Bang! That’s a cool name for a restaurant – kind of appropriate for a Bangladeshi restaurant, just the first four letters of its national origin. Wonder if this way of naming a restaurant could apply to other types of cusine, I guess it could, but maybe not quite as good. Anyway, this place has been doing its thing in Surry Hills for a while now and we were surprised we’ve never heard of it, nor crossed its path until now. It is know for Bangladeshi street food. Strolling the streets of Surry Hills the restaurant is kinda unassuming, for a name like Bang, they could do with some signage that has some Bang, and some Neon could work.
Once inside, you’d be hard pressed guessing this is a Bangladeshi street food restaurant, the place looks more like a fine dining restaurant, it was quite refined, with a suave modern feel. Much like their take on Bangladeshi street food, the menu items, although street food inspired, were refined. With technique and quality presentation. This place also had an exciting wine list that, with some excellent wine from Portugal that paired nicely with the food on offer. Can’t say we have visited many restaurants serving Portugese wine.
The food at Bang was extremely tasty, not too heavy and not too much spice, just enough to hit your taste buds with a flavoursome spice kick. Upon viewing the menu it was noticed that there was a starter of peanuts for $2 and that all proceeds donated to the Fred Hollow’s Foundation. Great to see a restaurant giving back and we happily obliged.
Upon further viewing of the menu, the honey roasted paneer instantly stood out as a dish to order and that instinct proving correct, as it was an excellent option.
The soft shell crab was another top option with the spicy chilli achar providing that flavoursome bang along with some welcomed sweetness.
There were many hits amongst the starters, the briyani arancini another quality option.
The Tandoori Lamb cutlets are a must, they were perfectly cooked, the spice and herbs combining for some more bang and amazing flavour.
We love a good Korma and the oven roasted, spiced duck was the pick of the mains. The meat perfectly prepared very enjoyable dipped in that rich sweetness of the korma.
We also tried the wagyu brisket which was incredible.
This was excellent dining experience with tasty food and equally tasty wine and good service. It was enjoyed in a nice setting with great company where_do_i_eat_pete and eatwithmyfoodsafari. Thanks to Pete, who is brand ambassador for Eat Club which allowed for a good discount on our meal, check it out!