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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Spice I Am, Darlinghurst

Another long long overdue post! We visited Spice I Am for a friend's birthday (the same one I made my deathly Salted Caramel Cupcakes for haha). I've heard alot about Spice I Am, more specifically their smaller original outlet in Surry Hills. Some reckon the original in Surry Hills is better, but I gotta say, if this is the case then the food at the Surry Hills branch must be out of this world because the stuff at Darlinghurst was sooooo good!! (Photos courtesy of Nadi!! Thankyouu!!)


We started off with some cocktails of course! Love when they use ingredients traditionally used for the cuisine being served, makes the flavours flow on really nicely.



Golden Siam - Fresh golden pineapple, guava nectar,
freshly squeezed lime juice, Havana Club
Especial and Amaretto
Chai Yen - Panama passionfruit, apricot nectar, Wyborowa vodka and French peach liqueur
         

And on to the fooooood!

Deep Fried Mini Spring Rolls

Goong Ma Kham - Deep fried king prawns with tamarind sauce, served on a bed of steamed Chinese broccoli

Spicy Fried Rice - Fried rice with garlic, chilli and Thai holy basil        

Pad Prik Pao Crispy Pork Belly - Stir fried crispy pork belly wok tossed with Spice I am chilli jam, cherry tomatoes

My fav was of course the Pork Belly! So crispy, so sweet, so yuuum. I pretty much finished this off my self =P. It is their most famous dish I believe! They have a few pork belly dishes on the menu.

Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad) - Green papaya with dried shrimp peanuts, and chilli 

Chicken Pad See Ew - Stir fried flat rice noodle with Chinese broccoli, egg, garlic, chicken and dark soy sauce

Basil Pad Kra Prao - Stir fried chilli, mince and Thai holy basil (Usually made without minced meat, but with bamboo shoots and green beans) 

The Pad Kra Prao had to be my least favourite dish, it was waaaaaay too salty for me. But the flavour combination worked, so it would have been great if they had eased up on the salt.


Fried Rice With Crab Meat - Fried rice with egg, crab meat, garlic and spring onion

The restaurant is pretty nice inside as well, all dimly lit and nicely decorated and furnished. The staff were pretty nice too. It did take a while for the food to come out, but the taste compensated for that I reckon. I wanna go back just for some Pork Belly!

Spice I Am
300 Victoria St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(02) 9332 2445
http://www.spiceiam.com/spice-i-am-darlinghurst

Spice I Am - the Restaurant on Urbanspoon

=D xx

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