Cuisine Focus: Thailand
In celebration ofAustralia’s wonderful food scene, we’ve compiled a list of the top fivefeeder countries of international students into the Australian tertiaryeducation sector and listed our favourite places to indulge in thecorresponding countries culinary delights.
Thai food has long been an institution in Australianculture, whether in a quick and easy takeaway format or as the staple at someof the nation’s leading restaurants. In light of this, the team at Studies inAustralia thought it would be worthwhile to scour the country in search ofAustralia’s best Thai eateries!
There are plenty of Thai options in Melbourne but Chin Chinis hard to top for taste and wow-factor. Take the easy way out with thebustling venue’s Feed Me option or take matters into your own hands with pulledpork ‘roll ups’, chilli salt chicken wings and wagyu beef rendang curry.
Haymarket hot spot Chat Thai is one of the best going around,offering up char grilled king prawns, yellow curry with crab meat and stir-frywith five-spice duck, chilli, garlic and holy basil. If you’ve got any roomleft for desert, the coconut ice-cream is a no-brainer.
Arguably the most popular Thai venue in Queensland, Longtimeis situated in trendy Fortitude Valley and offers a modern take on the cuisine.Take your pick from soft shell crab bao, lamb curry and pad see ew with crispypork belly.
If you find yourself in Tasmania, All Thai is an easydecision. With two locations (North Hobart and Sandy Bay), there’s no excusenot to get stuck into home-made fish cakes and a variety of customisablecurries.
It might not have the culinary profile of fellow Australiancities but Darwin stalwart Hanuman is a safe bet for a good feed. A fusion ofThai and Indian, the 25-year-old institution is the go-to spot for green curry,satay chicken and fresh roti.
Nestled in the Perth CBD, S & T Thai Gourmet Café mighthave an old-fashioned feel but the food is top notch. Start with fried chickenand shrimp pancake before moving on to whole steamed barramundi with pineapplefried rice.
Gin Long Canteen has something for everyone, from refinedcocktails to reasonably priced lunch items like Sarawak Laksa ($12). Can’tdecide which dishes to order? Opt for the Chow Down banquet and let the chefdecide for you!
If it's cheap, cheerful and delicious Thai you're after, Dickson Asian Noodle House is the place for you. Begin with fresh king prawns in batter, navigate an expansive variety of noodle dishes like cha kway teow duck and finish with wild rice in coconut milk.