Dining Out: I-Spicy, Hawthorn – Visit No. 2

by April@MyFoodTrail on June 9, 2009

in Cheap Eats, Dining Out, Hawthorn, Thai

I Spicy
Shop 19, 674–680 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC
(03) 9818 4828

Cuisine: Thai
Price: Entrees under $10, Mains $10-$20
Parking: Small carpark off Glenferrie Road, street parking along Glenferrie Road

Read about my previous I Spicy post here.

We had not been to I Spicy since our last visit in February so it was a long time between visits considering we used to go at least once a month. Mr MH, who joined us for dinner, doesn’t like Thai food, but we told him we would order things that weren’t too Thai!

Like our previous visit, we ordered the chicken Pad Thai but I found the flavouring a tad too sweet this time. The taste of the Pad Thai seems to change every time we go! Photo can be seen from my previous review.

A regular favourite is the crispy pork with red curry. It is slices of crispy roast pork served with green beans in a red curry. The curry is on the spicy side but very tasty. We ordered the main size, but it also comes in individual servings with rice ($10).

Crispy pork with red curry $11.90

Hubby’s favourite is the pork shank, which comes on a plate accompanied by a sourish dipping sauce. The sauce is way too hot for me but it goes well with the pork. I think the pork shank is deep fried but it must be drained well because I don’t find it oily at all. The crackling is extremely crunchy and tasty, but this time the meat seemed a bit overcooked and dry. It is worth the try if you like a good crackling and pork.

Thai pork shank $17

The last dish we ordered was the garlic pork ribs with rice. I have never tried this before and wouldn’t get it again. There was hardly any meat on the ribs and the meat that was there was too dry. The pork ribs came with so much garlic I was talking with my hand over my mouth for the rest of the meal!

Garlic pork ribs with rice $10

By the end of the dinner we were all porked out! I felt the standard had dropped from our last visit, but it might have just been a bad day – I hope it is not permanent!

Over & Out, Rilsta xx

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Look at all of that porky goodness! It looks delicious. A bit of a shame about the garlic and that the Pad Thai always changes. Consistency is such a valued commodity in restaurants!


Rilsta June 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Hi Lorraine: We didn't realise we had ordered so much pork, but at least the pad thai was chicken!

Unfortunately I think it getting harder to find restaurants that cook consistently good food every time you go.


Kat (Spatula, Spoon and Saturday) May 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I'm totally sold on this place. Next time you're getting food from there from a week night and don't mind company, give us a yell.

PS. Yay! no more Disqus!


April @ My Food Trail June 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

Kat: This is one of my favourite Thai places! Would be interesting to see what you think of it!


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