Edited from my review published in Purely Dicta, Issue 1, 2012 …
Move aside Momo Sushi, Pearls and cheap Chinese – there’s a new eatery in law school town!
When you wander down to Middle Fish during lunch hour, the first thing you will notice is just how packed the place is! Located conveniently next to Seven Seeds (entrance on Berkeley St side), this Southern Thai café has won the hearts and stomaches of many law students and lecturers since it opened about 6 months ago.
On my first visit, I tried the Pad Gapao Moo Kob ($15.50), which was a delicious serving of pork belly, assorted stir-fried vegies and fried egg with rice.
My fellow law student had the Green Chicken Curry ($14.50), which I tried on my second visit. The Green Chicken Curry came with rice (as most main dishes) and with SO MUCH chicken and sauce that I just had to order some roti ($3.50) to finish it off (that’s how good it was!) – can’t seem to find my photo of the roti :(.
Another one to try is their Tom Yum ($14.50) that had an abundance of juicy prawns and a perfect balance of sweet and sour (so says another law student).
Addition: On a separate occasion after I sent this off to the publishers, I had the Gapi Fried Rice (forgot to note the price) as mentioned in this post.
Normally I don’t order fried rice when I’m out (Asian pride thing I think) but I made an exception because the use of apple in this dish intrigued me. The apples made this dish quite refreshing and the separating all the ingredients on the plate meant that it not only looked good to the eye when it came out (and you could see exactly what was in the dish!), but it meant that the apple strips remained crisp and crunchy even after you mixed it together. Very filling and satisfying.
Now don’t forget to give their Thai Milk Ice Tea a go too! Served in what looks more like a bowl than a cup, it a sweet accompaniment to any meal!
Middle Fish also has lunch specials now so if you haven’t done so already, set a lunch date to check it out! Probably a good time now since there’ll be less students around…
Distance from law school: 3 minutes walk
Opening hours: Mon- Fri: 7am – 5pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Price Range: ~$4.00 for drinks, $15-$25 per meal. A bit outside what I’d usually spend on a regular student lunch but it’s a pleasant change to the usual sandwich, sushi or salad every once in a while :).
I admit it. I’ve got Facebook withdrawal symptoms. Been reading and commenting on a few blogs here and there to make up for the lack of social networking so decided I needed to make a contribution too lol.
No random questions tonight… just hope you’ve all had a good start to the week :).