Happy Lunar New Year folks! Kung Hei Fat Choy! I wish everyone a year of laughter, love, prosperity and good health! To all those that celebrate lunar new year, hope that you guys had great feasts with your family and friends. Oh and speaking of feasting, I did a bit of that myself not too long ago at Albion Street Kitchen. For those that don't know about the sad news, the delicious Assiette has closed down but hold those tears peeps because the good news is that it has now become Albion Street Kitchen.
|Pork Belly, salted caramel apple, heirloom carrots, gingerbread spice - $30|
So I know this is just a picture of bread but zomgosh, it was so dericious... A slight drop of the rosemary olive oil onto the soft, freshly baked bread finished off with a sprinkle of rock salt made me feel so warm and my finger tips tingle with joy.
Chatham Island Cod, cauliflower, vadouvan, tamarind gel - $30
New England lamb rump, farro, braised kale, black garlic - $30
Macaroni terrine, grilled vegetables, Parmesan cream, herb vinaigrette - $30
The pork belly was a winner for me. The crackling was roasted to perfection and the pork was tender and juicy; everything melted into your mouth as soon it touched the tip of your tongue. Delicious. The Chatham Island Cod was also another one of my favourite, the meat was smooth and soft. I loved their cauliflowers and this is coming from someone who dislikes cauliflowers. The whole cauliflower was seasoned from head to toe, that is probably why I loved them so much.
|Left: Chips with chilli salt - $8|
Right: Panfried zucchini, garlic butter - $8
I am sure that everyone knows by now what my ultimate weakness is but in case if you don't, it's deep fried potato goodness. It is the one thing I can never ever get sick of. Unfortunately, the chips at Albion Street Kitchen sounded great on the menu but it just didn't do it for me. There wasn't enough crunch and seasoning to them nor was it served with a sauce.. *sad face* The garlic buttered zucchini however was the bomb and that bomb exploded in your mouth, especially if you were lucky to get some extra dollops of pan fried buttered garlic.
The mains looked smaller than I predicted, especially when it was $30 each but they are more filling than they appear. It's okay though, if you are still feeling a bit hungry just order another bowl of garlic buttered zucchini.
|Honeycomb parfait, fennel custard, pinenut praline - $15|
I was so grateful that everyone on my dinner table was full because it meant I could pretty much demolished this whole plate of sugary goodness myself. Mine, ALL mine... buhahaha! The honeycomb and the praline were seriously epic. The sweetness in the honeycomb and praline were just right, not too overly sweet. The praline was also fun to snap. Even when the praline got stuck in my teeth, I didn't mind because it was that good and I normally HATE having things stuck in between my teeth. All well worth it I'd say!
Gotta go eat!!