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Som Thai Restaurant

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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published April 17th 2012

Recently I returned to Som Thai Restaurant for the first time in some years (granted I have been living abroad).

On entering the venue you are met with gentle mood lighting that coats the room in a glow. The deep red walls provide an elegance that transports you away from the simple strip shops, where Som Thai resides to an exotic abode.

The service was immediately warm and accommodating, placing us at one of the empty tables further in the restaurant. The menu is a delight with the usual suspects appearing, such as green and red curry and tom yum soup varieties.

On this occasion my partner ordered red duck curry with steamed white rice. He noted of the dish that the duck was not the star on this occasion, but was in fact the tender and flavourful vegetables.

I ordered the tom yum vegetarian soup, which was gently spicy perfectly cooked with a variety of extremely fresh vegetables.

Alongside this dish we ordered a side of satay peanut sauce, which I can only describe as divine. To drink we enjoyed lemon lime bitters, which are served in tall dramatic glasses.

The meal cost $41 but was reduced to $31 due to the restaurants discount voucher found in the Entertainment guide.
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Why? A wonderful midweek treat.
When: Lunch and Dinner - Mon to Sat
Where: /258 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East VIC 3109
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