I really enjoyed my first trip to Sydney. I mean, really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to go back. But, one of the big reasons to take this abbreviated trip Down Under was to get the chance to fly first class on Qantas. Here’s a quick flashback to the earlier posts from my trip:
- Which Lounge At SFO International Terminal?
- Qantas Business Class Review
- Public Transportation In Sydney
- Park Hyatt Sydney
- A Look Inside The Luxurious Suites At Park Hyatt Sydney
- Bridge Climb! Bucket List Item
- The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale, A Member of Design Hotels (SPG Redemption)
- Qantas First And Business Class Lounges at Sydney Airport
- Qantas First Class Review. 14 Hours Of Luxury
If you head to Sydney, you should definitely head to Mr. Wong. Located just a short walk from the Park Hyatt Sydney, it’s highly recommended. The hotel staff had suggested it on my first day there, so I wandered over for dinner on my second (and last) night in town.
I’m not 100% sure how hard it is to snag a reservation. But, I do know that a great number of the dinner tables were filled by folks waiting in line the evening I dined there. As I got closer, I found a few small signs pointing the way. After that, it was easy enough to just follow the long, long line. The line moved briskly and I had a seat at the bar only about 10 minutes after the doors open for dinner.
The dining room itself is minimalist, with plenty of cooking visible. I was parked at a barstool right beside the roasting duck.
I’m not entirely sure what happened, but the pictures I took of the menu were pretty botched up. While I can’t share those pictures, I can share my food and how much I enjoyed it. I did find one partial pic that outlines some pretty darn expensive Sake.
I started with some raw yellowfin tuna served with some soy, wasabi and ginger. The quality of the tuna was outstanding. I always enjoy sparkling wine with a nice plate of tuna.
The entree choice was easy. It came highly recommended by the staff. I dined on prawns and pork belly sautéed with chili, garlic, black bean and oyster sauce. The prawns were quite good, but the chunks of pork belly were outstanding. Slightly crispy on the outside, moist and flavorful throughout, it was one of the best pieces of pork belly I’ve ever had. The chunks of pork belly are a pretty decent size. They’re usually fatty or soggy. Not the case here. That touch of crispiness really made the dish for me.
I couldn’t help throwing in an order of fried rice to boot.
The Final Two Pennies On Mr. Wong
You can find more information out about Mr. Wong (and maybe score a reservation) on their website.
As unoriginal as this sounds, I would have gladly dined there twice in my short stay. The meal was that good. They marry high-quality ingredients with simple cooking methods. A good dish combines different flavors and textures that leaves a lasting impression.
That’s a great way to describe Mr. Wong.
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