Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Eating at this place was sort of one of those curiousity driven encounters, because although it was suggested by one of Alvina's colleagues, we were just looking for anywhere to eat in Surry Hills and came across it. Not to pass up any opportunity to try a quirky, hidden little treasure, we entered the interesting restaurant with the even more interesting name, only to find it packed and busy with people.

I was generally quite satisfied with this place =) . Although I’m usually not a fan of woody interiors with densely packed people (as it tends to induce indigestion for me), the distinct tastes of each dish was enough to cover it up.

The lotus chips: Crispy, lightly flavoured and not too salty, it was the perfect snack to start teasing the belly and arousing the taste buds. I’m craving for more as I write this…

Duck pancakes: The pancakes were softly cooked which really complimented the saucy, tender flavoured duck. The sauce really made this dish for me as it added a bit of twang & juiciness to the soft textures.

The duck really was so soft...it just melts in your mouth.

Pork: All i can utter is *DROOOOOL*, the pork had a very savoury flavour and boasting with juices that melted in my mouth. Another drool factor was that it basically sliced itself as its tenderness enabled only a mere tip contact with the knife. Would definitely come back for this one.

Beef: I actually preferred Alvina's dish overall, but the sauce on mine was a tiny bit better, so I kept dipping the pork with my dish's Asian influenced sauce lol.


Banana pastry with ice-cream: I am worried about my keyboard as it is drenched in my drool.. This was one of my favourite desserts i ever tasted in my life! I think it had to do with the fact that for me, i had a very nostalgic connection with fried pastry & banana as a child. The crispy pastry perfectly blended with the sweetness of the warm banana, topped off with melted smooth ice-cream lavishing my mouth. (I sound like a bit of a drama queen but for me it was divine….)

22 comments:

chiikalivelovelaugh said...

ha aaaa you made my mouth water reading the descriptions of the meals you had...everything looks so good too...my favorite picture is of the two of you holdig your cocktails...even your rings match your drinks :) very nice
xoxo Stephi
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Marta said...

OMG, I want to taste those chips!! :)

rolala said...

Everything looks so yummy! I didn't know there were such things as lotus chips but they sure look like they can be addictive!

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inmyhansonshirt said...

Everything looks great! It's nice to try out new places!
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Scarlett C. said...

All this food looks amazing and your descriptions are making me really hungry.

-Scarlett

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MistressCatgirl said...

This all looks so delicious! I wish we had places like that where I live.

the-caramel-lady said...

lovely blog
:)xxxxxx

Hello Naka said...

the food and reviews make my stomach growl!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Those drinks look delicious! I love your stunning rings! =)

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Analisa said...

Ah this post just made me so hungry! That banana pastry with ice ream sounds delicious!

Sunny & Star said...

Yummy food and drinks. Looks like an absolutely amazing evening to me.

Angie said...

so much yummy, yummy food and drinks! i really like sliced lotus root too :) especially with sugar!

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francesca romana capizzi said...

Wll this place seems to be offering high quality food!! I am impressed by your statement rings!
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Lisa Lockhart said...

ooh pretty drinks!


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Daria said...

oh well... :) now I'm hungry!

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Daria, the Fashionsurfer

Style Diaries said...

this post made me hungry.

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Picali said...

Yum! ♥

Well... said...

Mmmmmm...seriously!?
Your food posts get me every single time!
Such yumminess...and then as if seeing the pictures isn't enough, you've got to describe it!
Haha, amazing food post. You're making me hungry (again) :b

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Veronica said...

Love it! Looks delish :)

Izzy said...

hahaha at your comment about the banana pastry w/ icecream. your description makes it sound very yummy indeed!!

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog btw- the location wasn't actually usyd (it was Hyde Park)! I'm going there next Mon too, pooey :(

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Those cocktails and the dessert really look so good!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

michellek said...

it is cool how you kinda do reviews of the places you eat at. you are truthful and honest and state your own opinion. keep them up! i'm getting hungry even though i just ate

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