Louder Louder have updated their menu recently adding a few new dishes while retaining the chilli heat scoring system with the food classified by megaphone or loudspeaker notations – the more megaphones, the louder or in this case the spicier the dish.
It looks good inside – I particularly liked the stripping away of the ceiling to expose the corrugated iron roof – and the outdoor area on the porch, looking over the street, complete with umbrellas is just the ticket in warm weather– and the al fresco area is also be dog friendly so you can bring along the faithful hound.
As you would expect there are a range of noodle dishes, rice dishes, curries, Thai salads, soups and stir fries. All with the chilli notation to guide you.
One of the new dishes appealed to me, so we began with that – Chu Chee fish – pan fried barramundi with a mild red curry sauce – aromatic with nuances of lime, Thai basil, garlic – and gentle flavours of chilli, coconut milk – full of flavour, albeit a mild style Thai dish – very enjoyable.
With that a Green Papaya salad boosted with salted crab and anchovy – matchstick slices of tart papaya, aromatic and salty from the anchovy base, and salted crab – complete with a few tiny crabs – eggplant, snake beans, and a good whack of chilli. Refreshing indeed.
A bottle of rosé helped wash everything down – from France, Bouchard Aine and Fils was pleasantly crisp and dry, aromas of white strawberries with a lilt of citrus on the palate.
To finish up we decided on a glass of Bizarre Love Triangle, the interesting Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling blend from Snake and Herring – musky aroma, with hints of pears and rose petals, and a spicy palate of pear and lime juice flavours. Perfect match to spicy food.
Well that was it for this lunchtime visit – another satisfying Thai meal; very good food, well put together small wine list; very friendly and helpful waiters – Louder Louder is one of Northbridge’s best.