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Having never fallen victim to foreign colonisation,
Thailand’s cuisine has survived through the ages
relatively unchanged. There are none of the
Chinese influences found in Singaporean cooking,
nor the Indian tones you see in Malaysian food.
Perth has seen a small but significant growth in
the delivery and appreciation of authentic Thai food
in recent years, from the elegance and precision of
Namh Thai and the hip celebration of Thai street
food at Kitsch, to the honest, fresh fare at Itsara.
The latest is Six Senses, which opened on
Rokeby Road at the end of last year on the site
of Ecco Pizzeria. The space has been opened up
and transformed. A bar area has been replaced
with more tables and bench seating. The boards
have been polished and the lights dimmed. All in
all, it looks great.
Traditional Thai betel leaf with prawns is a good
place to start. The prawns are fresh and moist,
while those Thai stalwarts, fish sauce, palm sugar,
chilli and lime, are well balanced.
Mini duck rolls, filled with duck mince, carrot,
cabbage and noodles, come with a house-made
hoisin sauce that has just enough tangy attitude to
keep things interesting.
I love a good beef salad. Here, it’s our dish of
the night. Buttery, top quality beef with a marble
score of 9+ is combined with mint, red onion and
carrot. The simple Thai dressing served on the
side delivers a lovely kick to the back of the throat,
courtesy of lots of lime and chilli.
A dish of soft shell crab with green beans
and onion is served with crispy fried basil.
Featuring lots of individual elements, all done
with precision, it’s an indication of the deft hands
at work in the kitchen.
Six Senses has infused some much-needed
variety into the Rokeby Road strip.
Shop 23, 17-31 Rokeby Road, Subiaco 0432 165 907. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days
Thai betel leaves with prawns.
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