Spice I am is the place where I had my first unforgettable Thai cuisine experience. It was at the Darlinghurst restaurant (296-300 Victoria St.). I found it expensive but soon, very impressed by the dishes served on the now deceased “degustation menu”, I thought it was well worth it.
Wendell and I have been meaning to try one of their more casual venues in Sydney, the little Spice I am in Surry Hills. Many times we came and didn’t have the courage to queue or they forgot to call us after sending us the next door brewery after having noted our phone number…
On our last mini beer tour we decided to go there for lunch. We got a table instantly “en terrasse” and got served pretty fast.
The first dish was a special and it was unusual and delicious. It was a sort of dumpling full of leaves I had never tried before. The sauce was fragrant and tasty. The mix of all, including the fresh chilli was delicious.
I think Wendell had a good day, if not the perfect day: Thai food and a pub crawl. Even if this time, Léonore being part of the journey, it was not 100% relax. We had to admire some cool drawing and download a few games on our phones…
We couldn’t resist this classic which I make at home very regularly: Thai beef salad. It was very spicy which was nice. Wendell liked the taste. I didn’t. I thought it was way too fishy for my liking.
The duck Massaman curry was also on the special card that day. It was to die for. The sauce was a masterpiece. The duck didn’t consist in slithers of fat as it is usually the case in Thai restaurants. The meat was tender and flavoursome. Roasted peanuts were a very nice crunchy addition.
Léonore had a Pad See Ew of which we stole a fair bit… This great classic was very well executed.
Another good day!
We will be back for more. And certainly book another epic dinner at the sister restaurant in Darlinghurst.
NOTE: this post is not sponsored
Spice I am – 90 Wentworth Ave. – Surry Hills – Sydney – Australia
Menu: spiceiam.com/spice-i-am-surry-hills/menu (see there for opening hours)