Say goodbye to The Loft Wine Bar, because a new eatery is in town.
Say big, delicious hello to Mrs Q Asian Kitchen and Bar.
Taking over Lofts old space, Mrs Q is home to amazing Asian fare, a cracking drinks menu and an interior that will sweep you off of your feet.
The other week a friend and I had the pleasure of attending a food blogger launch for Mrs Q, getting an opportunity to taste some items from the menu put together by the very talented Nu Suandokmai.
Mrs Q, as you may have guessed, it’s all about Asian food- think dishes inspired by food from Thailand,Vietnam and Malaysia. These dishes boast huge flavours- from punchy chillies to zesty sauces. The flavours are authentic and take me back to times traveling around Vietnam’s beautiful bays and lush inland.
In terms of food options you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice- everyone from the carnivores to the strictly vegos are covered. Their everyday menu won’t break the bank, and is at a reasonable price point. Portion sizes are generous, making it the perfect place to bring along a large group of foodie loving folk.
We kicked off the menu with a glass (well maybe three) of the Pressing Matters Riesling from Tasmania- it’s quickly become a new favourite. For entrees we were treated to a variety of dishes- Coffee Duck, Veal and Pork with Betel Leaf, Sweet corn chicken balls and Vegetarian Dumplings.
The coffee duck was super tasty and melted in your mouth. I’m not a huge duck fan but as pleasantly surprised- it was such a good combination. I was totally smitten with the Veal and Pork in Betel leaf, and the corn and chicken balls- they were a huge hit at our table. I could have easily had second and third servings.
For mains we feasted on a Banana Heart Curry Pork, Crispy Barramundi fillet in Sambal, BBQ chicken and papaya salad. The curry pork had just the right amount of kick for a red curry and had us almost fighting for the left overs.
The crispy Barramundi packed a bit of heat but was cooked to perfection. The star dish for me was the BBQ chicken- it was very moist and just fell apart and had just the right amount of chilli. The papaya salad was sweet but spicy- quite spicy indeed.
Dessert was another star of the menu- a combination of sticky rice and mango. The rice was sweet and was served with delicious ice-cream and slices of mango, pomegranate and flowers. Talk about a flavoursome and stunning dish.
With its friendly and attentive staff, quality food and gorgeous interior, Mrs Q Asian Kitchen and Bar has quickly become a new favourite of mine.
You can find Mrs Q Asian Kitchen and Bar at 128 Gouger Street, Adelaide.