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Suwan Thai Restaurant

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by BearDan (subscribe)
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Published March 21st 2012
This Friday night, we went to Suwan Thai to try the curries, under the recommendations of Urbanspoon. 93% of the 130 people that voted on Suwan Thai liked it.
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Dishes, Taste and Pricing

Ordered a Green Curry dish called "Gaeng Keow Wan" and Coconut rice called "Koa Kati".

Gaeng Keow Wan is a traditional hot Thai green curry cooked in coconut milk, mixed with capsicums, potato strips, carrot slices and your choice of beef, chicken or pork. Surprisingly, the dish was not spicy at all. The curry gravy was creamy, yet light.

Koa Kati is coconut rice. The coconut rice had a natural sweetness to the taste and soft texture.

Overall, the curry and rice complimented each other with each mouthful and gave the consumer a pleasant sense of satiation at the end of the meal.

Portion-wise, the amount was sufficient to satisfy and adequate for those looking to maintain their waist-line.

This was shared between two people and cost $27.50 for dining in.

The prices for the same dishes for take-away are cheaper by $5 for Gaeng Keow Wan and $1 for Koa Kati.


The staff were extremely attentive and polite. They opened the doors for customers, entering and leaving. We were seated within a few minutes of entering the restaurant. Water was served immediately and our orders were taken.

Food Presentation

Suwan Thai - Koa Kati and Gaeng Keow Wan
Dinner is served
Gaeng Keow Wan
Candle flame to keep the curry hot

After a decent 10 minute wait, the food arrived in a beautiful dining set. The Koa Kati (coconut rice) was served in royal golden bowl. The Gaeng Keow Wan (Green curry) was served in a blue claypot, which had a small lit candle to keep the curry warm.

Front view of Dinner
Front view of Dinner


The overall experience was pleasant and had hints of romance. This will be an ideal place for couples, wanting to experience a bit of Thailand.

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Why? A romantic Thai restaurant
Where: 82 Main Road, Lower Plenty, VIC 3093
Cost: Between $15 - $30 pp
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