The best things in life are built through collaboration. The stars shine brightest when people of like minds come together. This is best personified in the works of the Plus 82 group. Having already made their mark with Plus 82 Pocha, an ever popular Korean fusion restaurant residing on Grenfell St, the great people of Plus 82 are looking to spread their love of amazing cuisine throughout the city. Yet this love and admiration goes well beyond the streets of Korea.
Introducing Noki, the head chef of Mimi, a Thai cuisine specialist with an impressive resume. With Noki’s natural talent and the flair and style of the people at Plus 82, Mimi’s looks to be Thai food the best way it can be with a touch of Korean influence. The result is a match made in heaven.
As is with Plus 82, Mimi’s prides itself on getting the basics right. From Grilled Chicken Satay with an authentic, aromatic sauce to Ma Hor, Chicken and Prawn Caramel on Pineapple, MiMi’s takes what you know and love and makes you fall in love all over again. And then comes the true Thai dishes straight from home. You can tell Noki puts a lot of love into what she does when you see her prepare her Miang Scallops, Flame-Torched Hokkaido Scallops served on a bed of Betel Leaves and drizzled with Peanut and Coconut Caramel Sauce. This is Thai food at its finest.
The party at Plus 82 have put together what looks to be the next step in in what I am hoping will be further endeavors into the Adelaide Asian cuisine scene. Now with MiMi’s next door to another great food offering in Donburi House, Sturt St is slowing become another food hub in the city. With Restaurant manager, Kelsey O’Riley at the helms things look bright for the Plus 82 group, Noki, Thai food, Sturt St and the whole of Adelaide.
Mimi is open every day except Tuesday.
Words and Photos by Jonathon Tonkin
WHERE: 50 Sturt St, Adelaide