Sometime in November last year, I went with a group of girlfriends to Ms G’s for drinks and dinner. From memory it was a Friday night, so we decided to try and get there early to avoid having to wait too long for a table. Below is a few snapshots from our night’s feasting!
|G’n & T’d slushee ($14)|
A cute concept and twist on the whole asian bubble tea packaging – consisting of beefeater, green apple and peach liqueurs, pink grapefruit juice, jasmine and pearls. A perfect fun drink to get any weekend started with the girls!
|Mini banh mi ($6 each)|
Bite sized goodness of either crisp pork belly or chicken katsu. Both were delicious (albeit quite pricey at $6 a pop), but the chicken katsu was the favourite for me – a tender succulent piece of chicken that’s been breaded and deep fried to a golden crispiness.
|Kingfish Sashimi ($16)|
Thinly sliced pieces of fresh kingfish, topped with buttermilk, compressed rhubarb, sliced jalapenos and quinoa. Really liked the creamy texture and taste of the buttermilk dressing over the kingfish.
|Crispy pork, calamari and pineapple salad ($16)|
We were slightly disappointed with the calamari salad – not because it wasn’t good, but in comparison to the other dishes it was relatively tasteless and the calamari was quite chewy and tough to eat.
|Stirred egg noodles ($18)|
Seriously try this if you haven’t had it already! I’m not usually a huge fan of ordering noodles and rice dishes at restaurants, but the stirred egg noodles were so addictively delicious! Stir fried through with edamame, shitake, soft poached egg and XO sauce, each noodle strand was generously covered with the glutinous XO sauce.
|Roasted barramundi ($26)|
Topped with sambal matah and cubed watermelon pieces, the roasted barramundi was slightly different from the traditional plating options for barramundi.
|Prawn toast, yuzu aioli, herbs ($14)|
At $14 we were thinking that it was quite pricey for a prawn toast, but after one mouthful of the crispy goodness that the prawn toast was we decided that every dollar was worth it! While there wasn’t much in terms of presentation, each mouthful was a rich burst of prawn, yuzu and sesame seed flavour… my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Consisting of a bottom layer of crunchy cereal and sticky rice, topped with burnt honey ice cream, cranberries and mango. Quite filling for a dessert, but delicious nonetheless – especially the sticky rice!
|Stoner’s Delight 2.0 ($12)|
Quite a random mix of doughtnut ice cream, peanut butter, raspberry jam, candied bacon, potato chips, mars bar slice and banana fritter. Perhaps we were just past the point of fullness or we just didn’t get it, but we ended up just picking out the parts that we liked (doughnut ice cream and banana fritter) and leaving the other parts.
Service was really good from start to beginning, and there was no point in which we felt we were being rushed to get out.
Return visit: February 2013
After being inspired by the innovative dishes served up by Ms G’s at the March into Merivale launch party, we decided to go back to Ms G’s to try out a few more dishes. Our definite highlight from our revisit would be Jow’s sweet and sour lamb ribs. While it’s a big call considering how much I love ribs, but I would say that this was one of the best ribs I have ever eaten! It had the perfect proportion of meat to sauce to rib bone. The meat on each rib were mouth-meltingly tender, whilst still managing to have a slight crunchiness along the edges. I could have probably demolished this dish by myself, but alas we shared it so I guess it just means I have to go back for more!
|Jow’s Sweet and Sour Lamb Ribs ($23)|
155 Victoria St
Potts Point NSW
02 9313 1000
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