Friday, October 10, 2008

Chilli Banana

It was Lisa’s husband John’s birthday this week so a group of us went for a meal at Chilli Banana on Lark Lane. A Thai restaurant, a very attractive room in an old building but with modern décor. I had never been before but they had been a few times. John and I had the banquet menu. We shared mixed starters which were lovely, especially the fishcakes, then we had hot and sour prawn soup which in my case I shared with Lisa and Georgia. It was tasty but as we got near to the bottom of the bowl it became far too hot and none of us could finish it. Then we had Thai Green Chicken Curry and Jasmine Rice which was simply delicious. It was not cheap though, those three courses cost me £25. Georgia ordered an accompaniment which was most strange, fluorescent pink, sweet tasting, like tiny crispy worms. I don’t know what it was, but nobody would eat it, except me. After the hot soup I just wanted something to cool my mouth down! We went afterwards into Negresco for a drink, which is a very atmospheric pub and another one I had not been in before.
I would recommend both.


scouseboy said...

I have tried quite a few of the Lark Lane restaurants, my favourite is the greek cypriot restaurant a few doors up from Chilli banana. I have not tried Chilli banana yet because a work colleague was not very enthusiastic about it to me, however I will give it a try soon on the basis of what you have written. (your fault if I dont like it!!)
As regards the negresco, I personally find the drinks rather pricey, and I much preferred the atmosphere when it was the Masonic.

Louise Baldock said...

I did like Chilli Banana, but as I said, it is not cheap. There is a Thai restaurant on Smithdown Road I think, I only went in there once. I am not a big fan of Thai food, I like Indian and Chinese and Thai is for me a complicated mix of both. But I love Thai Green Chicken Curry, that is definitely the case. And I love Jasmine rice, so if you go for that option you will be very happy!

scouseboy said...

I had a thai green curry stir fry mix in the cupboard the other week, and made a stir fry with it. To my amazement my son, who does not like spicy food at all, ate it all up!!!I was expecting his portion to go in the bin. You learn new things everyday!!