Level 1, 200 Bourke Street Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 9922
Ambience: 4/10 (noisy and cluttered)
Food: 6/10 (finally found a place with char kway tiao)
Service: 5/10 (left standing at the door for a good 5 minutes)
After a quick drink at Brunetti, we headed over to Red Silks in the rain for some dinner. We were standing at the door for a good 5 minutes before a muscular guy in tank top and gym pants came to greet us. As there were 5 of us, there was no other seats available except the one near the entrance. We plotted ourselves at the table and were overwhelmed with the huge selection of dishes to choose from.
I went through the menu page and page and found what I have been looking for: Char Kway Tiao! I decided to give it a try as my previous experience of the same dish at Kopitiam in QV ended us as carrot cake. It had the fragrance of the fried towards burnt smell, with the sausages that I love and they also threw in some prawns which made me go two thumbs up for this dish!
V ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice which she thought was pretty all right. If only they had the same presentation and the flavoursome soyasauce for the chicken as Jalan Alor, it will be so much pleasing to the eye and enjoyable to eat.
M settled for salted fish fried rice which she thought was not bad.
The other two ladies ordered Sweet and Sour Pork and Beef Hor Fun respectively. They both agreed that they are mediocre, nothing fantastic.