Guhng (The Palace)
19 McKillop StreetMelbourne, VIC3000
Oh sweet freedom, how nice it is to see you again! Fridays are such a joy.
Our reservation was at 6, and after a few hours of cards, we were keen to get some food in ourselves. On arrival, we were promptly shown to our seat (after noting they'd completely misheard my name, that I had undergone a gender change and I was now named after a devilish, fictional character)
There were a few qualms with our seats located on the lower ground so we asked to change the seating to the third floor. Unfortunately we were told the seats there were 4 seaters only and couldn't accommodate our group of 6 so we had to stay put. Rather than risk splurging, we went with a set menu.
Typical complementary sides.
Pan Fried Dumplings were very bland; the only ingredient I tasted was the vermicelli ._. Soy sauce is a must, which was thankfully diluted.
The mild flavour of the Baek Se Ju (right) paled in contrast with the raspberry splattered Bo Hae. Go with the latter for a comparatively exciting experience. Cutely presented in shot glasses so we could pretend we had a high alcohol tolerance. (Except for L, who holds her liquor fairly well~)
You can try fish for some beef and maybe you'll get lucky. Or you'll just lift up the spoon to expose the little bunch of enoki swimming around.
|Green Tea Ice Cream|
|Green Tea Tiramisu|
Last and certainly the least (to disappoint) the Panna cottas. Whatever the red one was, it was better. Less gelatinous than the green and kissed with a bare amount of sugar.
$45 for a barely filling meal truly isn't great value. Best be on the lookout for other places.
Price: About $315 (+2 soft drinks)