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LPs Quality Meat, Chippendale

November 18, 2014 1 comment

I have seen so many photos on my feed in regards to LPs Quality Meat that it was on my list of places to go when I was in Sydney. We came here for Dad’s birthday, he loves meat, and so does my bro and ‘The Mother’. LPs Quality Meat can be found in Chippendale and Luke Powell (ex-head chef at Tetsuya’s, ex-Mary’s and ex-Mugaritz in Spain) is the man behind this smokehouse and bar.  There’s an open kitchen (which I love) and you can see Luke carving up all the big chunks of meat.

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The menu is split into cured and cold meats, smoked fish, smoked meats, vegetables and dessert. There is also a chef’s menu for groups of 6 or more, but we were keen on the a la carte. Started with the schmaltz, white anchovy toast (5 pp) – ‘The Mother’ thought the anchovy were a little on the salty side.

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We all enjoyed the smoked ox tongue, thinly cut, the tongue was melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious that you just wanted more.

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Now for the mains – we couldn’t go past the beef short rib, half chicken, lamb belly stuffed with merguez and pork – seems a lot right, but for 5 for us, we ordered another serving of beef short rib and pork!

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The beef short rib was definitely my favourite. It was deliciously tender and smoky, the meat comes off the bone easily and mum and I were both fighting on who can chew / gnaw on the bone itself! It had the right amount of fattiness, and it was SOOOO good that we couldn’t help but another serving!

The lamb was also a favourite for the diners, lamb belly around a Merguez sauce. Lamb isn’t my favourite meat, so this for me was just OK but I know everyone else thought it was fantastic.

The chicken had a wonderful aroma and flavour and Dragon couldn’t help but devour at least 1/4 of it by herself, she just wanted more.

The pork I love!!!! Crackle was so crunchy it was like music to my ears! The meat itself was also very tender.

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We couldn’t help but order two servings of the mashed potato and gravy – sinfully creamy and smooth, a must order when you are here!

Unfortunately we didn’t order any desserts, we were so full that I had to discretely undo my shorts button! I have to say, the beef rib is definitely worth coming back for, next time it would just be the ribs and mash and I will be one happy girl!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

LPs Quality Meat

12-16 Chippen St

Chippendale, 2008

Ph: +61 2 8399 0929

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El Jannah, Granville

November 17, 2014 1 comment

Sorry for the lack of post, it certainly has been a crazy couple of weeks and I am currently in Sydney – can’t believe I am actually leaving this week though, the past 2 weeks has gone WAY TOO FAST!!!! I’m here in Sydney catching up with family as well as work and work has been pretty crazy also but it is always nice catching up with friends.

Now, can you believe that I have NEVER EVER been to El Jannah until just recently? Where have I been living all this time you ask? Don’t fret, I was asking myself that also! We arrived at El Jannah (Granville branch) at about 7pm and the place was packed! There were so many people eating sitting down already, people waiting for their food and of course us waiting for a table. We finally scored one and the food came out not long after that.

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It really does not require any introduction, that garlic sauce – seriously, it’s like crack and it was so addictive I couldn’t stop!

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The chips – both Dragon and C couldn’t stop eating it. I am pretty sure both girls ate more than the adults, and was is it with kids and hot chips? As soon as they see it, they just go berserk!

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We were here for one thing, the chicken, and the chicken did not disappoint. It was succulent and juicy, and the skin, I had to fight Dragon for them – she kept asking for more! I wanted more but she beat me to it! We ordered 2 whole chicken and yes, we DEMOLISHED IT! I am pretty sure Dragon ate a bit more than a quarter herself. So this was definitely a winner for her!

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Definitely worth visiting again and I can’t wait to be reunited with that garlic sauce! Probably a good thing that I don’t live near El Jannah, it would definitely be a weekly visit!

* Sorry for the horrid photos, trying to take a photo with a baby in one arm is NOT easy! you’d think i’d be an expert by now!*

GA’s rating: 8 / 10

El Jannah

44-48 Flushcombe Rd

Blacktown, NSW 2148

Ph: +61 2 8814 9485

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Morihachi Yakiniku, Central, Hong Kong

I love Yakiniku – a Japanese style grill, so when my dear high school friend, the auditor suggested we go to Morihachi Yakiniku I was excited. We went to the Lyndhurt Terrace, Central branch and the restaurant is quite spacious and has open-area tables, booths and small bar. We left all the ordering to the auditor and I have to say she definitely ordered well!

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I love ox tongue and this was incredibly tender.

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We ordered all sorts of beef, about 4 different plates and I couldn’t get enough of it. Some chicken wings and chicken and basil for Dragon which she demolished

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The pork belly we really enjoyed also. ‘The Mother’ and the auditor got some prawns and they are the biggest prawns I have ever seen.

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The cold tofu I thought was so so – I have definitely had better.

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Food was pretty decent, and it came out relatively quickly. Service I thought wasn’t too bad either.

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Overall, we enjoyed the meal, Dragon really enjoyed the beef and chicken which is good. Have since returned for lunch and even colleagues enjoyed the meal.

GA’s ratings: 7/ 10

Morihachi Yakiniku

3/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace,

Central, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2581 1933

Wangbijib Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea

One cannot go to Korea and not have Korean bbq! It was my mission to have Korean BBQ at least twice or possibly three times on this trip. A friend suggested that I go to Wangbijib Myeongdong which specializes in charcoal-broiled meat. This restaurant (chain) is quite popular, as prices is quite reasonable. A set meal for one person can cost anywhere between KWR8,000 – 12,000. We ordered a couple of set meals and lots and lots of meat.

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Started with a mix of banchan – my favourite was definitely the kimchi.

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I quite enjoyed this salad actually, mixed with raw egg – quite tasty.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of all the meat we ordered, but the beef ribs were probably my favourite and we ordered two servings of this.

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We also ordered Korean seafood pancake which wasn’t too bad.

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Service was good, food was deliciously tasty. We didn’t make a reservation but we did rock up at about 6.30pm and by the time we left at 8pm there was a long queue of people waiting outside.

Definitely worth visiting if you are in Myeongdong and if you want some Korean BBQ.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Wangbijib Myeongdong

Seoul-si Jung-gu Myeongdong 8 ga-gil

26, 2F (Chungmuro 2-ga)

Tel: 02-3789-1946

Madang, Sydney

It certainly has been a while since my last visit to Madang, there is usually a large group of people lining and it’s the queue that makes me walk away. However, we (the family and I) were all craving Korean food and was determined to get a table. We arrived at about 6pm on a Saturday evening, and 25 minutes later we were seated!

I left all the ordering to my brother F, and as soon as we ordered, the banchan were served. Kimchee, grated daikon, potatoes salad, fish cake salad and seaweed salad. My favourite was definitely the kimchee and I love how it was refillable.


The haemul pajum – seafood and shallot korean pancake ($20) was one of the nicest pancake I have had. The batter was crunchy and I love the combination of shallots and seafood. The dipping sauce was a wonderful complement.


Dolsot bibim bab – rice topped with vegetables and a choice of beef, chicken, pork, tofu on a hot-pot ($14) and we all opted for the beef. Delicious mix of beef, rice, and vegetables which has been blanched and dressed with olive oil and soy sauce. I love the crunchy, chewy, sticky rice that was stuck at the bottom of the pot.


We ordered the tong kimchi tong ($18), pork belly marinated in wine with whole cabbage kimchee. I love the wine-marinated pork belly, it was incredibly tender, and succulent. I could have easily eaten the whole thing on my own!


We also enjoyed the pork ribs (I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it!), which was barbequed beautifully by my Mum!


F has been raving about the fried chicken here, he claims it is one of the best he has had! Ordered the tang su gi – deep fried chicken in sweet and sour sauce ($26), the chicken had a lovely crunchy batter and succulent chicken. I love the sweet and sour sauce, however, it wasn’t the right one!!!!


SO we ordered another fried chicken, the ‘right’ one, deep-fried chicken in spicy sour sauce ($26) and wow – the crunchiness of the chicken, the spiciness of the sauce exploded in our mouths.


Clearly, we ordered too much, and I took the left over fried chicken in spicy sour sauce and had it for lunch the next day. The prices quite reasonable, and the quantity of the fried chicken was definitely generous! I think the quantity for the barbecued meats could be more, regardless, it was still good.


Service good, and efficient, and I have to say, that chili chicken is definitely worth coming back for – even if its takeaway! Unfortunately they do not take reservations on Friday and Saturday nights, get there early so you won’t have to wait too long!

GA’s rating: 7.5 / 10

Madang

371 Pitt Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9264 7010

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