Quadrangle Shopping Centre
5/100 Edinburgh Rd,
This place is casual and friendly, with a large alfresco dining area and a small but stylish interior. Situated in a leafy shopping courtyard, it is off the street and well shielded from traffic and wind. There is a menu out front with great food pics of the Indochine cuisine on offer.
We take a table outside and order the Bistro Mekong Shared Plate to start. Well this dish presents so well and there is a generous quantity of goodies to try! There is a smoked ocean trout appetizer, little spanner crab tacos, Vietnamese turmeric pancake and grilled pork belly. The trout was super tasty and the pancake was filled with a combination of seafood and fresh beansprouts. The pork belly was wrapped in little leaf parcels and had a nice smoky taste from the grill. A spicy dipping sauce and some leafy greens topped off a really delicious dish.
On to the mains, and we couldn’t go past the Royal Amok Curry which was a mild curry served in a coconut shell and jam-packed with king prawns, scallops and barramundi. It was surprising how much seafood was actually in there, and it was saucy and satisfying with some red chilli for that extra kick if you like it.
The Soft Shell Crab Masala was our other choice of mains and we loved the crispiness of the crab and the delicious sauce it came with - egg, onion, tomato salsa and homemade chili oil. It had nice sweetish edge and the flavours were great and didn’t overpower that subtle seafood taste. Very impressive!
On the side, a couple of soft milk buns and some fresh roti were the perfect accompaniment to this lovely meal. We noted that the prices are quite reasonable and servings are generous as we struggled to finish it all.
The Bistro is open Tuesday to Sunday for all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner and parking is readily available under the shopping centre.
Those Dames dined as guests of Bistro Mekong. Special thanks to Original Spin for arranging this visit.