Thai Thai Restaurant
850 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC
(03) 9818 7728
BYO: Yes, $4 per person
Prices: Entrées $4.90-$8.20, salads $11.90-$18.90, mains $13.90-$21.90
Poor hubby has been spending the majority of his waking hours working on a large project for work. One downside to the long hours is that we can’t really plan things anymore because plans change according to whether hubby has work to do. While I try to be a good wife and make dinner for my hard working husband, some nights I can’t be bothered and we go out to eat somewhere nearby.
It has been a while since we went to Thai Thai, the last time was when we got takeaway from them. The restaurant is small but intimate, though I question the use of a flat screen TV as a digital photo frame in the middle of the restaurant! The menu is quite substantial so all diners should find something that takes their fancy.
We started with larb gai, which is a minced chicken salad. I asked for the salad to be mild and it still came out rather spicy – I wouldn’t want to see what spicy is like! The dressing was nice but on the salty side.
The next dish was one we had tried before, mee krob. It was short vermicelli pieces deep fried and mixed with a tamarind sauce, with a few prawns and crispy bits of tofu. The mee krob was sweet and crunchy but we left most of it behind because it got too sickly after a while.
The last dish was our favourite, Choo Chee pla, which is a curry fish dish. I think it normally comes with a whole fish, but at Thai Thai you have the option of choosing a whole snapper, a whole barramundi or Ling fish fillets. We chose the Ling fillets because I don’t like eating fish with bones still intact. The Choo Chee coconut curry sauce was delicious. The soft fish fillets matched well with the slightly sweet and creamy curry sauce.
Overall: Thai Thai is a great local Thai restaurant and the locals must agree considering the restaurant was full with regular turnover and quite a few takeaway orders. The food is tasty and not too expensive. I would order the Choo Chee pla and larb gai again.
Over & Out, April xx