|Date| Friday 06.06.14
|Time| 19.3o ~ 20.30
|Location| Shop 377-378 Westfield, 1 Anderson Street Chatswood
|Price| $20 ~ $30 pp
The second of the three newest dining in Westfield Chatswood – Hurricane’s Express is a hands-down crowd pleaser. Located on Anderson Street right next to the Hoyts entrance, you can smell the ribs while waiting at the traffic lights.
Hurricane’s Express is unlike the one in the city where you have to queue up for a long time because , as the name suggest, it is EXPRESS and that’s what I love about it – you don’t need to wait too long for, well, anything!
This self serve restaurant’s concept is simple.
“You just take a menu, order at the bar, and we just take it to you.”
As this restaurant focused on speed / turnaround time for the food to come out, the customers will need to take napkins, cutlery, table water, cups, sauce, etc to their table. Hurricane’s Express also had hand sanitiser and a washing basin for hygiene too, a plus for us I reckon 🙂
We did exactly as we’re told and within 10 minutes (7 to be precise), we already received our order.
Hurricane’s Ribs, basted in the famous Original Hurricane’s basting, until caramelised.
Food #1 – 1/2 Rack of Lamb Ribs served with coleslaw
As everyone that’s been to Hurricane’s would know, you can’t go wrong with ribs when you’re at Hurricane’s, and at Chatswood, it’s not any different.
The lamb was juicy and it did not have the distinctive strong smell that’s normally associated with lamb. I also love it when barbequed food has that extra bit of black charcoal on the top (don’t worry I know not to eat too much because it is carcinogenic – cancer causing). The coleslaw was crisp and perfect to keep our tummy fresh – only wished we ordered more!
Food #2 – 1/2 Rack of Pork Ribs served with Baked Potato, sour cream & chives
Only one word to describe it – HEAVENLY !!!
The sauce that they spread over the top, made the pork ribs extra succulent ! I love the curved ribs compared to the flat lamb ribs that they serve here. I must also point out – that they do ribs much better than the one in the city ! Can you smell the pork ribs waffling through your screen at the moment *breathe in* mmmmm
The baked potato sides were also nice and warm. I also like to put a little bit of sour cream every once in a while to cleanse my palette and tummy so I don’t get overwhelmed with the food.
Hurricane’s burgers are made with the finest ingredients; lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickled cucumber and a brioche bun.
Food #3 – Premium Beef Burger with cheese & bacon, and monkey gland sauce
As soon as the burger came out, I knew this was it. It was a perfectly glossy and crisp looking sesame brioche bun and the burger had everything I wanted. I have a big love for burgers and this place does not disappoint. The monkey gland sauce (which is just a fancy name for the famous iconic sauce) was served on the side – I really RECOMMEND you get this sauce to spread on the inside of your brioche bun as the sauce made the burger extra juicy.
As for the burger – it was massive – you really had to hold down the two buns together to make sure you get every bit of it in your mouth. The bacon was crisp and the beef was tender and if you’re a burger fan, you must get your hands on this !
Overall – I LOVE THIS PLACE – JUST GO TRY IT OUT, NOW !!
(+) Food, Speed, Accuracy, Presentation, Friendly & helpful staff, Self Serve, Burgers, Ribs, Pretty much everything
(-) No bibs for ribs
Tip: Spend the extra couple of dollars on the monkey gland sauce. You’ll love it for the burger 🙂
Drumroll………. Overall rating 9.5 / 10 🙂