Japanese fusion was on the menu for Ian’s pick for April’s Dinner Club.
Monkey Magic in Surry Hills is a beautiful space; it’s industrial but warm; an open warehouse feel with a mix of concrete and wooden floors and exposed wood ceiling beams.
For Jay’s starter he has sushi roll; it’s so good I have food envy!
raw tuna, avocado,cucumber, anchovy crumbs, orange zest and spicy sauce
For Ian’s starter he has Japanese Skewers:
assorted skewers of prawn, chicken, cheese and vegetables
Neen and I shared duck pancakes:
wholemeal pancakes with roasted duck and hoisin sauce
Ian & Neen both have the pork belly:
it’s served with with wilted cabbage, sweet potato and “yakiniku” sauce
Jay and I both have the chicken:
it’s served with with sweet corn, baby spinach, speck, miso butter and candied orange
we all share some side dishes
The steamed greens come with a citrus miso dressing, and the salad is mizuna, radish and baby beetroot with yuzu dressing.
My absolute favourite!!! Edamame with pink salt and crispy renkon chips!
Neen & I share dessert; it’s actually not that good. The flavours, chocolate and apple, don’t compliment.
frozen meringue cream with sable biscuit, apple puree and chervil
Ian has an experimental trio of mini desserts with a sesame theme. He’s not a huge fan of his dessert either.
creme caramel, profiterole and biscuits
Jay has sweet spring rolls and he loves them. He definitely made the best choice!
with creme chantilly and green tea ice cream
Monkey Magic | 3 & 4/410 Crown Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
They currently have a great deal – 20% off Mon-Thurs.
Food: 3 out of 5
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5 (with the 20% off)