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Ms G’s, Potts Point

There is really not a shortage of restaurants in Sydney. I can’t believe the number of restaurants that have opened in the past few months, to name a few, Berta, Cotton Duck, Bar H, Duke and now the most recent, right before Christmas and New Year, Ms G’s. Merivale’s new restaurant, headed up by Lotus’ Dan Hong (who is still head chef at Lotus Bistro) and Jowett Yu. Ms G’s will feature Asian style ‘tapas’ inspired by Dan’s Vietnamese and Jowett’s Taiwanese heritage, and also inspired by David Chang’s Momofuku eateries in New York City.

I have heard about this place for months now, and was eagerly waiting for its opening. It opened last Thursday, and considering ‘The Mother’ and I have not had date night for a while, I made reservation at Ms G’s on Saturday night. Horrible name I know, I kept calling it MSG but the food is far from horrible. The flavours, the simplicity, the presentation is simply outstanding!

I love the menu – ‘Asian mothers are the best mothers’ – I know I have had many differences with mothers, but I can’t help but agree with the quote! Goodness knows what I would do without my mother!

Anyway, the food…. The food! ‘The Mother’ and I started with a mini banh mi each, crisp pork belly, of course. They were the cutest mini banh mi I have ever seen!

The banh mi was outstanding, similar to those from Vietnamese bakery but with a twist. Unlike your traditional banh mi, it had the crispy pork belly which was tender and succulent. It had the traditional grilled pork, pickled carrots and daikon, and mayonnaise and it was just fantastic. Like his famous cheeseburger, this was also messy, the bun was soft and well what else can I say except that it was simply stupendous. I could have easily eaten five of these on my own!

Next, Vietnamese steak tartare, prawn crackers – ingenious! When it arrived on the table, we thought the steak was cooked – it looked cooked but it certainly wasn’t. It was served with a raw yolk, coriander and fried onion. It was no ordinary steak tartare and eaten with prawn crackers, my lord, it was just amazing. Ingenious right? Who would have thought that eating steak tartare with prawn crackers would be so SO good! It was just phenomenal!

I couldn’t go pass the fried baby chicken with kimchi mayonnaise. I love the salty crispy skin, the tender meat and dipped in kimchi mayonnaise it was just Finger. Licking. Good. It was absolutely marvelous and I am sure I could have eaten at least half a dozen of these on my own. The mayonnaise was creamy and the kimchi was subtle, so subtle that ‘The Mother’ who doesn’t even like kimchi couldn’t taste it. I thought Duke’s fried chicken was good, but this, this has brought fried chicken to another level. It was THAT good!

‘The Mother’ opted for the mulloway fillet steamed with white soy and ginger, salad of fennel, radish and herbs. Oh My God. This was one of the nicest dishes I have had. The white soy and ginger broth was light but yet delicious, the fennel, radish and herbs a great complement. The mulloway fillet was so fresh and tender that it just melted in your mouth. It was so light and simple and the broth, my goodness, I could have drank the broth on its own.

You can’t dine here without ordering their slushies! We had the good morning Vietnam, which consisted of shochu, raspberries, lime, plam sugar, Vietnamese mint and soda. It was served in a plastic cup container like pearl teas, they even had the straw for it too! It was so refreshing and went down so nicely.

Unfortunately we didn’t try any of the dessert, ‘The Mother’ was full and well I was ‘just right’. I didn’t want to be uncomfortable and considering how many times I had eaten out that week, I thought I should just leave it there. *sigh*

Everything about this place I love – the atmosphere, the cool ceiling, the location, the service and the top floor bar complete with cocktails, wine, beer and sake. I can see this could be a new hangout place.

Everything on the menu sounds incredible, I can’t wait to go back again soon!

GA’s ratings: 8.5 / 10

Ms G’s

155 Victoria Street

Potts Point, 2011

Ph: +61 2 9240 3000

Ms G's on Urbanspoon

  1. December 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Thanks for the review. Another new place with fried chicken on the menu? These new openings are taking on KFC…!

    • December 20, 2010 at 1:59 am

      YES! the fried chicken is SO GOOD! i’d like to think they are ‘healthier’ than KFC! lol

  2. December 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

    This looks exceptionally interesting. That tartare looks the goods and I’m simultaneously excited and disappointed that someone has done the alcoholic bubble tea idea that’s been in my head for a few years.

    • December 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

      no pearls in the alcohol drink yet, but i am sure it wont be long until they do! the tartare is a must have! so SO GOOD! thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. December 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Gah! The Boy & I were wandering around the Potts Point end of Victoria Road on Saturday night looking for somewhere different to eat. I guess we just didn’t walk far enough as we didn’t spot this place. Looks like great fun!

    • December 20, 2010 at 10:26 am

      y mel! its great… i am heading back sometimes this week – with a bigger group so more food to try! you should definitely try it.

  4. sweety_pie
    December 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Hi… just wanna say great review, though you need to improve on the photograph. Get yourself an awesome camera, lense and flash that works on dark lighting. Good luck with your food blog.

    • December 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      hey sweety_pie thanks for dropping by and your kind words! i have asked for a nice camera for xmas / bday!

  5. January 4, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for alerting me to this place, it was delightful. I wanted to try the tartare but didn’t have the stomach space, and I’m glad I left the space for the desserts as they were such great value and substantial.

    • January 4, 2011 at 12:51 am

      Hey joey, thanks for dropping by! i love Ms G’s!!! the food is absolutely delightful! looking forward to going back again thats for sure 🙂

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