I can’t praise the food here highly enough. Every dish, every mouthful was perfect. The menu is extensive, and the specials board particularly enticing.
First choice, the special deep-fried soft shell crab topped with green papaya salad. It was even better than the green papaya salad at House, which I love, with smashed sweet tomato, squeaky beans and just enough heat to leave the lips tingling.
Four grilled pork skewers came next. Again, my previously favourite version (from House) was surpassed. Caramelised pork. Juicy. Sour, salty, spicy and (ever so slightly) sweet dipping sauce… Absolute perfection.
The ‘Tarzan in the Jungle’ curry was basically a prawn jungle curry, just a really, really good one. Gorgeous fat prawns cooked to perfection in a seriously hot and heavy mess of herbs, green peppercorns and chilli. Wow! Pow! Baby eggplants AND pea eggplants provided fantastic explosions of bitter-sweetness to make the whole dish do a Tarzan call in my mouth.
Our meal was less than $50 for two, including two Perriers and tip. Joy! I’m coming back to try the deep-fried smoked duck massamun special – and everything else on the menu 🙂