Purposely 'street', achingly cool, a bit punk and absolutely delicious.
February 15, 2011
Welcome to funky town. Ms.G's, in a narrow three-storey building in leafy, sexy Victoria Street, is doing things a bit differently - and it's working. Distressed, graffiti-covered walls, tables of strung together cardboard boxes and moody lighting make this Sydney's newest hipster hang. It's purposely 'street' and achingly cool but the food well and truly holds its own.
Young chefs Dan Hong, Jowett Yu and their crew are a clever bunch — they have taken New Yorker David Chang's Momofuku model and given Sydney something that's a bit punk, very cool and absolutely delicious. Swinging from China to Vietnam, to Korea and back again, this is innovative exciting Asian food meant for sharing and Sydney dining is all the better for it.
Start with a plate of pickles - these are bar snacks with a difference. Vietnamese steak tartare should be your next stop, a clever reinvention of a classic that you mix yourself and comes with a side of crunchy prawn crackers. Already becoming a favorite are the egg noodles with braised duck, runny poached egg and XO sauce.
Buddha's Delight salad is not only a vegetarian's dream but a not-to-be-missed textural experience, ranging from silky to crunchy. Delightful indeed.
And to finish, it's hard to go past a sticky sweet concoction called Stoner's Delight (let your imagination run wild)
There's a drink for everyone at Ms.G's. By far the most fun are the 'packaged' cocktails in sealed Japanese bubble tea-like plastic ware. A Pina 'Pearls' Colada and a Yuzu Slushee make you feel like a kid all over again but have an alcoholic kick that reminds you that it's adult only.
Ms.G's is a fun night out - for the people watching, the crazy-busy fun vibe and most of all the terrific exciting food. Grab a group (you can book for 6 or more) and enjoy the ride.
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