We tried Carambola in Waltham for the first time last Friday and had a very enjoyable dinner.
Avocat Kanthor with Shrimp: avocado and shrimp salad with a delicious pungent dressing. The flavors reminded me of the Miang Kum at Khao Sarn, except this was moister due to a wetter dressing and the smooth avocado. Absolutely delicious.
Pickle Medley: pretty good, if you like pickles. (I do.) Had a couple hits of ginger in there that I felt could have blended in better, but overall a pleasant, if not memorable, accompaniment to our meal.
Poulet Dhomrei: chicken and pineapple coconut curry. A very good version of a pretty typical dish, fragrant with lime leaves.
Asian Grouper Tuk Peng Pah: crispy fish fillets in an incredibly tasty broth. Absolutely loved the complex, tangy broth and the delicate crispy fish. Wonderful dish.
Pandan Leaf Flan: creme caramel flavored with pandan leaf extract. Tasted a whole lot like normal flan to me; what does pandan leaf taste like anyway? A tiny bit overcooked, but overall a pleasant way to end the meal.
Le Peche au Chocolate: an extremely rich, dense chocolate cake in a tart raspberry sauce. I thought the sauce was too tart and light for such a heavy cake, but I am not generally a fan of such desserts. My husband, who is, said it was okay.
Overall, a great meal. Appetizers and entrees ranged from good to really delicious, desserts were acceptable. We are looking forward to going back and discovering more gems in the menu.
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