Argo on The Parade, Norwood

Light and healthy lunching at The Argo on The Parade taking advantage of the warm weather!

argo on the parade
Crowded house!

argo on the parade
Soy latte; $3.40 + $0.60 (soy milk)
Zing juice iced fruity: orange, pineapple and ginger; $6.50 + $0.50 (iced fruity)
Asparagus salad with broccolini, green beans, crisp pancetta with orange salt on a bed of couscous; $16.90

I think the soy latte I ordered was one of the worse ones I’ve had in a while. The soy milk was so watered down that after one sip, I gave up on it. Someone, please tell me that I just had a dud coffee that day! :( The icy zing juice on the other hand was refreshing and cool, the perfect fruity beverage to quench ones thirst – although the price for it is veering on the steep side of things. The asparagus was vibrant and appetising with a good variety of texture and flavour however a tad bit oily. The couscous wasn’t something we were expecting or used to, it was larger in shape, rather bland and the texture was chewy almost like tapioca pearls, just not translucent (on second thought, are they tapioca pearls?!).

argo on the parade
Luminosa: bocconcini, kalamata olives, fresh tomato, cucumber, char-grilled capsicum, Spanish onion, avocado slices and a light Italian dressing with mixed lettuce; $15.90

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 3.5/5

-d

Argo on The Parade
212 The Parade
Norwood SA 5000
P 08 8431 1387


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3 comments for “Argo on The Parade, Norwood

  1. Ann
    December 12, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    I think the couscous you describe is known as Israeli couscous. Argo’s is always crowded.
    There is a cute place on Henley Beach Rd I’ve been to, but the coffee was so bad, I don’t want to go back to sample the menu. Shame! If the coffee isn’t right, you have to wonder whether they care at all about the food!

  2. Sonya
    December 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    You can buy israli couscous from the supermarket. Also called pearl couscous. It does have a rather tapoicary texture. I am surprised they didn’t mention in the item discription that it wasn’t regular couscous.

    • dee
      December 14, 2012 at 2:36 AM

      Oh interesting! I never knew, thanks guys!

      Good point, it would’ve been nice to know what kind of couscous we were ordering… I prefer the normal kind. :)

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