chefs gallery, sydney cbd

I'm probably one of the last people to try out Chef's Gallery! I've walked past here countless times with friends but never really had a chance to try it out. This was until a friend of mine, who is often associated with dumplings and pigs, had her birthday and I thought why not surprise her with piggy dumplings? So plans were made and I finally got the chance to dine here.

chef's gallery:
Half way through the meal I suddenly realised the name 'Chef's Gallery' actually makes perfect sense since we were watching the chef's in the kitchen exhibit their skillful moves (a bit slow but I got there!).  We were presented with two black menus with such lovely pictures. Plus, the food that arrived actually looked like that in the photos so we were pretty impressed. The dishes just came out much smaller than we expected.

mecanese style mini burger ($15.90):
These little burgers are filled with a pork fillet, pork floss, lettuce and a sweet chilli mayo dressing. The mantou bun is deep-fried till golden brown and had a very subtle sweet taste to it. Other than the fact that they're quite oily and artery clogging, everything tasted well together. Although, I really shouldn't, I wouldn't mind a few more of these. Oh and dieters, please stay away.

shredded peking duck with cucumber and hoisin sauce rolled inside a fluffy chinese roti  ($16.90):
Peking duck wrapped in a Chinese roti roll! I loved this dish. The crunchiness of the cucumber meshed well with the soft shredded duck, with the fluffy flakey golden pastry completing the piece. It's a nice change to your thin traditional Peking duck pancakes. This definitely did not disappoint.

spinach noodles wok fried with seafood ($18.90):
The noodles were fresh and springy. They didn't taste as oily as other fried noodles and although it's a really small detail I really enjoyed the extremely fine dried seaweed garnish. Unfortunately they ran out of prawn roe so we had to get it without. But it still tasted lovely.

sesame 'piggy face' buns ($8.90):

You are what you eat? (Hahahahaha) Even though you can get sesame buns pretty much at any Asian supermarket, I don't think people can resist how cute these look not to get it. I think it would have made more sense if they had a char siu or some sort of pork filling though! Nevertheless, they were also yummy.

Overall I had such a positive experience, the service quick and attentive while the foods, although were tiny portions, tasted and looked great. It was also a feast for my eyes (Hahaha). There were so many more dishes I would have loved to try such as the chicken and mushroom roti, the pork belly rolls, zha jiang homemade noodles, the fried squid ink noodles, the wonton noodles in Shanghainese spicy sauce ... you get the picture - I basically want to eat everything they have to offer on their glorious glorious menu.

Chef's Gallery, if you ever need a taster, contact me please.
Chef's Gallery
Shop 12 (facing Bathurst Street) Ground Level
501 Regent Place
Sydney NSW 2000
t: (02) 9267 8877

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  1. yum I love chefs gallery! the noodles are so good! and those mini burgers and peking duck wraps look pretty damn good too !



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Hi there! My name is Anna. I'm nineteen, in my second year of uni (UNSW) and born in Sydney. This blog is about my gastronomic adventures in Australia and abroad. It all started when I got new camera (Samsung Ex1) and since then, I've been mainly taking photos of food. So, I decided to document everything on this blog.

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