Chilli Orange – modern Asian done right!

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’m a foodie who enjoys trying new food anywhere / any place (restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, fast food joints…anywhere just name it!) both in Perth, Western Australia and on my travels. I’m not your ordinary foodie, I’m often described as ‘fussy’ but I really really do love my food - I guess just not everything that’s put on my plate. Though, my other half, ‘burger boy’, eats most foods so I’ll be blogging about what he eats too…and as the name implies, burgers will be a regular foodie blog for all you burger lovers outthere. I love showcasing my yummy food finds with pics so I thought why not share my passion for food with other foodies with my blog, foodie cravings. Follow my food journey as I discover new keepers and rave about my all-time favourites. 

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  2 comments for “Chilli Orange – modern Asian done right!

  1. May 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I am a big fan of red duck curry, I literally lived on it last visit to Thailand. Will have to see if this one lives up to my standards!
    Martine @ Chompchomp recently posted..The Boheme Bar and Restaurant, Perth City

    • June 12, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      You will have to let me know :) you know me and duck. Only ever eat it in pancakes covered in hoi sin, in tacos or on pizzas.

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