BBQ lamb skewers is one of the things I miss the most about China, sizzling over an open charcoal grill to the point where the fat is dripping, with copious amount of cumin on top, things really don’t get much better than that. When we spotted Grill Place on the way home one day, I made a mental note to visit it, and the day was finally here!
With $25.90 per head, you’re given a piece of paper with all the items, from cold dishes, grilled items, to more substantial offerings such as dumplings noodles, and after marking all the things you want, hand over the piece of paper, and your dishes will start piling out!
|Clockwise: Peanuts, Enoki Mushrooms with Cucumber, Chicken Feet, Flat Rice Noodle Salad, Chicken Giblets|
We started things off with a selection of cold dishes. The peanuts were morish, and the chicken feet were cooked in a mixture with rice wine, giving it a light yet spicy taste. The chicken giblets were mixed with some chill sauce, and had a nice bite to it. My mum’s favourite was the rice noodle salad, it was acidic and refreshing, and a great palette cleanser. My favourite, on the other hand, was the enoki mushrooms with cucumber, I love enoki mushrooms, they have such a great texture, and the cucumber added some more crunch.
|Chicken Skin & Lamb Skewers|
Onto the main show of the light, the BBQ skewers! The lamb skewers were marinated first in cumin seeds and chilli powder, and after being put on the hot plate, it smelt absolutely divine (such an old school word haha). Each bite was delicious, the only thing that would have made it better was MORE CUMIN, because you can never have enough. The chicken skin, on the other hand, took a lot longer to cook, and although tasty, it didn’t crisp up like I hoped it would.
|Sausage, Tendon, Yellow Croaker, Pork Chop|
More BBQing ’cause yolo. The fish was the standout from this bunch, it was very tender after being lightly grilled. The tendon tasted a bit funny from grilling, because it was all kind of sloppy and yeh, the texture was just strange.
|Chives, Sausage, Pork Chops|
Time to get our vegetable intake of the day yay. It was pretty much like a regular stir fried chives in a wok, which is always a winner in my book. The sausage and pork chops on the other hand, were unremarkable, I wish they caramelised more easily!
We got a plate of dumplings to finish things off, and by this point, I was pretty darn full, but I still managed to squeeze in a couple of them. The skin was slightly overcooked, but it was thin nonetheless. The filling of pork and cabbage were pleasant, although nothing extraordinary.
If you crave lamb skewers like I do, or if you just wanna give it a go, Grill Place is the perfect restaurant to visit. Just make sure you’re not wearing your Sunday best, since things do tend to get pretty smoky in there!