Red Spice Road

Monday, April 11, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Red Spice Road is an Southern East Asian fusion restaurant but it mostly take influences from Thailand. Executive Chef John Mcleay's focus on shared plates with bursting flavours, refine presentations and fresh ingredients. It started with his trip to Thailand on his early twenties, fascinated by the food smell, flavours and colours, he began to fall in love with Asian culinary and never looked back.
I have been visiting Red Spice Road for the past 6 years. Me and my friends as a student used to go to Red Spice Road for their express lunch banquet, it was fast, economical and delicious. On top of that, I normally use Entertainment Book discount. The original restaurant at McKillop was long, well decorated with a modern Asian approach. Since Red Spice Road QV opened a couple years a go, I rarely visit the original store just because QV branch is so much bigger and I'm fascinated by variety of space they have; the function rooms with dance floor, Moroccan style room, Orchid room and Wine room. The interior was design with a mix of modern mixture of East and West, it was spacious, romantic and perfect for large group of people. 

Crispy Fried Soft Shell Crab, Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint, Radish Salad ($32). The soft shell crab was crunchy, perfect mixed with the refreshing salad.

Ocean Trout with Asparagus, Soy Beans, Green Onion and Ginger Dashi Broth ($36). This dish was light yet flavourful.

Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Apple Slaw & Black Vinegar ($37). The most famous and popular dish at Red Spice Road. It was always made perfectly with crisp skin, succulent layers of meat and fat with super delicious sweet sticky sauce and refreshing crunchy apple salad.

Pandan Ice Cream, Ginger Syrup, Pineapple, Chopped Nuts ($8). The pandan ice cream needed a little bit more pandan flavour in it but the ginger syrup mix with fresh pineapple and chopped nuts was pretty nice.

As usual, Red Spice Road does not disappoint in quality and taste but I do feel the portion are getting smaller. Disclaimer, for a group larger than 12 have to participate in their banquet, no ala carte menu allowed. Reservations is a must for McKillop branch. We were able to get a 25% discount at Red Spice Road with Entertainment Book. That's one of the many more benefits you can get with the purchase of an Entertainment Book. I'm currently fund raising with them for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish will get 20% of all sales in Australia purchase in this blog. Purchase a 2016-2017 Entertainment Book and support Make-A-Wish here .

Red Spice QV Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Friday: 12am-3pm & 5pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12am-3pm & 6pm-10pm

Red Spice Road
37 Artemis Ln
Melbourne, VIC 3000