Monday, March 21, 2011

Chef's Gallery

Shop 12, Ground Floor Regent Place,
501 George Street, Sydney
Tel: 02 9267 8877
Open 7 days 11am-3pm and 5pm- late

Chef's Gallery, opened in Sydney in August/Sept 2010, and i read a few reviews and heard positive comments about the place, but never remembered to come by whenever i was in the city (and i am rarely in the city).

For my dearest friend Annie's birthday in Mid January of this year she organized a little group of us for lunch at Chef's Gallery, and i was quite impressed!

prawn and pork wontons with handmade noodles
in a Shanghainese style spicy sauce $12.90

This dish was a hit as we ordered two of them! The sauce with these noodles is really addictive, being not too salty & just being so nice that even without the wontons it still would've been yummy!

lightly pan fried prawn dumplings 6 pieces $11.90

These were also good enough for a second round, panfried and glistening golden i think i had more then my fair share of these, and i really enjoyed the long shaped style instead of the traditional round dumplings, more crunch :)

Sliced pork belly with salted fish, dried chilli & dark soya sauce
served with steamed shallot pancakes $21.90

There was a bit of pork left over, the girls said it was too salty, so they struggled to finish it off, i didn't try the pancakes but i imagine it might be nicer with white rice?

prawn and pork wonton in a spicy red soup $9.90

The spice in this soup hit most of us pretty hard - but still yummy and addictive, leaving a hot sensation on our tongues for a lil while after sipping on it.

prawn dumplings steamed in a fine clear pastry 4 pieces $5.90

Unfortunately i found these dumplings not worth the price we paid.

chef's own golden snowflake chicken - lightly crumbed chicken fillet,
very crispy, tender and moist served with noodles in a pumkin soup $13.90

I personally really enjoyed the pumpkin soup noodles, and teamed them with the pan fried prawn dumplings, i finished off most the soup in the end :) The chicken i heard was crispier then it actually looked!

Steamed sesame ‘piggy face’ bun, as sumptuous to the eyes as it is
to the taste buds - a must-try for adults and children (2 pc) $5.90

We were completely stuffed (all this between 5 gals) so we take awayed the piggy buns for dessert later on at Karaoke. They are soo adorable!! I was really looking forward to trying these as i had seen pictures of them floating around the internets, but because they weren't freshly out of the steamer anymore they were a bit rubbery? but the sesame filling was nice - not overly sweet. Must try them on the spot the next time i go :)

I really enjoyed lunch at Chef's Gallery, i'd love to go back and have my favourites again, and possibly try some of the other noodle dishes and desserts!


joey@FoodiePop said...

Mmmm, sliced pork belly pancakes sound awesome!

Julie said...

yum! cant wait revisit again with a few of those dishes you blogged about!

JasmyneTea said...

I was just there on Saturday! Wasn't it great? Their hand-pulled noodles are AMAZING. Great review! :)

Maria said...

I've heard about this place, but never been. Looks great! Would love to catch up soon, sorry I've been so busy!! x

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

Haha! Did you say Karaoke??!!! I'm still trying to recover from my bday karaoke...let's just say that everyone was real sore the next day.

ooh, I do like em Piggy buns...but yes, they'd probably taste better freshly steamed

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww those piggies are so cute! I've been there but they ran out of the piggy buns so I am determined to go back and get some more! :)

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Tee hee, so glad you got the little piggies!

Also totally approve of your description of the fried dumplings - more crunch has got to be a good thing :D

grace said...

haha those piggy dumplings r almost a legal requirement when visiting chef's gallery

Dolly said...


A cupcake or two said...

I love Chefs Gallery. I catch up with friends here all the time. The piggy buns are so darn cute.

Simply Life said...

those dumplings look so good!