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1. What’s the first thing you’d do?  你會做的第一件事是什麼?

The perfect day when I get back to Perth is to have a great cup of coffee in any of the cafes along Cottesloe Beach. Perth has developed a fabulous coffee culture and we have really good baristas here. One thing I notice when I get back to Perth is the exceptional blue skies. All the colours seem so much more vibrant!

回到珀斯(Perth),到 Cottesloe 海邊(上圖)任何一家咖啡廳喝一杯好咖啡,就會是完美的一天。咖啡文化已在珀斯蓬勃發展,這裡有很棒的咖啡師。我發現這裡的天空特別藍,其它顏色相對來說,顯得特別鮮艷!

2. Where would you stay other than home? 你會推薦哪家酒店?

Well, the Crown Burswood is the nicest hotel we have in Perth. Lots of good restaurants like Nobu and Gulliame! There’s also a casino and a really nice pub called Merriwell. The free form swimming pool with little cabanas is ever so inviting on a hot summer’s day.

Crown Burswood 是珀斯最好的酒店。酒店有很棒的餐廳如 Nobu 和 Gulliame。這也有賭場,和一家很棒的酒吧叫 Merriwell。在炎熱的夏天,泳池和泳池邊的小亭子真是避暑的好地方!

3. Where would you meet your friends for a drink? 你常和朋友見面的地方在哪?

There’s many pubs in Perth. There’s the Royal on the Waterfront in East Perth where it’s always buzzing every night. It’s right by the water in East Perth and there have been times where dolphins swim into the cove. And the food is great too.  The Windsor Hotel’s my favorite hangout place because it’s near the waterfront in South Perth, where I live. There’s a restaurant at the back with a lovely outdoor area that serves both finger food or a main meal. Both venues are great for a night out with friends.

珀斯有很多酒吧。位於東珀斯的 Royal on the Waterfront 每晚都很熱鬧。酒吧就位於河邊,海豚不時在這裡出現。食物也很棒。位於南珀斯河岸的 Windsor Hotel 也是我常去的地方,因為我住在附近。酒店裡有一家餐廳,你可在戶外吃小吃或主餐。這兩個地方都是和朋友聚會很棒的地方。

南珀斯(South Perth)美麗的河畔景色。
南珀斯(South Perth)美麗的河畔景色。

4. Where’s the best place for lunch? 吃午餐最棒的地方在哪?

My favorite lunch hangout is the Gusto Cafe along Angelo Street in South Perth. Besides the convenience, the food is out of this world. The chef and the manager are the owners of the cafe. The menu is original with lots of Greek influence. The portion is generous and all the ingredients are undoubtedly fresh. The coffee is great and all the cakes are homemade. The prices are reasonable by Perth standard.

我最喜歡流連的午餐地點是位於南珀斯 Angelo Street 的 Gusto Café。除了地點方便外,這的食物特別美味。廚師和經理是這餐廳的老闆。原創菜單受希臘美食影響。食物的份量大,食材的新鮮度無可否認。這裡的咖啡也很棒,所有的蛋糕都是自家烘焙的。價格方面,就珀斯的標準來說,是合理的。

5. And for dinner? 晚餐呢?

Nothing beats a meal at the Frasers Restaurant in King’s Park. The food there is outstanding. I had the degustation menu there recently and every single dish was well plated and original. As degustation portion is smaller than normal, even the garnishes are made in proportion to the dish. Absolutely amazing!  Every one of the eight dishes were delicious and very well prepared. The wine menu was very comprehensive and the waiter would pick the perfect wine to go with each dish. The service is commendable. The staff is attentive and very friendly.  To add to an already good experience, the view is stunning from the restaurant. You can see the city lights and the beautiful Swan River.

位於國王公園的 Frasers Restaurant 所向無敵,食物非常出色。我最近在那點了品嘗菜單,每一道菜都是原創,擺盤亦非常吸引人。品嘗菜單的食物一般都比較小,讓我吃驚的是,就連配菜的大小的拿捏都那麼精準。品嘗菜單里有八道菜,每一道皆非常好吃。餐廳的葡萄酒單非常全面。服務員會根據菜單推薦葡萄酒。服務員們不但友善,而且殷勤,服務是值得稱讚的。錦上添花的是那美景,你可以高居臨下欣賞市區的萬家燈火和美麗的天鵝河。

國王公園(King's Park)。
國王公園(King’s Park)。

6. Where would you send a first-time visitor? 如有朋友到訪,你會帶他們去哪玩?

For a first time visitor to Perth, I would send them on a trip through Swan Valley. It’s only about 30 minutes from the city and you are suddenly in one of the wine region of Perth. Besides the wineries, there are fabulous restaurants there. Not to be missed are the Sandleford Winery’s restaurant. The restaurant serves a good Australian menu and the Sandleford wines are world-renowned. Along the way, there’s the Margaret River chocolate factory, where you can get handful of free chocolate buttons. Every kid and adult alike cannot resist the big chocolate button bowls. Most of the big wineries there have a restaurant or cafe attached and the food at the wineries are usually very good.

I’m sure visitors from Asia would particularly like the weekend markets selling home grown vegetables, Australian-made soaps, essential oils, jams, sauces, homemade cookies and cakes. I love wondering the markets and look at all the homemade goodies. They make great presents. I go to the Saturday market in Clontarf on Manning Road in Waterford.

第一次到珀斯旅行的朋友,我會建議他們到 Swan Valley 去。從珀斯出發,只需30分鐘的車程,你就抵達珀斯的葡萄酒產區了。除了葡萄酒園,這裡也有很好的餐廳。不可錯過的是 Sandleford 酒庄的餐廳。餐廳提供澳大利亞菜單,而 Sandleford 酒園出產的葡萄酒是聞名世界的。沿途,你可參觀 Margaret River 巧克力廠,還可以隨意品嘗巧克力。無論是大人或小孩,都無法抗拒裝滿了迷你巧克力的大碗。大型的葡萄園一般都設有餐廳或咖啡廳,一般都在水準之上。

來自亞洲的遊客一般都特別喜歡到周末市集買蔬菜、自製肥皂、精油、果醬、調味料、曲奇餅和蛋糕。我也非常喜歡欣賞這些自製的產品,它們是很好的禮物。我常光顧的周六市場位於 Waterford Manning Road 的 Clontarf Farmer’s Market。


7. What should I avoid? 你會避免的事。

Like any big city, it’s better to avoid going out late at night on your own or hang around the railway station especially at night.


8. Before leaving Perth, one must… 離開珀斯前,一定要。。。

Go to the beach. Perth’s has fabulous beaches… clean white sand and beautiful waters.


情報員:Rowena Teo,新加坡人,20年前搬到珀斯居住。喜歡珀斯的空間感、清新的空氣和友善的人們。

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