Location: Hawken Drive, St Lucia
Price: $6.50 – $20
Overall Experience: 9/10
Being a self-confessed Thai food connoisseur, I jumped at the chance to attend the launch of Thai At Home Brisbane. Formerly known as Bangkok Delight, this charming, family-owned restaurant in St Lucia just completed a large refurbishment and a total rebrand to bring you an authentic and delicious Thai dining experience.
The value of family can be consistently seen throughout the entire Thai At Home experience, through the gorgeous photo wall, the homely decor, and most importantly the delicious menu offerings! With the notion of family comes the notion of sharing, and the owners of Thai At Home strongly believe that good food should be shared between those that you love.
The mixed entree plate was stocked with samples of classic Thai favourites such as curry puffs, spring rolls, fish cakes and satay sticks. All delicious, it was difficult to exercise restraint and only eat my fair share. But once the mains arrived, it was totally worth it…
Thai at Home showcased to us a broad selection of their main dishes. First to arrive was a whole fish in sweet chilli sauce. Conveniently, the fish was already filleted, making it easier for us to tuck in straight away. The sauce had a delectable sweet and sour taste and the whole fish on the platter just looked generally impressive. The beef mussaman curry was sweet and nutty and had a great balance of meat and vegetables. The beef was also beautifully soft, not tough! The tamarind beef was delicious and the pieces had a somewhat crispy texture which made them so moreish, and their pad thai was simple but flavoursome…not overpowering with spices like some pad thai dishes that I have experienced.
Dessert consisted of a delicious plate of fresh strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and cream, and a traditional dessert of Thai custard with sweet coconut sticky rice. Having never tasted a traditional Thai dessert before, the flavour and texture combination was so interesting and really enjoyable!
The team at Thai At Home want to bring the best, most authentic Thai food to the whole of Brisbane, so make sure you pay them a visit soon!
Check them out on Facebook here or Instagram @thaiathomebrisbane