Well, I have knocked down another restaurant skittle in the bowling game that is the Gouger Street Challenge and I am about a third away from getting that final strike! Last Saturday night we had a lovely-ladies-night-out planned and where better for this to take place than the all happening Gouger street. I think my friends are getting a little sick of me suggesting Gouger at every chance I get but hey, it’s a sacrifice that must be made for the mighty GS Challenge.
Now, at this stage in our relationship I feel there are a few things you should know about me. Firstly, I have never been a lap sitter, I shook Santa’s hand and secondly, I have never been much of a Thai food lover. Why are these facts a must know? Well the first one was pretty unnecessary but the second is quite relevant as the next place on the Gouger Street trail was Nu Thai and after this dinner delight, I am officially a convert.
Firstly, this place is pumping on Saturday nights - which is no surprise as all the good Gouger restaurants are - and although every seat was booty filled the service was still right on the money: very attentive, very polite.
Now onto more important things: the food! Wow mumma, is this what I have been missing all these years? There is a great range to choose from, with a mix of both traditional and modern Thai. We went with chicken satays, snow pea salad, Thai chilli beef and green chicken curry, which were straight up yum. All the dishes were as pretty as a picture and it was almost a shame to ingest them! You could really taste the freshness of the ingredients and it is clear that I am not the only one who rates the food as this restaurant has more awards on display than Meryl Streep!
Although a little bit pricier than some of the other Gouger Street options, this one is certainly a winner and worth the extra coin. Even more of a winner after all the play on words you can think up whilst dining. ‘I Nu this place would be good,’ ‘This could be a Nu favourite’ and so on, and so forth. What can I say? A good play on words never gets old!
So there you have it folks, the restaurant that converted a Thai sceptic.
Until next time… Stay Rad-elaide.