Home > Events, Syd: Potts Point, Sydney, Sydney Food Festival 2011 > Dude Food Deg at Lotus, Potts Point

Dude Food Deg at Lotus, Potts Point

I can’t believe the month of October is almost over. I have been looking forward to going to Dan Hong’s ‘Dude Food Deg’ since I saw it on the Crave event. It was supposed to be a one-off event, five course degustation of junk food ($70 pp, extra $50pp for matching drinks), but it was sold out so quickly that they decided to add two more, which was also sold out! I have always enjoyed Dan’s inspiration so knew I was in for a treat.

We started with the cheeseburger ‘spring roll’ and empanada ‘doner kebab’. Oh my goodness, the spring roll really tasted like a McDonalds cheeseburger, including the pickle, mustard, tomato without the bun but the pastry. It was absolutely delicious and could have definitely eaten a dozen on my own.

Like the spring roll, the empanada did taste like a doner kebab. I remember many drinking nights ending with a doner kebab, but it wasn’t quite the same, it was missing some sort of sauce, chili and barbecue. It was good but my favourite would have to be the spring roll.

Next, Indomie with fried quail egg, deep fried essays and ‘pulled buffalo wing’ sauce. I grew up on Indomie, it’s a dish I know quite well and love. Definitely one of my favourite, it had lots of flavour, the buffalo wing sauce really gave it a nice kick, and the fried eschallots really gave it that extra crunch and flavour. (I did ask my fried egg to be cooked longer, other diners had their yolk oozy)

I really enjoyed the pepperoni pizza with napoletana consomme. It was definitely different. I love wontons, usually filled with pork mince and vegetables, but these ‘wontons’ were filled with cheesy pepperoni pizza. The consomme was very similar to the tomato base of a pizza, it was so delicate and tasty.

Tasting of hotdogs – corndog, chicago style hotdog, foie gras and truffle hotdog. Definitely a fun idea.

The corndog was lightly battered, it was simple but yet tasty. It had the right amount of batter to sausage, and topped with mustard and tomato sauce, it was delicious.

The chicago style hotdog of Frankfurt style sausage, tomato, pickle and mustard was simple and possibly my favourite out of the three. Could have easily polished another two or three.

The foie gras and truffle hotdog was probably the craziest, A generous chunk of foie gras and drizzled with truffle oil. I opt for no foie gras, I know, call me crazy but I just didn’t want it. There were mixed reactions, some loved it and some thought it was crazily sweet!

And if you thought the above was crazy, dessert was donut ice-cream with candied bacon, banana fritter, pretzel praline, peanut butter and raspberry jam. Three words – OH MY GOD! Candied bacon! A guy from another restaurant, who happened to be sitting near me was in awe about this candied bacon. He couldn’t believe it was on the plate, I did offer him some but he politely declined!

The banana fritter was wrapped in kunefe, it was incredibly light and possibly my favourite. The donut ice cream, rich and delightful and eaten with the candied bacon, pretzel praline and peanut butter was just calorific but excellent. I thought my heart stopped for a mini heart attack! I have to admit though, I couldn’t finish the dessert, I was full and it was a tad rich but fantastic!

It was definitely a fun event! I can’t remember the last time I ate so much junk food in one sitting! Dan said that this was ‘probably my last dude food deg forever’. NOOOOOOO!!!!! I was looking forward to more dude food deg in the future! Service at Lotus was fantastic as always! I have enjoyed dining at Lotus, and no doubt will be back for their awesome cheeseburger!


22 Challis Avenue

Potts Point 2011

Ph: +61 2 9326 9000

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  1. October 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    hey, nice light…. i told Lala that the cheeseburger will disappear soon… she is very disappointed…. all good things must come to an end, i suppose…. the egg on the instant noodle looks great…funny how i am attracted to the simple components of the dish…hehe…

    • October 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      thanks uncle! ya i know, so disappointed that the cheeseburger will disappear soon – we should go and visit!
      the egg on instant noodle was one of my favs! one of my childhood meals, well except for the buffalo wing sauce!

  2. t
    October 31, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Ohhh, so would have loved every single dish. Amaze.

  3. October 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Loved this lunch – so much fun. I’ve not yet had a Lotus Cheeseburger (‘cept in springroll form that is).

  4. October 31, 2011 at 7:32 am

    that’s a great price and it looks like a fun event too! πŸ™‚

  5. November 1, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Lots of creativity in this menu, I thought it was going to be more straightforward stuff. I’d be keen to try the foie gras and truffle hot dog, sounds amazing.

  6. November 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Oh nooooooo last forever? I missed it 😦 Looks awesome though!

    • November 2, 2011 at 6:43 am

      hopefully its not forever! as thats a very long time! great event and food…

  7. mel
    November 2, 2011 at 6:44 am

    yay! such a fun menu!!
    I think the banana fritter was my favourite too, but maybe that’s because banana has been such a rare delicacy for me lately haha.
    great pics, it was lovely seeing you on Saturday πŸ™‚

  8. Suz
    November 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Goddamn that cheeseburger spring roll… Salivating over the memories!
    My fave dog was the corn dog – loved the crispy outside.

  9. November 3, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Im having flash backs of all that great food! Especially the desert πŸ™‚

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