August 31, 2010

Tarin Thai

71 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg, VIC 3084
(03) 9457 6250
Food: Thai
Date visited: 16th November 2009

Last night, hungry for a meal of stimulating Thai food, we decided to try Tarin Thai. It sits right on the corner amongst a busy, local shopping strip, and houses a no-frills interior with flowery Thai table cloths under crisp white parchment paper.  I must say, the experience was better than anticipated - our waitress was courteous and the food was great and quick to arrive. I will definitely be back for their Tom Yum Soup with Prawns - it clearly stands out from the ones served at the other Thai eateries we have frequented.

Marinated BBQ Prawns with Seafood Sauce - Smoky, plump prawns with a sweet and sour dressing on the side

  Por Tak - Hot and sour seafood soup with a generous serving of four juicy prawns!

Tom Yum (Lemon Grass Soup) - I preferred this soup over the Por Tak. It has much more of a vibrant flavour from the combination of lemon juice, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves through the soup, and was a bearable level of spiciness.

Gaeng Keow Waan - Traditional Thai green curry, cooked in coconut milk with green curry paste and prawns. Rich, creamy and slightly spicy, this partnered beautifully with the fluffy coconut rice that we ordered (Bonus: the rice is charged per head, so feel free to ask for more if needed)

Look! A warming tea candle underneath!

 Yum Nur (Beef Salad) - Sliced rump beef cooked in lime juice, cucumber, tomato and chilli. The meat was tough and hard to chew through, a shame, because the dressing was delciously tangy and refreshing.

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