One of the things that I had to have during my stay in Sydney came from this place: Chefs Gallery. They are these cute adorable piggy buns with a black sesame filling that is almost too cute to eat!
But until we get to that, we’ll start off with the noodles!
Prawn and pork wontons with handmade noodles in a chicken soup; $14.90
Chef’s own golden snowflake chicken – lightly crumbed chicken fillet with noodles in a pumpkin soup; $14.90
Having had spent the entire day shopping and walking around sight seeing, CT and I were pretty exhausted by the time dinner rolled around. We arrived earlier than our booking time but was seated immediately against a wall booth. I opted for the booth seat whilst CT sat across me on a wooden chair. I mention this only cause the booth seat was super low whilst the wooden chair seat situated quite high against our dining table. I felt like a little kid who could barely get their arms up over the table from where I was sitting and had to perk up on the edge of the booth to have my meal making it a quite uncomfortable dining experience. CT on the other hand had to slightly cower over the table to have her meal as the chair was slightly higher than usual. Like I said – uncomfortable.
Moving along to the food, I ordered a bowl of soup based noodles (with wontons) as I felt slightly dehydrated from a long day and wanted something light, warm and comforting. The handmade noodles are made fresh and instant at the restaurant where diners are able to see the chefs hard at work through the glass that separates the kitchen from the diners. (I’m kinda bummed that we didn’t get a spot at the bench sitting in front of the kitchen cause that would’ve been quite a sight!) The chicken soup is sweet, light and fragrant – just what I needed whilst the noodles are fresh and al dente. The wontons are somewhat small but delicious and texturally chewy and the greens add some colour and flavour. I personally found that there was too much noodles and struggle to even make a dent in my dish before resigning to my common echo, “I. Am. So. Full” *munch munch slurp slurp* “So. Full”. [GAME OVER]
CT’s noodles with pumpkin soup is an interesting combination for me. The soup is sweet and thick and the chicken is coated heavily in ginger and crumbs. Although it is super flaky, crunchy and the meat moist, the chicken is oily. Good thing we had my chicken soup to cleanse our palate and cut through the oil!
Even though my stomach felt as if it was going to burst at any moment, I had room to spare for these babies! After all, this was the reason why we came here!
Meet my pink friends:
Steamed sesame ‘piggy face’ bun; $7.90
You’re dying from cuteness right?! TOO CUTE. These piggy buns arrive piping hot but quickly cool down as we both snap away and document it’s cuteness before hell breaks loose and it’s all devoured up in no time.
First the ears come off, then eventually the nose. It doesn’t take long before we’re left with an empty basket with no evidence that piggy buns every existed!
Piggy buns, I came and conquered. As for the noodles? I’ll pass and opt for dumplings next time.
12/501 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 9267 8877