Bright graffiti set against dark moodiness is the scene for some of Perth’s most sharply tuned Thai plates that taste straight out of Bangkok.
With an all-action attitude and neon lights, Long Chim packs personality, heat and energy into the basement of the State Buildings. This showcase of Thai cuisine sees familiar favourites such as pad Thai next to a stellar line up of curries, all with signature, unapologetic fieriness.
Heat is mutli-dimensional, from the fiery chicken larb, to the velvety stir-fried eggplant and the tang of the sour orange prawn curry.
The menu delivers on its promise of chilli and spice, yet balances flavours deftly. The tang of starfruit meets the crunch of cucumber and pear in the yam pak, leaving a party of textures and a salty-sweetness that brings the allure of street food squarely onto your plate. Heat is multi-dimensional, from the fiery chicken larb, to the velvety stir-fried eggplant and the tang of the sour orange prawn curry.
Soothe the burn with the expansive wine list – designed specifically to match the spiciness on the plate – or branch out with a durian cocktail, its funky sugariness a perfect foil for the chilli kick. With dishes as colourful as the graffiti artwork on the walls and flavours as layered as the industrial street-inspired décor, Long Chim knows how to do good times, for the chilli freaks and the more cautious among us alike.