|Rimthang Thai Cafe|
Tucked away in an ordinary set of shops sits little 20-or-so seater, Rhimthang. Under a year old, the interior decor is sharp & clean, and although the seating is tight, its pretty comfortable.
We ordered from a very well-priced menu, fish cakes (4 for about $7) to start – nicely spiced, and tasty enough to skip the sweet chili dipping sauce.
|Vegetable Massaman Curry|
We then ordered vegetable massaman curry (the largest serve I’ve ever seen, and a steal at about $12), which was home made from a secret family recipe. Lovely sweet & a little sour, milky from the coconut, potato, peanuts, cauliflower, sweet potato and tofu – excepting the desire for a bit more veggies, it was all around great dish.
|Vegetable Stir Fry|
Next was the vegetable stir fry with garlic, chili, green beans, snow peas and sweet basil. More like the standard serve you’d expect, but still good value at $12. We were thrilled this dish DIDN’T come out in that thick, sickly sweet brown sauce that seems to be appearing more often in Asian dishes. It was a little sweet, a little salty, and a little spicy from a few fresh red chillis – I’d happily have it again!
Our side of rotis ($4) were plentiful and accompanied by a homemade peanut sauce. Again, the chefs own recipe.
The young server was very nice, but what made the dinner all the better was chatting with the mother (chef) and daughter about their family venture into the foodie world of Melbourne. Momma chef is adorable, and can’t quite grasp how to cook a “mild” dish! I say, good on you – keep it authentic Rimthang! If you’re ever out Greensborough way, be sure to taste some real, Thai family cooking!