May 11, 2018
Inspired by the bustling markets and stalls of Thailand, Long Chim has brought the scintillating flavours of Thai street food to Perth, and is serving them in a gorgeous modern venue, creating a space like nothing else in the city. Long Chim roughly translates to ‘come and taste’, and that is the precise idea behind the venue, as its goal is to encourage guests to sample and share plates of the sensational Thai cuisine that the restaurant’s creator fell in love with on his first trip to the country over two decades ago.
Set in an industrial basement space, playfully softened by colourful street art and animated projections in the entry courtyard, Long Chim’s menu runs the gamut from ‘familiar to millions’ classics like pad thai and green papaya salad, to deeper dives like Sour Orange Curry of Fish with flowering choy sum and tomatoes and Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with chicken egg noodles and cardamom from northern Thailand. When it comes to the cocktails, Long Chim raises the bar, as the card has been put together by the legendary team from 28 Hong Kong Street in Singapore. All tipples are composed with an eye to balancing out the spice of the street food plates, with a few of the highlights being the Watermelon and Ginger Highball, the creamy Bangkok Painkiller, and the zingy Golden Leg – cognac, chartreuse, pineapple, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf. Wine has been procured by an award-winning Australian sommelier and cooling craft beer is on draught and in bottles.
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