JV (drag0nette) wrote,

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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. :)

Tags: eating out, longrain, melbourne
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