Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chef's Gallery, Sydney CBD

Chef's Gallery has a new menu & a bit of food theatre and art. I am loving the Eggy dessert above.

Chef's Gallery still have crowd favourites of dumplings and handmade noodles but have also a new menu of delights to check out. Yes, you can get drunk looking desserts that throw up egg custard! You'll also notice some fancy art at the different restaurants in Sydney City, Bankstown, Macquarie Park and soon to come Parramatta. For the really rich and cultured, you can also purchase the art. Above are some of the artists showing in Chef's Gallery (Left to right Fan Donwang, curator Simon Chan, Laurens Tan and Claudia Chan Shaw).

From the new menu, beyond the usual dumplings and hand made noodles were the lamb and spicy cumin rolled inside a chinese roti (above, $16.90). The lamb has a nice spicy kick to it and I enjoy the soft roti. That is a definite recommend! I also predict that the Battered king prawns served with wasabi mayonnaise with fish roe (below, $24.90) will be a popular dish.  The wasabi mayo is a mild level of spicy and more favourable to the western palette.

For those who like something a bit different for an entree, check out the sampler of the cold platter (below $20.90) of silken tofu, chinese vegetables, cucumber salad and seaweed and jellyfish salad. If you are not a fan of dumplings then this might be an alternative.

Also new on the menu is the smoked salmon with cucumber ribbon, enoki mushrooms with a mild sauce ($12.90, above). Sometimes seen in Thai restaurants, there is also the roasted deboned duck with lychees served with a light mint and chili plum sauce ($29.90, below). The sauce is sweet and subtle in plum flavours.

For posh but pricey vegetables, there's also the chinese Broccoli two ways - blanched and fried ($19.90, below). I liked the fried leaves that were a bit sweet but chili.

The best is saved until last! If you get a window seat, you might be lucky enough to see the hand made noodle chefs in action. Aside from the lamb roti above, my two other favourite dishes were the Tom Yum flavoured rice with lemongrass, chicken and fried basil ($16.90, below). I loved the full flavoured rice which was so fragrant with the lemongrass.

Finally, my third MUST try dish from the new menu, as I am a sucker for handmade noodles and dumplings - naturally I was a massive fan of the Handmade noodles with slow cooked beef brisket and minced beef with chili ($16.90, below). This is another dish with a great amount of chili which was amazing. I just love the textures of the hand made noodles which is well seasoned and flavoursome. Make sure you save room for dessert.

Piggy and Eggy Fairy Land ($24.90, below) is the perfect little platter for kids and adults who are really big kids. Use the pokka stick to poke mr yellow eggy for a vomitting drunk dessert spectacle. Mr Piggy which is filled with black sesame is also friendly and tasty. The green tea ice cream and strawberry ice cream along with fairy floss also brought many childhood memories to life.

You must order this if you have a heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So check out the new menu and check out the gorgeous pieces of art work at Chef's Gallery!! Please note Weekendfoodescapes by Lisa dined as a guest of Chef's Gallery and was invited to the launch of the new menu and artistry. All photos, words and opinions are my own.

Chefs Gallery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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