After being invited as media to The Sickness, I made a reservation at Aux Epices Restaurant as it was only a couple of blocks from where we were seeing the show. It’s a narrow inviting restaurant with friendly service serving beer and wine. Cash only.
Aux Epices means cooking with spice in French. The restaurant adheres to its namesake. The small order of BBQ spare ribs ( $8) contained three ribs well-coated in cumin-forward seasoning with the meat falling off the bone.
The grilled (5) jumbo prawns come in a turmeric-ginger sauce served with a tall inverted cone of white rice ($20). I would have ordered differently had we realized that the rendang lamb also came with the cone of rice. That said, the lamb was quite tender and as flavorful as other Malaysian rendangs I’ve experienced ($18) with coconut and spices.