Date night and it was my turn to choose a place. I've been hinting that I wanted to try Ms G's out for a long time now so I thought why not?! I had heard the decor was quite nice but I didn't think it was this rustic and sexy!
The bar area.
Ms G's consists of 4 floors (5 if you include the toilets).
It feels like a gypsy or fortune teller's house.
Sunday night. Not bad.
I really liked this wall decor.
We got some drinks while waiting for our table. The Man got the Ju Jube Martini. It was quite strong but had a sweet aftertaste.
Jimmy's Blue Tai. I don't know if it was because we were hungry but this was also strong.
Mini banh mi - pork belly and chicken katsu. The pork belly had more flavour but the katsu was more fun to eat because of the crunchiness in the middle. The sauce reminded me of all the Vietnamese rolls I used to eat during my HSC year.
Katsu. So adorable.
Calamari & snow crab salad with yuzu & miso ranch dressing. Now this one was a favourite. Mixed among the abundant snow crabs were sweet apple slices which balanced the otherwise smooth texture nicely. Crunchy fried noodle pieces were also a nice touch.
The dressing wasn't overpowering and the apple and herbs added extra flavour.
Egg noodles with XO sauce, braised duck, poached egg. When I read this, I thought of the duck noodles from Chat Thai and imagined it to have that sweet tamarind flavour. The only similarity between the two dishes were the noodles. The dish served at Ms G's was sticky from the poached egg and had a lighter flavour.
Mixing. The duck was a bit cold and would have been better if it was more oily.
Snapper, mushrooms, Konnyaku noodles, herbs, tamarind. The soup was absolutely delicious. It was spicy and slightly sour. I was never a fan of tom yum but this soup was sweeter and I loved it. It was the perfect dish to warm us up during that cold night.
Lady Longan paddle shot. This didn't taste alcoholic at all. It was so sweet, I could have had it as juice.
Ms G's fried chicken chops. Honestly, I was quite disappointed with this dish. It was just fried chicken, something I've had a lot at Korean restaurants. The spicy Korean ones had too thick a coat and the flavour was too heavy? should I say. They mimicked it but the sauce just wasn't right.
My favourite time - dessert!
Stoner's delight 2.0 - a sweet tooth's dream or nightmare. Doughnut ice cream, Mars bar pieces, candied bacon, peanut butter, raspberry jam, potato chips, banana fritter.
My favourite part about this dish were the chips. They were glued together with caramel or butterscotch and although I knew it was bad for me, I couldn't resist the crunchy sweet-savouriness. The Man loved the Mars bars, which were more like homemade rice crispy bars. I was especially excited about the candied bacon, having seen so much of it in the Epic Meal Time videos. It was so strange - beautifully caramelized on the outside but with an aftertaste of salty bacon.
Eating this dish was like being on an adventure. Everything was new and you didn't know what to expect until you tried it.
But.... sorry but the prize for best dessert, no best dish goes to Ms G's lemon tart! Lemon curd, streusel, lemon granita, mascarpone sorbet... It was heaven. I normally don't like sour desserts but this was the perfect mixture between sweet and sour, soft and crunchy. Every bite was like fireworks of lemon with a sweet and mellow ending. I loved this so much that I took my family a few days later just to have this.
It was a lovely night with lovely food. The staff were attentive even though the restaurant was quite full. They don't take bookings except for Friday and Sunday lunch so you may have to wait for larger groups. The wait shouldn't be much of a problem because you can sip and chat at their bar area!