Greater than moreable at memorable Morks

“An absolute standout was the Mussamun beef curry pie, with the tender, action-packed meat encased in flaky pastry.” Eating reviewer WENDY JOHNSON’s been again to Morks…

MORKS has been on the Canberra eating scene for yonks. I first visited once they had been in Florey earlier than they opened on the Kingston Foreshore in 2013. 

Wendy Johnson.

Quick ahead to 2023 and Morks remains to be on the Foreshore and nonetheless tantalising tastebuds with thrilling and, at occasions, unpredictable, up to date Thai meals. 

A superb deal is the $50 per particular person lunch banquet (minimal of two) and Morks is sensible to supply tremendous fast service (as in quarter-hour) for individuals who want speedy eating. For diners wanting one thing slower, that’s cool, too.

The five-course banquet kickstarts with a Vietnamese pancake filled with a zippy Thai noodle salad inside (squirt the recent lime on prime). The noodles had been silky and delicate, however not mushy, and tossed with sliced veggies and Asian herbs.

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An absolute standout was the Mussamun beef curry pie, with the tender, action-packed meat encased in flaky pastry. It’s a dish that warms the center and the pie was introduced on a pool of lengthy pepper jus, which was wealthy, stuffed with flavour and held some warmth. It’s price heading to Morks for the banquet, simply to indulge on this dish.

Morks has all the time carried out duck exceptionally properly and this model, confit with plum sauce, was no exception. The mattress of pickles helped minimize by way of the sweetness of the sauce. It’s an ideal portion and the duck was extremely tender.

With the duck we delighted in wok-tossed French beans and child spinach (mixed). The beans held crunch (no overcooking at Morks) and the dish was an thrilling, vibrant inexperienced. 

To spherical out the banquet was old-school fried rice, and a massively beneficiant serve for 2. The dish had texture with carrots and shallots and for individuals who love fried rice (as my pal particularly does), we promise, it’s a thumb’s up.

Mork’s primary menu options excellent angel prawns ($28), which I’ve loved many occasions. I used to be intrigued by the wild boar shoulder jungle curry with peppercorn and turmeric ($45). Maybe one other day…

Wine is chosen to enhance Morks’ dedication to adventurous Thai delicacies. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails are as much as $22. Sparklings begin at $14/glass and $55/bottle. Whites from Australia, Italy and France, vary from $14 to $20 a glass and $56 to $220/bottle (the latter for a particular 2018 Chenin blanc, Loire Valley). Rosés are $15/glass and begin at $60/bottle. Final, however not least, reds are $15 to $18/glass and $62 to $220/bottle (for a 2020 pinot noir, Sancerre).

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Morks has each out of doors and indoor eating. Open air is protected by huge plant pots, which create a non-public backyard really feel. Indoors is open plan with a up to date décor and wealthy color palette.


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Ian Meikle, editor