The Golden Triangle is known for a lot of things. Many prestigious Western Australia’s secondary schools are located somewhere within the GT. As a result, some of the over-rated, superficial and sanctimonious individuals can often be found on Daddy’s yacht somewhere on the Swan River, or partaking in their weekly shop at Claremont Quarters. But what’s of particular relevance to me, is the GT’s abundance of incredible eateries. Being a South of the River gal, I don’t get to enjoy them on a regular basis, but when I do I am never disappointed. This time around it was The Little Pantry in Shenton Park.
From the outside, The Little Pantry looks about the size of an actual pantry. What made it feel even smaller was it black walls and framed door. You really begin to wonder if you’re going to be able to snap up a seat (especially on Sundays), until you realise there’s a bright, big courtyard out back that holds a lot of the seating. Seeing as it was comfortable summers day in Perth, we made the most of it and sat outside.
A few days prior, The Little Pantry had brought out their updated Summer/Autumn menu, including my meal of choice: tomato braised beans. The motivation behind this choice: it looks like my beloved Shakshuka at Little Lefroy’s.
Overall I was pretty pleased about this dish. Being bean based it’s a completely different texture to Shakshuka, but I enjoyed each mouthful. I find some bean dishes aren’t as pleasant because the beans aren’t cooked to my liking. Instead of being soft and easy to chew, I’ve had many experiences where the beans are dry and hard, making it an overall unappealing dish. This definitely wasn’t the case. What I liked most about this meal was the spice kick the tomato sauce had. There were definitely a few occasions where I had to snatch up a glass of water, but the quality of the sauce is what separates this dish from a boring can of Heinz Baked Beans.