I’d love to have a home near Thai Home. And my friend is fortunate to be in that situation, being mere seconds from the front door. We dined in for the $10 set lunch, and this was straight out incredible. It’s not a store with a hip buzz and the interior has some queasy mismatch, but the food is great value and mega tasty. My set meal order at Thai Home was the stir-fried avocado chicken in lime garlic sauce, that’s served with a coconut chicken soup, spring rolls and rice. Our other orders was for the chicken satay (this was a more meh) and the golden chicken curry, with mango salad, spring rolls and rice. Both meals were winners in value (how does this place make money?) and we enjoyed every bite with plenty food to have some to take home as well. A hidden little treasure in the village that’s worth seeking out.
This is my first encounter with avocado in a stir fry dish (and perhaps the first time in any Asian context) and here it works really well. It’s only lightly fried which is appropriate as it is a soft fruit, that I would imagine be prone to breaking up. The creaminess of the avo compliments the chicken and vegetables, under a delicately seasoned sauce of lime and garlic. The full menu at Thai home is a ridiculous multi-page affair. Fortunately the set menu does the limit the options somewhat, making it easier to navigate and a healthy price point. The clear coconut soup was pleasant, with a mild spice that went down well.
We ordered the chicken satay as a starter and realised we didn’t need it following our realisation at the size of the portions. Can’t say this was my favourite satay, the meat here tasted a bit funny as did the sauce.
Joey’s choice was the golden curry with chicken as well as the mango salad. Both dishes came with spring roll that were homemade and fried to order. These were yum yum as was the dipping sauce it came with. All the dishes are very well presented with garnishes, use of colour and lemon for acidity. Much more than I would have been expecting for this price point. The curry is a bit more on the hot side (you can customise it though) but it is manageable. It is also fully loaded with a solid variety of vegetables and chicken. This meal was my “second lunch” for the day, and I had originally been dreading it (first one was a disappointment, that’s for another post) but was left with a jaw-to-jaw smile after this positive experience at Thai Home.