It’s almost been a week since V-day!! Sadly, I couldn’t post anything recently because of my sucky internet situation at home…but here is a quick recap of what my girlfriends and I did that night.
We were to meet up at Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills…I was the first to arrive, so waited at the bar area.
This is what their website says about them:
“Longrain is a contemporary restaurant, bar, Asian produce store and canteen. It is uniquely located within an expansive, 110 year-old converted warehouse. A hip, yet welcoming atmosphere is combined with warm service, original cocktails, an inspired wine list and award-winning, modern Thai/Asian food, created by executive chef, Martin Boetz.”
And then arrived Austvina, Jo, Julz and Kelly.
The restaurant area was quite lofty and nice. A lot of restaurants are rather clustered these days, which is not always necessarily bad as it could create a cosier ambience, but the spaciousness was good for a change.
I had the grilled kingfish salad with ginger. It was quite literally a jungle full of ginger! And rather spicy too, with a Thai seasoning.
This one above was Kelly’s char grilled octopus with watermelon, roast chilli and black vinegar.
Jo ordered the caramelised pork hock with five spice and chilli vinegar. I tried a bit of this one too, it was a lean portion of pork and rather sweet. Loved it!
Austvina had the salt and pepper silken tofu with sweet soy and lime. I had a piece of this one too, and it was a total winner. Crisp on the outside, fluffy and smooth (and really hot!) inside.
The boat-shaped dish behind the pork hock was Julz’s black mushroom with baby corn in oyster sauce. This one was really spicy! We all has some of it but still had a hard time finishing it.
So much fun just chatting away with the girls!!!
Des arrived just in time to share the dessert platter with us. I want to go back there just for the desserts!! I loved how it was a great combination of Asian and Western sweets.
Then it was time for us to hop to this bar nearby called Tio’s Cerveceria.
Awesome illuminated decorations! I want them in my flat!!!
Yeah, so that’s just pretty much what happened that night. I can’t wait to get my new internet provider to come set up as early as possible…it might still take a while though. Keeping fingers crossed!