Ten minutes from the city centre.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
If you are looking for a big, bright, open and casual place to enjoy Thai tucker then Indochina is for you. It is colourful too. Some may find its fruit salad palate of paintwork a bit garish, while others will appreciate its modernity. Floor-to-ceiling front windows welcome Unley Road and act as poster space for the latest gigs around town. With a seating capacity of 100, things are likely to get loud and lively here too. Save intimate rendezvous
for another time and ask your next gathering of feasting friends to meet here.
The menu is as accommodating as the dining room. All kinds of meat, seafood, vegetables and noodles come in oodles of flavour and cooking style combinations. It is a “pick-a-protein” then “select-a-sauce” style ordering process. Dishes can be wok-tossed, char-grilled, given a bit of curry or the tempura or teriyaki touch. Squid, tofu and barramundi can be salt and peppered for an entrée, while crispy dumplings treat diners with a variety of fillings. Octopus aficionados will see the grilled bundle of the little critters, their smokiness melding into a marinade of lemongrass, fresh chilli, coriander and sweet chilli sauce, as a standout starter. Rather than drinking the last of their flavoursome sauce however, keep up appearances by sipping on a Japanese slipper or Long Island iced tea. For mains the specials board impresses with sizzling bugs and prawns doused with garlic and herbs. A lengthy noodle listing offers the likes of vermicelli, hokkien and udons with additions such as roast duck breast, kangaroo and scallops. If you can find the room, Thai sticky rice with coconut cream and custard should see you leaving with a satisfied grin.