According to Wikipedia, a ‘Banquet‘ ‘is a large meal or feast… It usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honor of someone.‘ To commemorate CN’s 25th birthday, a HUGE feasting was held at Lemongrass Thai Bistro located on the east end of Rundle Street. Our party of 25+ had our own area upstairs on the large balcony area, complete with a bar, heaters, glass doors to separate us from the other diners upstairs and attentive staff looking after us.
Once menus were passed around, everyone quickly perused through them before putting in their orders. Clearly we all have a condition called ‘hungry eyes’ and over order as our bellies could not accommodate for everything we wanted to chow down. 😛
I will admit that not all meals were photographed (heh), our hungry bellies and salivating mouths ran the show with no time to waste as everyone dug in to the food bestowed upon us as soon as it hit our table (yours included)!
Spring rolls with chicken and crab meat; $9.90
Satay chicken; $9.90
Prawn toast; $10.90
Salt and pepper squid; $10.90
Great starters although not very healthy considering that most of them were deep fried. Why are all the yummy stuff bad for you huh?! 😛 The prawn toast were delectable, crunchy toast with juicy succulent prawns dipped in sweet and chilli sauce. YUMMO! And yes, there is no shame in double dipping! Or triple dipping.
Chinese fried bun with satay sauce; $4.50
Pad thai with chicken with egg, sprouts, peanuts and tomato sauce; $14.90
Mango sauce with chicken; $17.90
Red beef curry red peppers, young bamboo shoots, capsicum with red spanish onion; $17.90
Char-grilled chicken special with Thai, honey and mandarin Sauce; $20.90
Kway teow noodles with duck with egg and bean sprouts; $15.90
Delicious and flavour punching mains with a choice of protein with a variety of vegetables giving each main a natural sweetness and crunch.
Not pictured was the laksa soup noodles which I thought was delightful! I’m not a huge fan of laksa to begin with as I tend to find the broth overly creamy and heavy for my liking but this one was surprisingly light and flavourful with a strong intense tom yum flavour that gets a double thumbs up from me. I’ll have to come back soon to get my own bowl of delightful goodness. 🙂
Great food, lovely ambience, friendly service and great company! Onwards we go as we party the night away, rolling each other out the restaurant. 🙂 Happy birthday CN!
Lemongrass Thai Bistro
289 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8223 6627