I absolutely love thai food! I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I just love how thai food always packs a punch with their flavours! Somehow, they get to squeeze in the salty, sweet, sour and spicy all in a dish and equally in a mouthful, and leave you wanting more! It is definitely one of the cuisines I enjoy the most and would never turn down a thai meal. hehe
I was introduced to Middle Fish by my dearest Miss D, and when I saw the pictures she was posting on Instagram of the food she was having, I knew we needed to head there, ASAP! Last weekend, the mr ended early at work so I headed down to Carlton to meet him and Melissa for some deliciousness! The sky had the most beautiful shade of blue and excited couldn’t really describe how I was feeling when I got there!
I love love love the entrance to the warehouse converted restaurant, so welcoming! (: The colours of the signage and furniture just pops out and everyone there were so friendly. The moment I stepped in, I was greeted by the owner, Pla, who has the most infectious smile and oh-so bubbly. You just feel so comfortable and just an amazing atmosphere!
One side of the restaurant had booth seats and the other was a mix-match of tables and chairs which made the place so vibrant. I was so ready to order and feed our hungry tummies the moment I sat down! Truth is, I was salivating just looking through what the had to offer!
While deciding on what to order, we ordered our drinks first. I have always been a huge fan of thai ice milk tea and I remember Daisy highly recommending it, so I had to try it! Boy was it good! Plus, how cute is the metal bowl that it’s served in? I kept going “WAH WAH WAH!” when it arrived at our table! hehe The Mr and Melissa ordered their usual drinks of latte and hot chocolate respectively, and they were good too! (:
Had to snap another shot of my thai ice milk tea, just cause I love the metal bowl so much! And it was quite a big bowl as well, I almost couldn’t finish it after scoffing down all the food we ordered. hehe But I did, every single drop of it!
We covered almost all the different kinds of protein that afternoon. First of : Crying Tiger. The name just cracks me up! But when you had a bite of it, you would understand why they had the “crying” part. The chilli in this salad dish added a good kick and there was a really good balance of flavours. The angus rump slices were so flavourful and tender, and the herbs added a freshness as well. DELISH! I could have this for lunch any day. hehe
Our next dish had pork : Kao Gapi. It was presented almost like a bibimbap! hehe So we called this a thai version of bibimbap. The shrimp paste rice was pungent and flavoursome, although the caramelised pork neck could have been a little more tender. Mixing in the green apple, red onion, bean shoots and carrot gave a crunch to the dish. Like I’ve said many times before, I love dishes with different textures so that was definitely a plus! The omelette tasted like it was made using salted eggs, and I just love having egg with rice. Somehow it’s a perfect combination to me. hehe
We ordered a street food dish as well : Gai Tod which is crispy chicken ribs with a sweet and spicy sauce which was SO GOOD! We just wanted more of those ribs. So crispy and so juicy on the inside. Couldn’t get enough! hehe But this was meant to be a snack, so the portion was smaller than the others, but perfect for the 3 of us. (:
This, my lovely readers, was our favourite dish of the day : Middle Fish’s famous Crunchy Mussels Omelette. Before Pla placed this dish on the table, she did a short dance and almost sang the name of the dish and told us it’s their best dish at the restaurant in her opinion, but we TOTALLY agreed! The outside layer is so crispy and there is a “crunch” with every bite/chew! The middle had the texture of fried carrot cake and there was a generous number of juicy mussels! With a similar sauce to the crispy chicken ribs, it was a match-made in heaven and we couldn’t stop singing praises about it!
It was a pity that we were too full to try the desserts they had to offer. But I’m sure we will be back again and the next time, we will! (: If you love thai food as much as I do, do visit Middle Fish and let me know what you think! Do note that they are only open 8-5pm (Monday-Friday) and 10-4pm (Saturday & Sunday), and they have breakfast too!
Happy mid week everyone, and remember to always cook and bake with love! (:
17 thoughts on “Thai Feast : Middle Fish”
Ok! I love this blog post very much.
1. Love Thai food
2. One of my fave authentic Thai cafe that serves brekky
3. Loving the composition of your photos!
Great job Twinnie! Keep it up! 🙂
Thank you thank you! (: hehe you have to go try this place! hehe since it’s quite close to u! hehe xx
*Love the Tiger , with love cook every day :)*
hehe yes absolutely! (:
Yas, I know and not, I luke :)*
not (: so :), positiv tihink
i used to work at Melb uni and I miss my occasional lunches at Middle Fish! A great Friday lunch meal to celebrate the end of the week. And i love that they do REAL spicy.
oh yes! (: every dish has a kick and the good kind! hehe Lucky u to use to be so close to Middle Fish! Hope you’ll go back frequently now too! hehe
Ok… Checking it out the next time I visit Melbourne!
please do! (:
Yum love crying tiger 😀 had a good one in chat thai sydney and love to this version. 🙂
hehe Love crying tiger too! Didn’t realise they call it the same in thai restaurants! hehe Love the name! xx
I LOVE Thai food and crave for it at least once a week. I wish there are good Thai restaurants around here, but they are all so so. I’ve never seen Kao Gapi before, and I need to check that out. I’m so hungry looking at your pictures at 11:30am. It’s almost lunch time here.. 🙂
hehe (: hopefully you get to find some good thai soon! hehe I love Thai too! and definitely crave it very often! hehe Hope u had a good lunch dearie! x
YAY glad that you made it to Middle Fish and that you really liked it 🙂 WOO HOO! I am totally addicted to their Thai Milk Teas too but damnnn I didn’t see the Spare Chicken Ribs on their menu last time I’ll have to go back 🙂 I was actually gonna go today…but lol ended up going somewhere else 😛
Ps next time you go you HAVE to get the Banana Roti! SO Delicious! xox
hehe we were so full we couldn’t stomach any sweets that afternoon! hehe But next time, definitely! hehe Thanks again for the recommendation! hehe xx
Oh I do love Middle Fish.. so happy with their Southern Thai options!
hehe I do too! (: Great food at affordable prices! What more can we ask for? hehe x