I'm a full time College student and a part-time writer.
Published January 13th 2020
As a college student and most importantly a broke college student, it's difficult to afford food from fancy restaurants to eat out because a meal can pay a quarter of my textbook fee. However, I think I hit the jackpot when I found Kinn Thai at Garden City. Three of my friends and I were craving Thai food because a Tom Yum can make your whole year prosperous, well, that's what my taste buds said. All of Brisbane knows where Garden City is but for those of you who are new to Brisbane, it's located in Upper Mount Gravatt. When you enter the huge mall, go near Time Zone and turn right and walk past Pancake Manor and straight out of the mall and you will find Kinn Thai oozing out massive Thai flavours.
Initially, I just stared at the menu and the place knowing I very well can't afford a meal but still, I entered and took the seat and we were greeted by a lovely Thai waiter who was nice enough to fill in our glasses of water. We were given the menu and blown away by the variety of Thai food available. Of course, we opt for the Tom Yum chicken, a bowl of rice, a beef dish and chicken curry. After choosing our food, we called out the waitress and ordered.
The ambiance of the place sticks to its Thai roots with red lanterns and as a whole gives out a classy but a comfort style. Thai songs were playing in the background and the aroma of the food was making our nostrils dance with happiness. The food was served within the next few minutes and I must say, they looked absolutely gorgeous and Instagram worthy.
We tried out the Tom Yum first and never in my whole life have I ever had a well-prepared Tom Yum than this. It was not too spicy, not too bland but the perfect ratio of all spices. Try it with the rice and you'll be in food haven. For more context, Tom Yum is a hot and sour Thai soup. Next, I tried out the chicken curry and was blown away by the flavors - it was delish! I am not the one to eat beef but my friends said it was good as it looked which meant it lived up to its elegant presentation.