When I arrive I can't help but stare longingly next door at Crust Pizza which is letting off the most amazing aroma. But I shelve my craving for cheese and instead follow Rush into the restaurant, peering around curiously.
It's a small place, but clean and the staff seem really friendly and efficient. After I look through the large menu offering I'm pleased to note that the price is cheap too. Another bonus!
Everything here looks really amazing. I watch as some other diners around me feast away and I'm completely torn on what I should get. Though there's a big part of me that wants the pad thai, I end up deciding on the Red Duck Curry ($14.90).
The bowl comes out as a steaming and completely engulfing aromatic meal. It's roasted duck sitting in coconut milk, red curry paste, tomatoes, pineapple and kaffir leaves. The duck is tender with just the right amount of fat that melts in your mouth. The meat is so flavorsome - it has soaked up what I can only describe as liquid gold sauce.
I am completely and utterly in love with that curry sauce. It is phenomenal. Spicy. Fragrant. It's just really something special. I spoon it over my rice and feel my tastebuds tingling with excitement.
I have to say I really enjoyed our quick catchup dinner at Red Basil. The flavours and dishes here are really delicious; and the price incredibly cheap. I know I have a list about a mile long with all the restaurants in Perth that I want to try, but I will definitely be back here again.