Saturday, 21 January 2012

Misky Cravings @ Fairfield Heights


Whilst browsing through the restaurant section of Time Out Sydney I came across a review for the restaurant called Misky Cravings in Fairfield Heights. I love trying new foods, (well in most cases) no matter how strange or daring they may seem, and the closer they are to home the better. So after an afternoon of fun with some friends, we were hungry and then I remembered Misky Cravings and off we went!

Walking The Boulevarde of Fairfield Heights trying to find the restaurant and then entering the arcade and voila! Misky Cravings, with a lovely sign saying "Yes! we are open". Misky Cravings is a peruvian restaurant, which means they use ingredients of Peru, with a mix of Asian flavours. The restaurant is big enough to cater for approximately 40-50 people and has only been open since July 2011. Upon arrival, we were seated and given menus, and there was a great sound of South American music which created a lovely vibe.

ChiCha Morada 
We were all terribly thirsty and had no idea what to order and just ordered what sounded cool and traditional. The Chicha Morada is a non-alcohol drink that is made from fermented purple corn, fused with fruits (apples and pineapple) along with spices (cinnamon and cloves). It has a great taste, and is very refreshing.

Yuquitas ala huancyna
Our entree was deep fried cassava (a potato like vegetable) with a side of a slightly spicy and delicate cheese sauce and a hint of yellow chilli. The cheese sauce is what made the dish, I was expecting something warm and melting, but this was cool and refreshing. Strangely nice and addicting!

Aji de gallina
Delicious creamy sauce made of diced chicken, garlic, onions, pecans, mild chilli, parsley served with rice. The sauce sounds heavy, but it was suprisingly light.

 Lomo saltado
Strips of beef with onions, tomatoes and traditional spices flambe on high flames with chips and rice. This dish has a lot of carbohydrates, so if you are off carbs for any reason, do not get this dish. The spices of the beef worked really well with the sweetness of the onion and tomatoes. 

Tallarin saltado de carne
Pasta with beef sautéed with onions, tomato' shallots, flamed with white wine in traditional spices. The pasta was cooked well, and the serving was huge! The beef in the dish was different to the lomo saltado as it was more saucy and had more of a tomato taste.

Picarones are sweet Peruvian doughnuts made from pumpkin, sweet potato and honey seed. It was topped with a honey sauce and tasted absolutely delicious! It had the texture of youtiao (which is the Asian style bread dough sticks, usually eaten with congee). Each dessert serving is 4 doughnuts. It was crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside, one of the best things I have tried in a while.

The overall experience at Misky Cravings was wonderful, and the staff were very welcoming. The owner came and talked to us and told us about the reason her and her husband opened up the restaurant and the tastes behind Peruvian food. It is definitely a place that I will go to again.

Good food, good times!


Phillip Nom 31 January 2012 at 19:03

Love your blog, especially how you're uncovering treasures that aren't always in the celebrity chef scene!

I've always enjoyed my visits to Misky - great value, honest food.

You don't happen to live South West of Sydney do you?

thanhalang 31 January 2012 at 19:25

Thank you! I like trying to find new foods to eat that are out of the norm.

I do live in South West Sydney, in between bankstown and fairfield area.

Anonymous 4 January 2013 at 17:40

I have eaten in a all peruvian restaurants and I find this one the best.

thanhalang 4 January 2013 at 21:53

i don't know any other peruvian restaurants, but i do love misky cravings!

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