Once upon a time people blogged. And they met up.
So here I am eating with Kenny from the west and the blog Consider the Sauce to chew on blogging, social media and the food of Kwan’s Table.
Kwan’s is bright and contemporary replacement to Inkr7, a once popular cafe on this corner on Inkerman Street.
The food is here is pretty good though not as hot or spiced as you’d find in many Thai restaurants. But the ingredients are fresh, it’s well prepared and nicely balanced.
I dug into a Golden Pork Belly Salad, with cubes of twice cooked crisp pork belly and green apple, nam jim dressing and crushed caramelised peanuts costing $15. Perfect for a warm St Kilda day.
Kenny was on the grilled Thai beef salad with tamarind relish, Asian slaw and mixed Thai herbs at $13. Kenny says the “beef was really, really good – lean, no fat or gristle, perfectly cooked. Damn fine!”
I’ll be back to try the rest of the menu which ranges from a braised 5 spice pork belly, green chicken or prawn curries, Masaman lamb and Thai beef and soft shell crab burgers.
Most mains are $12 to $15. Starters of rice paper rolls and other nibbles such as chilli cheese soldiers from $3.20 to $6.50.
The desserts range from back sesame white chocolate roulade to pandan eclairs or chocolate creamy tart.
While I’m at it, I’m back blogging. I’m focusing on the places to eat in and around St Kilda and its neighbouring suburbs for those of you who dare to cross the river from the north. I’ve asked Kenny, who documents the west, to keep me to that and prod me if I stop.
Thai Inspired Cafe and Patisserie
7 Inkerman St,