Walking into Middle Fish was pleasant as it was an airy, cavernous dining room with an intricate chandelier, exposed brickwork and some steel girders. All Melbourne industrial chic meets Thailand.
Mussaman - Dark Ox Cheek Curry w Peanuts & Fried Shallot.
Ka Nhom Jeen - Crispy Fried Soft Shell Crab, Vermicelli Noodle with Pickles & Southern Thai Curried Fish Broth
Kha Na - Stir fry Chinese Broccoli with Chilli with Crispy Pork Belly
Kao Tom - Traditional Thai Breakfast. Brown Rice in Fragrant Chicken Broth w Shredded Chicken, Asian Herbs and a Poached Egg
The Mussaman curry was a hot - creamy and sweet with tender meat and not too heavy. The stir fry broccoli with pork belly was also tasty with a good chilli whallop.
The Kao Tom was homely and comforting - quite heavy on the white pepper and not quite the thick Chinese rice porridge I was expecting/
The crispy soft shell crab was less crispy and more a bit shrivelled and soggy. But the noodles and Thai fish broth was fresh and tangy almost lemony.
We enjoyed our meal at Middle Fish. I liked the premises. I liked the food. I liked the smiles and it's good value.