There's a "Nu" transformation at the Loft Wine Bar. Mrs Q Asian Kitchen and Bar has now arrived with Chef Nu Suandokmai at the helm and it's exciting times at Level 1, 128 Gouger Street. Tempting Palates was invited to the VIP Intimate Dinner where we tried some new and tantalising dishes from the talented chef.
Chef Nu is excited by this new venture; he has always loved the vibe and character of the premises and now he has the opportunity to give it his own stamp. With being at the helm of such successful restaurants as Gin Long Canteen, Nu Thai and the most recent, Fishhead, we look forward to the same success for Mrs Q.
The menu showcases Nu's inspiration from the lively kitchens of Bangkok and his passion for authentic flavours. At this dinner we sampled some of the dishes that will be on the menu. The dishes were chosen just for this VIP dinner but don't despair a visit to Mrs Q is a must just to experience the cooking of the award winning Nu.
Entrees on the night were Vegetarian Dumplings, Sweet Corn Chicken Ball, Veal and Pork with Betel Leaf and Coffee Duck. What a diverse choice of flavours we had. From the softness of the dumplings to the flavoursome chicken balls or our highlight, the coffee duck.
The Mains were just as exciting - Banana Heart Curry Pork, Crispy Barramundi Fillet in Sambal, BBQ Chicken and the Papaya Salad. An abundance of different textures and flavours from the light and refreshing papaya salad to the tender chicken with a lipsmacking BBQ flavour to tempt our palates.
Dessert was another highlight - even though we had full tummies we, on more than one (maybe three of four!) times, scooped our spoon into the Sticky Rice with Mango.
Mrs Q sure is worth the visit as Chef Nu has added his style and charm to the menu. We have been fans of his previous successes in the restaurant game and this one is no exception. The transformation of the Loft has started and is only just beginning to reach its heights...
Where: Mrs Q Asian Kitchen and Bar 1/128 Gouger Street, Adelaide, City Centre, Adelaide
Open: Wed & Thurs 12:00pm - 3:00pm 5:00pm - 12:00am, Fri 12:00 - 12:00am and Sat & Sun 3:00pm - 12:00am