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)

DSC_0025Vietnamese steak tartare, prawn crackers ($18.00)

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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District Dining, Surry Hills

So the past month or two has been such a whirlwind of exams, study and work and so now I introduce you all to a place which will not disappoint! A more casual, relaxed fine dining with dishes designed to share, I am so excited every time I’m going to fine dining. Thank you head chef Warren Turnbull (also head chef of Assiette)!

My favourite thing about District Dining is the way each dish is so vibrantly presented! The waitstaff are always always so professional, thoughtful and accommodating. Although at times if you are dining in the early dinner session, they may seem a bit pushy at times (though still very nice!) but you realise they’re only trying their best to make sure you have enough time to enjoy their awesome dessert!

Pimentos del padron ($8.00)

Basically Spanish small green peppers, and similar to a chili roulette, nothing beats starting dinner with some fun and games for everyone! Fortunately we didn’t seem to get a chili one…

Crispy pork belly, watermelon, cashews, pickled daikon ($24.00)

I’m so fascinated with anything cooked with watermelon… Goes well!

Veal tongue, pickled turnip, salsa verde, almonds ($16.00)

Loved how the veal tongue was so big and juicy! And the pickled turnips… Mmm…

Steak tartare, aioli, french fries, sourdough ($18.00)

This entree is great to share. I love how everyone can pass it around the table and take as little as they need (or as much as they can!) But the fries are so good they’re is never enough! haha

Field mushroom, truffled pecorino, caremalised onion pizza ($18.00)

I seem to always recently be surprised at how amazing vegetarian dishes can be! If you had your veggies, trust me, you will still love this mushroom pizza!

Riverine premium sirloin – green harissa, red onion compote ($29.00)

Those who know me know that I’m a HUGE beef fan but I think this dish was overshadowed by the amazing lamb (below). So I just Googled what “harissa” is – a mix of chillies and herbs such as coriander but don’t worry, not spicy at all!

Ras el hanout, lamb rump, pumpkin hummus, honey feta ($26.00)

The best lamb ever cooked! The lamb is super juicy and tender I almost mistook it for beef! The flavoring of the pumpkin hummus was also subtle and I just couldn’t seem to have enough.

Strawberries, raspberries, meringue, vanilla cream ($12.00)

The crispy sweetness of the meringue completely balanced out by the refreshingly sour strawberries and raspberries… I’m still craving more…

Chocolate parfait, banana cream, peanut brittle ($12.00)

Chocolate parfait which was just layer after layer of surprise! The peanut brittle on top with banana cream and then some rich chocolately mousse-like treasure at the very very bottom.

Both desserts that we had were totally delicious. The good and bad thing about district Dining is that the menu is constantly changing due to seasonal ingredients. The good – a forever changing and refreshing menu. The bad – not being able to taste the same amazing dessert you had last time!

District Dining
17 Randle Street
Surry Hills, 2010
T: (02) 9211 7798

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