Jazz City Milk Bar, Darlinghurst

11 February 2013, 01:37

OH HAIIIII! Oh how I love fairy floss! So when word on the street started buzzing that the awesome American style Jazz City Diner was opening an offshoot Jazz City Milk Bar (Republic 2 Courtyard, Palmer St, Darlinghurst) just around the corner and that there was an entire menu of flavoured fairy floss I knew I had to visit quick smart. I couldn’t resist ordering the fairy floss before looking at the rest of the menu and picked the Watermelon fairy floss ($5). It was freaking incredible! Slightly sour and sweet of course, but surprisingly not teeth achingly so.

It was ridiculously hot that day so we grab some beers ($7-$8) to start off, forgoing the Floats ($8) and Milkshakes ($8) on offer.

We order a round of hotdogs to share, the New Orleans Fried Oyster Remoulade Dog ($12) is the favourite of the lot, the soft bun holds a pile of shredded lettuce and a jumble of oysters which are fat and juicy beneath their cornmeal coated exteriors. There was the Texas Style Chilli Hot Dog ($12) which came loaded with cheese, jalapenos, onions and Texas style beef chili. We picked the Buffalo Wings Style Hot Dog ($7) mainly because of the blue cheese. Oh yes I have finally seen the light and moved over into the blue cheese loving camp! All the hotdogs comes with a side of fries with a choice of seasoning (Creole, Jamaican Jerk or normal) so we get a mix but the Creole is the winner of the bunch.

I had been craving for something deep fried so ordered the Buttermilk Southern Fried Quail ($22) which was very prettily presented with spheres of sweet candied yams, a pile of sautéed spinach, nubbins of salty bacon and topped with the cutest fried quail egg. The de boned quail was indeed very crispy with knobbly battered bits but alas! The size! I’m not the biggest of eaters and yet I scraped the plate clean and resorted to stealing bites of hotdogs and chips! It just felt so refined and well, not really diner or milk bar style? It was delicious but I guess I would’ve just loved a whole basket of quail piled high!

For dessert we share a slice of the German Chocolate Cake ($10). It is not your normal chocolate cake, wiki explains that it’s the common name of an American chocolate cake topped with a coconut-pecan frosting. It’s not bad but I was hoping for a more chocolatey flavour with the cake but it’s a tad lost in the frosting.

Aaand I decided to order one last fairy floss for the road so it’s back to the counter again to stare in fascination while it’s being made. I totally want a commercial sized fairy floss machine!

I chose grape flavour and it kicks the watermelon to the curb, it tastes exactly like grape Hubba Bubba bubble gum! The cloud of fairy floss is much bigger than the pic but because it was so warm that day it had started to melt everywhere eep! I will definitely be back to try the rest of the flavours of fairy floss (apple, vanilla, bubblegum, blue raspberry) and I hear the breakfast menu on the weekends is pretty damn awesome too.

Service was lovely and friendly but food did take a while to arrive. There aren’t many tables available so get there early or be prepared to wait!
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  1. That grape fairy floss was amazing!

    Helen (grabyourfork)    Feb 11, 01:55 AM    #

  2. Omg fairyfloss I am so there

    — chris    Feb 11, 06:24 AM    #

  3. Buffalp wings, hot dogs, fairy floss?… YES yes andddddd yes!!

    Food is our religion    Feb 11, 07:16 AM    #

  4. At first glance I thought that piece of cake had layers of fried chicken! Haha. Can’t ever go wrong with fairy floss the side of you head!

    Tina @ bitemeshowme    Feb 11, 08:20 AM    #

  5. The buffalo wing-styled hot dog sounds bizarre – love buffalo wings and chili and blue cheese, but in a hot dog? Hmm… must try!

    Andrea @eattravelbliss    Feb 11, 08:56 AM    #

  6. oooh hubba bubba ;) will make a note to order on thurs!

    Vivian - vxdollface    Feb 11, 09:00 AM    #

  7. woah holy crap flavoured fairy floss? amazing!! i’ve heard about German chocolate cake in American shows/books but I’ve never seen it – interesting to see a slice of it finally!

    Christine @ Cooking Crusade    Feb 11, 10:04 AM    #

  8. Grape flavoured fairy floss??! WANT!!!!

    Steph    Feb 11, 10:04 AM    #

  9. Oyster dog? Buffalo wing dog? Are you serious…!? Yum!

    Tina@foodboozeshoes    Feb 11, 10:15 AM    #

  10. Oh wow… flavored fairy floss. WANT! For a second, I thought that cake was made with deep fried chicken, like a double down, but instead of cake layers, you had chicken… Shit, it’s only Monday….

    Phuoc'n Delicious    Feb 11, 11:20 AM    #

  11. This place seems so cute and fun! and that is a hugeee fairy floss cloud! This place is going on my must-eat list! :)

    Tina @ foodfortina    Feb 11, 12:06 PM    #

  12. i was at jazz city diner when they told us about this new place, pity we didnt have the stomach space to go, i shall check it out again!

    milkteaxx    Feb 11, 12:40 PM    #

  13. Gosh, I thought fairy floss only came in one flavour (Pink). Can’t wait to hear all about those other fascinating flavours =)

    OohLookBel    Feb 11, 05:33 PM    #

  14. CANT WAIT TO GO! I haven’t had fairy floss in ages… best was when I went to a hens party who had a TOPLESS HOT DUDE making unlimited fairy floss for two hours. I mean, I’d rather that than a strip tease any day ;)

    catty    Feb 11, 05:35 PM    #

  15. Love that candy floss!

    Holiday Baker Man    Feb 12, 03:48 AM    #

  16. I’d be interested to try the fairyfloss just for the different flavours but the winning dish to me is your deboned quail. How crispy does that look? I’ll have to order double portions I think! He he

    gummi baby    Feb 13, 09:30 AM    #

  17. What an unusual menu, flavoured fairy floss, deep fried goodness and awesome flavoured hotdogs.

    GourmetGetaways    Feb 13, 06:15 PM    #

  18. FRIED QUAIL!! Like fried chicken but fancier :P

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir    Feb 14, 10:06 PM    #

  19. Blue cheese is the best – welcome to the dark (or blue side). I love blue cheese dressing/sauce…I’d eat it on everything if I could. This place looks like fun. That’s A LOT of fairy floss you had there.

    Miss Piggy    Feb 15, 03:55 PM    #

  20. Wow no way – Jazz City opened a milk bar?! Looks great, definitely popping in for a visit for a sugar high off that fairy floss sometime

    Excuse Me Waiter    Feb 15, 10:49 PM    #

  21. Yum -fairy floss! The food looks cute too!

    Dilhara    Feb 27, 02:56 PM    #

  22. Flavours of fairy floss! But I’m not sure I approve of you crossing over to the blue cheese side…though I don’t mind a bit of it myself in buffalo wing sauce, it just tastes too mouldy to me sometimes bleurgh

    Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse)    Mar 3, 12:36 AM    #

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