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Published May 22nd 2012
There are lots of places in Melbourne's CBD where you can get a quick, cheap and tasty meal for under ten dollars. Thai Culinary is one of them. Nestled in the corner of Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, this no frills restaurant is a five minute walk away from Melbourne Central Station.
If you don't feel like making the trip there, you can place an order online or give them a quick call to get your meal delivered in their designated delivery areas between 5.30pm and 9.45pm daily.
The menu has some of the traditional favourites like green, red and yellow curries which comes in chicken or beef ($9.50), prawn and seafood ($10.50) or vegetable and tofu ($9). There's also the tried and tested Pad Thai: rice noodle stir fried with tamarind sauce, vegetables, peanuts and egg.
There's something on the menu for everybody. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
The speciality at this joint is the fried spicy chicken spare rib ($9.50), which comes with spring onion, fresh chilli, fried garlic and a serving of rice. The raw chillies give it that certain kick, so steer clear of this dish if you don't like spicy food.
The fried chicken marinate was sweet, spicy and tangy all at once. The meat was tender and slid off the bone effortlessly when you sunk your teeth into it. The portion was generous, so be sure to show up on an empty stomach.
The service was efficient and the food arrived quickly. This is not the kind of place to linger for a chat after finishing your meal. But if you're after a cheap, quick and tasty meal that comes at a decent price, be sure to check this place out. Thai Culinary won't disappoint.