307 Lane Cove Rd., North Ryde NSW 2113
Quickie Lunch Weekday
One of our friends in the office was going away to get married, and we would like to take her out for a nice lunch (keeping in mind we could not keep it too long because it was mid-week). We headed down the road to the Dragonfly Café on Eden Gardens.
Being a fan of mushrooms, I ordered the Sautéd Flat, Button, Swiss Brown and Enoki Mushrooms.
The one poached egg, was a little overcooked to my liking. While the middle of the egg yolk was still runny, the outer layer was well overcooked - a result of rapid boiling water. Poached eggs, in my opinion, is best cooked in simmering water, which helps create a more evenly cooked yolk.
I believe the mushrooms were prematurely removed from the fire after it has been cooked with the rosemary as it was a little dry. When stir-frying mushrooms, their juices are released onto the pan. While the mushrooms may seem to be cooked, they should be left alone to allow it to soak up their juices. The flavors were almost non-existent as there was insufficient seasoning.
I will return to the Dragonfly Café because of its quiet surrounding greenery; away from all the concrete jungle of North Ryde that locals here are used to. But I will be giving this dish a miss.