Venue: Sabai Sabai, 25 Woodbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8EH; website
Whoever said "the team that drinks together, wins together" didn't see the deplorable state of the I Choose Birmingham troupe the day after last week's company night out. And although everything after Sabai Sabai is a blur (video footage has been deleted under threat of a P45), the meal was early enough and splendid enough to be crystal clear. Sort of. The Sabai Sabai winter menu is a thing of beauty and when we let the kitchen loose on it, ordering literally nothing ourselves, out came dishes of Buddha-like Godliness. The jumbo prawns in a Choo Chee sauce were the first dish to quieten the gluttonous crew, but it was the perfectly pink rib-eye steak, the sort of dish you'd swerve in a less-refined Thai restaurant, that was unanimously hailed as hero of the piece. Served in a massaman curry sauce and topped with crispy shallots and crushed cashew nuts, you absolutely need to try it before it's taken off the menu at the end of March. Apologies, now, to every pub in Moseley that had to tolerate our subsequent wine-fuelled imbecility. We've given ourselves a thorough talking to, and we'll see you again next week.
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