Pork belly, pickled cucumber, chilli and miso mayo – Starter. 23082801
It’s worth every dollar! Situated just on the main road at Tupapa, in Rarotonga, I must say, Tamarind House Restaurant owned by Sue Carruthers never ceases to amaze me.
Welcomed by the friendly staff and positive atmosphere,
it’s definitely "a go to" place for families and friends who are
looking for a relaxing place to dine and enjoy their meal.
Sitting at any table you will have a wonderful view of
the ocean and surroundings.
Tamarind House’s new Executive Chef since June 2022,
James Miller, has definitely introduced some new ideas to the menu and has his
superb kitchen team cooking up dishes that has their guests going back for
The team also continues to implement Robbie Brown’s
legacy in providing an innovative and broad range of dishes.
To start the night, we were provided with the Tamarind
House Restaurant and Bar dining menu.
The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering
starters. I had pork belly, pickled cucumber, chilli and miso mayo, while my
colleague chose the ika mata - marinated fish, coconut, ginger, tomatoes and
Ika mata - marinated fish, coconut, ginger, tomatoes and cucumber with crisps on the side. 23082802
Ika mata- a traditional raw fish salad commonly made in
the Cook Islands. Marinated in lemon juice, with coconut cream. What was unique
with this one, it was served with tortilla crisps that complimented the side
While the pork belly was tender and juicy- it was enough
to keep us wondering what made it so perfectly tender, sliceable and amazingly
tasty. Loved the miso mayo on the side.
They were exquisite.
For the main course we chose the pan seared ocean
catch (parrot fish) - fresh turmeric mayo, local root hash, rukau puree,
tropical salsa and grilled banana.
The slow roast lamb shank – butternut and agria potatoes mash and local greens. 23082804
As well as the slow roast lamb shank – butternut and
agria potatoes mash and local greens.
Their delicious meals are mouth-watering and it is highly
recommended for everyone.
The pan seared ocean catch (parrot fish) - fresh turmeric mayo, local root hash, rukau puree, tropical salsa and grilled banana. And also the slow roast lamb shank – butternut and agria potato mash and local greens. 23082805
I’d definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who’s
looking for a good meal at reasonable prices in town. It would be a perfect
place to take your family or friends out to eat. Overall, Tamarind House gets
five stars from me – their customer service is phenomenal too!
Compliments to the chef for making our night “superb”.