Papa Bo Min, The Rocks

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Papa Bo Min is a casual eatery serving modern Chinese food and cocktails, named after owner Michael Jiang’s father who is affectionately called ‘Papa Bo Min’.

From the front door, a female staff greeted us with “Welcome, dinner for 2?”.

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She guided us to a nearby table facing the cocktail bar area, where I saw a talented bartender mixing up a gorgeous cocktail into a dragonfruit. I quickly scanned the menu to land on a drink called Dragon’s Jealousy! The first sip was a wild mixture of bold dragon fruit and peach sloshing through my pallet, enticingly cool with a mild citrusy taste that was super refreshing.

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First up was the steamed BBQ duck with spinach dumpling that went well with our aperitif. The fluffy dough and succulent fillings were the perfect start to a fantastic meal.

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For our mains, we ordered Wok Fried King Prawns with Chilli Bean & Macadamia Nuts. These were plump and juicy, perfectly cooked with a mild heat to accompany the savory nutty flavours.

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The crispy skin chicken with spiced soy sauce was a gorgeous experience in my mouth, each bite longing for the next. What looked like a simple dish was riddled with a complexity of fragrance and flavour that just made my mouth water.

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These deepfried mini icecream cones sounded too good to pass up, and I’m certainly glad I didn’t. Each with a different flavour, these crispy treats were the perfect balance of hot and cold, crispy soft, savoury sweet.

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Finally, saving the best till last, the Valrohna Chocolate and Raspberry Jelly Lamington for our finish. This lamington is a beautiful creation that looked like an artwork on a plate. The lush chocolate centre simply melts in the mouth, while the light crunch of the coconut flakes added a texture that’s unparalleled.

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Papa Bo Min

Plaza Level Grosvenor Place
225 George Street,
The Rocks, NSW 2000

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2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest

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