Last night I hit up Sister of Society in Prahran. I’d heard a fair bit about this place as the chef was previously at Mamasita. Fair to say I was expecting good things when I walked through the door, and I wasn’t disappointed. The place had a great vibe; it was somewhere between the atmosphere of a bar and a sit-down restaurant. I definitely feel its somewhere you could take a date or have a few beers with some mates.
First we started with some drinks; they had an awesome range of beers, a few ciders as well as an awesome menu of signature house cocktails. I’m a massive beer fan, so I went straight for the suggested beer, ‘Quiet Deeds’. The beer was great, a pale ale with an initial slight fruity taste, but unlike many pale ales it was easy to drink and didn’t hit you with a bitter aftertaste. Some of the other beers ranged from Mountain goat to Asahi and they offered heaps more.
The food at Sister of Society is all share style food. This is a great idea, as everything sounds so appetizing, you want to try it all. For First Base (starters) we chose Haloumi with watermelon, toasted almonds and fresh mint, Beef skewers with chimichurri and lastly Pulled Beef Tacos with chipotle aioli, slaw and pickled cucumber. The starters were all equally amazing, but my favourite was definitely the beef skewers. They were cooked to perfection and had amazing flavour. The chimichurri was flavoursome and made the experience of the dish. The haloumi and watermelon were amazing as a pallet cleanser; a good way to get us prepared for our mains.
For Second Base (mains), we chose to have the Karaage sake chicken ribs served with sriracha mayonnaise. Sister of Society is well renowned for this main and they definitely lived up to expectation. They were succulent and juicy; we couldn’t stop eating them and had to fight over who ate the last rib. This dish was definitely everything I look for in a meal. The other main we chose was the Moroccan spiced lamb with pine nuts, hummus, labne and pomegranate. The lamb was cooked great and all the ingredients complimented the meat well. For Third Base (dessert), we both chose to have the ice cream sandwich; two freshly baked choc chip cookies, cookies and cream ice cream with mashed up pieces of cookie dough. The sandwich was great; one of the freshest ice cream sandwiches I’ve had to date.
I loved hitting up this place. The staff were great and it was some of the best food I’ve eaten in a while. Location wise Sister of Society is great; it’s close to the train station so you can grab a few beers with your mates and still get home safe and even better if you’re a local to Prahran. There’s really no reason why you shouldn’t go to Sister of Society, it can’t be faulted and I can’t wait to go back to try more of their food very soon.
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