For Food's Sake Visits Red Lantern

"If you haven’t yet heard of Red Lantern, for starters I’d be quite concerned and questions would most definitely be asked. Headed by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen, the Vietnamese restaurant has been a consistent power player in the Sydney food scene..." (click here to read their full write-up of their visit.) 

A few highlights -

"As soon as the Banh Bot Chien  – Aunty 5’s rice cakes with tiger prawns, caramelised pork, pork floss and shallot oil $23 hit the table I was in awe. The colours were distinct and is the epitome of Vietnamese food. Aromatic and vibrant. This dish in itself was a complete flavour explosion. Each bite would be a juxtaposition of sweet, salty or sour and somehow it just worked so perfectly. Texturally it was beautiful with the crispy rice cakes blending well with the pork floss. This was definitely one of the highlights of the night.

Another stand out dish was the Bo Luc Lac – Riverine Black Angus MBS 2+ beef strip loin wok tossed with black pepper, garlic, oyster sauce and sesame $45. The gorgeous cubes of beef were tender and the black pepper danced on the tongue after each bite. This is a must order if you’re going to check out Red Lantern."

Phuong Nguyen