A sensual bon vivant who apparently has a flair for art and style. Originally from Hong Kong, studying and enjoying life in Sydney.
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Published February 28th 2012
Along the renown restaurant, cafè and boutique shopping strip of Glebe Point Road, where some of the leading and most unique restaurants are located, Fundamental Food Flamminn fully blends into the pleasant scene, offering good food and a relaxing environment for friends and families to get together.
My friend and I happened to be taking a stroll along the main road, in search for a decent place for an early dinner to keep our growling stomachs in check, until we stopped at Fundamental Food Flamminn to inspect the menu. Operated by Asian owners, the restaurant was divided into indoor and outdoor seating areas, and is filled with an interesting east-meets-west vibe. Chinese water paint artworks and wooden carved sculptures were attached to the walls and placed at various corners within the inner sitting area, while the menu was listed with a range of cuisines from the West. Surrounded by flowers and bushes, with sets of glass tables and stacking weave chairs, the outdoor sitting was simple yet cosy.
With all-day breakfast provided along with lunch or dinner options, a variety of food choices are provided at Fundamental Food Flamminn. Feeling egg-ish, my friend ordered a sizeable tomato and chorizo omelette, served with warm, toasted ciabatta. Deliciously crusty and filled with the rich smell of butter, the bread made a perfect match to the golden baked eggs, shaped in a flawless half circle. Slicing into the middle of the omelette, bits of melting cheese and spinach further spiced up the sensation. On the other hand, the presentation was spectacular, with pieces of bread lined perfectly on one side of the place, and the omelette plated neatly on the other side. Herbs and two orange slices were added on top. The dish had been a delightful pleaser.
The omelette was closely followed by my slow-cooked lamb shank, which completely satisfied my cravings that had been endured for days. The lamb was marinated in soy and garlic with herbs, and had a hint of sweetness in the mix. It would have suited my taste even better if less salt was added to the sauce. Nonetheless, the meat was very soft and tender and it was easily detached from the bone. Served with roasted vegetables and sweet potato mash, the plate was filled with vibrant and mood-lifting colours. In fact, the sweet potato mash was quite interesting as well as inventive in nature, since the potato counterpart is absolutely prevalent among side dishes. It was wonderfully smooth and had a mild taste that was just right to balance out the stronger, savoury sauce of the lamb. Overall, it was a flavoursome dish.
As one of the many impressive dining places within the inner city suburb of Glebe, Fundamental Food Flamminn makes a nice and casual place for a soothing coffee, or an easy afternoon hang-out location.