While this blog is new, many of the entries are of old Melbourne favourites.
I’ve been eating and drinking at Cookie ever since it was first launched as Kookoo. Kookoo was threatened with legal action by Koko at Crown, which meant a hasty, and still-evident, paste job on the dining room wall to reinvent itself as C-O-O-K-I-E. Over the years, it has been the site of after work Friday night drinks, Ev’s birthday dinner, Amanda’s hen’s night and pre-Rooftop Cinema meals, and it has consistently served fresh, delicious and reasonably priced Thai food on kitsch dollar-shop plastic tableware.
Its high ceilings and funky atmosphere were the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon lunch. RM and I had eaten too many blue peanut M&Ms at the cinema, so we decided on two medium dishes – the duck jungle curry and the crispy fish salad. Our sighs of appreciation of the balance of sweet, sour and salty flavours were mingled with some gasp-inducing heat – just the way we like it. Two dishes + steamed rice = $45.
- Cookie, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000 +61 3 9663 7660