Jimmy Liks, Kings Cross

We celebrated our friend Brian’s birthday last night at Jimmy Liks – good times, good friends, good food.

Bottom Line: Delicious modern Thai food. Great drinks. Good for groups. Fun little spot.

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I’m not sure if large groups are required to order the banquet menu, or if it’s just recommended but we did the first option on the banquet menu ($58 per person) which was more than enough food for the group.

They started us off with the Chicken Betel Leaf w. Smoked Eggplant Chili – flavorful and so pretty on the plate. Loved these.

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Next was the Salt & Pepper Squid. I liked the texture of the squid, but the flavor was a little too sour for my liking.
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Then came the Poached Chicken & Crab Salad w. Lemongrass, Coconut Mint & Thai Basil. This was surprisingly one of my favorites. The crab was delicious and the dressing on the salad was perfect.
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The Crispy Pork Hock was my favorite meat dish by far. The Tamarind & Tamarillo sauce is rich and hearty. Someone at the table said it tasted like Christmas. SO Yummy!
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The last dishes were the Steamed Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli), the Green Curry Ocean Trout, and the Vietnamese Braised Wagyu Beef. The trout was awesome (though lookout for a few bones!) and it was served with a delicious piece of crispy skin over the top of the curry. The Beef was also nicely prepared with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Good flavor, though if I had to choose I would do the Pork Hock over the Beef.
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