A 15-minute drive from the city and a short two block walk from seaside Beaconsfield Parade.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
Albert Park may not be the first place one might look for a great Thai restaurant but Charm Thai quickly turns this notion on its head. The clean lines of the restaurant embellished by walls adorned with colourful modern artworks and tables dressed with crisp, white lining, set the scene for a very enjoyable dining experience. Enjoy well prepared, traditional Thai dishes redolent with the flavours of kaffir lime, chilli, galangal and Thai basil. Serves are generously proportioned, offering excellent value for money as well as presenting an amazing array of flavours. Thai cuisine’s truly unique characteristics are explored fully here, with authentic presentation, fresh ingredients and pungent flavours meted out with a deft hand so dishes remain fresh, balanced and in harmony.
Start with larp gai
, a fragrant dtom yam goong
or try the pla muek tort
(lightly battered calamari with black pepper and garlic). Main dishes also invite you to enjoy classic tastes such a red or green chicken curry, pad Thai or pad see eew. Other delicious alternatives include the gang ped yang
(twice-cooked roast duck breast in red curry), perch fillets stir-fried with vegetables, wild ginger and Thai basil, or massamun nuer
; osso buco meat slow-cooked in massamun curry sauce with baby onions, potatoes and peanut. Daily specials round out an already comprehensive menu. Desserts also entice with offerings such as black sticky rice served with fresh mango and coconut milk and warm banana dumpling wrapped in banana leaf with ice-cream. Warm and friendly hospitality and a decent wine list finish off this most charming dining package.