Authentic Thai Taste
92-94 Johnston St
Collingwood, VIC 3066
03 9495 6694
This restaurant is located in a strange part of Collingwood, some distance from the main stretch. The frontage isn’t exactly that conspicuous, so most of us will probably only hear about this place by word of mouth. My ex-coursemate, Serena, introduced me to this place and it’s legendary pork shanks 2 years ago. I’ve been eating here quite often since then.
One of team Jonty-Booo’s must-haves. I wouldn’t call this vegetarian dish healthy, but it tastes really good. The sauce is on the sweet side. A smash hit with the entire table.
Jonty and I also normally push for everyone to order this dish. But lately I’m starting to think it’s too rich without sufficient spiciness. Out of a scale of 10, this curry hits 2-3 in terms of spiciness. Not enough for me.
A must-have. Goodness, talk about sinful food. The pork comes out hot, you slowly dismantle the flesh off the bone and listen to the outsides crackle as you knife into it. Good crackling, and the meat is nicely succulent inside. But to be frank, all I want is the crispy parts.
We thought of trying something new. I thought the dish was okay only, the sauces were quite overpowering with sweet, salt and sour without much spiciness. I personally prefer barramundi steamed.
Ky can’t tolerate spicy very well, so we ordered this ‘mild’. My gripe is that they served this salad at the tail end of our meal. I also suspect the spicy version also won’t be spicy enough for me.
I’ve never had this before. Very very sweet and rich dessert that’s served hot. The colourful rice balls were chewy and the coconut milk was gooey. We found this dessert okay, but on the strange and unfamiliar side.
Thai Taste is becoming less popular with me in terms of authenticity. My reason is the food isn’t spicy enough for me, and some of the heavily sweet/salty/sour dishes could be balanced better with spices. However, if Jonty asks me to dine here again, I’d still very happily go. And it’s not just for old times sake. It’s because the menu still has great must-have dishes like the pork hock and kang kong that I’d readily come back for.