Not a lot of people know this, but House at Surry Hills is sort of the quiet big sister of the famous Spice I Am a few steps away across the block. I say big sister because compared to Spice I Am, the restaurant has very large dining areas, with quiet and intimate indoor seats and even more outdoor and terrace seats perfect to when you want to enjoy the sun during lunch breaks.
Then there are staffs at are a little friendlier than ones you deal with at Spice I Am.
My friend and I visited House one afternoon for a quick lunch takeaway. The food was prepared quite quickly. I ordered the Hainan Chicken Rice and it was reasonably priced (at that time it was $10). It tasted clean, delicious and properly portioned, although I would not say that it was certainly the best one I have ever had.