Raffles reviews: Mr Wong, Sydney

XIao Long Bao at Mr Wong Sydney

The first thing we needed to do at Mr Wong was find it. That’s ’cause it was hidden away in a mysterious alleyway* in the city which is so, so cool because it reminded me of somewhere you’d bump into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Luckily though there were no traps and no Krang or Foot Soldiers to fight. Instead there was a huge doorway that led into an awesome restaurant that smelled and looked so good it reminded me of being in Shanghai.

This place was epic, yo! There were lots of different spaces, paintings of old Chinese people, big timber  beams on the ceiling and an open kitchen where I could see the food being made. But best of all there was a wall of duck! No wonder it smelled so good.

Raffles reviews... Mr Wong Sydney

The waiters were the nicest and most helpful ever. They really, really looked after us and made great suggestions about what would be nice to eat. Not that I needed much help there. I knew exactly what I wanted as soon as I saw the menu. Dumplings. All of the dumplings.

Sadly mama only let me choose a few but let me tell you these were the epicest** dumplings I’ve had in Sydney.

I love xiao long bao and the ones here were really, really good and the jade seafood and chive dumplings were so pretty they looked like an exploding flower garden in a steamer and they tasted even better than they looked.

jade seafood and chive dumplings at Mr Wong Sydney

The king crab and lobster rolls (in katafi pastry) were super duper crunchy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside. They were so good I stole an extra one while my dad went to the loo. He was a bit annoyed when he got back.

king crab and lobster rolls in katafi pastry

Mama and dad really loved the prawn toast (prawn toast with foie gras and almonds) which looked more like balls covered in nuts to me.

prawn toast with foie gras and almonds at Mr Wong, Sydney

They only let me have one because they said I’d already pinched too many bits of the other dishes and they actually wanted to eat something… so mean.

Another dish we tried was called Chueng Fun. It was a soft rice roll filled with prawns covered in crunchy stuff and coated in sesame seeds.

Cheung Fen at Mr Wong, Sydney

I LOVED this dish so much because it was all squishy and crispy at the same time…. and delicious too.

There was no way we were leaving without trying the duck so we got Peking duck pancakes.

Peking duck at Mr Wong Sydney

It was so, so juicy and had crispy skin. There were lots of bits of stuff to stick in the pancakes. It was so good I could have eaten the whole wall of ducks.

We also ordered some special fried rice (with pork and prawn) and mama got some mushrooms*** which I think are mostly gross but she said were fantastic.

I’m don’t usually like Asian desserts that much but the ones we tried were A-MAZE-ING!  First there was a dish that was kind of like mind-blowing strawberry granita (strawberry ice, sheep’s milk yoghurt sorbet, strawberries, shiso and honeycomb).

strawberry ice, sheep’s milk yoghurt sorbet, strawberries, shiso and honeycomb at Mr Wong Sydney

Then came the fried ice-cream. It was a huge ball and we cracked the fried shell open, inside was the best vanilla ice-cream and it came with yummy butterscotch sauce.

Fried ice cream with butterscotch sauce at Mr Wong Sydney

Fried ice-cream sounds weird but it so good I had to fight dad for it but I’m pretty scary when I’m hungry and I scared him off.

Mama says Mr Wong is a special occasion restaurant but I say we should move in. I’d could live here and become a duck herder and herd them all into my belly.

Reviewed by Raffles – aged 6
(bracketed detail by his mama)

* It’s actually just off Bridge Street
** A rather interesting addition to the English language by Raffles.
*** The four types of braised mushrooms stir-fried with bamboo shoots and asparagus was indeed fantastic and, to be frank, I’m glad Raffles didn’t want them because it meant I actually got to eat something for a change

MR WONG – Sydney
3 Bridge Lane, Sydney NSW 2000
PH: 02 9240 3000

16 Comments on Raffles reviews: Mr Wong, Sydney

  1. Kate
    March 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm (9 years ago)

    … and now ‘epicest’ will be forever linked with ‘epicurean’ in my head … I will not be able to hear one with thinking of the other!! Cheers Raffles!

    • Kate
      March 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm (9 years ago)

      … and Mr Wong’s dumplings! YUM.

  2. Lisa
    March 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm (9 years ago)

    They all look so, so good Raffles. I am just a teeny, tiny bit jealous.

      April 3, 2015 at 10:26 am (9 years ago)

      You should just go and eat all of them too. You wont be sorry Rx

  3. Monique@The Urban Mum
    March 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Raffles; My boys LOVE this restaurant – they are a little older than you (11 & 12yrs) and eat like it is going out of fashion …they would think it was very cool to move into Mr Wong’s too – maybe you could all get together and do a deal on the rent…

      April 3, 2015 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

      Sounds like a good idea but does that mean I’d have to share the ducks? Rx

      April 3, 2015 at 10:28 am (9 years ago)

      They are Rx

  4. Malinda (@MBPaperPackages)
    March 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm (9 years ago)

    Seems Mr Wong got it Right! 😉 Love the look of that granita and I would have taken an extra crispy roll if I could have too!

      April 3, 2015 at 10:29 am (9 years ago)

      It’s easy, You just wait until no ones looking and BAM! Just gobble it down. Rx

  5. yinyangmother
    March 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm (9 years ago)

    This just looks fantastic. Love the use of katafi pastry and the prawn toast in almonds looks very decadent. The jade seafood and chive dumplings look divine. You just have to learn how to share Raffles!

      April 3, 2015 at 10:30 am (9 years ago)

      Do I have to?

  6. Caroline @ Mamma Raj Says
    March 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm (9 years ago)

    I have been wanting to try Mr Wong’s for AGES and I have an unhealthy obsession with dumplings. I’m totally drooling and I have to get myself there soon. Great review!

      April 3, 2015 at 10:30 am (9 years ago)

      Dumplings are all I ever think about. I’d eat them for breakfast if mum would let me Rx

  7. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    March 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Don’t you know that I’m trying to eat very very healthy Raff? Mind you, I do love your fantastic words. Thanks young man – you rock!

      April 3, 2015 at 10:31 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you for being so nice and don’t worry dumplings are too naughty are they? Rx


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