vegies combined – it’s tender if a bit tasteless.
Oodles of it.
We’ve only stepped inside Wessar once – on one hot afternoon in order to pick a new menu.
The staff seemed as surprised to see us as we were by the single-table gloom of the place.
I’m guessing 99.99 per cent of their business is takeaway or home delivery.
Hmmmm, sounds a lot like Happy Four. No eat ins, but loads of take away. How they survive is beyond me.
Ah, forgot about that place – it’s actually closest to us of the Chinese options. But again, more expensive than Westar. Though very similar food-wise, I’m sure.