For authentic Sri Lankan food like hoppers, dosas and curries, Toongabbie’s Dish has opened a second restaurant in Glebe!
Hi guys. Long time no see. I guess things are starting to get away from me and the blog is suffering. I’m sorry! I’m still eating all the things but am trying to live in the moment and put my camera away, settling for quick snaps on the iphone so that I can back to the eating and making new memories with friends. Like this lunch with @crunchytiger and @jchow211 at the newly opened Dish in Glebe, the second restaurant from the famed Sri Lankan Dish in Toongabbie. And btw, they’re BYO 😀
The Classic hopper breakfast ($19.90) calls my name, there’s 2 plain and 1 egg hopper, sambol and chicken curry. I fricken love hoppers, they’re made of fermented rice flour and coconut milk batter, are crispy on the edges and satisfyingly thicker in the middle like a pancake or thin crepe. Use your hands and tear strips off to dunk in the curry and you’ll be one happy camper.
Noods went for the Special lunch set menu ($22), choosing the dosa (more pancake-y in texture) over the egg hopper and egg roti. When reading the menu we were wondering what the lamb roll would be, envisioning a classic sausage roll but turns out it was like a cross between a deep fried egg roll and a chiko roll and was strangely satisfying.
There was also beef kottu roti (made with chopped roti, egg and vegetables), a tender chicken curry, and a trio of sambols perfect for dipping the dosa in- pol, katta and seeni.
Jabs has ordered the Slow cooked goat on the bone curry ($18) with rice and sambols. The goat is incredibly tender and just perfect with the rice to soak up the sauce.
Dish: Sri Lankan Street Food
381 Glebe Point Rd,
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm – 9:30pm
Friday: Lunch – 12pm – 2:30pm, Dinner – 5pm – 9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 2:30pm (for Brunch), Dinner – 5pm – 9:30pm
On the end of Spice Alley in Chippendale is Monkey’s Corner, the new joint by the Poernomo brothers. Go on the weekend for the rice bowls!
So I’ve always loved Spice Alley in Chippendale but have always thought something was missing. Specifically, a bar. Last year the Poernomo brothers (of Masterchef and Koi Dessert Bar fame) opened Monkey’s Corner on the end of Spice Alley, just across from Koi. The menu is short and sweet, the idea being grazing on snacks and getting some more substantial dishes later to go with your drinks.
Rice bowls are only available on the weekends which seems a shame because I would kill to have a rice bowl for supper during the week. Or lunch. Or a snack… ANYWAYS. A must order is the Spicy trout belly rice bowl ($14). I didn’t want to spend $45 on the Uni rice bowl but instead opted for the additional uni ($15), four beautifully briny petals placed ever so delicately on top. It had the perfect spice level for me and I thought the amount of fatty trout was pretty generous.
The Soy braised pork belly rice bowl ($18) is the perfect comfort food. Fat slices of pork belly with layers of quivering gelatinous fat oh baby oh baby! The fluffy rice underneath was perfect for soaking up all the juices though I kinda wished the egg yolk was more gooey.
Those that know me will know I have issues with ox tongue. Flavour wise I don’t mind it but I hate when it’s sliced lengthways and still looks, well, like a tongue 😛 Luckily I’d seen on IG prior what the Ox tongue ($15) looked like so I was fine ordering it.
The ox tongue has been slow cooked, sliced thinly and is then drizzled with beef fat. That’s right, beef fat! And yes it was glorious! It did get a bit rich but thankfully the lime and the smattering of chives helped cut through the richness.
The Kingfish Collar ($16) is an absolute must order but not one for people who have issues with bones. I reckon half the fun of eating the kingfish collar is carefully excavating out the delicate flesh and working for your meal 😛 I loved the crisp, blowtorched skin and the rubble of shichimi and furikake seasoning.
There’s a couple of desserts on the menu or you could bounce next door and press up against the glass display featuring cakes in all the colours of the rainbow.
40 Kensington St,
Tues – Fri: 5pm – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Not my top9 but what 2017 was to me: making new friends, losing old ones, […]
Not my top9 but what 2017 was to me: making new friends, losing old ones, finding new restaurants but returning to old favourites.
There were new jobs (yep plural), many memes, swims at the beach and a whole bunch of songs that hit me in the feels.
There was less dancing this year but more quality hangs over pasta and wine. There was a trip to Europe (and Malaysia, Japan and Melbourne) and realising exactly how small Sydney is.
There were many burgers eaten this year (71 to be exact), fried chicken and scones, too.
My hair colour stayed relatively the same for once, a new dinosaur tattoo was added to the collection and I realised how important my friends are to me.
I didn’t bake as much as I would have liked this year and I sure as hell didn’t cook at all. And while IG never shows the entire truth, I’ve actually been eating healthier (though a little more exercise would probably help my cholesterol).
Goodbye 2017, I’m really looking forward to 2018. I hope you guys have an awesome year!
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you guys have an awesome day filled with heaps of […]
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you guys have an awesome day filled with heaps of food and <3
Fried chicken and streaky bacon stuffed into a croissant? Check out Tomislav Martinovic’s latest menu offering at Everyday Espresso in Redfern!
Guys! There’s only 15 sleeps until Christmas! Seriously where on earth did the time go? It’s now a race to buy Xmas pressies, stock up on wrapping paper and debate about doing the yearly gingerbread men bake. One thing I’ll make the time for though, is eating fried chicken! Everyday Espresso opened up 2 weeks ago just across the street from Redfern station and is serving up cracking food with chef Tomislav Martinovic consulting on the menu.
The Coops Benny ($16.90) is like eggs benedict on crack. There’s a generous amount of golden buttermilk fried chicken, which are bloody awesome- crisp batter and incredibly juicy meat. Tbh I’d be perfectly happy with a whole bucket of that chicken and settle down to netflix and chill. There’s also streaky bacon, a fried egg and a river of yuzu hollandaise which cuts through the richness, all stuffed inside a Brasserie Bread croissant.
The Mushroom Love ($15.90) toastie is one mother fricken amazing toastie, thanks probably in part to the magic that is buttered brioche! The toastie contains a forest of sliced mushrooms, a light schmear of truffle paste and is blanketed in oozy, gooey triple cheese.
Noods has chosen off the more healthier side of the menu with the Soba Omelette ($15.90). And it’s still pretty damn tasty! There’s a fluffeh three egg omelette, a jumble of green soba noodles tangled with enoki mushrooms and crisp sheets of nori, fried shallots and drizzled with a light soy dressing. Perfect summer food!
Shop 6, 159 Redfern Street,
Mon – Fri: 6am – 3.30pm
Sat: 6am – 3pm
Sun: 7am – 3pm