Taking advantage of the Cup public holiday we secured a table for the Monday evening. The dining room was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I loved the lacquered black bamboo lining the walls and the ceiling making the room feel even more intimate and small.
Our waiter was friendly and explained things to us clearly. There were some ingredients in the drinks list and menu that I hadn't heard of so he kindly clarified. One was something called calpico which is a Japanese soft drink. He even told me where I could buy some if I so wanted.
- Braised duck spring rolls with spiced hoi sin sauce
- Pork nam prik ong with water chestnuts and lettuce cups
Not a brilliant start Gingerboy - steady but not stellar...what next?
- Fried whole baby snapper, roast chilli lime dressing, hot and sour salad
- Lime and galangal basted baby chicken, peanut tamarind caramel (not pictured)
- Son in law eggs, chilli jam and Asian herb
The baby snapper was a disappointment and it was over cooked so the meat was dry. The sauce wasn't all that special either tasting more of Thai red curry than roast chilli and lime. The table next to our's also had the same and when the waitress filleted their's it looked much juicier and cooked better so I guess we were unlucky or the kitchen is inconsistent...
The baby chicken was nice enough...kind of like chicken stir fry in a sweet chilli sauce.
The biggest disappointment was the rice was very poorly cooked and was hard and brittle. Rice should be the easiest and really it's bad that it wasn't done properly. Even I can cook better rice!