Rice Paper Scissors

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Rice Paper Scissors is a popular small South East Asia Fusion restaurant with a shared eating concepts. They aim to serve the freshest ingredients for their dishes, sourced as organically and ethically as possible. All of their sauces, pates and relishes are made in house. 

They only accept bookings for lunch, for dinner first come first served and it's a one hour table seatings. They only have three tables for six people and the have some bar seatings as well. They only allow you in if all the dining party has arrived to avoid longer dining time.

There are six people of us and we managed to secure one of their table by 6pm. We ordered the $55/2pp dollar packages and it allows you to pick any five dishes from their menu and specials of the day excluding desserts.

Steamed pork bun (banh bao) with pork belly, cucumber, shallots and hoisin sauce (2pcs/11). The bun it self was very sticky, a bit hard to it cause it sticks on your teeth. The pork belly it self was crispy and tasty.

Crying tiger (seua rong hai)  - chargrilled beef with a spicy citrus dipping sauce ($12) was one of the most popular dish. It was fresh and full of flavours.

Crispy barramundi (yam pla foo) - tapioca dusted barramundi with a green apple and roast cashew salad and nahm jim dressing ($12) was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with a nice salty flavours.

Sticky pork belly (muu krob) - twiced cooked pork in tamarind caramel sauce topped with a fragrant herb salad ($12). This is my favourite dish of the night, the pork was tender, well marinated, very tasty and rich, the salad lightens the dish up perfectly.

Balinese roast duck (bebek betutu) - $14 was a typical Indonesian traditional dish. It was really spicy with punching flavours, the duck it self was very tender.

We added one more dish on top of the package. BBQ king prawn (guh yang) - barbecued bbq QLD king prawns served with aunty chan's secret sauce ($13/2pcs) and I love it. The prawn was big and juicy, cooked perfectly and well marinated.

The weird thing is they don't have steamed rice in South East Asia fusion restaurant. Desserts is a must to end the dinner. For desserts I ordered granita coconut ice cream and it was fresh and light.

Their service was impeccable, most of them are very friendly, knowledgeable about their products and lift up the fun and trendy vibe of the place. I went there for my brother in law birthday and they did their best to secure the gelato cake until my brother in law arrived. It was a busy Thursday night and some of their food come pretty fast but some others take a little bit longer than expected. Overall, I would come back again soon!

They just open their brand new branch at 307 Brunswick St, Fitzroy with the exact same menu as the CBD branch. The Fitzroy branch offers a private functions area for 20 people or more.
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Rice Paper Scissors
03 9663 9890
19 Liverpool St
Melbourne, VIC 3000