UPDATE: We came back for dinner while McKay’s Dad was in town and it was even better than the first time! What we ordered – Banh Mi Burgers (both the Chicken & Pork Belly – we like the Chicken best), Grilled Corn on The Cob, Vietnamese Steak Tartare, Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche, “Spaghetti Vongole”, Sweet & Sour Lamb Ribs, Grilled King Prawns, and of course our two fave desserts. EVERYTHING was delicious.
Bottom Line: Delicious, inventive, and spicy Asian fare…but be ready to wait (and wait and wait) for it!
This was our second attempt to eat at Ms.G’s and this time we came a bit more prepared to wait. We rolled up around 7PM on a Friday night. Same as last time – the place was an absolute zoo. We put our name in for a table for two and were told it would take an hour and half to two hours (I don’t believe they take reservations) so we went upstairs to the equally crowded bar on the third floor. They do have some great drinks upstairs – lots of cocktails to choose from including some fun “packaged” cocktails that come in a fun laminated cup with an over-sized colorful straw. Time does fly by at the upstairs bar, but it was slightly annoying that there were several empty tables downstairs when our wait was approaching an hour and it still took them about 30 minutes more to seat us after pointing that out.
Once you get past the wait and onto the food – you quickly forget any annoyance as the food is DELICIOUS. We started with the Mini Banh Mi burgers – one pork belly and one chicken katsu ($6 each). They were both yummy, though I favor the crispiness and flavor of the chicken one. We also had the Ocean Trout Ceviche ($16), the Roasted Sambal Cod ($26) and the Braised Wagyu Beef Shin ($25). We loved all the dishes we had, but the one complaint we had was that while the Braised Beef was the perfect texture, it lacked flavor after tasting so many spicy dishes.
Onto dessert – by far my favorite part. We ordered two, though we certainly didn’t need to! Our recent obsession with Master Chef made it necessary to order the dessert that ended up being the demise of Jay – the Pandan Chiffon Cake with Strawberries, Coconut Sorbet and some sort of tapioca at the bottom ($12). We also had to order the “Stoner’s Delight” ($12) – doughnut ice cream, chocolate, rice bubble, pretzel, peanut brittle, and marshmallow amazingness. Both were pretty unreal.