Cookie in Curtin House is a popular funky bar and Thai restaurant in the city. A massive open plan dining hall with a high ceiling always packed with happy diners and bar-goers. I have been going to Cookie for many years finally got some good photos taken in natural daylight to write a review. I often go to Cookie at night. The dim-lit room with colourful table lamps isn't good for any photoshoot.
Cookie is famous for its beers and wine list, same for the ever-changing food menu. My husband and I were catching up with two good friends. The four of us chose the following dishes.
Don't we love dumplings? These flower-shaped beef and ginger dumplings aren't just pretty but delicious too. The cucumber and coriander pickle is a refreshing complement to the dumplings. The Whizz fizz chicken sticks got a zingy fizzy sensation in the mouth was fun. The chicken itself was tender and juicy.
The salmon and avocado with the plumbed pomelo was a tasty salad. In terms of classic Thai flavours, we love the deep-fried snapper with chilli, garlic and crispy Thai basil.
The Penang lamb curry goes so well with the fluffy roti bread. The lamb is tender and melts in your mouth. We ordered a second serve of roti to mop up all the yummy sauce.
The final flat rice noodles with duck and Chinese broccoli "gai lan" was firing up with good "wok hei" fragrant. So good!
For the desserts, we love the classic banana fritters. Deep-fried crispy battered banana is irresistible, served with vanilla ice cream, and honey is perfect. My favourite Thai dessert is always the black sticky rice with mango. The Cookie's version of using coconut ice cream is fantastic.
If you love Thai and South-East Asian food, hope you will like Cookie. Great food, great beers, wine, cocktails, and good vibes. There is always a dish for everyone. I hope you enjoy reading the review. Bon appetit!
252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000