Established in Norwood in 2007, Rain serves a variety of Asian dishes - the most notable being their Thai dishes which won them the Best Thai Restaurant award in 2014. The restaurant looks small from the front but is actually of a decent size. The kitchen is located upstairs and prepared food is sent down by a special elevator for the waiters to pick up.
Papaya Mango Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Available as both an entrée and main dish, Rain's Papaya Mango Chicken Salad featured steamed chicken breast tossed with cucumber, green papaya, mango and herbs. The chicken breast was cooked just right with the herbs, papaya and cucumber adding a wonderful refreshing taste. The sweet taste of the mango helped to lift the flavour of the dish though we thought it could have used more green papaya to make it more delectable.
While we thought the Tamarind Duck could have used a bit more duck, the duck had wonderful crisp skin that was a good contrast to the tender meat. The firmer vegetables cooked with the duck complemented the duck well with the tamarind sauce giving the dish a delightful tangy taste.
Mongolian Beef (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Mongolian Beef is one of the various types of stir-fried dishes that can be ordered with your choice of meat cooked with a sauce and a selection of vegetables. All of the ingredients were cooked to perfection with the Mongolian sauce enhancing the flavour of the ingredients with a slight spicy flavour. Take a bit of care when eating it however as it is served to you piping hot. If you prefer, the dish can instead be made with chicken, squid, king prawn or a selection of seafood.