Red Petite, South Melbourne, Melbourne
A colleague and I headed over to Red Petite for a warm, quality Thai lunch in a cosy, cafe-like setting. In fact, we’re pretty sure this is still half a cafe, with cookies, coffees and sandwiches on offer. An interesting mix and that stretches to the sandwich selection which includes chicken tikka and lamb bulgogi. We ordered in with two more traditional Thai curries, hers was the thai green curry with chicken ($13), boiled egg, bamboo shoot, baby corn, red capsicum and coconut milk. Spicy and filled our bellies contently warm.
Mine was the red curry duck ($15) with bamboo shoots, cherry tomato, pineapple, longan, basil and lime leaf with coconut milk. Duck curries are my favourite and the one here is very good indeed, with great slices of meat and the balls of longan bursting through the mix of spice and sweetness.
Both curries were great and we were quietly impressed with the cuisine here – regarded by a few as the best Thai in South Melbourne which I tend to agree over this. Creamy, snappy flavours delivered very quickly, so Red Petite is concretely worth checking out.