What We Ate Last Week: Sweet Cheeses, Do you even KUNG PAO???- February 13th-20th

Well, it was Valentine’s Day week, and let me be brutally honest- I fell in love this week.  I have a new restaurant crush and I can’t wait to see it again.  I’ll explain

Saturday- Feb 13th– I met my crush.  I had read about a new restaurant during the week in Broadsheet and it sounded too good to be true.  A mythical place that played good music, served champagne with fried chicken, and sold limited edition sneakers…. What the?  You mean I can leave my house in comfy shoes and drink champagne?  Sign me up- do not pass go, do not phone a friend, I’m already on my way.  I mean, not that I ever would buy limited edition sneakers, but I love my Chuck Taylors and my Superstars.  But seriously, who cares about sneakers- Champagne and fried chicken. Continue reading


2016: The Year of the Cheeseburger Spring Roll


2016 may only be 9 days old, but already it has been eventful.   Hands down, the best thing that’s happened all year was going to Ms Gs for dinner.

For those of you who live in Sydney and have never been, go there immediately.  If you don’t live in Sydney, get here immediately- I’ll pick you up from the airport and we’ll go there.

Ms Gs is one of the many restaurants owned by the Merivale Group in Sydney.  It can best be described as Funky Pan-Asian Fusion.  Head Chef Dan Hong has created a menu that blends his Vietnamese heritage with his classical training and urban 30-something personality- the result is mind blowingly delicious.

I know I’ve had a good meal when I’m too busy eating to take pictures of what I’m meeting—and I’m not sorry to say, I have no pictures to share with you.  We had some of The Runner’s family in town from Ireland and we used their visit as an opportunity to go back to Ms Gs and to get the banquet.  For $65pp you get 11 different dishes to share- I definitely recommend it if you’re a party of 4 or more.  It made ordering easy even if some of the dishes may have been a bit “challenging” on paper—I mean really, “burrata, strange flavour style” hardly sounds like something to order if you’re a conservative diner (spoiler alert- everyone loved it!)  Every course was a beautiful marriage of flavour and texture, beautifully balanced and really different to anything to what I’ve had at other restaurants.


However, one dish stole the show.  The Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.  I know what you’re thinking and no, it’s not a typo.  And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.  It’s literally an Asian style spring roll with a cheeseburger filling- and it is fantastic!    It’s a true fusion dish- east meets west at its finest.  When you see them, they look like spring rolls; when you smell them, they smell like a cheeseburger. Continue reading