Tonight we were supposed to be packing for our ‘mini-moon’ to Koh Samui tomorrow. So of course, we went out to eat instead. Those of you who know me, know how much I detest packing.
We popped down to Red & Whites, a restaurant close to our apartment that is something of an institution to the ex-pat community around here. It’s sister restaurant Green & Whites, round the corner is equally as popular and no, I’m not joking. Needless to say, as soon as we arrived Dave recognised some faces from school.
We sat upstairs in the open air and perused the menu. In the end we decided to order a couple of Dave’s favourite dishes, I’m totally happy trying new things and given the vast array of cuisine on offer and the rather large menu it was definitely the easiest thing to do!
First up was Chicken and cashew nuts and Moo dadio. I’m not a massive Chinese food fan so wasn’t expecting much from the chicken dish (due to the name I guess) but it was simply delicious; really fresh and fragrant, nothing like its Chinese counterpart I have previously encountered. Moo dadio must translate to something like ‘crispy pork’ with some crispy lime leaves thrown in. All this crispy-ness I’m told makes it an ideal beer snack. It was really good and very moorish and yep, it went very well with a Leo.
Last up was the Soft shell crab yellow curry. This is one of Dave’s go to dishes but I wasn’t as keen. The soft shell crab was tasty but I just found it a bit rich compared to the chicken or pork. Although it probably didn’t help that we’d already eaten the other two dishes before this arrived!
It was a fab meal and came in at £11.20 including drinks. I’m looking forward to trying more at Red & Whites and finding my very own favourites to tell you about. Right, I really do have to go and throw some things in a case…unless there’s some washing up that needs doing?….