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02 May 2007 @ 02:15 am
longrain  
on the eve of penny and henry's engagement party in january, we all went for a hugeass dinner at longrain, a contemporary thai restaurant in the city of melbourne. check out their website [here].



we were ravenous when we got there and had to wait for a table, so two servings of crabcakes were wolfed down and drinks were had. i was delighted to find a choya cocktail offered on the menu, and couldn't resist giving it a go. it was awesome! sweet, slightly creamy with a hint of sour bite and fruity yumminess. we sneaked a picture of the menu to steal the ingredient list.

we eventually got seated at a huge round table. four servings of each main course were ordered because there were just so many of us. the squid was very fresh and succulent, though the batter turned soggy pretty quickly. best eaten immediately upon serving. crispy trout fillet was also really tender... the savoury sauce complimented the fish beautifully. our spicy thai salad acted as a great palate cleanser as we munched on the richly flavoured dishes. caramelised pork hock was probably my favourite dish of the night. extremely sinful with lots of pork fat, each pork hock was tender within a caramelised crispy skin. every bite produced rich juices that ran delightfully down our throats. next up were slices of beef which melted away in our mouths. by the time the chicken came, i was almost stuffed but had a bite anyway. it was quite average, but wasn't bad.

most of us chose to skip dessert. luke and amanda shared the gula melaka and sago while penny and henry had the black glutinous rice. both were apparently pretty awesome.

not a cheap dinner it was, but great for a treat once in awhile especially for a big bunch of peeps. :)


 
 
feelin': hothot
 
 
 
hianhwee, tracy LIM: cryhianhwee on May 2nd, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
you BAD!
always tempting me with the good food that is out of reach in Singapore.... :(
JV: summerdrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
Re: you BAD!
take a short holiday with your loved one when time allows! :D
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on May 2nd, 2007 09:10 am (UTC)
Re: you BAD!
went last Dec. :P
JV: totorodrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Re: you BAD!
have a weekend getaway? :D
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on May 2nd, 2007 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: you BAD!
yeah, to HK :)
.that girl.: do not speed!girlwhowaits on May 2nd, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
They should open a branch in Perth. Seriously. ;)
JV: eatdrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
get a bunch of signatures from your friends and write them! :)
.that girl.: chompinggirlwhowaits on May 2nd, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
might be a prob cos most of my friends are from melbers hehe
;)

JV: owldrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
oops!
Okami-kunokami_kun on May 2nd, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
how did you get that text effect in 'ingredient list'?
JVdrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
contrast it and blur the rest. :)
The Citygent: younggreygentcitygent on May 2nd, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
oh man... I need to get out to Singers again
JV: huhdrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
longrain is in melbourne though. :)
The Citygent: younggreygentcitygent on May 2nd, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
ahaaa
astrorainfallastrorainfall on May 4th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
the names of the food sound droolicious already....mmmmm :p~
JV: knottydrag0nette on May 4th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
i almost couldn't remember the names but thankfully the online menu helped to trigger some missing bits. :)