Mahjong Room – Surry Hills :o) :o) $$

Monsieur and I have a 50 dollar voucher from Dimmi to use and decide to use it at the Mahjong Room! We’re booked for 6:45pm and  arekindly asked where we’d like to sit. I choose the back room, next to the closed kitchen. Its half way between outdoors and indoors but so efficiently warmed that we stick to the back room sitting.

Mahjong Room - where we sat

Mahjong Room – where we sat

I chose Mahjong room mainly because of a beijing duck craving, so that’s what we go for!

Mahjong Room - beijing duck and pancakes AUD 24

Mahjong Room – beijing duck and pancakes AUD 24

The picture doesn’t do justice to the beautifully lean duck. I love it! The duck breast is quickly eaten, and Monsieur and I could have certainly gotten another plate!

mahjong Room - Beijing duck and pancakes

mahjong Room – Beijing duck and pancakes

Look at this delicious treat!!!

With the waiter’s recommendation, I go for the lychee martini. I’m not disappointed but wow, the alcohol content is quite high for my liking!

mahjong Room - Lychee Martini with ginger wine and vodka AUD 16

mahjong Room – Lychee Martini with ginger wine and vodka AUD 16

I can’t tell there actually is ginger wine, for the taste of lychee is stronger.

We sit next to the kitchen and this cheeky rabbit seems very familiar…

Mahjong Room - White Rabbit on the kitchens' windows

Mahjong Room – White Rabbit on the kitchens’ windows

Any idea why?

There is a bit of a wait before we get our main, which is a beautiful white coral trout (yes that’s right, coral trout aren’t red trout – I’ve just learned that). I wish we had had the flounder, but it was done the fried way…

Mahjong Room - Steamed Coral Trout on tofu AUD 29

Mahjong Room – Steamed Coral Trout on tofu AUD 29

The coral trout, though melting and great in terms of flavours, was unfortunately served lukewarm. I believe this was due to the fact that they had to wait for the fried rice to be cooked for the service seemed quite efficient.

Mahjong Room - Beggar's fried rice with duck and lap chung AUD 16

Mahjong Room – Beggar’s fried rice with duck and lap chung AUD 16

The fried rice is nice, though there are only 2 tiny pieces of lap chung. I know this for I tried to dig into the rice to finally let Monsieur have its first taste of lap chung.

For the dessert, the waiter advises me to try the chocolate cake – special that night- but I’m quite full by then, and Monsieur is the sweet guy. We go for the sticky rice balls, Monsieur’s favourite. (We rented a car once to buy frozen sticky black sesame and peanuts rice ball… Got 25 packs of 10 balls and the cashier starred at me probably wondering if I was mad in some ways!)

Mahjong Room - Sticky rice balls AUD 9

Mahjong Room – Sticky rice balls AUD 9

We’re supposed to have 2 black sesame and 2 peanut paste, but end up with 1 black sesame and 3 peanuts.

Mahjong Room - Sticky rice ball with a peanut filling

Mahjong Room – Sticky rice ball with a peanut filling

Monsieur’s all time fav’ below… I stole his, not knowing he too, had had peanut first… And he didn’t dare say a word, he’s so sweet!

Mahjong Room - Sticky rice ball with a black sesame filling

Mahjong Room – Sticky rice ball with a black sesame filling

The balls are in a nice broth – Monsieur drinks it all as he loves the idea!

You can play Mahjong on some specific dates whilst sipping tea and having Yum Cha! As for the white rabbit, he’s simply the chinese candy of my childhood!! We get 2 of these :)

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About Mademoiselle in Sydney

I'm a French Born Chinese expat' who relocated from the UK to Australia! I love all things food!
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