The sister restaurant to Plus 82 Pocha, MiMi is located next door to The Donburi House on Sturt Street. This restaurant specialises in offering delicious Thai and Korean dishes. Service was quite efficient, with our dishes not taking long to arrive after we placed our order.
The pork belly in their "PaLo" Braised Pork Belly was tender without being too fatty. Complementing the pork were tofu, mushrooms, radish and a boiled egg. The radish was notably imparted with the umami flavour of the ginger soy broth. Providing some contrast were deep-fried slices of lotus root. These are at its best when consumed before they absorb too much of the broth.
PaLo Braised Pork Belly (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We were delighted that the glass noodles in the Jacphae with Smoked Bacon were moist as sometimes they can be a bit too dry. The smoked bacon gave the dish its distinctive flavour, which was well balanced by the carrots and capsicum. It was particularly good when eaten with something plain to provide a foil to its rich flavour.
Jacphae with Smoked Bacon (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Among the salads that can be ordered, their Crying Tiger had excellent quality sirloin steak that was tender enough to be cut with a spoon. The fennel that formed a key part of the salad gave the dish a delectable peppery flavour and there was enough chilli in the dressing to provide the right amount of spiciness. This was our favourite dish of the evening.
Though the restaurant is fairly small in size the décor gave the place a relaxed atmosphere. Customers who choose to dine there during lunchtime have the opportunity to try a selection of lunch specials, such as Asian inspired burgers.