|Fonda Restaurant, Richmond|
After recovering from the flu a few weeks ago and feeling toey as a roman sandal after isolating myself in my unit for a few days and not eating anything with any flavour, as if in a daze, or perhaps even because I was medicated, I decided to walk to Richmond and sample the fabled kangaroo burrito. Inside a tortilla that is made fresh daily from the Abbotsford Convent bakery which incidentally seems like it would be an interesting place to visit one day, I tasted a weird concoction that nearly dripped all over my white jumper. Perhaps it is because the burrito was cut in half, maybe it was the flour tortilla (which was an excellent tortilla, but I think the kangaroo would match better with a corn tortilla) or the very mild relish that is added en lieu of a home-made salsa, it reminded me of some bizarre wrap that you would purchase at a takeway. The kangaroo itself was flavoursome but I did not think any of the ingredients that were paired with it accentuated its distinct flavour. The kangaroo was very tender and moist, evident by the amount of juice that dripped on the plate. It was like drinking non-alcoholic beer at a german boozer. Your senses expect one thing but when you digest something completely different you are left in awe. A good kind of awe though. It certainly is not street food, but a meal in itself.
Being a glutton, I also wanted to sample their fish tacos. As I reflected on in my Mamasita post I am very judgemental when it comes to these and Fonda definitely delivers. The chipotle aioli that is used to dress the fish works. I didn't think it would but I was proven wrong. At $6 per taco, they are great value for money and are actually served in a corn tortilla. A winner indeed.
There is an outdoor area which I intend to use during the summer months and a small list of alcoholic beverages prevails. Sadly since I was getting over the flu I choose not to sample any and after gorging on the kangaroo burrito I certainly felt like a shot of something but instead choose the horchata which paired well with what I had and gave me the needed energy to walk back to Southbank via the Yarra.
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248 Swan Street Richmond VIC 3121
My Rating: 12/20
Ambiance: 2.5/5 (Includes beer garden)
Value For Money: 4/5
Comment: Try the kangaroo burrito... interesting
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When I published this post, 86% of the reviewers on Urbanspoon liked this place. I would be back but it would be for tacos, antojitos and quesadillas.