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Parade Thai Restaurant

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published April 7th 2015
The exterior of Parade Thai may not look too impressive, but the restaurant actually serves good Thai cuisine. Despite feeling a bit cramped, the ambience of the restaurant was still quite good. During our visit, we ordered the Green Beef Curry, Pahd Kra Prow Puck (Stir-fried Vegetables with Basil), Stir-fried Fish with Red Chilli Paste and Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice.

The beef in the Green Beef Curry was tender and the zucchini was cooked just right. The green curry gravy also helped to bring out the flavour of the ingredients. If you prefer, there is also the option of having it made with chicken instead.

Parade Thai, Green Beef Curry, Adelaide
Green Beef Curry

Unfortunately, the coating of the battered fish in the Stir-fried Fish with Red Chilli Paste was a bit soggy due to being doused with the sauce before serving. However, the fish cooked to perfection and the red chilli paste added a slight zing to the dish. The various vegetables also added an extra element of texture with their crisp texture.

Parade Thai, Stir-fried Fish with Red Chilli Paste, Adelaide
Stir-fried Fish with Red Chilli Paste

Pahd Kra Prow Puck is one of the vegetarian stir-fries available, with a selection of vegetables stir-fried in your choice of sauce. For this dish, the vegetables were cooked in a sauce that included basil. All of the vegetables had the right amount of bite to them and the sauce complemented it wonderfully.

Parade Thai,Pahd Kra Prow Puck, Adelaide
Pahd Kra Prow Puck

Instead of plain rice, we chose to order the Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice to see what it tasted like. The crab meat was tasty with a hint of spices used in the dish. The rice was also fluffy and went well together with the crab meat.

Parade Thai, Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice, Adelaide
Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice

The place appeared to be pretty popular with the locals and filled up quickly towards the peak dinner hour.

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When: Tues-Weds, Sun: 5.30pm-9pm, Thurs: 5.30pm-9.30pm, Fri-Sat: 5.30pm-10pm
Phone: 08 8364 4243
Where: 128 The Parade, Norwood SA
Cost: About $17 per dish
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