Perth Day 9 – Kings Park, Perth Mint & David Jones Food Hall

We went to Kings Park which is Perth’s most popular tourist attraction. There are many things to do and places to see in a park 400.6 hectares in size. We missed out on the free walking tour so we just walked around.


map of Kings Park

Chris took these beautiful pictures of trees and plants in Kings Park.

We then drove to Synergy Parkland, a kids playground within Kings Park.
While P was playing in the park we ate dessert and had coffee at the Zamia Cafe.

As usual the dessert was fabulous. The lemon lime brulee was perfectly tart, sweet and creamy.

lemon lime brulee

Our next stop was the Perth Mint where they make commemorative coins and medals like the ones used at the Sydney olympics. The highlight of the tour was watching a solid gold bar melted in a hot furnace then poured into a mold. There was also the world’s largest gold bar exhibition and Australia’s largest nugget collection.
Here the tour guide showed us how miners lived while searching for gold and the size of the gold nuggets found.

replica of one of the largest
gold nuggets ever found

After that we went to David Jones food hall. These are just a small sample of the things sold there. It was overwhelming. I wanted to try everything. Of course I ended up with nothing.

all kinds of pies


yet more pies


quiche galore


cakes

more cakes


cookies

For dinner we ate the rack of lamb I marinated the night before.

For the 1st rack of lamb I found this honey & soy marinade in the pantry and poured a generous amount on the lamb.

For the 2nd rack of lamb, I coated the top with Dijon mustard, sprinkled it with salt and pepper and a generous amount of roast lamb seasoning we bought at Coles.
Then I baked it in the oven at 180 C or 350 F until done. No need to sear first. They were both sooo good! Even better than the restaurant. The honey & soy had a sweet touch while the one marinated with the lamb seasoning was very flavorful. I was surprised that the seasoning permeated the meat. It’s the quality and freshness of the lamb that made it so good. We can’t find lamb this good in Manila.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue
West Perth WA 6005

Perth Mint
310 Hay Street
East Perth WA 6004

David Jones
622 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000
telephone: +61 8 9210 4000

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