Spice Temple, July 2015

One of Australia’s most iconic chefs is Neil Perry, who has a number of restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The most iconic is Rockpool, however as a lot of his influences come from Asia, he also operates the iconic Spice Temple. Finally getting the privilege to try this amazing restaurant has been a dream of mine for a while, and it certainly lived up to the hype.

The atmosphere was good, very busy, certainly noisy. As with a lot of trendy placed, lighting was low, making for reading a menu without an iPhone light hard, but not impossible. The hottest items on the menu were printed in red, and we certainly partook of some of them, such as the fish drowned in heaven facing chillies and Sichuan peppercorns, not that you can see the fish in the photo, drowned as it is.

However, some of the best dishes were to come at the end, with the silken tofu cheesecake with red bean & dried mandarin winning the taste prize for me. Meanwhile the chocolate & caramelised peanut parfait secured votes at the other end of the table.

drowned fish

crispy duck

tofu cheesecake

chocolate peanut parfait

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