About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Landreth & Co Take 2

When I am in Auckland, one of my favourite breakfast hangouts is Landreth & Co. I have posted about Landreth & Co previously but I wanted to post about their well known Gingerbread pancakes. Normally I like to have a savoury breakfast but I decided to go for gold and try these out.

Gingerbread pancakes
These are served with bacon, pear and anise compote, strawberries and golden syrup ice cream. Don't they look tempting and delicious?

Anyway, I did finish it all and it lasted me the whole day until dinner time. I would say to anyone who wants to try out Landreth & Co, please consider the ginerbread pancakes.

Landreth & Co
272 Ponsonby Rd,
New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Ms G's

Finally, I am dining at Ms G's. It has been on my hit list since Ms G's opened over a year ago. Dan Hong is becoming one of the coolest chefs in Sydney and Ms G's has had good reviews since it opened.

For starters we ordered mini banh mi (chicken katsu and cripsy pork belly), Pork belly and crackling with pancakes (a funky twist on the peking duck), ocean trout ceviche Fijian style and another special we ordered was grilled eggplant with sea urchin served on pork skin crackling. Loved the pork belly with pancakes and I also liked the ceviche. On top of that we also ordered a grilled squid salad which was nice too.

Grilled eggplant and sea urchin with pork skin wrap

Banh mi galore

Yummy pork belly with crackling and salsa

Ceviche Fijian style

Grilled squid salad

For mains we ordered spaghetti vongole surf clams with chilli and chorizo, Jow's sweet and sour lamb ribs, grilled king prawns with Sambal Matha eschallot, lime and chilli relish. Loved the lamb ribs and the grilled prawns. The 'spaghetti vongole' did not do much for me.

Sweet and sour lamb ribs

Grilled king prawns

"Spaghetti Vongole" with clams

We did succumb to ordering desserts, just had to try out the 'MasterChef Australia' pressure test dessert of Pandan Chiffon cake with strawberries and coconut sorbet. The kids tried out the Ice Cream sandwich. I found the Pandan Chffon cake not as light and fluffy as it should normally be. But I did like the texture and flavour of sweet, crunchy and salty. I made an effort to mention about the cake texture to the waitress, hopefully the message is imparted to the kitchen team.

Pandan chiffon cake with strawberries and coconut sorbet

Ice cream sandwich

The cocktails looked interesting so I decided to go for a packaged mocktail 'Good Morning Vietnam'. I liked my mocktail and I finally worked out what 'packaged' meant. How cute!

Packaged Mocktail

I am glad I got to dine here! It is a funky, trendy and extremely popular restaurant. The place was packed by 6.30pm. As we were leaving at 8.00 I noticed a queue of about 15 people outside the restaurant waiting for vacated tables. I hope they managed to get a table eventually.

Ms G's
155 Victoria Street
Potts Point