A Fiesty Whiff of Thailand : Tom Toon Thai Noodle Cafe
We were only a couple of steps shy of venturing into Ying Thai on Victoria Street when we saw the old Bodhi Café a couple of entryways down had become Tom Toon Thai Noodle Café. A mushy name to be sure yet it didn’t prevent us from peering inside while looking at the covered menu stuck on the glass window. From that point forward, the choice was simple. Tom Toon it was subsequent to seeing all the Thai supporters eating cheerfully on their nourishment.
The dainty Thai servers are in every case cordial and extremely loose, maybe unreasonably loose for our enjoying. It felt very strange at first when we needed to pick our own table while they held up with the menus yet we are utilized to it now. From the outset, I really wanted to see the entire spot had not transformed the slightest bit with the exception of the billboard and menu. It appeared as though they actually took over from Bodhi Café and kept exchanging straight away. Be that as it may, a similar inside accomplishes work in support of them; straightforward and easygoing.
The menu has three fundamental house specialities that I enthusiastically suggest; Beef or Pork Soup Noodles, Larb (minced meat serving of mixed greens) and Som Tum (papaya plate of mixed greens). The other exceptional dishes are Hot and Sour Soft Bones Soup and Grilled Sour Thai Sausages. The equalization of flavors in these dishes are out and out great and effectively the best I have had in Melbourne. Having said that, the scale tips to the opposite end for curries so please avoid them energetically in light of the fact that it is so sweet and thick that it can be mistaken for dessert. It is a terrifying idea to locate the most noticeably awful and best dishes in the one spot yet this is the thing that this survey is for; our awful slip-ups are your benefit.
The degree of warmth is quite high so I would recommend you abstain from requesting anything extra hot in the event that it is your first time. I love my chillies so I generally demand for “Thai Hot” which is a bit over my solace level however fulfilling. You can generally request their toppings plate in the event that you need an additional kick; the Nam Jim sauce and bean stew drops wont frustrate. There are a couple of different fixings in their dishes that are quite no-nonsense and infrequently observed in other Thai eateries like the enormous firm pork fat, salted crabs and salted mud fish. The pork fat is even sold in remove compartments for sure fire utilization; a distorted type of eating yet no uncertainty heavenly.
For the dishes that Tom Toon darns well, they can match the best road peddlers in Bangkok and pulverize the damnation out of Paladarr; the supposed best Thai café in Melbourne. The culinary specialists and kitchen staff are shockingly extremely youthful who resemble understudies, not old Thai aunts like we so immediately accepted. This is one spot that serves quick, legitimate and unadulterated Thai nourishment with awesome estimating. We are as yet swooning we discovered this untainted jewel, on account of Ying Thai. So dear Pho, you need to take a rearward sitting arrangement for some time till we begin missing you.