Wednesday, November 28, 2012
HotSpots: Ghin Khao Thai Food (Restaurant Review)
We get out and about to lunch in the city at least once a week, usually on a Wednesday, and have the chance to sample many of the tasty treats and quick eats that Melbourne has to offer.
One such spot is Ghin Khao Thai Food, on Swanston St.
One of the things that I really appreciate in my tragically short lunch-breaks are house specials and combinations.
At Ghin Khao, these consist of the four "Flying Lunch Sets" which are universally set at $11.90
I order the "Set D" and following a short wait, my food arrived in this triskelion (I know, its not, but close) of dishes and a side of rice.
I ordered the mango drink to go alongside my tropical meal. Alas, it was just mango juice with ice, I had hoped for fresh, with pulp, and maybe something else.
The satay chicken skewers were juicy and well crisped, and had a delightful crust of marinade, as well as a generous dollop of peanut sauce, which was likewise tasty, and well textured.
The clear soup was delicious. Salty, crisp and flavorsome, with fresh bean sprouts and coriander to garnish, along with some fried tofu for added substance.
The "main" was chilli basil chicken, which was unfortunately disappointing. this may have been because I specifically ordered mine "without capsicum". I'm allergic to capsicum (bell peppers) which I can assure you, is extremely annoying when dining out. Conversely, I LOVE chillies.
The result is often that I get "no seasoning" when I make my request, and this seems to have been the case on this occasion.
We also ordered the Chiang Mai Noodle soup, (Khao Soi), which is a spicy, creamy soup base with crispy fried curried noodles to dip in it.
All in all, a quick, tasty bite to eat, close to shops and the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's CBD.