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Where's the Best Restaurant on The Parade in Norwood?

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published January 17th 2017
The Parade is the shopping and food street in Norwood, just like O'Connell Street is the commercial street in North Adelaide. So far, all the restaurants that we have visited in Norwood are located on The Parade!

After visiting so many burger joints, Nordburger is still my family's favourite. It's the one restaurant at Norwood that we find ourselves revisiting time and again. We think that it is due to their burgers being affordable, just the right size and having juicy beef patties with a delectable char-grilled flavour. They have also extended their menu to include chicken burgers as well.

Nordburger, Hotburger, Adelaide
Nordburger's Hotburger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

For pub food, our votes go to Finn MacCools Irish Pub for its delicious Irish fares and rustic ambience. One of the dishes we enjoyed was the Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie, which had a beef filling that was not too starchy topped by crisp, flaky pastry, and accompanied by fluffy mashed potatoes. The pub also offers deals on certain days, such as $14.90 Schnitzels on Tuesdays.

Finn Macool's Irish Pub, Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie, Adelaide
Finn Macool's Finn's Beef and Guinness Pie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Argo on the Parade serves lovely café food with healthier options for those who are watching their diets. The Quack Wrap is one of the dishes available, consisting of smoked duck, caramelised onions, alfalfa sprouts and various vegetables in a wrap. The wrap can be ordered either fresh or lightly toasted. However, be prepared to wait in a queue for a table during peak meal hours. If you are not keen to stand in a line for your food, then give Uncle Albert's Cafe a try. This café is located in Norwood Mall, away from the main crowd. The menu is not as extensive as Argo's but the food is just as delicious.

Argo on the Parade, Quack Wrap, Adelaide
Argo's Quack Wrap (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Uncle Albert's Cafe, Albert's Omelette, Adelaide
Uncle Albert's Cafe's Ablert's Omelette (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

For Thai food, we favour Parade Thai Restaurant. You can enjoy both dishes that are typical to Thai cuisine such as Green Beef Curry and more unique dishes such as their Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice. Danny's Thai Bistro is our most recent restaurant visit at The Parade. We were attracted by their special dish, Goolwa Cockles with Holy Basil Chilli.

Parade Thai Restaurant, Green Beef Curry, Adelaide
Parade Thai's Green Beef Curry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon

Danny's Thai Bistro, Goolwa Cockles with Holy Basil Chilli, Adelaide
Danny's Thai Bistro's Goolwa Cockles with Holy Basil Chilli (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

My family loves Chinese cuisine and Fortuna Court Chinese Restaurant is the place we go to in Norwood for Chinese dishes. If we are looking for varieties of Asian food, then" id="ccblink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rain: Modern Asian Bistro would be our choice.

Fortuna Court Chinese Restaurant, Crispy Pork Hock, Adelaide
Fortuna's Crispy Pork Hock (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Rain: Modern Asian Bistro, Papaya Mango Chicken Salad, Adelaide
Rain's Papaya Mango Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Kalye Filipino BBQ Street Food Restaurant was our first experience of Philippine cuisine. A dish that we liked was their Pork Belly Sisig, which had tender pieces of pork with a delectable tangy flavour, befitting a dish whose name means "to snack on something sour". We enjoyed the food so much that we subsequently visited another Filipino restaurant, Tita Kay at Melbourne Street to try more Filipino dishes.

Kalye Filipino BBQ Street Food Restaurant, Pork Belly Sisig, Adelaide
Kalye's Pork Belly Sisig (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

There are still many more restaurants on The Parade that we have yet to visit. What is your favourite restaurant there? Do share with us and we will add it to my list of places to try.

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