Belle: When I think of meatballs at an eatery, the first thing that pops into my head is Ikea. To be honest I never eat meatballs all that often and it is also a menu item that you regularly see on menus. So to see a new eatery dedicated to just meatballs only is very exciting. The flavour combinations are limitless and with their extensive menu, trying just one type of meatball was not enough.
We arrived just at the beginning of OMC’s peak lunch hour and managed to grab a seat along the window bench. We were greeted by Dominic, one of the co-owners of the restaurant. With the store only being open for six weeks, it is already bringing in the crowd with it’s wide variety of meatballs and flavour combination.
It was a given that we had to try the Swedish Ja – pork and veal balls w/ lingonberry jam, mushroom gravy, sweet mustard, Swiss cheese served on soft brioche. If Ikea meatballs and Ikea hot dogs had an illegitimate child, and was raised in New York, this would be the dish. There was a burst of different flavour combinations in this dish.
High Roller – chicken balls w/ parmesan cream sauce, sautéed mushrooms, bacon bits, chopped chives, served on soft brioche. This roll is the ultimate dude food, and as Dominic explained it is also the perfect hang over meal. I would have to agree. It is rich, heavy and delicious. The bacon bits give the dish another textural element.
The previous two dishes were more on the heavier side so I felt I needed something light. The blackboard on the wall caught my attention, and I decided to get one of their special dishes. Spiro the Hero – lamb balls w/ caramelised onion, fresh tomato, dressed rocket, feta cheese, rosemary mayo served on on rustic white.
For those who are on a no carb diet, they also offer salad options. We decided to try another of their specials on the board. San Quack Bow – duck balls, fresh cucumber, coriander, sliced challots, hoi sin sauce and mayo mixed in mesclun salad. At first I wasn’t sure about having hoi sin sauce in a salad, but the first bite convinced me otherwise. It is fresh and exciting. Also the chinese five spices added in the meatball helped make it more aromatic.
There are a few more rolls that I am still wanting to try and I will be back for a few more rounds to try some of the other rolls and salads available.
Shop 3, 56 York St, Sydney 2000
(02) 8214 8403
Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9am till 4pm. Thursday & Friday 9am till 9:30pm.
Disclaimer: The Lamstock was invited by Carlii from Carlii Lyon Public Relations and dined as a guest of Original Meatball Company. Opinions are however, our own.