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Joined 26 November 2016 Sydney, NSW

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  • Meet Mica

    Cafes Surry Hills, NSW
    Chef Lee presents an asian inspired brunch both aesthetically pleasing and rich in flavour and tecnique. Couched in the character of Mica herself, she creates a casual warmth with her team for this casual venue on Elizbath Street. Walk-ins only, so be prepared to wait a little as there have been queues over the last few days - but it will be worth it.

    The Spicy Crab & Rice Noodle is a treasure trove of fresh crab meat, tofu, buk choy, silver fish crunch and rice noodles dressed with a house made spicy chilli jam and definitely one of the highlights. I'm not a porridge and oatmeal kind of person, however, it was the roasted almond and coconut foam that redefine my old perceptions of this gluggy breakfast. The fresh juices are going to be a hit this summer too with Green healthy and Fresh fruit sweetness variations. The "A BOWL" was a fascinating combination of Butter poached organic barley, spinach, shiitake mushroom, charcoal chicken, slow cooked egg, green shallots served with a chicken dashing broth.

    A very promising menu and warm atmosphere!
  • Duck Duck Goose

    Cafes Randwick, NSW
    Such a beautiful interior in this place that's so warm and welcoming. I can see this place for an intimate date or group function because the food is worth coming back for! Ordinary dishes have been given soft tweaks to envoke extra flare - successfully!

    Garlic King Prawns - lightly grilled king prawns dressed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic were grilled perfectly and the heat from the chilli adds to the smokey charring that comes through

    House Crumbed Calamari are sliced in nice thick strips served with a tangy lemon herb sauce. It's sounds so uninteresting on the menu but is definitely a contender for a top entree.

    We ended up sharing mains as we envied each other's view of the other almost doubting whether we had made the right choice and it was hard to pick a winner.

    That crispy skin on the Sous Vide Duck Breast, , rich in flavour bolstered by soft trims of sweet potato puree, shallots in red wine jus is immaculate. The Pork Belly passes the crackling test and served with predictable apple sauce and not so predictable fennel & tomato! Superb!

    Our cocktail selection was perfectly weaved through pre-dining and in between courses: Duck & Goose Mai Tai, The Collins and Elderflower are mixed beautifully and the subtle twists we see that theme their menu flows through into their cocktail range with 3 Mexican shooters that accompany your Margarita! There's an order to how they are consumed so make sure to ask!

    Laura, Nick and team seem to run everything like clockwork, each table being told a food story with great timing, endearing service and pro active service as they managed our table among a sea of other couple diners and several groups!

    Perfect Experience!

  • East Village Sydney

    Bottle Shops Darlinghurst, NSW
    It's a great space that will easily mould to your casual night out with a loved one, work drinks, function or po ker night and game night! So much to love about the place as each floor tries to build it's own identity under the same kitchen. It's a la id back casual lad's lad kind of place which is easy, relateable and non-pretentious which I like. The double patty custom make was off the charts with bacon, cheese and comes with a beer for $20. Total spend for a nice pre-dinner about $70 which is well worth it. The Winter Menu consists of 3 main items - honey glazed ham, beef burguignon (which was the fave had it been slow cooked a tiny bit longer) and German Sau sage (Curry Wurst) which surprisingly works well with Indian flavour. There's no elevator and the winding stair case up the three floors is worth the wait! I'd totally recommend the coc ktails mentioned as there's alot of showmanship that goes into these magical bar potions!