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Momofuku Seiōbo – Pyrmont

 

Its great when you go to expecting a place to be good and you go away from it with your expectations exceeded!  I went to Momofuku for lunch where the menu is a 8 course degustation (on the day there was actually 10) for $110.  The food was all superb with heaps of variety between the dishes that all seemed to complement each other in progression.

I was lucky and got a seat at the bar that looks into the kitchen there is an area with traditional tables but I think these are the best seats in the house as you can see the chefs at work watching all the food come together.  Another thing I liked about the place was the laid back atmosphere not exactly what you would expect from a 3 hatted restaurant.

At the end of the meal I was given a small packet of kimchi to take home which was nice. I really enjoyed my lunch an Momofuku and want to come back and give dinner a try.

 

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Smoked Potato , Apple

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Steemed Pork Bun

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Pink Snapper with Celery & Mustard

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Potato – Roe & Quandong

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Eel Dashi – Octopus & Raddish

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Egg with Cauliflower & Mushroom – My fav dish of them all. I normally would not pick a vegetarian dish off a menu so when this dish came out I was not expecting anything much sure it looked great but some cauliflower and egg how good could it be? Well it was great , the cauliflower had so much flavor  so did the sauce. The egg was had a lovely texture to it somewhere between hard and soft

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Mulloway with Salsfy & Oyster

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Chicken with Endive & Sunflower – the chicken was so moist and juicy

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Curd with Blackcurrant & Mint

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Sorrel with Pastachio Mirzipan

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Salted Carremel

 

The Star 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont

http://www.star.com.au/sydney-restaurants/signature-fine-dining/Pages/momofuku-seiobo.aspx

http://momofuku.com/sydney/seiobo/

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Ms G’s – Potts Point

 

Much has already been said about Ms Gs it has been on my to do list for a while but for whatever reason I had not yet got the chance to give it a try…. Until now , first impressions. Very cool fit out with the graffiti style writing on one wall, thick ropes hanging from the ceiling and old school lights.  I like the look of the place!

For entree I have the Mini bánh mì , very tasty littlie snack sized rolls.   I can’t decide which one was better the chicken or the pork. There is a wide range of things on the menu for mains from fried chicken to pho style soup to Angus scotch fillet. Chefs Dan Hong and Jowett Yu really cover allot of different Asian inspired flavors.

Egg noodle with XO sauce was simple dish but it had lots of flavours in it. Especially when you mix it all up together, the pouched egg makes the spicy dish mild by masking the heat of chilli. Braised Wagyu Beef “Pho Style” was flavoursome with tender meat and lots of fresh ingredients. Konnyaku is  popular in Japan I have had it before as sashimi and noodles but never in a pho style soup.

Deserts were every bit as good as the entree and mains maybe better. The “Stoner’s Delight” is an excellent combination of classic desert flavours everyone likes. Marshmallows were so soft. The cinnamon doughnut ice cream actually tasted like a cinnamon doughnut! I was expecting just a cinnamon flavour but it had that plus something more.

I wanted to get the Pandan chiffon cake ever since I saw it on masterchef. Sitting on top of the white tapioca the green of the cake really pops out at you. The cake itself is so light and airy !

Im a big fan of Ms G’! Believe the hype.

 

Mini bánh mì- crisp pork belly  or chicken katsu  $6

Egg noodles with XO sauce,  braised duck, soft poached egg  $16

Braised Wagyu Beef “Pho Style”, konnyaku noodles, lemongrass, beef broth  $24

Pandan chiffon cake, strawberries,  coconut sorbet  $12

“Stoner’s Delight” cinnamon  doughnut cream,chocolate, rice bubbles, pretzel, peanut brittle, marshmallow  $12

 

155 Victoria Street
Potts Point, 2011
www.merivale.com/#/msgs/msgs

 

 

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Modern Australian

Universal

Universal Is Now Closed Down

 

The night started out with a call from the restaurant saying there is a blackout and all Darlinghurst is without power so dinner service might not be on… Thankfully within an hour power was restored and it didn’t disturb my dinner plans.

The menu at Universal is a little different than normal no entree’s and mains just a list of ‘tasting’ plates. There is about 15 or so to choose from ordered in the menu from lightest to heavyset, the waiter suggested to order 3 of these each.

The food was all very good, excellent presentation with interesting flavour combinations that all came together really well.   John Dory & Mud crab with a tamarind sauce was a highlight for me perfectly cooked fish and crab with a flavoursome sauce. The special of the day chicken breast , thigh wrapped in skin and served on a bed of spiced potatoes and spinach puree sounds good to me and it was! The chicken was so soft and tender. I could have easily eaten a few servings of this dish. Asparagus tempura in the scallop dish was outstanding. It had a soft texture and maximised the taste of the juicy asparagus.

The deserts were amazing a great way to finish off a meal. Gaytime goes nuts a tube with a scoop of ice cream on the top with nuts circling the base.  Inside are layers of different things which all combine together to make for a standout desert.

$8 for coffee is standard for this type of restaurant however the only accompaniment was a mini macaroon (considering the tray of peti fores you get at est.) thought that was a bit light on considering the price.

I was taking some photos around the restaurant after I had payed the bill and was about to leave. Then one of the waters gets Christine Manfeild out of the kitchen and she was kind enough to take a quick photo with us.  Having seen her the night before on masterchef it was a really good end to a very enjoyable night.

 

John Dory & Mud crab in a tamarind sauce- $33

Sichuan pepper duck with mushrooms- $32

Chicken thigh and breast wrapped in skin on a bed of potatos and spinach pure- $33

Seared sea scallop, asparagus tempura, lotus root, samphire and wasabi avocado  $28

Coffee with macaroon uzu & white chocolate  – $8

Sugar daddy –  Chocolate mousse with Pedro Ximénez $19

Gaytime goes nuts  -honeycomb ice cream, caramel parfait, chocolate crunch, salted hazelnut caramel $19

Me , Kana and  Christine Manfeild

Republic 2 Courtyard Palmer Street
Darlinghurst 2010

http://www.universalrestaurant.com

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