Ms G’s had been sitting on my to-eat list for a couple of months before I FINALLY got there about a month ago, I dont know why I waited so long. Not only is the quirky interior, friendly service and atmosphere something to write home about, the food is incredibe.
At first when I read the menu, nothing jumped off the page which usually means one of two things – the food will be average or I am going to be pleasantly surprised. Thankfully, it was a case of the latter.
Going with a group of 8 other hungry pigs was a genius idea, we were able to order a range of different items from the menu which is filled with modern Asian food with an American twist. Here is a run down of what we ate:
Mini bánh mì- If you haven’t heard of what these you must be living under a rock because it seems these crusty French baguettes filled with Vietnamese goodies are all the rage at the moment. We opted for the crispy pork variety, and they didn’t disappoint.
Bowl O’Kimchi – kimchi is root vegetable that the Koreans ferment for long periods of time to create a tasty side dish. It tastes a lot better than it looks, I promise.
Yellowfin tuna, green tea soba noodles, jalapeno dressing – the tuna is served raw with cold noodles, which makes it the perfect refreshing dish to start with, made even more enjoyable with the spice of the japanenos.
Crunchy Bangkok fried chicken - I would die happy if I was eating this dish. I was definitely the highlight for me – crispy, spicy, crunchy batter coating succulent, moist chicken – The KFC Colonel should be taking notes.
Jow’s sweet & sour lamb ribs – I don’t know who Jow is, but I can assure you they sure know how to make ribs. These are so tender they might fall off the bone before they reach your mouth. Finger licking good.
Crispy pork hock, apple kimchi, 5 flavour sauce, lettuce, herbs –The hock arrived in full on your table and the apple kimchi is the perfect accompaniment. A trendy/Asian version of a good old fashioned roast pork with apple sauce.
D I Y Sang Choy Bao – Sichuan chilli lamb, smoked eggplant nahm prik – simple, tasty but not knock-your-socks-off stuff, but perfect if you’re looking for someone on the healthier side.
Now, for those sweet toothed friends out there, this is when things really start to get fun. I am not a huge dessert person but I know a good one when I taste one, and this is one of the best I have ever had!
“Stoner’s Delight 2.0” – Another stella dish that is a lot more fun for your taste buds that it is for your arteries. It is made up of doughnut ice cream, peanut butter, raspberry jam, candied bacon, potato chips, mars bar slice and a banana fritter. It is crunchy, soft, crisp, gooey, hot, cold, sweet and salty. It is everything you want in a dessert and will have you in a food coma upon completion.
The Bitter: Being in a big group meant we were tucked into a booth so we couldn’t enjoy the atmosphere of the rest of the restaurant.
The Sweet: Fried chicken. Fried chicken. Fried chicken.
The Damage: all of these dishes and a few drinks each (great selection of beers, which I will cover in my next instalment of New Year New Beer) cost about $65 per head. More delicious food than you can poke a chop stick at, and a lot of fun.