Thursday, September 2, 2010

Harbour View - Kiama, Australia

The last day of winter - well that's a good excuse for a celebration in itself - however tonight's dinner at the Harbour View Restaurant in Kiama was to celebrate the birthday of one of my oldest (meaning we've been friends for years) and dearest friends, Jenni.    Jen and I met in Perth, Western Australia when we were both young Air Force wives.   Decades later we ended up living in the same seaside town on the other side of Australia.

The beautiful birthday girl, Jenni

We left the ordering in the hands of Jenni's husband Shane, alias Bunta, mainly because we were all too busy talking to notice that the orders were being taken, let alone having even looked at the menu. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when the dishes started to arrive.

Our starter - baskets of vegetable tempura.

Honey prawns

Pad Thai Noodle
Stir fried noodle, tofu, chicken & king prawn, crunchy peanut, shallot & bean sprout

Green Curry
Chicken cooked in green curry paste, coconut milk, bean, squash, capsicum & basil leaves

Duck stir fried in a tasty combination of soy sauce, tamarind & palm sugar with cashew nut & capsicum

Jungle Curry
Beef cooked in curry paste without coconut milk, capsicum, basil, beans, young corn, herbs


Blue boots from Japan are mandatory!

Kiama restauranteur Gail shows off her cute boots.

I should point out that whilst the name 'Harbour View' is correct - the restaurant is opposite beautiful Kiama Harbour - water is only viewed from the take-away area.   The restaurant is located at the back of the building.

The staff at the Harbour View, both in the kitchen and in the restaurant are friendly and the service is excellent.  Whilst the food is not as hot and spicy as you'd get in Bangkok (David is a chilli-holic) it's tasty and reasonably priced.

A fun night!   Happy Birthday Jenni.  xxx

Harbour View Thai
48 Terralong St 
Kiama NSW 2533

Telephone:  (02) 4232 144

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