Traveljunkieindonesia.com – One chilly night, my friends and I met up at Longrain restaurant, Melbourne.
Over a glass of white wine and banquet dining we gossiped about our great loves… lifes, tourism, music and heritage.
Longrain’s modern southeast Asian food is created to be shared, banquet style and eaten with steamed jasmine rice; a contemporary restaurant and bar located within a converted warehouse in China Town.
With predominantly southeast Asian influences, the menu is perfectly balanced with a combination of hot, sour, salty and sweet flavours which can be easily matched by the magnificent wine menu.
It was pretty place.
Ya the place was pretty squishy.
But you know what… I LOVED the intimacy, the quirkiness, the warmth, the attention to detail, the understated casual atmosphere, the sense of uniqueness, cold, echoing, and global.
So for me, there was a bit of the whole “I have to suffer for my amazing wine and food” attitude!
We ordered the banquet menu for 4 and more people; Betel leaf, blue swimmer crab, curry powder, ginger, chilli.
Freshly shucked oyster, red chilli, lime juice, crisp eschalots.
Filled eggnet, pork, prawns, peanuts, caramelised coconut, cucumber relish.
Dry red curry, duck, wild ginger, green peppercorn.
Green curry, blue eye, baby corn, Thai basil.
Caramelised pork hock, five spice, chilli vinegar.
Steamed chinese broccoli, oyster sauce.
Jasmine and organic brown rice. And selection of desserts.
… was simply delicious. Such simple, amazing food was a real joy to eat. We left with happy bellies…
It was such a fabulous start to the night.
44 little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 9671 3151
Check them out on their website www.longrain.com.au.
Happy Sustainable Travels!