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30 December 2010 @ 10:40 pm
23 at Longrain Restaurant and Bar  
Jase has been trying to organise for us to go to Longrain for a good part of the year now, but we always opted for elsewhere due to their no dinner bookings policy and it was a hassle to organise everyone to get there from work. However, we've finally made it here nice and early for my 23rd birthday - I even scored parking right outside - lucky me! And though it was a Sunday the dining room filled up very quickly and within 30minutes of being seated, the place was full.

Longrain (85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills) converted from an old industrial warehouse into a super chic cocktail bar complete with a dj and a huge dining room with communal dining tables. I must admit I'm not a fan of communal dining because its really hard to hold a private conversation without having your personal space invaded and if you unfortunately spill something it doesnt spill onto the floor but onto the stranger next to you :( Anyhoo onto our foods... Longrain famous for their cocktails, I of course started the night off with a 'stick drink' Ping Pong - muddled passionfruit and lychees, vodka, lychee liquer and ice - so refreshing and has been a favourite of mine since Taste of Sydney 2009. We started off with Freshly shucked oysters with red chilli lime juice and deep fried eschalots, followed by the Betel leaf topped with prawn roasted coconut. mint and chilli which I just popped into my mouth had a nice balance of flavours. No visit to Longrain is complete without ordering the signature Eggnet which featured on MasterChef Australia. - the lacy and fancy eggnet delicately sat atop a generous bowl of beansprouts and prawns but it didnt look like the table next to ours where their eggnet encased all the ingredients. We had eggnet envy but it was still delicious. Other delicious meals we ordered were the Green curry of burrawong chicken which was amazing and aromatic, twice cooked crisp duck salad, stir fried pumpkin dish. Another favourite of mine was the Caramelised pork hock which though it was a little dry I loved how it was so sticky it stuck to my teeth. Though the parking meter timer was ticking we still had room for dessert which was my favourite dish of the night - tapioca, chocolate mousse and red bean ice cream.

 
Longrain
Ping Pong


 
Betel leaf topped with smoked trout chilli garlic galangal & trout roe

 
Betel leaf topped with prawn roasted coconut, mint & chilli

 
Eggnet with pork, prawn, peanuts, bean sprouts & deep fried eschallots

 
Green curry of burrawong chicken with baby corn & pea eggplants

 
Twice cooked duck salad ?

 
Caramelised pork hock with five spice & chilli vinegar

 
Stir fried pumpkin and veges

 
Tapioca and chocolate mousse
 

Thank you for coming out and celebrating with me and for the precious necklace and the amazing planetary mixer!!

 
Meet Cupcake.
My awesome friends know me too well.


Thank you to everyone who was kind enough to send me birthday wishes! 


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BEVERLY :)beverly on December 30th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday sweetie! The breville looks awwwwesome
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! It IS awesome - it has scraping technology so I never have to scrape the sides of the bowl again! Weee
tricia_sumtricia_sum on December 30th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
thats as cute as kitchenaid!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
I know right! There's so many cute colours as well!
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