Lazy Suzie Darlinghurst
Housed in the old IconPark / Stanley Street Merchants/Rupert and Ruby spot is Devon’s new joint Lazy Suzie. With it comes a smartly modern contemporary fitout by designer Matt Woods that unclutters the space, strip it out and what’s left is a smart sleek almost edgy dining space/bar/diner. Lazy Suzie has rather amazing Malaysian eats, great cocktails and a chillax sort of vibe. It’s sexy and appealing. You’ll love this. We did
From out of Lazy Suzie’s kitchen you will find a range of Malaysian dishes; they’re priced well for the area sitting in the mid range with dishes designed in our mind to be shared – plenty of courses will come with easily shareable bites and there’s plenty of hits on the menu too; you’d want to share anyhow. Its that tasty. Cocktails are curated by Marco Oscar Oshiro Giron – a clever modern asian cocktail and its seductive, delicious, pretty. Teh Tarik cocktail? Yup, that’s here. Pernakan?
Pickles with Elderflower and Black and White Keropok (Calamari and prawn Crackers). Both starter bites were great. The pickles were light, not overtly acidic and the elderflower added a light floral touch. Keropok came with some fantastic dipping sauce; umami, tangy. Its hella good.
Thermidor lobster spring rolls – brought to us and presented as “Lobster Roll” – we stared down at these curiously. Filled with a creamy white sauce, these babies packed a punch with lobster chunks in them and a delicious tangy sauce. Well worth the $6/ea.
Pie Tee – 4 mini cups filled with meaty shiitakes mushrooms and topped with crab. Party of 4? Go crazy. Oodles of flavour, delicious and great dipping sauce too.
Prosperity Bao. Lazy Suzie’s Prosperity Bao has a thick hunk of briskety/barbecuey beef (black pepper sauce) in this and its tender with a great smokey flavour. Nary a sriracha sauce in sight but they didnt need it.
Hainan style pork belly satay. Gorgeous. Order these. Really tasty.
Penang Char Koay Teow is available here in two serves. One $15 Regular / $25 for the supreme serve. This is terrific and came with surprise scallop and Crab. Not your regular food court CKT with options for spice levels (non, medium, spicy) and we’re quite happy to only really eat this dish here – went the spicy route and Lazy Suzie delivered a wonderfully lush variant of the dish. Full of flavour, full of spice. Affordable too.
Ayam Percik chicken and Roti. A traditional Malay dish from Kelantan Malaysia: Here we get a grilled maryland piece of chicken slatered in creamy spicy percik sauce.
A delightfully pretty Rama-rama Spritz. With Tanqueray gin, blue pea flower, jasmine, citrus, danelion and burdock bitters. Very light, floral, pretty.
A Nonya and Baba – Cubany White rum, coconut and Panda, chocolate Mint, 5 spice and Lemon. #Paleo? This was a deliciously creamy and light cocktail with a great floral nose.
The Teh Tarik Cocktail ($16) rosemary, green tea Johnnie Walker Black and Teapot Bitters with Nashi Pear is prepped by Marco ala the more traditional ways of making the Teh Tarik Drink in Malaysia. Served tall, its refreshing and punchy with a bit of a fruit salad in there.
78 Stanley Street Darlinghurst