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Ms G’s, Potts Point

AGAIN you say? Yes…. again! Do you have a favourite restaurant that you tend to go back over and over? A favourite Thai restaurant? or Japanese restaurant? Last year Café Ish, Bodega, Lotus (heard they have a new menu so stay tuned!), Porteno were my favourites (and still is of course!). I couldn’t help but go back and try everything on the menu! This year, I believe it is Ms G’s. There was a time when we (you know who you are!) went every single Sunday for lunch or every second Friday for dinner. It has been a good four months since my last confession, I mean visit and in the past six weeks has gone back three times! yikes! Obsessed much? I wasn’t going to blog about it but there are a couple of new items on the menu since my last visit and items that I haven’t tried that I thought is worth mentioning. Of course, there are also items that’s a must order, like the pork belly banh mi, fried chicken and the steamed fish with white soy. The dish below has just been added to that ‘must order’ list!

Ms G’s requires no introduction, and I am sure after seeing Dan Hong on Masterchef a couple of weeks ago, fellow Masterchef supporters is dying to try his coconut pandan chiffon cake. Sadly though, it has taken me a good six months to try this magnificient dessert. Better late than never right?

I love fresh oysters! The Sydney rock oysters with lemongrass vinaigrette ($4 each) was excellent. The oysters were creamy, plump and the lemongrass vinaigrette a wonderful complement.

The Banh Mi is a must order! Everytime I come here, I always get the pork belly as it is banh mi at its best. Crispy pork belly on a soft bun, one is never enough! Have yet to try the chicken – but how can I say no to pork belly?

The Vietnamese salad of SA octopus, cassava crackers ($16) was lovely. Grilled octopus which was tender and I loved the Vietnamese salad and dressing that came with it.

Sea scallop, jicama, guacamole, finger lime ($16). Such a wonderful dish – fresh scallops, which was deliciously plump and moreish topped with fresh vegetables, tapioca and roe.

Jicama is a crispy and sweet edible root similar to turnip, it has a unique flavour on its own but works well with salads and salsas. It has a sweet flavour and this dish was slightly sweet with a nice limey flavour through it.

Ocean trout ceviche ‘fiji style’ ($16) – double-y WOW! This would be my favourite dish thus far at Ms G’s! Fresh ocean trout pieces, with tomatoes, cucumber and seaweed topped with tapioca and the broth, I can’t begin to explain how wonderful the broth is. It’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slighty crunchy from the ‘rice bubbles’ and oh my lord – mouth watering!

Whilst we were waiting for our meal to arrive, the waitress brought another serving of this. Stupid me said ‘we’ve had this’ – WHAT WAS I THINKING? We should have probably said ‘thank you’ and had another serving. It was good and one of Dan’s best I would say.

Jow’s sweet and sour lamb ribs ($23). I love anything sweet and sour, especially sweet and sour pork. The ribs were a little on the thin side I thought, I had the smallest rib possible – the lamb was incredibly tender that it easily ripped off the bone, and the sauce – divine. I didn’t bother using my knife and fork – hands – carnivore style – it was sticky and finger licking good!

Egg noodles with XO sauce, braised duck, soft poached egg ($18) – you can’t really see the poached egg from this angle but it oozed with yolk. I love the tenderness of the braised duck, the egg noodles cooked to perfection and the xo sauce – well I love xo sauce! Compared to the other dishes, I thought this was a little ‘plain’ but still wonderful.

Fried baby chicken, kimchi mayonnaise is another must! (half $15 and whole $25). Who doesn’t like fried chicken? They have one of the crunchiest batter, and the chicken is magnificently tender and cooked to PERFECTION every single time. It definitely beats the chicken wings at Mc Donalds – no comparison really! What was I thinking? I LOVE the kimchi mayonnaise – many of my friends don’t like kimchi – so more for me I guess!

Another favourite of mine is cobia fillet steamed with white soy and ginger salad of fennel, radish and herbs ($29). Originally it was cooked with Mulloway fillet, however the cobia fillet is just as good. It is a firmer fish than then mulloway but it is the broth that takes my breath away. I came here with the teacher, W, and we were seriously unimpressed when the waitress took the plate away. We both wanted to pick up the plate and ‘drink’ the soup! classy i know.

I came back a couple of weeks later with an ex colleague and his brother. We had everything mentioned above, plus more! One being Braised Wagyu beef shin “Hue Style”, konnyaku noodles, lemongrass, chilli broth $25. The braised wagyu was incredibly tender that it just melted in our mouths! The lemongrass and chili broth outstanding. The konnyaku noodles was nice but probably could do without. More Wagyu would have been lovely. I think previously it was served with pork belly, the braised wagyu is infintely better! (and that’s saying something as I love pork belly!)

The QLD spanner crab, broccolini, silken tofu, shellfish dashi ($24) reminded me of the crab dish at lotus. The crab were delicate and moreish, the silken tofu light and excellent. The broth fantastic, but the crab dish at lotus is definitely the best out of the two.

Dessert – the stoner delight I have had many times now. They have changed the flavours of the ice cream slightly – it was banana when it first opened, I can’t remember what the flavour was last time, think it might have been passionfruit. A friend said that the mandarin granite, lime mousse, Calpis yoghurt sorbet was excellent – W and I were originally going to order the lime mousse, however, the ‘ice cream sandwich’ vanilla ice cream and chocolate brownie with blueberry ($12) that won our hearts.

OMG – just three words – OH MY GOD! It was a huge serving – we wondered whether or not this was for one or two – for one apparently! Generous servings of vanilla ice cream and thick chocolate mousse – it was rich – sickly rich but beautiful! Drizzled with blueberry compote and ‘sandwiched’ between two thin layers of chocolate brownie which were soft but yet firm. UTTERLY AMAZEBALLZ!

So finally, I had the Pandan chiffon cake, strawberries, coconut sorbet $12. WOW! Served with tapioca balls, sago and coconut sorbet – my goodness! Totally and utterly amazing. Can’t believe that I have not ordered this until now.

The cake is deliciously airy and light with pandan flavour. The tapioca warm and diced strawberries were a wonderful complement. The coconut sorbet flavour was subtle and eaten all together, the flavours burst in your mouth and were magnifique and even D who didn’t want dessert that evening wanted to lick the plate clean! EPIC!

I do have a confession, I am obsessed, I really do like this place and will be returnning again next week with the uni bunch! I am looking forward to it already! Promise I won’t post anymore until they have a new menu but you can check out the photos here.

Unfortunately they don’t take reservations, and all parties have to be present before you are seated! However, you can wait at the bar upstairs, listen to the uber cool music and have a drink whilst you wait.

GA’s ratings: 8.5 / 10

Ms G’s

155 Victoria Street

Potts Point, 2011

Ph: +61 2 9240 3000

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  1. June 17, 2011 at 1:27 am

    My god, you are soooo addicted. But I guess if I lived close by I’d be here all the time too (wish I’d not sold my flat now that was about 100m up the road – doh)! I really really need to go back here asap – I like the look of the little lamb ribs.

    • June 17, 2011 at 2:07 am

      hey miss piggy! definitely DOH!!!!! that would have definitely been your ‘local’! i am happy to go again with you if you want! at the end of the month maybe? i need to digest all the food i’ve had recently..!

  2. SJ
    June 17, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Oh my gosh….. do you actually get sponsored to eat in these restaurants???? 😛

    • June 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

      no my friend! all paid for 🙂 but i dont mind paying for good quality food! u know me lah….. 🙂

  3. June 17, 2011 at 2:50 am

    OMG that ice cream sandwich looks to die for, must head back ASAP now. Lol, you definitely Ms. G’s biggest fan 🙂

  4. June 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

    i wannnnnnnna go! fried chicken, mulloway anything…. and i am a sucker for chic interior decor….LaLa wants to go for the banh mi! wait, what time is it, perhaps it could be my lunch for today! p.s. you need to get a job at MsG’s…. they owe it to you!

    • June 19, 2011 at 4:21 am

      LOL did u go at lunch time? u r most welcome to join us on our next visit uncle 🙂

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