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Love you longtime Monsoon Poon…

I’ve had a hankering to revisit Monsoon Poon for some time.  Memories of fun with friends, a buzzy atmosphere, fresh and spicy foods (firecracker sliders anyone?), and delicious dessert cocktails kept popping into my mind.

And they didn’t disappoint.

Monsoon Poon entreeOn this occasion a joint Wanzi’s entree (crispy bean curd, smoked pork, spring onion and panko crumbs with honey chilli ginger soy dipping sauce) initiated the tastebuds nicely.  Followed by a mix of chili duck and pineapple curry and Bangkok street noodles with tamarind, chicken, chilli and crushed cashews. All light and delicious (the curry was a thin broth not heavy sauce, and noodles of the thin rice variety).

A pitcher of Kingfisher beer disappeared at about the same pace as the food, and one was left with a lovely warm glow in the tummy and a peaceful easy feeling overall.  What more could you ask for a casual mid-week jaunt?

Monsoon Poon decorThere’s lots of warm red decor, interesting artefacts and attentive staff at Monsoon Poon, and they easily cope with small or large groups (with a pleasant bar to wait in if a table isn’t immediately available).

On this occasion we didn’t have room for dessert, but the fortune cookie box, Malaysian sago pudding, cardamom and orange creme brûlée, vanilla bean, hazelnut and cappuccino cinnamon gelato with salted caramel and crushed hazelnut praline all appealed.  Next time.

Love you long time Monsoon Poon.

12 Blair Street.

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