Ivanhoe’s Little Gem
Hands down, the best Thai we’ve been to in the Melbourne suburbs. Warm, smiling faces greet you upon entry – and although the dining room is cramp – the food is worth a little elbow knocking.
As a starter, the Vegetarian Tom Yum soup is worth driving across town for, sour & spicy with more vegies than a farmers market: cauliflower, snow peas, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, potato, pineapple, bean sprouts… Just beautiful!
We’ve had the green, red, yellow, and massaman curries which were all wonderful in their own right. My personal fave is the vegetarian massaman curry, bursting with full flavors around pieces of pineapple, potato and sweet potato.Last, but not least, you must try their roti with satay sauce. Without a doubt, it’s the best satay we’ve ever had! Peanut flavour, but a little extra something (fish sauce maybe?) in there that gives its another dimension, and a one-up on the other satays out there. We’ve been many times & will continue to frequent!
***UPDATE*** 24/08/12 — There are new owners to at Thai Lantern!! Just found out today when we went back for one of their lunches! Food was still very good 🙂