Another night of talented fat Burlesque was on the cards and that is enough to whet the appetite of my fellow pervs in need of fuel for hours of wolf whistles, howls and Whoooooo’s.
The place is called Disco Beans which is a Japanesey art gallery/lounge room/eatery swirl of creativity and scrumptiousness. Being a summer evening, meant that the sun was still blazing as it came down, drenching the place in its blinding glory that you almost needed sunglasses. The white walls have these super awesome drawings of black chubby catfish, snakes and veiney titties and hanging from the ceiling there is an art installation that I can only affectionately describe it as a colourful ‘brain fart’.
We sat along one of the wall tables in the pathway of a nice cool breeze and the drama of High street. One of the staff was making gyoza so naturally, that was going to be on someone’s plate (but not mine).
I chose the Marinated raw salmon Yu-kke $12.50, which consisted of generous amounts salmon chunks, salad leaves, avocado bits that was drizzled with traditional Yu-kke soy and sesame oil marinade with wakame sprinkled on top. The surprise underneath that it rested on a bed of brown wild rice with millet, quinoa and amaranth mixed through.
Even though I’m bursting at the seams, I still had to try the sugar and gluten free Strawberry Fields forever cake plus ice cream $11. It’s like a slice of frozen strawberry and coconutty cheesecake with a cashew and peanut crumb base served with 3 scoops of sickly sweet vegan soy ice cream. At first, it was a bit hard to eat but I reckon give it another 10 minutes and the dessert would of soften up nicely.
This place deserves to be lavished with wonderful praise and given MASSIVE BONUS POINTS because it caters for gluten AND sugar free dweebs like me. I found joy because of its bizarre sexual vibe, adorable staff and delicious scrumptious food and art. Even that pink phallic table ornament brought an entertaining smile to my face when I thought about it hours later.
238 High St
Ph : 03-9077-4772
Hours: 6 – 11:30pm Tuesday to Sunday
Catch Tram 86 Bundoora RMIT (away from the city) and get off at Stop 31 Northcote Town Hall