(Left) Devils Delight - $13.95, (Right) Blackforest Cherry - $12.95
Earlier in 2012, I went with my close friends, Anna, Anthony & Danny. We ordered both sweet and savory dishes to share. There's not much else I can say for the delightful pancakes (pictured above), except they continue to be a hit everytime I visit. I didn't have the Blackforest Cherry ("chocolate pancakes with cherries in cherry brandy sauce, finished with cream, chocolate ice cream and a sprinkling of chocolate chips"), but the Devils Delight ("chocolate pancakes with strawberries, cream, chocolate ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce") perfectly lived up to its name. Amazingly delicious with every bite, this dish is to die for. The only problem with the Devils Delight is that it is so magnificent, that I'm hesitant to try other pancakes when I visit, just in case it doesn't measure up to the goodness of my favourite pancake dish!
At this point in time, I had not yet formed this food blog, so unfortunately I do not have a photo of the savoury crepe I also had - Chicken and Mushroom Crepe ($15.95), consisting of "creamy chicken and mushroom folded into two crepe pockets, topped with a crunchy coating of parmesan cheese and served with special tomato sauce and sour cream". Sometimes when I have such a sensational dish, I become lost for words as to how to describe the utmost delight I experience everytime I raise my fork to my lips. The creamy texture of the sauce, combined with the tender chunks of chicken and subtle mushroom bits, were truly a work of food art.
Potato Au Gratin - $14.95
Recently, I revisited Pancakes On The Rocks yet again (I told you it's one of my favourite eateries!) with my friend, Josh. The Potato Au Gratin, "Served with salad. Potato and onion pancakes topped with a tasty cheese melt. Served with grilled banana and pineapple, topped with our hollandaise sauce and sour cream.", was his choice. I had a bit from his plate, and although it was nice, it was also quite starchy and I could see how one would easily feel full from this dish without leaving entirely satisfied with the taste. The taste was not all that special, and although I hear it is quite popular with some people, personally I would give this a miss.
Thai Chicken Crepe - $14.95
Firstly, please excuse the poor presentation of the Thai Chicken Crepe, described as "Thai style chicken breast pieces in satay sauce with carrots and coriander. Served on a bed of mixed lettuce and topped with fresh bean shoots and crispy ginger.". This is not entirely the fault of the restaurant but my own. Normally, it comes out topped with bean sprouts, which enhances its presentation, but because I dislike bean sprouts, I asked the waitress to leave the bean sprouts behind. Now onto the actual dish - I loved this. It was delicious, juicy, had that Thai flavour which I adore so much, had plentiful salad (although plain without dressing, it suits my preference), and did not feel unhealthy (unlike a lot of other food, where I have to leave the restaurant thinking my week's gym sessions just went down the drain with that meal).
The fillings inside the Thai Chicken Crepe
For my readers, I have to warn you that this dish may be small for most of you. There's actually not that much on it, and although that suited me perfectly, you may not believe that it is good value for your money. Would I have this again? I may want to have it again sometimes in the future, but for now, next time I visit Pancakes On The Rocks, unless I'm on a strict diet, I would rather give the other items a try instead! That's not saying the Thai Chicken Crepe wasn't delicious (it was), it's just that it's not one of those meals you just HAVE TO have again.
Pancakes On The Rocks
229/230 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour, NSW 2000