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Thehouseofem and susper were leaving for New Yoooooork the next day, so we decided to have dinner nearby to thehouseofem’s turf at Point Cook Town Centre. After a short walk up and down the one strip of restaurants, we settled on tapas at Gypsy Road.
The darkened interior with the various blue tones and lighting provided what can only be described as a soothing and tranquil feel. However this effect was spoiled by the sunlight streaming in and the place probably looks amazing by night. We opted to sit outside. Let thehouseofem and susper soak in as much sunlight before exposure to the winter elements for two weeks overseas.
Lemon lime bitter and apple juices.
Our selection of tapas.
Teriyaki chicken - chicken supreme with teriyaki sauce.
The chicken was sliced quite thinly, allowing much of it to soak up the flavouring from the sauce. The teriyaki sauce itself wasn’t too salty or potent, resulting in an overall light dish. Good to eat as a salad or with rice (offered as an option under the mains).
Pork croquettes, with Gribeche sauce.
The croquettes were typical, crumbed perfectly on the outside with a delicious mashed potato and pork inside. The Gribeche sauce however was something I hadn’t encountered with croquettes yet. The first bite was a familiar taste and it took me a while before I could put my finger on it; egg sandwiches from Japan. As it turns out, Gribeche sauce is a cold mayonnaise sauce with chunks of egg. It went well with the croquettes. Delicious!
Arancini balls - panko crumbed pumpkin, Persian fetta spinach.
Susper was having a meat-free day and this was one of two vegetarian dishes ordered, so they all had susper’s name. I have since tried these on a separate occasion and wasn’t a fan. While the outside was crisp as it should be, the overall taste was bland. Given the slightly larger size, the stuffing was also too filling and borderline sickening. Well, it would have been sickening if I had eaten more than two-thirds.
Enchiladas bite (Japanese mini pizza)
Tomato paste, melted cheese and fresh herbs on a crisp base. Need I say more?
Ebi - prawn with creamy garlic and paprika sauce.
These were quite a hit also with the three of us. The prawns tasted fresh and the creamy sauce had a strong garlic taste that went hand in hand with the prawns. If there was bread on the menu, it would have been good to soak up the rest of the sauce. We used the salad instead since we didn’t want to waste such delicious tasting sauce.
Jagamayo - green peas, potato salad, with wasabi mayo.
I love wasabi mayo prawns and the taste of that was what I was expecting from this dish. It wasn’t the same. While the vegetables were good, the dressing was more wasabi than mayo. It might as well have been just smothered in wasabi! Poor susper, she doesn’t handle hot well and we had to leave this dish unfinished.
As I mentioned previously, I have since returned here for lunch with J.
The Gypsy Beef Burger - lettuce, tomato, bacon, pineapple, cheese with chips.
Grilled Chicken Burger - lettuce, tomato, cheese, aioli with chips.
Their tapas selection for dinner was quite delicious and definitely something you could come back for. Lunch on the otherhand was definitely a let-down. Their burgers were mediocre in taste and for the same price, you can get the better version from Grill’D.
Shop 402a, 1 Main St,
Point Cook Town Centre,
Point Cook, Victoria, 3030.
(03) 9395 7755