BEAUX LANE in Mt Lawley has a great mix of eateries to suit all tastes.
Pax & Co is one of my favourties and has the best nasi goreng ($15.50) I’ve ever eaten.
Brown rice gave the dish a pleasant chewiness, and the flavours were simple but layered, creating a complex tang.
The Asian eatery prides itself on serving wholesome food with fresh ingredients, and the vegetables in my nasi goreng didn’t disappoint.
“We believe healthy eating and flavour can exist in harmony,” states the eatery’s blurb.
The owners came to appreciate the importance of healthy eating while supporting a family member with cancer.
“We realised how important clean eating was for the body and how vital sharing a good meal was for the soul.”
With this in mind, I took comfort from the notion that sweet potato fries ($8) were actually good for me.
Well, I’m not sure if that’s true, but they were the best I’ve ever had – crisp on the outside, soft in the centre and with just the right amount of salt.
The menu had a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes including vegan avo smash ($15), mushies on toast with kale, feta and poached egg ($18), and Penang chilli scramble ($18).
The pax to the max ($24) is a healthy version of the big breakfast with avocado, tomatoes, mushrooms, blanched kale, nitrate-free bacon and pork sausage.
I can see a return visit because the eatery’s beetroot and cacao pancakes ($16.50) looked divine.As the dish whisked past my table, I was in awe at the deep-pink flapjacks with lashings of mascarpone, chocolate sauce, fruit and pistachio crumble.
Pax & Co
609 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
open seven days