Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ginger and Shallots - Eastwood

I was dying for congee one day and hence, to satisfy my cravings, we decided to go to Eastwood to hunt for some.

Stepping into 'Ginger and Shallots', it was pretty populated with the lunchtime crowd. I noticed that everyone else got "lunch specials" but unfortunately we were just dealt with the normal menus. Nonetheless, the thing I was looking for was there - lean pork and preserved egg congee in hot pot ($9.80). It was definitely a lot more expensive compared to normal congees... must be because it's served in a hot pot rather than the normal pot. The congee was tasty and smooth and really hot and boiling. There's a decent amount of preserved egg and meat in it. All up, it was like the normal congee but possibly kept warmer for longer. Is that worth the price premium?

lean pork and preserved egg congee in hot pot - $9.80

My hubby opted for beef brisket with rice in hot pot ($10.80). It was completely loaded with beef brisket. The rice was also cooked decently well. There was hardly any veges in this - which suited my hubby just fine. Not bad at all.

beef brisket with rice in hot pot - $10.80

Service and ambiance isn't hot flash - it's just an asian place. The food is also decent. A bit pricey for congee but the other options are reasonably priced. If you're an asian show fanatic, there's TVB playing on large screens throughout the place.

Food - 7.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 26/40

Ginger & Shallots
Shop 25, 1 Lakeside Road
NSW 2122
Tel: (02) 9874 8066

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