Inside a luxury residential complex, Spices is a staunch favorite among well-heeled locals in search of relaxed dining. The menu has favorites from throughout Asia, and service is friendly and professional. The prawn-and-green-mango salad and the deep-fried prawn cakes are excellent. Other choices include curries, satays, and stir-fried noodles, but everything here is a good. The indoor dining room, with high ceilings and wooden tables and floors, can get noisy. If the
weather permits, reserve a table in the colonial courtyard for the full tropical experience.