My top dishes of 2012

When a dish really impresses me I'll label it with a SIMON FAVOURITE :-) which means I'd happily order it again and recommend others to try. During the year I'll keep adding my favourite dishes (and drinks) to this page so it becomes a quick reference for anyone that is keen to try them. If you do try a dish that I recommend and you don't enjoy it please let me know. Please be aware restaurants do close down from time to time so the dishes I mention may possibly not be available if this is the case.

Crispy master stock pig’s ear
@ China Lane, CBD Sydney (12 Oct 2012)

Thanh Binh, Newtown (2 Sept 2012)

Green papaya salad with prawn, pork, mint, sesame rice cracker & crushed peanuts ($12)

Calamari in spicy salt, capsicum salsa ($23)

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room (1 Aug 2012)

Crab & Lettuce Tacos with chardonnay vinaigrette, salmon caviar ($15, 3 pieces)

Fix St James: CBD Sydney (6 July 2012)

Greenstone Chateaubriand with Wild Mushrooms ($80)

Red Lantern on Riley: Darlinghurst (22 June 2012)
Nem Nuong: Char grilled pork and lemongrass skewers ($6, 2 pieces)

Golden Century: Haymarket (5 May 2012)

Salt & Pepper Lobster ($186 per kg)
Tempura zucchini flower stuffed with halloumi, pine nuts & pomegranate vinaigrette ($11.50)
Cafe Sopra: Waterloo (21 Apr 2012)

Stuffed zucchini flower with 5 Italian cheeses ($4.95 each)

Quay: The Rocks, Sydney (16 Apr 2012)

Nitorgen frozen vanilla mousse, fresh mangosteen, custard apple, feijoa ice cream, coconut cream

Xanthi: Westfield Sydney (12 Apr 2012)

Fried Calamari

MCA Café: The Rocks, Sydney (29 Mar 2012)

Crispy School Prawns, Garlic Aioli ($16)

Glass Wine Bar: CBD Sydney (3 Feb 2012)

The Chef's Burger: Wagyu burger, BBQ sauce, bacon, cheese & French fries inc glass of wine ($20)

Combination Laksa ($13.80)

Fried Koay Teow ($9.50)

Chocolate tart with cream ($15.50)

the NOT reuben-wagyu salt Brisket, pickled slaw, melted manchego & horseradish cream ($15)

Apple Crumble Oven-Baked Dessert: Apple, cinnamon, raisin, honey ricotta & home-made crumble on a thin pastry base, served with vanilla ice cream ($9.90)

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce ($8)

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