Located 255 Swanston Street, Your Thai Rice and Noodle Bar is a clean, casual stop for a sit-in meal - not quite fast as fast food and its ambience is far too laidback-trendy to be a formal diner. Its bright green and orange interior and sign are unmistakable! You can find 'Your Thai' quite easily if you're coming from Melbourne Central station.
I had the opportunity to try a few items on the menu recently: Tom Yum Noodle Soup, Your Thai Shrimp-Paste Fried Rice, Mango Smoothie and Thai Milk Tea.
Tom Yum Noodle Soup
One of the popular Thai dishes, I had to try this. It's not too spicy as the Tom Yum soup in Thailand itself, but there is a generous serving. It's probably good for it's price (seafood $13.50, Chicken/Veggie $9.50).
This dish has quite a nice flavoursome rice with an equally appealing condiment combination of nuts, chilli and carrots. A fried egg befittingly accompanies this fried rice. It's probably the nicest dish I've had in this restaurant.
For a smoothie, it's not overpoweringly sweet and its got a faint mango taste. Certainly not the best mango smoothie you'll ever have, but this drink is still legit.
Thai Milk Tea
If you've had the Malaysian teh tarik before, then this one tastes very similar. This drink is probably a little sweeter.
Overall, Your Thai's got nice presentation and a comfy atmosphere. It's probably a good place to stop by for lunch. It gets busy inside Your Thai with waiters and waitresses constantly on the move, but drinks and food make their way to your table pretty fast.
As far as cuisine authenticity goes, it's satisfactory.
Amena, I love Thai food, and your article certainly made me want to go and try this out. :) -- Ms. Ruba
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 09:54 am
thats that asian persuasion
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 10:39 am
nice one..very detailed i must say :)
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 10:52 am
I'll have to try this when i'm in the city next. Sounds good for a quick lunch stop. cheers
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 11:03 am
must try it someday^^ great article:)
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 11:30 am
Wow, i really want to go now :)
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 12:03 pm
I've always advised my friends to keep away from this place. Went there once, awhile ago. The tom yum soup was bland, too sweet, not spicy, not sour. A packet of tom yum instant noodles would have tasted more authentic. Then there was some milky curry that was so creamy that it made me feel sick. Never visited the restaurant after that.
By Winnie - senior reviewer Wednesday, 12th of October @ 10:05 am