*Special* | N2 Extreme Gelato, Sydney |

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|Date| o3.o8.2o14 ~ 14.o8.2o14 (approx. 2 weeks only)
|Time| 1.oo pm ~ 11.oo pm
|Location| N2 Extreme Gelato, Shop 43, 1 Dixon Street, Sydney
|Price| $10.oo per burger

To celebrate their second birthday, N2 Extreme Gelato (N2) are doing *melt-in-your-mouth* birthday burgers these two weeks ONLY!

Located conveniently in the heart of the city at Number 1 Dixon Shopping Centre, N2 is famous for their liquid nitrogen gelato. Priding themselves to serve gelato at -6’C and coming up with intriguing and lovable flavours, this time they have done it again !

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Line | N2 Extreme Gelato |

We arrived at N2 and there was already a massive line of people waiting at 1pm ! On the menu board, there were 2 specials to choose from Nutellagasm and Birthday Burger.

Menu | N2 Extreme Gelato |

We ordered the Nutellagasm since we loveee chocolate and lurveeed nutella !! Although there was a 20 minute wait for the burgers to be prepared, we were super keen to see how they make their burgers !

N2 had all their procedures in place so that the staff were each responsible for their own particular area.

How Nutellagasm is born:

  1. Remove baked charcoal buns from the kitchen –> pass onto nutella man
  2. Nutella Man: Spread nutella on both top and bottom buns and carefully sprinkle hazelnuts on the bottom nutella bun –> pass onto gelato man

    Nutella Man | N2 Extreme Gelato |

  3. Gelato Man: Place whipped nutella gelato (with pretzels) on the bottom bun to ensure that each little bit of the nutella gelato is spread evenly –> pass onto cream lady
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    Nutella Gelato Mixing in Progress | N2 Extreme Gelato

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    Gelato Man wrestling with the blender | N2 Extreme Gelato |

  4. Cream Lady : Sprinkle shortbread on the top bun, delicately place 5 dallops of cream on top of the nutella gelato and pop the top charcoal bun back on !
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    Cream Lady adding shortbread | N2 Extreme Gelato |

    Cream Lady | N2 Extreme Gelato |

  5. Put the chocolate ganache syringe in for an extra dose of sweetness and Voila! the Nutellagasm *nom nom*

Nutellagasm | $10.oo | N2 Extreme Gelato |

It was so pretty, you wouldn’t know where to begin to destroy it. We first bit into the burger and the first bite of the nutella gelato was so smooth, it melted straight into my heart! The charcoal burger was soft and did not have a burnt smell or taste, instead it acts as a cushion (perhaps for people with sensitive teeth).

Of course the hard thing is ONCE YOU START, you really CAN’T STOP!!! With the second bite, the cream just started oozing out at the corner of our lips … mmm… it was IR-RE-SIS-TI-BLEEEE !!! Not only was the Nutellagasm super smooth, but you can also hear the crunchiness of the pretzels / hazelnuts / shortbread in the Nutellagasm. This burger was really a match made in heaven for me ** ahhh **  and as the name suggest, it really WAS the NUTELLAGASM !! *super SUPER yum YUM * !!!

Nutellagasm | $10.oo | N2 Extreme Gelato |

We really can’t wait to try the “Nuts in Yo Banana” at N2 this week !!! and I reckon this will be just as good as the Nutellagasm !

Tip: Make sure you eat it quickly as it melts fast like all N2 Gelatos xDD

(+) Perfect Snack / Dessert, Good as a Pick-me-up, Tastes so good, dedicated and delicate staff in food preparation

(-) Limited time only – the burgers need to stay !!!

Ratings

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VALUE 

Drumroll………. Overall rating 9.5 / 10 🙂

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| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

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| Opening Hours |
Tuesday to Saturday 11.oo am ~ 3.oo am
Sunday to Monday 11.oo am ~ 10.oo pm
| Location | NaruOne Korean Restaurant – 375 Pitt Street, Sydney
| Price | $20 ~ $30pp

As the weather gets colder this winter, our tummies are CRAVING for hot and spicy foods to keep us warm and NaruOne is just what we need.

Located in Koreatown on Pitt Street, NaruOne is unlike other restaurants as it has a unique basement-level entrance (behind the signs and photos of their menu) where you’ll need to head downstairs.

Billboard Sign | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Entrance 1 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Entrance 2 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

As soon as you walk in, you can start hearing the chatter making it a good lively restaurant from the first impression. We’ve been here a few times now and the one thing that keeps us coming back again and again, is – Yes! You guessed it! The famous fried chicken! They even subliminally advertise it on the wall so that you can order it ! 

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Environment | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

But here’s a look at the menu first – NaruOne also has a good range of Mains, “Naruwon Special”, Hot Pot, Side Dishes and NARU Chickens to choose from. They also have a chilli indicator next to each dish so that you can choose how spicy you’d like your food.

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Menu | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Menu 2 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Food!!!

The NaruOne staff were friendly, helpful and efficient with food as the food was serve nice and hot. We didn’t have to wait long for our food to come because as soon as you place your order, the side dishes (BanChan) starts coming your way with (L-R) KimChi, bean sprouts and fishcake.

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Food #1 – NARU Chickens (Half & Half)

Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and
Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce
(with Pickled Radish, Carrot, Cucumber)

If you’re going for the NARU chickens, NaruOne gives people the choice of different flavours and styles.

  1. Choose your style – Boneless chicken vs Drumsticks
    Once you have decided on the style of chicken then you can choose the flavour you want (You can only pick either boneless or drumsticks – not a mixture of both on the same plate)
  2. Choose your flavour – Original vs Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Boneless chicken are good for those who are lazy like us and doesn’t like chewing on the bones but it’s always fun to get your hands dirty holding the drumsticks and munching your way down those fried chicken 🙂

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NARU Chickens (Half & Half) Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce with Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber | $35.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

As you bite into the Boneless Fried Chicken, you can hear the crunch and feel the crispness of the fried chicken. On the inside, the meat was not dry at all, these NARU Chickens were juicy and very tender.

The Fried Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Sauce had a bit more taste and flavour to it. The sauce was sweet and slightly chilli and is blended in with each bite of the chicken. There was also a little bit of stickiness (probably from the sweet honey coating) which definitely got our taste buds going.

NaruOne also gave us a side dish of Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber which was very good for keeping our mouth refreshed – making us want to eat more 😛 The Pickled veggies not only tasted good with the Fried Chicken but also tastes great with other greasy food as well 🙂

NARU Chickens (Half & Half) Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce with Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber | $35.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |


Food #2 – HOTPOT – Seafood Soft Tofu Stew

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

To warm our hearts up this winter, we also wanted a Korean hotpot.

At NaruOne, you first have to choose which hotpot you want from their menu, you then have three sizes to choose from – small, medium and large. To serve 2-3 people, we decided that ordering for a small hotpot was enough, after all – fried chicken was the highlight xD !

For us, we love our hotpot especially chilli ones with a large variety of vegetables and meat / seafood, so we ordered “Seafood Soft Tofu Stew”. One thing we also love with hotpot is that the longer you leave the veggies, the more flavour it absorbs in the chilli soup which gives it a stronger flavour. 

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

How WE eat OUR Korean Hotpots (This method may differ from the traditional method)

1. Place rice into small bowl 

2. Get a few spoonfuls of chilli soup from the hotpot and mix into small bowl so that the rice absorbs the flavour

3. Select cooked veggies from hotpot and place into small bowls

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 as necessary 

If you’re not a big fan of rice or if you just want to share the hotpot and mix everything inside the big pot, you can probably just eat straight out from there like the picture below (Careful: Contents may be extremely hot!)

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Food #3 – SIDE DISHES – Potato Noodles with sauteed vegetables and beef

The third dish we ordered was the Potato Noodles (otherwise known as JapChae). On NaruOne’s menu, there’s a choice of either beef ($12) or seafood ($15) depending on your liking. We ordered the traditional JapChae with beef as we already have other foods as mains. 

The Japchae portion size is decent as it is meant to accompany our main dish which was good. However if they included more sauteed vegetables for this dish and made it slightly less soggy then it might have been even better. 

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Potato Noodles with sauteed vegetables and beef | $12.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

OVERALL we would go back to NaruOne again – as we have in the past and perhaps try other dishes too !

(+) Opens until 3am on Tuesdays to Saturdays – Perfect for when you need to sober up or to satisfy your fried chicken cravings mmm mmm 🙂

(-) slightly pricey

Ratings

FOOD 
SERVICE 
AMBIANCE 
VALUE 

Drumroll………. Overall rating 7.5 / 10 🙂

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