Sugarcane, Surry Hills
An impromptu lunch date took us to Sugarcane. We had originally going to The Sandwich Shop but it was a little cold for salad and sandwiches. Sugarcane is located on Reservoir Street, not far from Central Station. The chef behind this hip restaurant is Milan Strbac where he started his career as an apprentice at Fez Cafe in Darlinghurst before a stint at Marque and Brooklyn Hotel Restaurant in the CBD.
We started with complimentary vegetable dumplings which was served with fried onions, coriander and shallots – thanks chef! They were incredible moreish and tasty.
Next came roti with curry sauce, cucumber and chilli ($10). The roti was flaky albeit thin, we like ours little fluffier and chewier but still pretty good.
I couldn’t go past the salad of crisp pork hock with papaya ($15). Mountain of salad, it doesn’t look as though there’s a lot of pork hock but there were! Bite size pieces, the pork hock was tender but crispy. The salad was fantastic, tangy and absolutely refreshing.
E had the crisp fish salad with Asian celery, ginger and shallots ($16). I didn’t have any of this, but E enjoyed it, she did say that it was a shame the fish was at the bottom as it made it soggy instead of crispy.
Uncle had the lunch special, fried chicken with rice ($10) – it looked really good actually, I had food envy. Crispy chicken… who can say no to that?
Unfortunately dessert didn’t really grab any of us, so we gave it a miss. The rest of the lunch menu sounded good, so does the dinner menu. Will definitely be back to try their other dishes.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
40 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills 2010
Ph: +61 02 9281 1788