The Choc Pot, Burwood

On a cold winter’s night when you’re craving some warm, rich, dessert – The Choc Pot is the perfect place to go! I couldn’t really decide what my favourite was between the salted caramel chocolate souffle and the molten chocolate fondant! Check it out for yourself!

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Cute little boards for menu prices and specials

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Small open kitchen area

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Mr Souff – salted caramel waterfall into a light fluffy chocolate souffle ($12.00)

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The Choc Pot – molten chocolate fondant ($12.00)

The Food Zoo experience: So. Much. Chocolate. Chocolate this, chocolate that. You just can’t really go wrong in this place. Unless it’s too much chocolate. In which case, match desserts with the recommended herbal teas! I’m loving this place!

The Choc Pot

7/1 Railway Parade
Burwood NSW 2134

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22 Grams, Randwick

Seems like my “Keep Calm and Have Brunch” routine is really falling into place! Very slowly but surely establishing something for myself after all these years but it’s better late than never! Also good to take the back seat and have my friends getting involved and choosing the brunch venues!

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Get your table and order at the counter

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Chocolate milkshake & Freshly squeezed orange juice

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Mocha

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Freshly squeezed kale juice & salted caramel milkshake

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Quirky number blocks as table numbers

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Poached eggs with avo smash & caramalised tomatoes ($14.00)

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Perfectly poached eggs!

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Scrambled eggs served with sourdough

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Breakfast special: Spicy chipotle eggs with green onion and coriander ($13.00)

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Pear and white chocolate muffin ($4.00)

The Food Experience: This place is a bit out of the way for me from the North Shore but super convenient for people in South East Sydney and especially students from UNSW (since it’s located at the very end of High St) or people in general looking for a fresh, good value and and healthy meal. I love the fact that 22 Grams adopts a back-to-the-basics approach – food and service served in such a simple, no fuss attitude. Grab your own table, order at the counter, select from a variety of egg-based breakfasts or salads without any complicated fancy ingredients.

22Grams

166-168 Belmore Rd
Randwick, NSW 2031

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Chur Burger, Surry Hills

Chur Burger is just a short walk from Central Station and located on the corner where Assiette used to be (good riddance to that place). I love the American diner ambiance – order at the counter and pick a place amongst the round communal tables or high bar tables in the back corner.

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Pheonix range soft drinks ($5.00)

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Salted Caramel milkshake ($8.00)

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Pulled pork, Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo ($10.00)

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Grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle ($10.00)

The Food Zoo experience: Burgers are pretty good value – my favourite was the grilled beef (didn’t notice there was a fish filled and pickled cucumber variation T___T). A bit disappointed by the overpriced salted caramel shake which just tasted like a malt milkshake… I’ve read some reviews about bad service but didn’t experience any of that. Food was served quickly and when they realised it was for sharing they even offered for the kitchen to halve the burgers (I quickly declined as I wanted photos of a complete burger!) There are a few large share tables so waiting time is limited. I would say, good for a casual meal amongst friends, maybe not for a date…

 Chur Burger
8 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

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Ms. G’s, Potts Point

I know every time I post it seems like I’m apologising for the lack of posts! But what better reason to post than Mother’s Day lunch! At Ms. G’s!! This trendy little Asian Fusion restaurant has had all my friends talking for a while and I think I’ve finally been won over on my second visit here.

DSC_0002Ms. G’s lower ground level

Conveniently located behind Kings Cross train station, the restaurant spans several levels in a loft-like style. with an open plan kitchen in the basement. My favourite was the lower ground level with garden view and only one round table at the back (which we unfortunately couldn’t secure for our group of eight). Cute hanging Chinese lanterns and mismatched oriental plates clearly intrigued and excited my family so much… I clearly need to take them out more often =P

DSC_0015Mini bánh mì- crisp pork belly or chicken katsu ($6.00 each)

One of my favourite dishes of the meal and consistently yummy for my tummy! When these arrived I was so hungry I was already on my last mouthful as my family savoured the difference between the pork and chicken. General consensus was the pork belly but I liked them both! Anything with pickled veggies and herbs :D

DSC_0016Kingfish tostada, green papaya, guacamole, red nahm jim ($18.00)

This entree was  just as fun and amazing as it looked! Loved using my hands and digging into this dish. The kingfish was so fresh and the salad so full of flavour! great combination!

DSC_0021Crispy new potatoes, Pauls chilli jam ($12.00)

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Steak tartare and prawn crackers. What more could you ask for! I love any variation of steak tartare and would definitely recommend this dish. Just don’t be like my grandma and only eat the prawn crackers =P

DSC_0032Jow’s sweet & sour lamb ribs ($25.00)

Please don’t hate me but I’m personally not a big ribs fan BUT I think I may be converted! These ribs were so amazing the meat literally just peeled off the bone and were deliciously cooked (I won’t say perfect since I have no expectations of ribs) in flavour and texture. Highly recommended!!!

DSC_0037Grandma’s stirred spicy pork & tofu egg noodles ($19 .00)

I don’t do spicy but would gladly let my mouth burn for this dish haha. Definitely recommend the Grandma’s egg noodles over the shanghai noodles below.

DSC_0042Shanghai noodles, smoked eel, mushrooms, gruyere and dancing bonito flakes ($25.00)

The noodles are alive!!! Well it’s what I think every time I see bonito flakes on food. Was a bit disappointed with this dish – not sure if it was because we had over-ordered and this was the last dish to arrive but this dish was just too salty for my liking.

DSC_0053 ‘Stoner’s Delight 2.0’ – Doughnut ice cream, peanut butter, raspberry jam, candied bacon, potato chips, mars bar slice, banana fritter ($14.00)

I’m always one to look at the dessert menu first when researching restaurants, being invited to dine at a restaurant, recommending a restaurant and/or arriving at a restaurant. So let’s all just agree I’m a dessert person if you haven’t already noticed. Ms. G’s definitely did not disappoint. The Stoner’s delight – I think I read somewhere it’s pretty much the kind of dessert you come up with or would crave for if you were stoned. Was quite amused by the name really. To be honest, it was really rich and just thought there was way too much happening on the plate compared to the next two desserts…

DSC_0050“Bruce Springsteen”, butter popcorn ice cream,salted caramel, popcorn brittle and honeycomb
Background: “Halo Halo” Passion fruit ice cream, young coconut ice, strawberry, watermelon, jasmine jelly, lychee pearls & other stuff ($14.00)

These two desserts were my absolute favourite courses of the night. Was literally just alternating between spoonfuls of the delicious desserts. The rich creamy smooth popcorn, honeycomb and caramel flavours of the Bruce Springsteen contrasted with the refreshing and light passion fruit, coconut, watermelon and lychee pearls were absolute heaven and the best way to end a huge satisfying meal.

The Food Zoo experience: Overall a big thumbs up for Ms. G’s. I’m majorly impressed with the dessert menu and my favourite the lamb ribs. There are so many restaurants in Sydney to try but I can see myself coming back here soon if not for dinner then just dessert! Also, watch out for the 10% surcharge for 8+ bookings!

Ms. G’s
155 Victoria Street
Potts Point, NSW
T: (02) 8313 1000
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