This night was not unlike those times. I've tried to get a table at Billy Kwong on a Saturday before but unless you are there lining up from before 6pm, it is highly unlikely you'll be eating before 10pm. So this time I committed to the wait from the very beginning. We lined up from about 6pm to be told that we would get a call in two hours for a table. I can't believe I haven't been to Billy Kwong, it's always been on the list but something else always comes up.
We jumped across the road for a snack and a drink at the nearby pub and waited. We were starving, so yes we ate twice, don't judge.
After perusing the menu and trying hard to read the specials (they are hand written in running writing) we decide on our first meal.
|Pork belly pancakes|
|Pork sung choi bow with chilli and fresh herbs|
|Steamed prawn dumplings with organic brown rice vinegar|
If you've ever been to Eveleigh markets on a Saturday morning, you have probably seen Kylie Kwong at her stall making fresh omelette's and serving up delicious dumplings. If you haven't been, cancel this Saturday's plans and get yourself down there, two words...foodie mecca! I've had these dumplings before at the markets Her prawn dumplings are incredibly soft and I love them with the brown rice vinegar. These came late to the table and when we asked if they were still coming, they wiped them from the bill and brought them over. Amazing service, no question about it.
|Stirfry with clams, pork, cuttlefish and blackbeans|
|Mushroom stirfry with oyster, shimejii, shitake and swiss brown mushrooms|
The question was then asked, did we want to order dessert? We were both so full but I'm convinced I have a separate dessert stomach because I can always fit it in.
Poached pears, almond praline and double cream, come on would you say no to that?
|Poached pears, almond praline and double cream|
It's such a go, go, go restaurant - noisy, fast and a little uncomfortable but with incredibly good food.