We know our menu is designed to overwhelm you with choices - delicious, authentic, free-range, vegetarian-friendly and healthier-than-other-takeaways choices. We cook with locally sourced ingredients, free range eggs and rice bran oil. We make our own curry pastes and stir-fry sauces in house. Lots of our dishes have vegetarian options. Recently we have upgraded all of meat options to free range (except duck). It is not too bold to say that there is a dish on our menu for everybody. Some times it also bothers us to decide which dish to order since we only have one stomach to fill. Once you have become part of The Taste family, you will have a dish or two to swear by just like we do. If you are a newbie or a regular customer who wants to try something new, the recommendations below will come in real handy for your next visit. In fact, bookmark this article just for future reference.
Michael - Pad Thai
"Our signature sauce is packed with flavours and the free range chicken and eggs make it even better!"
Pad Thai is known as the gateway dish to Thai cuisine and has always been everyone's safe bet when ordering Thai takeaways. It is crucial for a Thai restaurant to nail a good Pad Thai, so we cooked it with premier ingredients in a finger-licking delicious sweet tamarind sauce, it is definitely worth a try.
Hannah - Massaman Lamb with Roti
Lots of Thai curry are fast-cooked whereas Massaman Lamb is a curry dish that is simmered for hours until the protein is falling apart. The flavours of all ingredients have been so well combined that one bite is a symphony in the mouth. Roti is buttery, flaky flat bread that is often served on the side to accompany a good saucy curry. Nothing soaks up the thick Massaman curry better than a warm Roti, give this killer combo a chance at your next visit.
Johnnya - Pad Kaplao
"I love dishes cooked with lots of vegetables, and the basil sauce in our Pad Kaplao has the best flavour profile comparing to all the other basil stir-fry I have tried before."
To intensify the basil flavour in our Pad Kaplao, in addition to our homemade spicy basil sauce, we also put in fresh basil leaves to add more freshness and fragrance. The variety of vegetables in this dish and a few other stir-fry dishes we do is amazing. If you are a vege lover who appreciates the sweet scent of basil, this is the dish that will make you eat up all the rice.
Mark - Curry Puffs
Another classics that couldn't go wrong, at least not at The Taste. We make our curry puffs in house and deep fry them in rice bran oil. The stuffing is a solid yellow curry with free range chicken mince, potato and carrot. Try them as appetisers, guaranteed to make you look forward to the mains.
Martina - Tom Kha with prawns
"I love the combination of a sour soup with the coconut milk which gives it a creamy texture. Together with the crunchy seasonal veggies it is my go-to meal every time if I can't decide what to order, and it never disappoints."
We all know Tom Yum is THE soup of Thai cuisine, but Tom Kha, a hot and sour Thai classic is the one you shouldn't ignore. Traditionally cooked with coconut milk, chilli, lime, kaffir lime leaves and Galangal, a southeast Asian spice that tastes close to ginger, Tom Kha is creamy yet refreshing, packs a great punch. If you are an adventurous eater, this dish should be on top of your list.
Catie - Chicken Fried Rice
Classic fried rice never goes wrong, an easy option for a hearty comfort takeout meal. We use AAAAA grade jasmine rice and fry it with free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, lots of nuts and protein of your choice, again, make it vegetarian if you like.
Daisy - Green Curry with tofu
If you ask us what is the most popular curry dish at The Taste it has to be our green curry. Lots of seasonal vegetables cooked with our homemade green curry paste with a free range protein of your choice, make it as meaty or as vegetarian as you like.
Tomas - Thai Beef Salad
"It has a nice balance of sweet and savoury and it tastes great hot or cold. I love eating it on the next day because the flavours would be even more well-combined."
Yup that's right, try a Thai salad when you are visiting The Taste next time. Many of you probably have tried Som Tum (green papaya salad) before, but have you tried our flavour town beef salad? Full of intense flavours and generous portion of free range beef, your taste buds are about to go on a wild trip.
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