12 Loftus Street, Sydney
Third(?) entry documenting the tasty meals I had while staying in Australia. It may be appropriate to point out that these entries are not in any sort of order. Especially chronological.
We went to Selah after a long day of getting lost on Sydney's transit system en route to the Koala Park. It might have been beneficial had I bought an up-to-date map with us. Or used the free one we received when we purchased our multipass. But maps are overrated anyways. I got where I needed to go and that's all that matters.
We arrived shortly after they opened for dinner service (like two seconds after), and not a moment too soon as it started pouring rain a few minutes later. We ordered the spicy salt and pepper squid to start. Served with a chili, shallot and soy dip, the aroma of grilled squid and various spices filled the air as it was brought out. As requested, it was only mildly spicy but still really good. The flesh was so succulent. Perfectly marinated.
For my main, I had the lamb. Served over a bed of chickpeas, goat's curd and finished off with a pomegranate dressing. It was probably one of the best lamb I've had in a while. The meat was so tender. The dressing was tangy and complimented the lamb really well.
My mom had the kingfish ceviche avocado and fennel salad (top), while my sister had the steak (bottom). They both thoroughly enjoyed their meals.
For dessert, we ordered the grilled figs (bottom) and iced nougat (top) to share. Of the two, my favorite was the iced nougat. Flavoured with passionfruit and oranges, the nougat was very zesty and fragrant. The pistachio crumble was flaky. Such a magnificent combination. It was too good to share. Unfortunately the hostess brought out 3 forks so my party helped themselves to my beloved dessert. The grilled figs were served with vanilla ice cream. Definitely not as cool as the nougat. It was good... But the nougat was better. You can be the judge.
So how does Selah rank on F-log for Thought?
Atmosphere: 8 out of 10. Nice intimate atmosphere. Simple and elegant decor. Kitchen is open with adequate ventilation so that you don't smell like you slaved in the kitchen for 5 hours to prepare dinner.
Food: 9 out of 10. Great food. Get the salt and pepper squid. It will change your life.
Presentation: 8 out of 10. Some look better than others. Iced nougat looked like a work of art. Figs? Not so much.
Service: 8 out of 10. Great service. Staff was knowledgable of the menus. Water was topped up.
Overall: 8.5 out of 10. Very good overall. It was strangely quiet on the night that we went.
Awww... Look at these cute photos of koalas and kangaroos! It appears someone is tryin' to cop a feel there.