About

My name is CJ, aka perthmunchkin…… key word being ‘Munch’ – I love my food. I’m born and bred in Perth and in the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to venture to many a brilliant Perth establishment with my partner in crime, GG.

We are blessed in Western Australia with amazing fresh, local produce and wonderful, passionate artisan producers, along with a vast array of very impressive eateries. Name your pleasure – seafood, Italian, French, Indian, etc…. it’s all on offer, with new fabulous restaurants opening up on a weekly basis.

I feel I’ve only scratched the surface of what’s out there, but I’m happy to continue my food appreciation adventure.

Please note that this blog is merely an outlet for me to wax lyrical about my food experiences. I work in finance by day so perthmunchkin is my chance to be creative. It is just my opinion and I can appreciate that others may disagree in some instances. 

If you fancy sending me an email, here’s the best one to get me on – perthmunchkin@hotmail.com

Happy Eating!

22 Comments on “About”

  1. April 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM #

    Hey CJ,

    Congrats on the site looks great and I am a big fan of Perth based websites. My name is Adam Barrell and in my free time away from my 9 to 5 I am a freelance web designer http://www.albwebdesign.com.au. I was wondering if you would be interested in a link exchange with my Tweet Perth website which showcases Tweets from Perth in relation to News, Traffic, Weather, Sporting Clubs, Bloggers etc. I have started up a links page and would love to feature your site on there and in exchange I would be happy to have a link on your blogroll. Also are you on Twitter? If not you are missing the action as I have seen great responses to food based tweets and blogs (I saw the link to your website on Twitter). Please contact me via email to discuss further.

    Cheers

    Adam

    Adam

  2. Hanco
    February 25, 2012 at 11:50 PM #

    Good things come in 3’s – food, wine and company. Had a lovely wine-dinner at Tom’s Kitchen with my wife, Perth Munchkin and like-minded foodies.

    • February 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM #

      So lovely to meet you both too! Had the nicest time 🙂 Tom’s Kitchen is a great spot – can see why its one of your favourites 🙂 All the best!

  3. July 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

    Hey Munchkin,

    Would it be possible to add my site to your blog?

    http://www.youtube.com/user/walaoehTV
    https://twitter.com/cookwithmicho

    Cheers,
    Micho 🙂

  4. October 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

    Hey CJ,

    Visit our website as our services may be of interest. We provide commercial kitchens for hire on an hourly basis in Perth which is great for foodies to share and try out recipes. Great for cooking clubs and very flexible. VIsit out website at http://www.cookscookout.com.au

    thanks!

    Hadi

  5. Nadia & John
    November 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM #

    Happy Birthday Munchkin…..Nadia & John

  6. Henry Hamelink
    April 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM #

    Hi perthmunchkin, after looking at your blog, I realise that you really are in love with food and Perth. Next time we catch up, we will have to try somewhere you haven’t been. Some help please CJ, have a birthday dinner to arrange for Anzac Day, a birthday for my daughter, hubby and their 2 year old son. The preference of my daughter is seafood and Aussie food. She thought Salt, Bluewater Grill or Red Herring. I am thinking Kailis Leederville given the seafood aspect….would love to get your thoughts..cheers HH

  7. June 23, 2013 at 7:52 PM #

    Bonjour,

    there is a new french website “”www.voulezvousdiner.com”” for organizing private dinner around the world; i organize 2 dinners in Canberra and it was a great experience. If you like to cook and meet people that website is made for you!!

  8. August 15, 2013 at 3:41 AM #

    Thank you for following our blog. We sincerely appreciate your support.

    -Marpay Fitness

  9. April 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

    CJ your blog looks great!! Very excited to be following!

  10. May 27, 2014 at 8:16 PM #

    Excellent way of explaining, and nice post to get information regarding my presentation topic,
    which i am going to present in university.

  11. October 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM #

    Hi CJ

    Think you site looks great and really great content. Im a local manufacturer of cakes in Perth supplying retail stores across Australia and a little exporting. We are looking for a blogger to promote our products and mange our social media as we have some great innovative products we want people to try and review. I have looked on various websites to try and find someone i would hope would be as excited and as passionate as we are about what we do- but they all seem a little corporate- if you know what i mean? have you any advise on where i might look for a partner and how to pick the right one?

    cheers

    marcus

    • October 24, 2014 at 7:48 AM #

      Hi Marcus,

      Thanks for your message. Would you be able to shoot me through an email to perthmunchkin@hotmail.com with a few more details on your cake business and I’ll have a think about who might be able to assist. I mean I am more than happy to lend a hand where I can, but would be great to hear a little more about what you do.

      Cheers
      Carly 🙂

  12. Rhys Arangio
    January 13, 2015 at 3:46 PM #

    Hi CJ – I work for Austral Fisheries and we produce Glacier 51 Toothfish. Would you mind if I used some of your pictures and words from your recent Mandoon Estate piece on our websites? More than happy to credit you and link back to your blog 🙂
    Cheers
    Rhys

    http://www.australfisheries.com.au
    http://www.glacier51toothfish.com.au
    http://www.colto.org

    • January 13, 2015 at 3:49 PM #

      Go for it Rhys 😊 Happy to use the pics wherever you fancy. And it was AMAZING fish!

  13. Rhys Arangio
    January 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM #

    Thanks CJ – Glad you enjoyed it!
    Will advise when our post is up 🙂

  14. April 7, 2015 at 12:24 PM #

    Hey C.J.

    I would love to show you our new service!
    How bout schedule a free week for you/or a friend to try it out.

    http://www.cookandcleanwa.com/

    • April 13, 2015 at 1:22 AM #

      Hi Leticia,

      I’m actually away from Perth at the moment, but any chance you could send an email to perthmunchkin@Hotmail.com with a few more details please?
      Cheers
      Carly

  15. Simone
    August 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM #

    Will you be doing a review of Shadow Wine Bar? Would be keen to hear your thoughts.

    • August 5, 2015 at 4:30 PM #

      I surely will Simone 😊 Really enjoyed our visit. Have you been?

  16. Charmian Webster
    August 11, 2016 at 9:36 AM #

    Thank you for your photo of the interior of Darrell Lea in Perth. I was commissioned to make those lollipop chandeliers for Darrell Lea, but never saw any photos of the finished product….so sad they’re gone….

    • August 11, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

      So glad you enjoyed them Charmain. It was a really beautiful store!

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