Chilli Orange – modern Asian done right!

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The name Chilli Orange was enough to get me curious but after hearing all the raving reviews from my fellow foodie friends I knew I had to try it out so I headed there on Friday night with my friend Nat.

I wasn’t sure how busy Chilli Orange gets on a Friday night so I decided to play it safe and booked a table for two as soon as they opened at 5pm. It was a fairly small space but I think for those of you who have dinner early I think you’d be pretty safe in just rocking up – our booking was for 5:30pm and we left by 7:30pm.

The menu was great with plenty of entrée and main options. We could have easily picked a bunch of entrees to share but Nat and I have fairly different tastes so we decided to share an entrée, have a main each and share dessert.

We shared the Linley Valley free range crispy pork belly entrée garnished with green apple ($16.90)…

Chilli-Orange-Crispy-Pork-Belly

The crackling was crunchy and the roast pork was tasty – it was even better eaten together with the tangy green apple.

I had the grilled teriyaki salmon with potato and crab meat croquette which was served with char grilled corn and avocado salsa ($34)…

Chilli-Orange-Salmon

The salmon was cooked the way I like it (not overcooked but not overdone) and the crab meat croquettes just melted, the absolute highlight of this dish.

Nat had the red curry duck with bamboo and eggplant served with jasmine rice ($33)…

Chilli-Orange-Red-Duck-Curry

There was not a drop of red curry or any duck left in Nat’s bowl :) which I’m taking as a sign of a great dish!

Dessert was a tough one, I had heard that the Chocolate Lava Cake with Macadamia Ice cream and Raspberry Coulis ($16) was a must but the Meringue with Fresh Fruits, Vanilla Cream and Lemon Curd ($16) also came highly recommended.

I’m however really happy we chose the Chocolate Lava in the end which was beautifully presented. I savoured every bite…

Chilli-Orange-Choc-Lava-Cake

Chilli Orange is located on Angove Street in North Perth kind of opposite The Flying Taco, one of my favs for casual Mexican. Chilli Orange isn’t a cheap night out but the flavours, service, presentation and setting is well worth it. For two without alcoholic beverages you are looking at paying at least $100.

I can’t think of any comparison to Chilli Orange in Perth but in Melbourne it would be close to a Chin Chin in taste but in a more intimate setting. Ambience could be improved with a bit of music but I loved our dining experience and would go back again.

The only thing that did disappoint me although no biggie was the juice, on the menu it indicates that the juices are fresh but it’s not…

Chilli-Orange-Apple-Juice

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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for Perth food, writing and interviews with inspirational foodies who have made their mark in the food scene. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and have a mini me who eats all my food, she goes by the name junior burger on the blog :)

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