I had driven past this trendy looking establishment several times so when the mother in law suggested Thai food, I thought to give 6 senses a try. The setting is beautiful and intimate. The service was also really good. The girls were attentive and helpful.
The food, however, was a tad disappointing….and some dishes were really expensive for what it was. If you’ve been reading my blog, you would know I have no qualms spending on great food. The price must, however, match the delivery. Perhaps I had ordered the wrong dishes.
We started out with vegetarian spring rolls ($9 for 4) which were pretty good. Crispy casing with a warm filling of shitake mushrooms and carrot. My mother in law was happy. (She’s vegetarian.) The plum sauce was tangy and light. I liked it.
I was shocked at how expensive the Duck Rolls were. It costs $11.50 per roll, so this dish of 3 would cost $34.50. I did not know what to expect and thought perhaps it was something special, but it turned out to be Vietnamese spring rolls! Where’s the thai in that? On the positive side, the skin was light and soft, the ingredients fresh and crunchy, the duck was flavourful albeit a little tough. I think the price should be revised downward!!
The Pad Thai King Prawns ($29.50) was pretty good. The large barbecued king prawns a top made the dish looked majestic. Do not eat if you have peanut allergy because peanuts make the dish. The noodles were coated in a lovely sauce and the dish was generous with smaller prawns. The crunchy beansprouts added texture.
Jay liked the Chicken cooked in Spicy Chilli Basil Sauce ($19.50) from the ‘Create your Own’ menu. It was slightly sweet, not spicy for my seasoned taste buds and went well with the cutely formed rice ($3 a bowl). There were loads of vegetables in every dish which makes me think I’d come back if I needed a vegetable boost to my meal.
I expected a lot more from the Thai style 3 flavoured Barramundi ($31.50). There were just a few things off about it. First of all, I didn’t think the fish was fried enough to a crisp. Perhaps the oil wasn’t hot enough at first. I understand it is soaked in sauce but I know what sauce soaked crispy dishes should be like. Secondly, the fish, just wash’t fresh enough. Perhaps influenced by the above mentioned disappointments, I also felt the sauce wasn’t flavourful enough. Where’s the hit? I am waitingggg.
Vegetable and tofu green curry ($17.50) is also from the ‘Create your own’ menu. It was slightly sweet, coconutty and light. Perfect if you want a light meal. If you are after a spicy dish, perhaps a massamun curry will better suit your needs.
We also had an assorted vegetable stir fry ($17.50) which was supposedly made spectacular. It was pretty ordinary.
Sadly, 6 senses didn’t fill my Thai craving. None of the flavours stood out to me. I was expecting hits of lemongrass and ginger and basil. Like I mentioned, I might have ordered the ‘wrong’ dishes and should have stuck to the Chef’s specials. A special mention though is its vegetarian friendly menu.