FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized JIMMY’S RECIPE MALAYSIAN, FIREHOUSE HOTEL 1 June 2007


Jimmy’s Recipe Malaysia
The Galeries Victoria
500 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
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“I found a new Malaysian place we can try out!!”, said one of my colleagues earlier this week. WOO!

So we rounded up the troops and headed there for lunch, since it’s only down the road from the office. Delighted, I noticed that everyone had ordered different dishes – perfect for my inner-food-blogging self! So despite cries of “Hurrrrrrry up! I’m hungryyyyy!”, I got all my snaps in quickly before we dug in. I’d say that the food is not 100% authentic, however it’s pretty close and good enough. Food was good, there were no complaints. The only downside is that there are only a handful of (tiny) wooden tables and chairs, so it’s hard to go in a big group.. and they also try and boot you out ASAP after you’ve eaten, so the next group of people can sit down. It’s really just an eat-and-go place, and the prices, accordingly, are cheap.


Jimmy’s Recipe Malaysia

You go up a few steps into the tiny cafe

Roti Prata drenched in Curry

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Nasi Lemak

Char Kway Teow

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Laksa


Firehouse Hotel
86 Walker Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
$$—

Our team at work are running some usability tests this week, so I was up at North Sydney to sit-in during one of the sessions. Since I was already there, some colleagues and I met up with my friends at Firehouse Hotel for a (late) dinner & drinks. I love the decor/design of the place – black and red and avante guarde. Very cool. It was pretty full for a week night, I guess people drink every day of the week 😉 The very nice guy at the bar recommended us to go upstairs to the lounge area, and he was right, it was really nice! Big plush lounges and a bit quieter so we didn’t have to shout at each other to be heard.

Their star attraction is their $10 menu. I settled on a Chargrilled Porterhouse Steak: mesclun, fries, mushroom sauce. Very impressed with it – the steak was meaty and tender, and the fries were diiiiivine, especially soaked in the gravy. Mmmm! Also picked at the Salt & Pepper Calamari: lime aioli & salad leaves, which was incredibly – the calamari was really tender and soft with the perfect amount of seasoning. Had a few drinks but we were quite strict about it being a quiet night, since we all had work the next day.


Firehouse Hotel

Salt & Pepper Calamari: lime aioli & salad leaves

Chargrilled Porterhouse Steak: mesclun, fries, mushroom sauce

Girls!

30 Comments

  • blueeyezz posted on June 1, 2007 at 2:17 am

    calamari = love and perfection

    it has to be my favorite food of them all.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:36 am

      I usually don’t dare to order it, because when it’s done badly (which is fairly often), it’s awful! But when done well like what we had, it’s sooooo good :)~

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 1, 2007 at 2:56 am

    The Firehouse Hotel does look very cool.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:37 am

      The interior is really lovely, and best of all is their $10 menu 😉

      Reply
  • marmalade81 posted on June 1, 2007 at 3:55 am

    you’re making me hungry (yet again! *lol*). the laksa and nasi lemak looks delish! must be nice to have all these malaysian food nearby.. i wish malaysian/singaporean food were more available in my neck of the wood 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:37 am

      It’s not *totally* authentic, but close enough.. I’ll take what I can get, heh!

      Reply
  • misskesha24 posted on June 1, 2007 at 4:03 am

    I love it all! The hotel is amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:38 am

      they gotta move to the City! I could do with a great $10-meal place nearby 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:19 am

    MmmMMM, that calamari was most excellent!

    I think I want that Roti Prata in Curry…yum!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:38 am

      Yeah it was YUM, youre lucky you’re nearby so you can go anytime!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:57 am

    YAY LAKSA!! 😛 i love laksa! finally found a restaurant here in Denmark serves laksa! 😛 it used to be this old tourist Chinese restaurant, recently fully renovated into a brand new asian fusion restuarant and they have laksa on the menu!! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 5:48 am

      Wooo so good that you found a place that has laksa! Now you can go nuts 😛

      Reply
  • tinza posted on June 1, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Hey Beverly, I haven’t checked in in awhile, just catching up on all your posts. You look fantastic! I love what you wore in the last pic 🙂

    Reply
    • korobe posted on June 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm

      I concur, I do like the outfit in the last pic!

      Reply
      • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 5:49 am

        Aw thanks guys! It was a dress I bought when I was last in SG 🙂

        Reply
  • blueeyezz posted on June 1, 2007 at 2:17 am

    calamari = love and perfection

    it has to be my favorite food of them all.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:36 am

      I usually don’t dare to order it, because when it’s done badly (which is fairly often), it’s awful! But when done well like what we had, it’s sooooo good :)~

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 1, 2007 at 2:56 am

    The Firehouse Hotel does look very cool.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:37 am

      The interior is really lovely, and best of all is their $10 menu 😉

      Reply
  • marmalade81 posted on June 1, 2007 at 3:55 am

    you’re making me hungry (yet again! *lol*). the laksa and nasi lemak looks delish! must be nice to have all these malaysian food nearby.. i wish malaysian/singaporean food were more available in my neck of the wood 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:37 am

      It’s not *totally* authentic, but close enough.. I’ll take what I can get, heh!

      Reply
  • misskesha24 posted on June 1, 2007 at 4:03 am

    I love it all! The hotel is amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:38 am

      they gotta move to the City! I could do with a great $10-meal place nearby 🙂

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:19 am

    MmmMMM, that calamari was most excellent!

    I think I want that Roti Prata in Curry…yum!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:38 am

      Yeah it was YUM, youre lucky you’re nearby so you can go anytime!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on June 1, 2007 at 6:57 am

    YAY LAKSA!! 😛 i love laksa! finally found a restaurant here in Denmark serves laksa! 😛 it used to be this old tourist Chinese restaurant, recently fully renovated into a brand new asian fusion restuarant and they have laksa on the menu!! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 5:48 am

      Wooo so good that you found a place that has laksa! Now you can go nuts 😛

      Reply
  • tinza posted on June 1, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Hey Beverly, I haven’t checked in in awhile, just catching up on all your posts. You look fantastic! I love what you wore in the last pic 🙂

    Reply
    • korobe posted on June 1, 2007 at 1:21 pm

      I concur, I do like the outfit in the last pic!

      Reply
      • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 5:49 am

        Aw thanks guys! It was a dress I bought when I was last in SG 🙂

        Reply

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