It was Saturday afternoon and I was exhausted. Mister could see how tired I was and knew the last thing I wanted to do was think about what we would have for dinner and then actually cook it. He suggested we go out. Ok, where would we go? We live in the middle of Melbourne city, so the possibilities are endless. Well so we thought, every place we rang was booked out. It was a 38 degree night so chances are everyone in Melbourne thought it would be nice to go out as well.
We had a look inside the Entertainment Book (best thing ever!) and came across Pacific Rim Thai Restaurant. To me, you can’t go wrong with Thai. It’s a little piece of heaven on a plate. Mister rang and made a reservation for us to go.
Inside the restaurant, it is gorgeous. It must have been a house at one point but now we found it to be a welcoming restaurant with attentive and friendly staff. Ok, now for the best part.. the food. It was brilliant! I always order Thai Green Curry with rice but this time we went for something different. Our entre was Roti with Satay Sauce (it was gobbled in seconds!) and we shared the mains of Seafood Hot Plate and Chicken and Cashew Nut with rice. It’s moments like these where I thank God for being alive to taste such exquisite food! The Roti was cut into four pieces (good because it looked amazing and I was hungry, therefore I didn’t really want to share!) ready to be dipped into the satay sauce. After my first bite, I wanted more. Mister and I lapped it all up perfectly and I could have probably eaten it all night long. The satay sauce was lovely, tasted like real peanuts and a smooth texture.

The Seafood Hot Plate was a combination of prawns, squid, scallops and vegetables cooked in red curry sauce. It was lovely to eat at first but once you swallowed it the spice kicked in. The squid was cooked to perfection. Sometimes it can be rubbery but this one melted in your mouth! I’m not usually a fan of scallops but I sure ate these. They really took to the red curry sauce and did not have a fishy smell or taste to them. And the prawns? Well you can’t go to wrong with prawns, they were amazing.

The Chicken and Cashew Nut dish was complete with vegetables, however, a lot more simpler but in a good way. It had what I think to be a slight soy sauce cooked with the chicken, vegetables and cashews and the food lapped up the sauce perfectly. Usually I always find pieces of fat on chicken when I eat out, but the chicken in this dish had none. Score!

Clean and a relaxing atmosphere Pacific Rim Thai Restaurant, you will be seeing me again soon! The best part is if you don’t want to eat there they do take away and home delivery.

For more information: Pacific Rim Thai Restaurant, 68 Bridport Street, Albert Park VIC, 9690 5948 or www.pacificrimthai.com.au

20120305-144809.jpgSeafood Hot Plate

20120305-144855.jpg Chicken and Cashew Nut

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