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Published May 21st 2012
After a really exhausting and stressful week of work, I headed in to the city to catch up with pals for some drinks and food and we ended up at one of our usual haymarket haunts; Mr B's Hotel on the corner of Pitt Street & Goulburn Street.
I was given the task of ordering for all three of us to share so I went for a selection from both menus. Having tried the 'look chin' (pork balls on a skewer served with a chili jam) a few weeks previous on a drunken excursion, I got a plate of them to share along with some satay skewers and some soft shell crab sushi too.
Then from the main menu I ordered the larb gai which is a traditional thai salad of minced chicken with shallots, chili, thai herbs and plenty of fresh lime served on a bed of lettuce and also a braised duck in a salty sweet cantonese style sauce with chinese greens, and a big bowl of steaming fragrant rice for the table.
The larb gai was definitely the hit of the meal though - it was perfectly spiced and served with plenty of crispy lettuce which was gradually soaking up the juices.