The patio is a great space with a few seating configuration options. I was initially impressed by how small the menu is (this is NOT a bad thing when done well) and by how well-chosen the beer list was. The only thing we knew coming in was that we'd be trying the pork belly steam buns. So, we ordered those as well as the sesame corn (sesame aoili and cilantro).
We thought we were ordering the corn for our daughter as an emergency back up item in case the rest of our meal wasn't to her taste, but it was the surprise of the evening. All three of us fought for it - the charred kernels were a particularly nice touch.
Green papaya salad came next and was really nice. Fresh peppers added enough spice to keep it interesting and the papaya was really fresh. This was a good cleanser between the heavy appetizers and the heavy entrees.
The primary ingredient in this dish is meanness. And some sort of heinous peppers that blew out my taste buds for the next two days. I want to be clear - this dish was not well done. The spice overwhelmed any flavors that might be hiding underneath the rivers of capsaicin. We both tried the curry and came to the same conclusion - pain and no flavor. It was so over the top that I wondered if they had knocked something into the curry accidentally. Has anyone else tried this dish? Did we just get unlucky or was what we experienced the intention?
I did my best to put that fire out with a Red Rock Elephino (one of the better double IPAs out there, in my opinion).