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Amani Bar and Kitchen, Leederville

Amani Bar & Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Opposite the Luna Theatre on Oxford Street, sits Amani Bar and Kitchen. We visited after work and it was already filling with Friday night socializers. A combination of high tables, a few lower chairs and tables, and a long bar, there’s a perch to suit everybody, and the music is retro funky, perfect for setting a carefree mood.

We had heard that their vegan/vegetarian selection was good, so we chose a range of tapas style dishes.

Starting off with a superb glass of Castelli Riesling while we perused the array of choices.20200313_164948

The first dish was most likely the star of the show – a beautifully soft and gooey mushroom parfait with onion jam and generous fingers of toasted focaccia. Everything melted into a wonderful combination on the tongue, and I would have been happy of this were my only dish of the evening.

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The next dish was cauliflower and walnut tacos with guacamole and a preserved lemon cabbage slaw. Again, each mouthful – pure joy.

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Next came miso glazed eggplant with hummus and coconut ‘bacon’, perfectly cooked, soft and luscious, and another tick in the excellent column.

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Our last serve was non-veggie – cajun prawns with charred corn salsa, guacamole, and white corn chips. Excellent finger food, plentiful prawns, and every scoop a delight.

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We had a really good time at Amani, there was a great friendly vibe, and the food was outstanding. There’s certainly plenty of dishes to suit most palates and diets, other dishes on the menu include charred pork shoulder, scallops, chicken liver parfait, fried chicken and maple bacon sliders, plus a variety of cheeses and dips. I’ll definitely be back.

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Red Opium – Hay Street, Perth

Red Opium Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This restaurant is not right on Hay Street, it is just slightly in Hill Street, and you would probably walk past it if you didn’t know it was there. Inside it is buzzing, the colour scheme is black and red with simple clean lines and pictures of opium smoking characters on the wall. It is not licensed so you can bring your own wine.

Red Opium

Red Opium

Red Opium

Red Opium

The menu is set out into sections where you can have smaller tapas style plates or large main course size plates. There are also some set meals, but we chose to have 6 tapas style plates and a salad.

The first dish to arrive was Kataifi King Prawns. King prawns wrapped in a shredded pastry with a tamarind and chilli jam dip. These were really delicious, cooked perfectly and the dip went really well with the prawns.

Kataifi King Prawns

Kataifi King Prawns

Next up was spring rolls. These were thin and long, nice but nothing spectacular.

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Then came the star dish of the evening – spicy scallops – seared sashimi grade scallops with tamarind and chilli. I could have eaten a whole plate of these, they were so good.

Spicy scallops

Spicy scallops

The som tum with soft shell crab was really really nice, spicy, and quite lip tingling. The soft shell crabs were crispy and a nice contrast to the soft salad which was jam packed with papaya shreds, chilli, peanuts, onion and tomato.

Som Tum with soft shell crabs

Som Tum with soft shell crabs

Tod Man was minced fish with thai chilli paste, herbs and minced prawns, served with a salsa.

Tod Man

Tod Man

The salmon ceviche was really refreshing with caviar, onions, chillies, truffle oil and lemon.

Salmon ceviche

Salmon ceviche

The satay was lovely, served with authentic rice cakes, cucumber relish and satay sauce.

Satay

Satay

For dessert we chose mango with sticky rice which was thoroughly delicious.

Mango with sticky rice

Mango with sticky rice

The food at Red Opium was really high quality, well presented, very tasty, cheffy, authentic and served by friendly staff. You couldn’t ask for more from a restaurant and I will certainly be returning.

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