To start: drinks!! Cocktail Slushee’s, what a perfect drink to have on such a hot summer’s day! The G’n & T’d Slushee was refreshing; it was nice and sweet. The little green little pearls were … weird. They didn’t really have a particular taste, but at the same time it was funny to have it flowing in your mouth with the sweet concoction. I was told Ms G’s Famous Yuzu Slushee was rather sour.
FOOD, oh so glorious food!! Hello corn, hello supposed healthy food smothered in chilli aioli and shaved Parmesan cheese. But oh-sweet-goodness, it was so tasty. Being “girls” we all cut down all our little corn bubbles rather than eat it off the cob, and then silence engulfed us all.
Next came the kimchi, I must say it really wasn’t anything different from your usual kimchi you get served from your average Korean joint. But hello “massive” size! Haha compared to your usual little side dish, this was a nice plateful. It may have been a little spicy to some of our friends, as I too had found it rather spicy after a few picks – but perfect.
OHH MY, HELLO little buns of goodness! Something we were all “
“Is that cornflakes?”
Sweet holy goodness, this may have to be one of this biggest highlight over lunch. The prawn toast with yuzu aioli ... not your average prawn toast with sweet and sour sauce. It was so crunchy!! I do believe I heard the waitress say it was on sour dough, or was that my mere imagination as my eyes was already making my head go into a spin of drool when I saw her placing it on our table? The coriander just gave the whole thing that one last BANG and the flavours will simply explode in your mouth.
Mmm ... the kingfish was light, and refreshing. I’ve never had quinoa before – heard it plenty of times but never tried. So, I was expecting a soft like texture, but was surprised with the little pop of a crunch once I bit into it.
I had a piece of bean and found it lacking shrimp paste in the sambal. Feli had a piece and told me it was really salty. Keep trying more and still found it tastelss and realised much later ... I didn’t really have a piece that had “sambal” sauce stuck on it. But yes, the sambal was rather salty.
CHICKEN! FRIED CHICKEN! We are always up for protein goodness, and never a no for it to be unhealthily deep fried also. It wasn’t too crunchy, I’m not sure about the others but I found the “Naked” chicken a little too salty. I much preferred the “spicy Korean” chicken more – however, compared to their other spicy dishes namely the kimchi, it wasn’t very spicy. It was more like a sweet and sour like chicken. Still made me a happy girl regardless.
I thought it was dessert time, but no Cassie – you thought wrong! By now, we were all rather full. But OMG HELLO PORK HOCK!! Hello crispy skin goodness!! No one was willing to serve the pork hock, and so ... it was given to me again to do the honours. OH SWEET JEEBUS (Happy Birthday?) ... shredding into the pork, the pork simply slid apart as the knife had cut into it, “IT’S GOING TO BE SO NICE AND TENDER!!” I think I kept repeating to the girls as I kept tearing to pieces, “did you hear that crunch!?” How can one be so excited with food when full and cutting up meat?! May god bless me! HAHAHA!
And yes, it was simply delicious, wrapping it up like a san choy bao with the pink lady apple kimchi, herbs and sauce was simply amazing. The meat was as tender as I imagined and the crunch was just the icing on top! Yes we were really full, but our side of the table finished our serve and looked at the dish next to us with the pork skin just sitting there. What a waste, we shall sacrifice ourselves and ... finish it off? It was a big sacrifice to make for four girls who were already really full.
So, a spoon full of the “dirty passion” went into my mouth and I was simply taken into another world momentarily. It sounded so plain and simple, but every element on that dish complimented each other so well, it was so refreshing. As advised by the waitress, everything on the plate was scooped into a spoon to have altogether, and you will be taken into heaven.
Stoners delight, where to start. As it was stated, there were so many elements on the dish. The candied bacon strip, we broke into four pieces, seems like we were the lucky ones with a long strip as when we told Candice we shared it between for – she gave us a funny look. Then we realised theirs was too small to even split in half! I’ve never tried sweet bacon (though it seems to be the new thing lately to have bacon in everything!), it was interesting – the first few bites all I could taste was the sweet candy, give it a bit of time and the subtle saltiness of bacon will blend right in. Interesting indeed.