Your Thai

Name: Your Thai
Location: 255 Swanston Street, CBD
Price range: Entrees $3-5, Mains $9-13, drinks $2-4
Overall rating: 6/10, made up by the variety and price. It can be bland at times, but the servings are generous. It’s a motley of asian flavours, so don’t expect too much in the way of Thai food.

I have heard mixed reviews about this place. So I have eaten there three times to get a general overview.
Pros: Cheap, lots to choose from, picture menu, quick service, high turnover of customers
Cons: You get what you paid for, the food is average but still done well enough for people to come back, not a loitering place

*SPICY PRAWN with rice
Despite what ‘spicy’ may mean to most of us, Spicy Prawn isn’t spicy. It’s spicy in the way sweet chilli sauce is spicy, and that is ‘I wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t informed me’.

Medium size prawns/ Sweet, sour, hot and crunchy/ Textural dinner

*MANGO SMOOTHIE
Can’t go wrong with a fruit smoothie.

Mangoes and ice cubes/ A memory of Summer/ Sigh, four months to go

*COCONUT MILK with GREEN JELLY
Apparently, it is filling, because it is made of coconut milk.

There is green jelly/ It's bright green like Kryptonite/ Phew, I'm no Clark Kent

*GRILLED CHICKEN
There is also a vinegar-chili-sugar dressing on the side, not shown in the picture. The grilled chicken is delicious. The chicken is glazed with a sweet marinade, and tastes like it’s been grilled. Scoring 8/10.

Barbequed chicken/ Versatile protein stuff/ And so tasty too

The milk tea and red curry come in a set combo, which also includes 2 spring rolls. Combos are $12.80 and there are a variety of dishes, drinks and sides to choose from. Unfortunately, it’s not a mix n’ match thing. If they did, I would increase the overall restaurant rating.

YOURTHAI MILK TEA
Everybody knows phone cameras aren’t the best cameras to take photos with. But the colour of the Milk Tea isn’t a problem with my camera phone, the milk tea is actually the same colour as the table it stands on. Orange. It tastes vaguely caramel-y for a milk tea.
Price: Since it was in a combo, price rating goes up. 4/5
Taste: 7/10. It’s different from many milk teas. For a start it has a caramel taste and a smooth texture. Give it a try.
Would I order it again? Yes.

Is it an orange?/ Is it an Oompa Loompa?/ No, it's Thai Milk Tea

THAI RED CURRY
It’s a mild red curry with chicken and vegetables. It tastes a lot like ginger, so that adds some kick to an otherwise unoffensive dish. But having said that, it is still very mild.
Price: Part of a combo, so price rating goes up as price goes down. 4/5
Taste: 7/10. I like how many vegetables it has, as well as the variety. It seems they try to give you an equal amount of everything. From memory there is chicken, eggplant, baby corn, carrots, broccoli and bamboo shoots.
Would I order it again? Yes.

All I want is here/ Meat, vege and sauce to soak rice/ Could do with more zing

SPRING ROLLS
Not shown in the picture. (Repeat after me, take photos BEFORE eating.) They are vegetable spring rolls, with a soft potatoey centre with shredded vegetables.
Price: Part of the combo, 4/5
Taste: 5/10. Not bad, not great. I like crunchy fried food, and spring rolls work for me.
Would I order this combo again? Yes.

*: I did not eat these, so everything said above is relayed from comments said at the time.

 

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