Java Spice Restaurant brings honest food values, focusing on locally sourced seasonal produce, all wrapped up in a tropical paradise setting that makes you feel like you are miles away.
The authentic South East Asian menu focuses on Thai cuisine.
Entrees of Deep fried chicken wings stuffed with chicken and prawn mince, as well as Balinese goat satay skewers barbequed and basted with Balinese spices were a hit.
For something lighter, the Larb Gai on Letuce Leaf is beautiful. A wonderful mélange of bold and vibrant flavours.
Larger share plates include tender, melt in your mouth Massaman Beef Curry and the absolute highlight of our visit, hearty Barramundi Penang Curry which boasts tender pieces of Barramundi fillet cooked in a delicious penang curry sauce with assorted vegetables, basil, fresh mint and some slithers of fresh chilli. This well-conceived dish was bursting with flavour and took full advantage of the barramundi’s most notable characteristic – its supple flesh.
For dessert, do not go past the Kanom Tuy. Combining an addictive salinity and sweetness, this dessert comprises of beautifully moist and rich sticky Thai white rice cake served alongside luxurious coconut cream and a dollop of coconut ice cream.
With a firm grasp on the fine art of balancing South East Asian flavours of salinity, sweetness, heat and acidity, Java Spice is a compelling proposition of beautiful and punchy food in the area.
Location: 17 Beveridge Street, Swan Hill
Phone: 03 5033 0511