No stranger to the Melbourne Thai scene, Karen Batson has created a generous menu that features a fusion of modern and traditional Thai offerings. Spread across two floors and serving food through to the early hours of the morning, this restaurant is a trendy space with a mixture of exposed brick walls, white marble and the odd glimpse of red neon.
Chef Batson’s dishes represent a playful blend of Thai and Australian flavours. Green prawns, cured kingfish, bitter melon, lemongrass, mint and green chilli is a fresh and zesty dish. An exotic presentation of colours, it has a kick of heat thanks to the chilli-based dressing. A standout dish from the wok section is the curried soft-shell crab, which is coated in an addictive crunchy batter. It is served with celery and sweet peppers, and dressed with a fragrant and more-ish red curry.
PSST! Check out the breakfast menu for some innovative Thai-inspired options, such as savoury rotis or congees.