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Where's the Best Thai Restaurant in Adelaide?

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published April 23rd 2017
My family enjoys Thai food and it looks like many people in Adelaide do too. You can find people tucking into a plate of Pad Thai - the most popular Thai stir fried rice noodles, savouring the fresh and tangy taste of the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Laab Chicken Salad, delighting in the crispiness of fried fish coated with tasty sauce, and appreciating the richness of the various red and green curries at Thai restaurants all over the city. Just when we thought we have tried all the Thai restaurants, we find another one around the corner.

Patumma Thai Cuisine at Royston Park is our latest discovery. Their Pad Thai had charred flavoured noodles and a unique delectable slightly sour taste sauce. The green curry we had was so delicious that we drank it like a soup and finished every drop.

Patumma Thai Cuisine, Pad Thai, Adelaide
Patumma's Pad Thai (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Another recent find, Tiger Lily Cafe at Melbourne Street is our favourite Thai restaurant in North Adelaide. This small café offers flavoursome Thai dishes at reasonable prices. We love their Laab Chicken Salad and the entrée size that we ordered was the portion of a main dish.

Tiger Lily Café, Laab Chicken Salad, Adelaide
Tiger Lily Café's Laab Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Spicy Barramundi – deep-fried fillets of barramundi tossed with Thai spices and herbs is one of our favourite Thai dishes and Thai Chef Restaurant at Pulteney Street serves a beautiful version of this dish.

Thai Chef Restaurant, Spicy Barramundi, Adelaide
Thai Chef Restaurant's Spicy Barramundi (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


My father loves Green Papaya Salad and the one served at Aranya Thai Restaurant, Wingfield is the best we have tasted.

Aranya Thai Restaurant, Green Papaya Salad, Adelaide
Aranya Thai's Green Papaya Salad (Photographed by Jonahan Phoon)


Below is a list of other Thai restaurants around Adelaide where we have enjoyed a lovely Thai meal.

ADELAIDE CBD:

Kin Thai, Waymouth Street

Nu Thai, Morphett Street

Tiffany Thai Cafe, Gouger Street

Star of Siam, Gouger Street

NORTH ADELAIDE:

Thai by 3 Monkeys, O'Connell Street

Koko Thai Restaurant, O'Connell Street

Amarin Thai Restaurant, Tynte Street

NORWOOD:

Parade Thai Restaurant, The Parade

Danny's Thai Bistro, The Parade

PROSPECT:

Khim Thai Restaurant, Prospect Road

BRIGHTON:

In Thais Café & Noodle Bar, Jetty Road


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