Post the cold soups came the cold Soba Noodles, Eggplant and Mango Salad which was gluten-free and every bit of it was as amazing and exotic as the description said. The salad was plated well with eggplant and mango with chilli, sesame oil and basil and brought everything together for a delightfully refreshing entree. The Oriental Chicken Salad with Red Cabbage and Carrot is also a great pick for this kind of weather.
For starters, we tried the Truffle and Parmesan Polenta Fries which were accompanied with a house made tomato relish and the Cilantro Lime and Prawn Skewers which were a perfect blend of sweet, buttery and lemon flavours grilled to perfection. When it comes to experimental, Dirty Apron is always full of surprises, considering they have a Watermelon Cream Cheese and Mint Sandwich which was unique and deeply energizing.
For mains, we had the Lamb Rendang Pie, a classic showstopper, skipping the usual beef filling, the pie was filled with succulent meat bursting with flavours of coconut, ginger and garlic. For a lighter main, we ordered the Bourbon Glazed Mahi Mahi which was revelatory. This place has one of the few kitchens that serve this fish and that too with a glaze of a spirit not always paired with fish; this comes with classic fondant potatoes and Garlic Sesame Green Beans. Inspired to try more Asian influenced dishes, we had the Indonesian fried chicken served with a smashed cucumber salad and a raw mango salad. It was a twist to the Indonesian Ayam Goreng and we loved it. Sadly, we didn’t have the appetite for dessert there but we did take away a few awesome booze-infused desserts from the Piano Man Bakery on the way out.