Spice I Am for Lunch

“This is the best Larb I’ve ever had in my life”, a colleague said straight-faced as we sat and enjoyed lunch at Spice I Am today.

It was one of the rare occasions (sadly) where we made it out of the office together for lunch, and we ended up at Spice I am because the other place we had planned to visit was actually closed. I’ve been to Spice I Am on quite a few occasions before this, and so recommended it as a “second choice” being just around the corner from where we planned.

I had a pork dish, and as you can see, another colleague had a rather delicious prawn dish. “The prawns are very fresh”, she told us.

Every other time I’ve been to Spice I Am we’ve always had to wait in a queue. But being lunchtime instead of dinner, the restaurant was reasonably empty. Popular still, but not bursting at the seams, and so we ended up with a nice table. The service was friendly, but the meals came out slightly delayed. We COULD have shared, but were more interest in having our own individual meals today. Overall, a good experience.





2 responses to “Spice I Am for Lunch”

  1. Bruce Laidlaw Avatar

    Hi James,
    Not really relevant to Spice I Am, though we’re friends with the owners. I enjoyed a comment you made here (https://ninglunbooks.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/surry-hills-18-crown-street-by-night/) in 2008, about Thai Tha Poh in Surry Hills. You might be interested to know that it’s reopened as Saab Wer Thai Esan, at 105 King St, Newtown. The Thai side of my family is running it :-)
    Your site looks great. I’ll read some more :-)

    1. James O'Brien Avatar

      Thanks for the reply Bruce. Sorry for the delay – the last couple of weeks have been pretty busy, hence the lack of posts. But good to hear about Thai Tha Poh. Co-incidentally, Blue Wok has recently closed, and there are new Thai owners now.

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