Melbourne South East Asian hawker style dining bar Rice Paper Scissors has opened a sister venue called Rice Paper Sister.
The new venue is also focused on organic ingredients but offers a different dining experience, eschewing street-food while still providing a diverse menu and cocktail list. A range of traditional South East Asian cuisine features on the menu, with dishes including the Babi Guling, a Balinese roast suckling pig with Lawar young jackfruit and aky roti; wok tossed Port Philip Calamari with Malaysian smoky red sambal; and isaan style tartar of kangaroo with chilli fresh herbs, roasted rice and burnt eggplant dressing.
The drinks list features cocktails such as the Vietnamese espresso martini with vodka, espresso and condensed milk; the devil’s mojito with coriander and tio pepe fino sherry; and the el chaperol with chilli infused aperol, passionfruit and lemongrass infused gin.
“Our first restaurant was off the cuff, full of bravado and fun. For us, Rice paper Scissors, was about creating a place where we could eat small street food style dishes amongst friends, have a few nice cocktails and a really good time. Now that we’re older, our tastes have changed and Rice Paper Sister, is a reflection of our, dare I say, wiser selves, where we’ve created a slightly more mature environment with a deeper understanding of the amazing cuisine of South East Asia. But it’s still just as fun,” said co-owner Shane Stafford.
It’s the third venue for Stafford and fellow co-owner Rahmie Clowes, with two iterations of Rice Paper Scissors open in Fitzroy and on Liverpool street in Melbourne’s CBD.
Rock Paper Sister is located at 15 Hardware Lane, just off Bourke St in Melbourne’s CBD.