Today we have a guest post from the lovely Miss Kish, my blog crush, friend and collaborator. She reviews long-standing restaurant, Isthmus of Kra, from a vegetarian point of view. Thanks Kish!

The Isthmus of Kra is the narrow land bridge which connects the Malay Peninsula with the mainland of Asia. In Melbourne however, Isthmus of Kra is an award winning restaurant that is sibling to reknowned vegetarian restaurant Shakahari. Its just as lavish an affair, if not more.

V and I had been wanting to try this for a very, very long time and it was so worth it.

We ordered the cassava mushroom pillow entrée  – pictured. I’ve never had or seen anything quite like it.  Being from Fiji, I’m well familiar with cassava – I just didn’t know you could do that to it! With it, we also had a “refreshing wasabi herbal salsa”. So mind blowing, the chef kindly prepared us another serve.

To be honest – I did find the options for vegetarians limited – but that’s how you know it’s authentic! However, it was more than made up for when the waiter suggested vegetarian options the chef could prepare for us. I still remember how he said “if you haven’t tried a green curry here, you haven’t tried a green curry”. He was right. The green curry came with a never seen before combo of vegetables and was divine. I feel sad to call it a green curry – because those can’t possibly be the right words for it!

We also had a pad thai, two serves of their soft roti (which I’m not even going to try and make at home #failinadvance). With a glass of merlot and tea, our total bill came to $79.00. Excellent fair for a wedding anniversary dinner = man well chosen.

Isthmus of Kra is special occasion fine dining with excellent service (seriously, excellent). Beautiful interiors and a lovely dinner out. Its been around since the 90s and has settled into South Melbourne with a quiet grace steeped in roots of tradition.

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