For one of my final work lunches in South Melbourne I crossed the road for Thai Deli. This is one of the area’s staple Thai cafes, churning out delicious and speedy authentic meals in a relaxed and entirely non-pretentious setting. I ordered the sticky rice noodle with chicken ($11.90) dry style, also known as the Pad Siew. This is one of many options that reflect the great value at Thai Deli and it was a moreish and flavourful plate.
Thai Deli is no a frills affair with a relaxed atmosphere. There’s some somewhat heady aromas emancipating from the kitchen to enjoy over the length of the wait. I enjoyed the char on the meat and the dish was well prepared with a balanced mix of flavours and a portion size that compensated for having to go back to the office. Only slightly heavy on the oil front, but great flavours and delivered in no time. For a store that looks like it’s seen a few whiles, it’s certainly one worth keeping around and checking out.