VIVISEN TEAHOUSE, Fremantle:
The old adage “magic happens outside of your comfort zone” applies to the Fremantle dining scene. And if you believe it, and dare to venture off the Cappuccino strip to a quieter part of town – more specifically to 15 Point Street – you are in for a sweet, sweet, taste of magic.
Tucked away in the less explored side of Fremantle, Vivisen Teahouse is an upmarket but friendly Chinese restaurant, perfect for relaxing lunches and dinner get-togethers. A notch above the rest, Vivisen is unique. “We focus on original Chinese ingredients, textures and smells with our own added twist” says Bidan, the manager.
A perfect example of this is the seasonal vegetables tossed with goji berries; a well known superfood. Although it may not be everyone’s first pick off the menu, the combination of aromatic garlic and sweet goji berries stir-fried with greens works surprisingly well. And for an additional goji-boost, the house blend goji tea is like magic in a pot, and a perfect complement to every meal. Refreshing hot or cold, the berry drink provides considerable health benefits and “longevity through ancient wisdom”. To top this off, Vivisen sources only local and seasonal produce, including free-range chicken and eggs, and opts for organic whenever possible.
Dining at Vivisen is charming, to say the least. Warm tones and natural textures run through the furnishings. The stone table tops and marri counter contrast the glossy floor and smart high back chairs. However, the sophisticated setting does not reflect the prices – Vivisen is all about delectable and delicious meals at deliciously affordable prices!
Dare to venture out of your comfort zone and to 15 Point street – you may just be rewarded with a little bit of magic.
15 Point Street, Fremantle
Phone 9336 6699