Showing posts from April, 2012

Chat Thai - Westfield

When I was researching a Thai place to eat at while I was in Sydney, Chat Thai's name came up more than once. Friends have also mentioned that this is THE Thai place to be eating at. So needless to say I gave it a go. I actually went to the Westfield branch twice during my recent trip. Once with friends and second time with my boy.

Overall the ambiance of the restaurant is as you would expect a new hip restaurant to be. Standout and loud decor along with slightly dimmed lighting.

There is no visiting a Thai restaurant and not ordering a green curry. I ordered the Gaeng Keaw Gai, which was a green curry with chicken, apple eggplant and kaffir lime leaves. The concept of apple eggplant was new to me so that took me by surprise with the distinct flavor. However the overall curry flavoring wasn't as aromatic as I hoped. It was a nice dish but just not as amazing as it reputation had it to be.

Also, got the Massaman curry beef. This was a dry curry with pineapples, peanut and potato. …

Ms G

Prior to heading to Syd, I spent a bit of time researching and Ms G just kept appearing. So I was really interested and just had to pay the place a visit. Unlike the usual Merivale restaurants, this was out neat Potts Point right behind Kings Cross. Not a usual place that you can easily stumble upon. From Masterchef and many other cooking shows, I've heard heaps about Dan Hong so needless to say I went with high expectations. 

To start off we ordered the Mini banh mi, both in chicken katsu and pork belly. This was a fun twist on the usual Vietnamese rolls you get. The pork belly added that stickiness that went really well with the flavours of carrots and pickled cucumber. Chicken katsu was also very nice, but once you had the pork belly it no longer compares.

Next, was the salad of husband and wife. Quirky as the name is, the contents were just as quirky. A combination of carrots, chilli, cucumber, peanuts, coriander and pigs ears. Quite tailored to the Asian palate. Not really my c…

Jamie's Italian

Ventured up to Sydney for work, so while I was there I could not resist the hype and had to try out Jamie's Italian. I read a few reviews on how this is one of his home styled restaurants that did the traditional dishes. This obviously got my senses aroused.

I don't know why though, I was interested but I didn't go in with high expectations. Anyway onto the food!

First up, the Arancini. It presented very well but there was nothing special about it. It just lacked that wow factor. Personally, if the sauce had a bit more of a kick in it, I would've liked it more. Didn't hate it either.

Mushroom ravioli. Looked at it when it came out and felt a bit............... expected a bit more colour since Mr Oliver always goes on about having colour in his shows. Not the world's best presentation but hey I'll still eat it.
This actually tasted a lot better than it looked. The different mushroom used in the dish actually gave it a different flavour to the usual stuff you get…

Three bags Full

So I haven't updated in awhile... but here are some of my latest consumptions

Had brunch at Three bags full today. Heard heaps about it so thought I might as well give it a try. The boy and I decided to go for the brunch/breakfast menu.

Started off with some fresh juice. Vege juice (carrot, beetroot, ginger and lemon) for him and a pear,apple, orange and mint for me. I am not a fan of vege juice, but the combo was nice according to the boy and I guess you can't really go wrong with the fruit juice combo.
Next up was the roast mushroom on toast with goat cheese and almond. This was very flavorsome to begin with, but after awhile it got quite heavy. I would recommend you share this one with someone, if you don't like a heavy start to the day.Another thing we had to try was the big breakfast. The picture pretty much speaks for what it contained. Only thing not visible is the cheese kransky that was hiddne under the mountain of mushrooms. This was really yummy and would hit the s…