Red Spice Road27 McKillop St
Melbourne CBD
The first thing you notice about this place is that its huge. It has an enormous space filled with large communal tables. If you don't like sitting with strangers then go here at odd times or don't go here at all. However if you don't go you'll miss some great food.
As I was dining solo this time the thought of shared tables unsettled me a bit - but I took the plunge. I was early so that helped too. I started with betel leaf with smoked chicken, prawn, chilli, coriander and lemongrass. It was a refreshingly tasty combination. The filling was tasty and the fresh crisp betel leaf went surprisingly well. At $6.50 each it was decent value for a tasty starter.

For my main I chose the beef rib massaman curry with kipfler potato and roasted baby onions. I was initially worried that it would be all bone with a sliver of meat - but there was ample soft tender meat on these large bones. I love massaman and this was good stuff. The sauce was delicious, the meat tender and the potato and onion nicely cooked and not just used as filler. At $35.00 it isn't a cheap massaman but it was very nice.

I really enjoyed Red Spice Road.

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