I love spicy Chinese food and Spice Temple delivers on many different levels of it. The restaurant decor is very modern has a certain sexiness to it, and the food is wonderfully exciting and made from great fresh ingredients. Was here as for a reunion dinner with 2 of my favorite ex-workmates and it was a blast – spicy food and lots of wine!
We started with “fried salt and pepper silken tofu with chilli“. The tofu was delicately fried on the outside and silky on the inside, and served with a fresh chilli sauce.
The “fish fragrant eggplant” was absolutely delicious. Eggplant that had been fried so it’s crispy and then coated with a powerful tangy spicy sauce.
The “king prawn wontons with aged black vinegar dressing” had chunks of prawn meat in the wonton and the was swimming in spicy sauce. Loved it!
The “stir fried sea scallops with handmade egg noodles and chilli paste” was a lovely dish that had sweet scallops thrown into wonderfully thick and tasty noodles. No surprises here – the dish taste exactly as the description.
The “steamed snapper with salted chilli and black bean” was the dish that the waitress recommended to us and it was a good choice as the fish was fresh and tasted wonderful with the chilli and black bean.
Given we were having such a great time and the food was superb, we decided to have dessert! The “caramel chocolate and peanut parfait” was a rich and delicious.
And I love a good mango pudding so the “mango pudding with condensed milk chantilly” had to be ordered! It was creamy and delicious.
Upmarket Chinese food that delivers a punch – I think it’s a difficult feat to accomplish and Spice Temple does it wonderfully. The food does not hold back on flavour and chilli. Coupled with great atmosphere, location and service, it’s a winner for me.