Sometimes there are places you drive by all the time that people have mentioned to you before but it’s always gone unnoticed. The boy and I jump into the car and take off to destination unknown. We cruise in the car and quickly decide we’re going to Green Peppercorn but whilst on the way, we drove past Star Lao-Thai Restaurant, and well, we do a U-turn and have a new place for dinner.
The restaurant itself is part of a row of about 5 or so other shops so doesn’t really have a prime location. There is only street parking, however, can get a bit frustrating as it’s on a busy road so please take note of parking signs and restriction times.
We get seated quickly and find ourselves flicking through the menu as we are hungry little monsters. The restaurant is buzzing full of chit chatter, just the way it should be.
Chicken Feet Salad $9.00
Generous amounts of chicken feet, lots of vegetables, a bit of spice and a tangy soy based dressing? Now that’s very hard to go wrong by. A great light and fresh salad that surely get your taste buds going.
BBQ Ox Tongue $9.00
Glistening bbq ox tongue served with a chilli sauce is brought to the table. Each piece is tender and very well cooked. There seems to be quite a lot on the plate compared to other places. I know people have issues with eating ox tongue, but I assure you it’s almost like eating slices of beef. Give a go before you completely disregard it. You don’t know what you’re missing out on :)
Crispy Pork Belly $9.00
Of course the boy notices this item on the menu, so it becomes the extra dish that we ordered (and the one extra that pushed us to our extreme limits). I was very suprised and impressed with this dish. The pork belly was excitingly crispy on the outside without sacrificing how succulent the meat itself was. The boy polished this off and it’s no wonder why.
Chicken Green Curry $10
Not looking like your typical green curry I was very worried about what it would taste like. In actual fact, it still had the right flavours. I think this curry may have been coconut free (well, tastes like it to me as there was no creaminess to it) which made it very light and easy on the palette. It wasn’t the best curry that I’ve had but for $10 it’s hard to complain.
Our table for two full of food
I don’t think the boy and I ever learn. We always over order and over eat. We love to try lots of things but sadly, with just one other dining companion it makes things tough and despite reminding ourselves never to over eat, we always do. I think we just love our food too much.
So the bill came to $37 which is ridiculously cheap for 4 generously sized portions of food. It may not have been the most amazing meal but we did have a very good feed. With those prices, it’s hard not to say no to lots of the dishes.