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Lotus – Dude Food Deg


Initially I had missed out on getting a booking for the first two “Dan Hong’s dude food deg”  so when they announced there would be a third one I quickly made a booking. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but Dan Hong definitely did not disappoint, serving up 5 excellent courses.


 Cheese burger ‘Spring Roll’ and empanada ‘Donner Kebab’ – Two flavours you would never have thought would go well together, let alone in a spring roll or empanada, but they both worked surprisingly well. Biting into the spring roll played a trick on my brain, knowing what a spring roll or empanada “should” taste like, then being hit with the familiar taste of a cheese burger is in your mouth.

Indome with fried quail egg, deep fried eshays and ‘pulled buffalo wing’ sauce – More conventionl than the previous course and the only one of which i could probably make my self at home :).  It was a mi goring noodle with spicy sauce with a cloud like quail’s egg on top.

Pepperoni pizza won tons with napolentana consomme – This was another dish where initially you are confronted with something familiar, knowing what it should taste like, then upon eating it  you realise that the flavours are so familiar but not for the dish that they are currently in.

Tasting of Hotdogs – Corndog, Chicago style hotdog , foie gras and truffle hotdog – I thought that the tasting hot dogs were a fun idea for a course. The corn dog’s batter was light,  not oily at all. The Chicago style dog was simple but tasty. I’m not a foie gras fan so that dog did not really do it for me.

Donut ice-cream with candied bacon , banana fritter , pretzel praline, peanut butter and raspberry jam – A desert with bacon on it! Say no more…


22 Challis Ave , Potts Point –


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  • Reply thesuzchef October 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Looks fantastic – I love food that tricks you, food that looks something but tastes another. Am off to the dude food deg tomorrow, can’t wait!!

    • Reply Joseph October 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Yea I love something unexpected from food!

  • Reply Julie October 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    omg that looks amazing! Sadly I can’t go due to being booked out and also clashes with the food and wine fair 🙁

  • Reply Vivian - vxdollface October 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    me gusta 🙂 cant wait to go!

  • Reply Joseph October 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Julie – that sux at least your are going to something else cool, you cant do everything

    Vivian – Something to look forward too!

  • Reply Dumpling Girl October 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Lol, have only read your post after my experience as I wanted to be surprised. My mind totally played tricks on me too.

    • Reply Joseph October 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Yea its good to be surprised!

  • Reply Apple @Polkadotsandchopsticks October 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I’m with you on this one – bacon in a dessert is pure win.
    And not too fond of foie gras. I’ll have a double serve of dessert instead 😉

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