It’s that time of the year again with December being filled with lots of festivities. Not only is it Christmas and New Years, but for me, it’s my anniversary with the boy and my birthday. I suppose that just means lots of celebrating and eating out? Ha, kind of! December kicked off with a revisit to Ms. G’s for an early birthday celebration and to spend some quality time with the boy, and his sister and brother in law who recently got married. Our guests have been wanting to go to Ms. G’s for a while so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take them.
It’s a Saturday and knowing how busy it gets, we decide to go near opening time to avoid the wait since there is a no booking policy for dinner unless its a party of 10+ people. Plus, it was a lovely Summer’s afternoon so it was nice to be cruising around with the sun roof open and windows down.
We get seated straight away right up against this funky graffiti filled wall – absolutely love it.
G’n & T’d Slushee $14
Can’t kick start birthday celebrations without a cocktail! This one had beefeater, green apple and peach liqueurs, pink grapefruit juice, jasmine and pearls in it. I’ve no idea what beefeater is but it was a lovely fruity cocktail which was refreshing.
Mini Banh Mi $6 each
These little things were so ridiculously good when we dined the first time so we had no doubts that we were ordering one each (if I had my way, we would have gotten 2 each). We got 2 of the pork belly and chicken katsu so everyone could get a taste of both. They were just as good as I remember – a fancy pork roll with much more fancy meat (but smaller in size). It was a hit!
Crispy Pork, Calamari & Pineapple Salad $16
This salad really blew us all away. It was refreshing and light but had bags full of flavour. We loved the freshness that the leafy herbs gave, the sweetness of the pineapple, the saltiness of the pork, the tenderness of the calamari and we even found some bbq corn in there!
“Buddha’s Nightmare” $16
As soon as I saw that there was ox tongue in this dish, I knew I had to order it. This salad had grilled ox tongue, bacon, green mango and sichuan pangrattaro. Another fantastic salad that isn’t to be missed. Again, it was light but it was ridiculous how much flavour there was from such simple ingredients. The sichuan pangrattaro (breadcrumbs) really made the dish for me as it had the same effect as popping candy when eaten. It made me excited!
Ms. G’s Fried Chicken “Chops” $25 for 12
The boy and his sister are huge chicken wing fans so needless to say we ordered it. The chicken is cooked 2 ways – naked with jerk mayo and spicy korean. The naked chicken had a simple batter, but it was that jerk mayo that made us go silent and just nod out heads. The mayo was incredibly creamy and had a bit of the jerk kick. We may have finished the mayo before finishing the chicken so I guess that’s saying something. The spicy korean did have a bit of fire to it, but it was also slightly sweet which made it bareable for the two boys (they’re boys who can’t handle chilli). It was one of those chicken wings where you just had to lick your fingers afterwards as the marinade was just that good.
Bowl O’ Kimchi $6
Jow’s Sweet & Sour Lamb Ribs $23
I do love my ribs, but I’ve recently converted to being a lamb ribs girl. The ones at Hurricanes knocks my socks off, but I think these ones just hit the ball out of the park. These lamb ribs have a sweet, sour and crunchy outside with the layer of fat being so crispy it has a bit of a crackle when biting it. Yet the meat underneath it is so tender with it falling straight off the bone. Another dish that is finger licking worthy.
Grilled Wagyu Flank with flavours of “pho” and garnishes $25
This item was an extra we had ordered as we just wanted to try so much. I like to call it a deconstructed pho without the pho noodles. The grilled wagyu flank is so beautifully tender and was a delight to eat, there was the traditional pho garnishes with all your herbs, fresh chilli and finely sliced onion, but it was that sauce that was just like the pho broth. Perhaps in this instance it was a sauce/gravy but we all couldn’t believe how the flavours developed were exactly that of a bowl of pho, and a mighty good one too.
Dessert time! The boy chooses the breakfast with crunchy cereal, sticky rice, burnt honey ice cream, mango, strawberries and cranberries. It really did feel like a breakfast, a deliciously sweet one at that. We particularly liked the warm sticky rice (pudding) being counteracted by the burnt honey icecream. It was a great flavour combination, and the different textures of the cereal and fruit really brought it all together.
Stoner’s Delight 2.0″ $12
We couldn’t share one dessert between four so it was imperative to order another. I got the chance to try the original Stoner’s Delight so was very intrigued with 2.0 served with doughnut ice cream, peanut butter dulce de luche, raspberry jam, candied bacon, potato chips, mars bars slice and a banana fritter. I found some of the components a little too rich but needless to say it was one epic dessert. It definitely cannot be eaten by one and should be shared.
I’m glad I got to try a bunch of other things compared to my first visit. I am still amazed by the food that Ms. G’s serves up. I thought my first experience was great but I have to say that this second visit just took me by suprise and was even better! We all had a fantastic feed and walked out of there with smiles on our faces. It was the perfect way to begin the birthday celebrations.
155 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
Tel: +61 8313 1000