Fried Chicken & Waffles – Mr Big Stuff

Mr Big Stuff

My sister Win Win and I are very close, but given that we live 9 hours away from each other by plane it’s not easy for us to catch up and have a girl’s night out. I have been quite lucky and saw her a couple more times this year, and even though she was 5 months pregnant she still came back to visit me and meet Cupcake for the first time 🙂 Now that’s what I call #sisterlove hehe Anyhow, I got an invite to visit Mr Big Stuff a new American Soul inspired restaurant on Meyers Place. I ditched Mr Bao and decided to bring Win Wing with me.

Mr Big Stuff

I’m a granny eater meaning I like to eat early to give myself enough time to digest and eat two rounds of dessert. We arrived at just past 6pm and it was good, because there was ample street parking and also a large parking station right across the restaurant. As soon as I walked in, I really like the atmosphere with a live DJ playing music in the background playing music that wasn’t too noisy you had to scream on top of each other’s voices to hear.

Wicked Watermelon (Non Alcoholic) $8.5

Wicked Watermelon (Non Alcoholic) $8.5

The menu is designed for sharing with drinks on the first two pages, then entrees, medium dishes and larger and finishing with desserts. We were recommended the cold pressed juices, which can be mode with non-alcoholic or alcoholic. We both ordered the non-alcoholic drink so we can share and try. I chose the ‘Wicked Watermelon’ with cold pressed watermelon, fresh lemon juice and soda water. Usually I steer away from watermelon juices, because they’re always grainy and have a lot of added sugary which makes it taste artificial. However, this one was different, it was fresh and refreshing and tartness from the lemon.

Soarin Strawberry Lemonade $8.5

Soarin Strawberry Lemonade $8.5

Win Win got the Soarin Strawberry Lemonade which is the same with me, however, replaced cold press watermelon with strawberry. It was just as thirst quenching and we both enjoyed it. I think I prefer the watermelon but for strawberry lovers you must try this~

Cheers to girls night out!

Cheers to girls night out!

Cheers to a girl’s night out!!! We should definitely try and do this more often 😀

Jumbo Prawns $6

Jumbo Prawns $6

We then shared a couple of small stuff from the menu, this is the Jumbo Prawn dusted with corn meal, cajun spiced and prawn head mayonnaise. The prawn was cooked until tender and I completely understand why people say the flavour is all in the prawns head now! The mayonnaise was so delicious, Win Win asked the to leave it even after we’ve finished so she can use it for other things lol

Grilled Corn $5

Grilled Corn $5

I only recently realised I like corn so much hahaha I probably eat it every day or at least every second day, we tried the Grilled Corn here with garlic and black pepper butter. Let’s just say I regret sharing and wanted one whole cob to myself.

Pork Slider $9

Pork Slider $9.5

*palm face* I had to explain to Win Win what sliders were she couldn’t get the concept of mini burgers haha we shared the Pork Slider with braised pork shoulder and pickles. I felt the pulled was a little under seasoned and would have been better with some more salt and perhaps pepper.

Hot sauce!

Hot sauce!

I added some of the Hot Stuff hot sauce on the table and that really helped bring out the flavour of the pork.

Fried Chicken and Waffle $19

Fried Chicken and Waffle $19

It was then time to move onto the more substantial dishes and I knew I absolutely HAD to order the Fried Chicken and Waffles dish. I have heard and seen this dish in so many American TV shows, it’s always intrigued me, how does it work waffles which I associate as breakfast or dessert with fried chicken.

Mr Big Stuff fried chicken and waffle These waffles were also served with spiced maple syrup so it was definitely a combination of sweet and savoury. So how did my virgin fried chicken and waffle experience go? It was awesome! The fried chicken was crispy and juicy, but what really impressed me was the waffles! It had the perfect texture which I look for in waffles, where it feels light as a feather on the outside, but still retaining its slightly doughiness inside. Highly recommend anyone who would like to pop their fried chicken and waffle cherry to come here!

Tongue & Cheek $34

Tongue & Cheek $34

From the Big Stuff section of the menu, we tried the Tongue & Cheek – veal grilled tongue, braised cheek, sweet potato puree. This was a dish Win Win and I both enjoyed, the braised cheek was melt in your mouth type tender and I really liked the sweet potato puree which added some sweetness to the overall dish.

Corn Bread $6

Corn Bread $6

I know this is a little strange to rave on about the corn bread, and trust me I am no expert but this corn bread served in a little skillet really impressed me.

Mr Big Stuff corn bread

It was so moist that it felt like a freshly baked oven muffin and because I love the flavour and smell so much, I could honestly eat a whole one by myself. Win Win didn’t really understand why I made such a fuss about the cornbread but it’s good! Please try and let me know what you think!

Buttermilk Caesar $12

Buttermilk Caesar $12

My sister will never pass on the chance of ordering a Caesar salad, I’m pretty sure it is the only salad she eat…the rest she calls bird food. Yes we’re very similar yet different haha! The Buttermilk Caesar salad had crispy bacon, white anchovy and buttermilk dressing topped with what I assume to be parmesan cheese. Worked as a good palate cleanser for the other richer foods were consumed, and I liked the lighter how the white anchovy wasn’t as pungent.

Quince & Rhubarb Cobbler $10

Quince & Rhubarb Cobbler $10

They don’t have a large dessert selection here at Mr Big Stuff, which is a shame because I would’ve loved to see a sundae or a cheesecake on the menu. They only have two desserts, first was the Quince and Rhubarb cobbler topped with Vanilla ice-cream. I haven’t had many cobblers but this one felt more like a pudding with not much of a cobbler topping.

Apple pie $10

Apple pie $10

Can’t get any more American than Apple pie in my opinion and these had spiced rum and also cinnamon sugar dusted all over it.These were shaped like little dumpling which I found that they’re called hand pies.

*Warning* Super HOT!

*Warning* Super HOT!

Warning everyone!!! These were super piping hot inside so because when eating them, I couldn’t really taste the spiced rum in the filling but it was warm and comforting none the less. They were also a good sized not too big or small, a good bite size.

Mr Big Stuff 2

 

It was a fun night catching up with my sister, chatting about bags, clothes and random things 🙂 We enjoyed most of the dishes we tried. I think if you’re looking for a place for casual dinner with friends or your partner, Mr Big Stuff is a great place. It’s relaxed and chilled where you can let your hair down, have a drink, enjoy the music and most importantly the fried chicken and waffles!

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Daisy@Nevertoosweet and Win Win dined at Mr Big Stuff as their guest. 

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13 thoughts on “Fried Chicken & Waffles – Mr Big Stuff

  1. Mrs Organised September 9, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    Love the look of the Wicked Watermelon … I’m like you, I love corn and that looks delicious with the Garlic and Blackpepper Butter … yum!

  2. bakeplaysmile September 9, 2014 at 9:16 am Reply

    Wow I love the look of those apple pies and the Wicked Watermelon drink! Gosh it does look yummy and casual dining is always fun! xx

  3. Hannah September 9, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply

    bahaha that’s exactly why I eat dinner super early too

  4. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) September 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Whoa, that’s a lot of food! I would love to try the tongue & cheek. And two rounds of dessert, too lol 🙂

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  5. milkteaxx September 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

    don’t think i can go past fried chicken and waffles!

  6. Olivia @ Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney September 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Fried chicken + waffles = match made in heaven ❤
    With regards to the corn bread served in a skillet, I totally agree with you, I find it impressive too 🙂

  7. hotlyspiced September 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm Reply

    It looks like a great place and it’s a shame you and your sister live so far apart. I love the look of the mini pork slider but what a shame it was under-seasoned. I think my favourite dish would have been the corn on the cob! xx

  8. Michelle @ The Bakeanista September 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm Reply

    ahhh been wanting to go try the fried chicken and waffles since I first saw on Broadsheet!! and now that you’ve tried and given the thumbs up, I need to bump this place up on my to-eat-list haha!!

  9. Hungrycookie September 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm Reply

    Yum that looks really great. So much southern food opening in Melb lately.
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  10. Sarah September 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm Reply

    So sweet of your sister to come visit! And so sweet of you to take her out. 🙂 I LOVE fried chicken and waffles, and the ones here look awesome! 🙂

    xox Sarah

  11. Helen | Grab Your Fork September 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    I’ve be all over that fried chicken and waffles! Loving the look of the cornbread in the skillet too!

  12. Choc Chip Uru September 11, 2014 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Oooh wouldn’t know where I would start… jokes… waffles ALWAYS!
    They look delicious 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm Reply

    The food there looks SO good! I especially like the sound of the spiced maple syrup, black pepper butter and tongue and cheek!

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