My Anniversary Dinners – Prime and Jeans Chilli Chicken

We had two dinners to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. ­čśÇ┬áThere’s a reason but you’re not interested in that, you’re interested in what we ate right?! Because food.

We went to Prime Steak Restaurant at the GPO Martin Pl for a fancy candlelit dinner and a not so fancy dinner at Jean’s Chilli Chicken at Eastwood Hotel. They are both awesome.

Prime Steak Restaurant

No one seems to know about this restaurant and yet, I think it has the best steaks in Sydney. Better than Rockpool Bar & Grill, better than both Kingsley, better than any other place I’ve been to. And the quality is oh so consistent because I’ve been there a few times in the span of about 10 years. The same ole tastiness.┬áI feel better knowing it’s been awarded Best Steak Restaurant┬áconsecutively┬áfor a while though. Might also be because it’s really hidden away downstairs in the GPO. o_O

The steaks. They have mainly the Black Angus steaks and Wagyu. F1 Wagyu, a hybrid and the Full-Blooded Wagyu of which they say is only available in 3 restaurants in Australia, two in Sydney and one in Melbourne.

The hunbun and I shared the Grain-Fed Black Angus Scotch 300g and the Full-Blooded Wagyu Fillet 180g. The latter being double the price and a bit more… :O Yeah, they’re pretty pricey.

We also ordered a scallop entree which I thought was decent but nothing too special.

Prime Restaurant - Scallop Entre
Prime Restaurant – Scallop Entre

The Angus Scotch is so, so juicy and fatty and flavoursome. So flavoursome. And that, my friends, is the main difference between Prime and other restaurants. Not only does the quality of the meat need to be awesome, it needs to at least taste like something. Other restaurants are bland, bland and bland despite it being Wagyu or not *cough* Rockpool. Though having said that, I’d probably go for something like the Fillet or something else next time because at the size of 300g, something so completely fat and juicy was a bit too much for me near the end.

Prime Restaurant - Angus Scotch
Prime Restaurant – Angus Scotch

The Full-Blooded Wagyu? Perfect. Did I mention they were both cooked perfectly to the Medium-Rare that we ordered? Yeah.

Prime Restaurant - Full Blooded Wagyu Fillet
Prime Restaurant – Full Blooded Wagyu Fillet

The difference between the two steaks are obvious, the Wagyu was better in the “this feels awesome in my mouth”, “omg the quality” and “I want this to be the last bite”, but otherwise it wasn’t largely more yummier than the other such that it makes the Angus seem bland, it’s just… different. You need to try for yourself.

Both dishes came with sides and the many sauces which we got to choose a couple of.

Service was also great. I thought the waiter sounded like Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon, no really.

If you’re in any way interested in steak, then I advise you try Prime at least once! ­čÖé They range from $55 to $125.

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Jeans Chilli Chicken

Jeans Chilli Chicken

This small Korean eatery is within Eastwood Hotel/Pub. It’s weird, but I trusted the boyfriend. The main thing to order here is apparently the Chilli Chicken BBQ dishes that come with a bowl of mixed rice in seaweed, which you then use your BAAAAAAAAAARE hands to turn into riceballs. Honestly, I had no idea what was going on, but turned out well.

Know how

0. We ordered the Chilli Cheese Chicken.
1. Cut up the chicken!
2. Place cut up chicken and rice into bowl.
3. Mix and squish into a ball which result in…

.Result

4. Nom Nom.

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5. Make a mess because you’re a newb.

One of these is meant to serve two, but we found it’s probably suited to 3 or 4 people with maybe an extra dish.
I was worried the chicken would be more similar to teriyaki chicken for some strange reason, but it tasted like charcoal/BBQ chicken which is nom-worthy. *thumbs up* Boyfriend said their steaks and other foods aren’t very nice, so I suggest you try whatever we had! ­čÖé

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Review: Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse Woolloomooloo

Dinner at Kingsleys Woolloomooloo (not the Kingsleys Steakhouse in the city!) was oh so very omnomnom-worthy.

The restaurant’s in the middle of the wharf near Harris’ de Wheels and my first thought when we arrived was “holy crap that’s so dark”. We sat outside and had these weird flickering candles that did crap-all for lighting. Had to use my iPhone to read the menu and also took photos blindly, surprised it turned out alright.

So… before arriving, I already knew exactly what I wanted – those Alaskan Crab Legs (chilled) and a Wagyu rib eye steak (although I was certain I read rump before…)

Left to right

  1. Alaskan King Crab Legs 200g –┬áOh. my. god… so juicy, so sweet, so fresh, so tasty!!! So much meat in that thin and easy to take off crab shell. Seriously, the meat fell out of the shell when le bf opened the already cut up shell. It was great with or without the sauce, but I like lemony things so adding a bit of lemon was just pure awesomeness as well. I’m Asian, and while I don’t regularly eat crabs because I’m not made of a million bucks, I tend to have them in Chinese restaurants and after this… I feel like I’ve been missing out on really good crab… despite the fact that they’re cooked completely differently. ._.
  2. Baby Octopus –┬áThis was nice too, but nothing too special. Still a nice addition to our entre.
  3. Wagyu Rib Eye –┬áWe ended up ordering two of these in Medium Rare with Pepper sauce and didn’t bother trying different steaks lol. Pretty damn satisfying steak. It came out thinner than I had expected, but still retained enough juice and was close to being perfectly cooked. Kingsleys on King St? Pffttttt.
  4. Also ordered a Steakhouse Chips as side.

The only thing that caught us by surprise was the still water for $8.50. I assumed still water was tap water ha ha ha… oh well. Good meal justified being ripped off of water. Nice work.┬áMeal would have been $150 but we had our entertainment card! So $50 off!

Oh oh oh, service was great too! The nice waitress for our table asked if we wanted mustard ;_; (this is important yo) and regularly helped pour le water and was very nice in general.

This was my b’day meal with le bf and I’m so happy we went here for it. Will definitely go back for some more alaskan crab legs… mmm dem legs…

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Review: Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse was… Alright

Photo’s a little bit blurry isn’t it? Ma bad.

Went to Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse on King St yesterday for a friend’s birthday. It was a littttle bit disappointing for me. Two of us ordered the rib-eye and le bf ordered a T-bone in medium-rare. The steak tasted like a pretty good quality steak for… a pub. It was a tad dry, not juicy enough and tasted fairly plain. So for a $40-50 a steak, I probably wouldn’t bother going back. For the same amount of money, I could get a pretty juicy nomnom steak at Hurricanes or Prime. But then I did use my Entertainment Card (25% off max $50) so I guess it wasn’t exactly $40-50, so that’s not too bad!

The sides weren’t anything special, we ordered a garlic mushroom and onion rings. The mushroom tasted like plain cooked mushroom.

Service was shite. Took forever to get the attention of the waiter for the damn bill.

My next steak journey is going to be at Chophouse on Bligh St for my┬áown birthday! Or maybe the other Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse… or maaaybe Prime to be safe… :O options!

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