Saturday, October 5, 2013

Parade Thai

After a long hiatus from reviewing restaurants/ cafes, I am finally back to routine with a backlog full of reviews to share. First up is Parade Thai, one of those restaurants that are conveniently located nearby but I have not visited at all (shame on me).

The family and I dropped by for an early lunch and wasted no time browsing thru their menu. We were a little overwhelmed by the choices available but opted to have a few lunch specials, just for variety's sake.

Tom yum soup with seafood ~ not too bad at all compared to the other restaurants that I have been to. Tangy, sweet with a touch of spiciness to it.

Special fried rice with crab meat ~ a rather simple type of fried rice with not much green vegetables involved. Rice was fragrant and had a good portion of shredded crab meat tossed into it.

Spring rolls with plum sauce ~ I am not usually a fan of ordering entrees at restaurants but a change is good at times. The plum sauce complimented the crispy spring rolls quite well and these spring rolls were generously stuffed with condiments.

Green chicken curry with rice ~ I like sampling Thai curries because each of them have certain characteristics that can convince me to have a second visit. This was a mild curry with subtle hints of basil leaves in it. Quite aromatic and every grain of rice was utilized to soak up any drops of the gravy.

Pad kee mao (drunken noodles) ~ one of the items that I must have at any Thai restaurant. The dish had a balanced flavour profile. Not excessively sweet, salty or sour and the noodles were well coated with the sauce used to cook them. I found large chunks of chicken thrown in, which is always a good sign:)

Pad Thai ~ not bad at all. Just enough tomato sauce used to prepare this dish, with a few bits of nuts added for that extra crunch.

Overall, we found this restaurant authentic, not pretentious, despite the hefty price tag attached. It does cost slightly more compared to other Thai restaurants (we were lucky we had a discount voucher from the Adelaide Entertainment book) but then again, what is quantity compared to quality?

Parade Thai on Urbanspoon

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