A few weeks ago, a few foodies and I were invited to a Low Key Chow House tasting event. I have heard so much about Low Key Chow House and was excited to attend the tasting event. Located in the heart of Leederville, Low Key specialises in Asian fusion food.
We started off with the Charred corn cob with Low Key’s 9 spice rub, sweet soy and butter ($4 each). The corn is packed full of flavour from the 9 spice rub and it was sweet and buttery in texture. I always love a buttery corn cob but with the addition of the 9 spice rub, my tastebuds were taken to a next level.
For our mains we had the Sinagang Steamboat ($28), a Filipino sour tamarind broth with tiger prawns, pork spare rib, chinese spinach, daikon and tomatoes. The broth was tasty and rich in flavour with a punch of sour flavours from the tamarind. And yes, there’s also a hint of sweetness in the broth from the fresh tiger prawns and meaty pork spare rib. I really enjoyed the Sinagang Steamboat and absolutely loved the broth.
Our next main was the Gaeng Khiao ($30) which comprises of tea smoked duck breast, green curry, oyster mushroom, bamboo shoots, fresh herbs. The tea smoked duck breast was cooked perfectly to crispy on the skin, juicy and tender, complementing well with the green curry. It’s such a lovely dish perfectly paired with rice.
Next up was the Ayam Kecap ($27) which comprises of sweet soy & garlic chicken, ketchup, candlenut, dried chillis, fresh herbs. This dish was inspired by a trip to Indonesia. It’s a texturally well balanced dish that is sweet with a spice kick at the end. Simply delicious and bursting full of flavour.
For desserts, we shared a dessert platter showcasing the desserts served at Low Key. There’s the Kelapa Gula Melaka, a coconut and palm sugar pudding with a layer of sticky black rice, pineapple star anise confit, crumble and ice cream which was simply stunning. A dessert which definitely shouts Asian flavours in this smooth and sweet coconut and palm sugar pudding. In addition, the pineapple star anise confit complements the pudding well. The Chizu Keki was another great dessert. It is a Japanese cheesecake complemented by matcha cream, fresh fruit and crumble. It’s soft, creamy and fluffy and the matcha cream added a touch of Japanese flavours to the cheesecake.
This was my first time at Low Key and I really enjoyed the food. I thought that the food had so much flavour and each dish was deliciously paired with beautiful wine. If you can’t decide what to order, there’s always the Food Odyssey (for groups of 4+) to choose from for $58 per head where you can sit back and enjoy your Low Key experience.
The views expressed are entirely the writer’s own. I would like to thank Owen and the Low Key Chow House team for having me for the Low Key Chow House Tasting Event.