Thai-rrific Thai

 

Caroline Thai Interior

Caroline Thai Interior

$$ | Caroline Springs | Modern Thai | Caters to large groups | Take-Away

I was lucky enough to experience the wonderful culture and food of Thailand last year, so having such a great Thai restaurant close to home is very handy whenever I’m craving the beautiful flavours of Thai cuisine.

Caroline Thai is located on a busy stretch of Caroline Springs Boulevard and it doesn’t matter what day or time you pass by, there are always plenty of people inside. And for good reason- you really can’t go wrong with anything you order here! It’s even expanded in recent years taking over the old Indian restaurant next door.

20131120_160733What I love most about Caroline Thai is the beautiful cutlery and crockery used. There’s also just something about drinking Jasmine tea from an elephant tea pot that makes it feel extra special!

Beef Massaman Curry, $16.9

Beef Massaman Curry, $16.9

One of my favourite dishes here is the Massaman Curry. You can choose between Vegetable, Chicken, Beef or Seafood but I always choose the beef because it’s so tender and just melts in your mouth.

Seafood Pad Thai, $16.9

Seafood Pad Thai, $16.9

If you’re a little befuddled as what to order from the tonnes of dish options on the menu, you can’t go wrong with a pad thai. Like with nearly every other dish, you have the option of Vegetarian, Meat or Seafood. My favourite is seafood which I have always found to be flavoursome, well cooked and just all-round yumminess on a plate.

Seafood Tom Yum, $9.90

Seafood Tom Yum, $9.90

If you’re after something small to start with don’t be fooled by the tiny-looking soups on the menu, my Tom Yum was actually a really good serving and very filling! I loved the balance of sweet and sour flavours. Perfect for the cold weather!

Satay Chicken, $7.9

Satay Chicken, $7.9

The chicken skewers are a good starting option, I couldn’t fault them- the satay sauce is really one of the best out there and the chicken itself was juicy and tender, just the way it should be.

Banana Fritters, $8.5

Banana Fritters, $8.5

If you’ve still got room, make sure your order one of Caroline Thai’s adorable desserts! Not the greatest example above (don’t be rude :P) but the banana fritters are delicious as is the black sesame rice pudding which is my favourite dessert here. It’s served warm with a sweet sauce and ice-cream and is just yummy.

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So sweet 🙂

Must Try:

– Pad Thai
– Massaman Curry
– Panang Curry
– BBQ Combination
– Roti Bread
– Coconut Rice
– Black Sesame Sticky Rice

Tips & Tricks:

  • The menu is designed for sharing- a lot of the dishes are too much for one person so best to bring a couple of friends to get a good tasting of the menu (there are also great banquets available)
  • The coconut/steamed rice is re-fillable, free of charge
  • I always make a booking when I come here as it can get very busy. Ideal times to come without one would be weeknights and lunch as weekends are pretty hectic.

Ambience: 3/5, can be noisy
Food: 5/5
Service: 2/5, unfortunately service inattentive
Value for Money: 3.8/5

Caroline Thai
Shop 9/218-222 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs
Ph: (03) 9363 5900
View the menu

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday (Dinner): 5:30pm – 10pm
Thursday- Sunday (Lunch): 12pm – 3pm

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