Dinner at Knoxfield Thai @ Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Wednesday 14th December
In an unfamiliar area visiting a friend, he recommended Knoxfield Thai to us for dinner. Located on a strip of shops, you know it's a small town when there's an iga. Though Knoxfield seems quite a distance from the city, the houses are huge and there's so grass out here! Back in North Melbourne we have a courtyard and lived in a motel-y place.
Menulog approves of this place which was a good sign, still being early around 6.30pm there were a just a few other customers. Though we soon discovered most customers ordered takeaway, so the door was constantly opening/closing. So don't sit by the door, it's windy!
Bright and clean with gloss paper lining the tables I wanted to order the banquet but Andy just wanted a main. Damn two people minimum! How do people dine out alone?
Mixed Knoxfield Thai Entrée (5 pcs) $9
Chicken satay skewer, chicken spring roll, prawn spring roll,
thai fish cake and vegetable curry puff
I love entree platters as they give you a chance to try a bit of everything (that reminds me, we should do African again soon). The platter was pretty good, deep fried prawn just the right amount of deep frying there. The curry puff was perfect to complete the dish, with a spicy knick, good thing I didn't this one first! The highlight other than the simple but deep fried prawn, was the grilled chicken with a peanut satay sauce! With that delicious sauce, by coincidence I'd soon be in for a treat.
Entree was served with carrot angel hair cut and dollop sized salad. The sweet chili sauce was fish sauced based rather than being the type of a tomato sauce consistency, which was different.
No 27. Sweet & Sour $14
Stir fried Thai style sweet and sour sauce, pineapple, tomato sauce and vegetables
Andy had the sweet and sour dish. The sauce was quite salty and definitely, needs rice (costs extra). The carrot a bit raw, under cooked which gave the dish a crispy crunch. Any more than it would have been too soft for the dish. The crinkle cut zucchini perfectly cooked. And there was a good balance of sweet and sour till the end, where you're left with too much sauce and no rice to absorb it. Andy was quite disappointed that the dish didn't come with rice.
Meanwhile I ordered a noodle dish.
No 41. Mee Goreng $14
Stir fried egg noodle with egg, chicken shrimp and vegetables topped with satay sauce
A smokey stir fry flavour with that same peanut butter satay sauce! Delicious though a bit salty. A thai twist to a Malay dish. It was wet with sauce but not soggy. A huge serving that I couldn't finish I bought 1/3 home. It would have been better with slightly less sauce, or served with rice to soak up the sauce.
Would I recommend it? Yes, but do order rice. We'd love to drop by again when in the area.
We could have ordered two dishes and two bowls of rice to share between three people. Might want to add a salad as it was quite a carb fest.
Service was minimal and prompt. No charge for takeaway box, yay!
Takeaway is cheaper by about a dollar a dish by the way.
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