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Published June 8th 2017
A multicultural culinary delight in a spacious setting
Kwik Stix, Parafield is located on the corner of King's Road and Main North Road. I approached the restaurant thinking "kwik" meant fast food, such as typical of a Chinese takeaway. However, upon entering the restaurant, I realised it was a classy place.
The menu appears more Thai than Chinese and some dishes sound Indian-inspired.
Entrees include: $6.50 chicken sweet corn soup, $7.20 chicken tom yum (med-hot), $8.20 king prawn tom yum, $6.90 spring rolls, $6.90 steamed or fried dim sims, $7.90 Malaysian chicken satay sticks, $10.90 Thai coriander squid, $6.50 Chinese shallot cakes, and sesame prawn toast.
Main meal curries start from $16.90 and include choo chee chicken, chicken marsala, Thai crispy barramundi, paneang beef, thai green curry chicken, and masaman lamb.
The char grilled menu starts from $17.90 and includes BBQ chicken, Thai yam chicken, tasty pork, chargrill chicken with coconut sambal, and char-grilled fillet steak Thai style. Sizzling steak, beef or chicken start at $17.90 and range to $20.90.
Wok-fried dishes start from $16.90 and include salt & pepper squid, salt & pepper prawns, barramundi hot pot, coriander barramundi fillets, sweet & sour chicken breast, honey chicken breast, crispy chicken or crispy prawns & cashew nuts, and crispy duck with cashew nuts.
Noodle dishes start from $13.90 and include Thai basil noodles with chicken, drunken noodles, Malaysian style kway teow, beef black bean noodles, Laotian noodles with chicken, Japanese udong noodles, Singapore hokkien noodles, and pad Thai noodles.
The Lunch Special involves a choice of entrée sized serve from the "wok tossed menu" served with steamed rice or $10.90 for a noodle dish. (Dine in only.) Wok Tossed choices include Thai red curry, fresh coriander, satay peanut sauce, Thai style cashew nuts, Thai basil, and black bean with chicken or beef or seasonal vegetables.
There is also a children's menu. My friend has a seafood allergy and at first thought, the restaurant had nothing for him. Then he noticed the dessert menu and ordered pineapple fritters and ice-cream. My entree sized lunch special turned out to be a very large plate full of food!