Since opening the restaurant in 2013, the Tanpapat family has offered an authentic Thai menu that wows locals with its vibrant flavours and fresh ingredients. Housed in an unassuming warehouse tucked behind an inner-city station, Jinda is a hidden gem. High ceilings, antique lanterns, rustic brickwork and lively conversations transport you to a bustling dining hall in Thailand.
The appealing menu delivers a mix of traditional Thai dishes. Seafood lovers will enjoy the som tum soft-shell crab, which is wonderfully crispy and served with honey-roasted cashews and julienne vegetables. The crab is finished off with a dressing that expertly walks the line between sweet and savoury. Penang curry beef is a crowd favourite, and it’s easy to see why. This renowned curry is packed with tender beef lounging in a flavoursome sauce that is not too spicy.
PSST! Vegans will be pleasantly surprised by the section on the menu dedicated to delicious dishes that do not use animal products.