All along Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, high quality Thai restaurants line the city streets, helping light up the Melbourne skyline! With Fitzroy known as a bastion of ethnic diversity with a multicultural flavor, Thai restaurants have found great success in the neighborhood. Some hold a near-perfect 5 star rating among locals! Thai street food can easily be picked up or delivered, making them a perfect takeaway option for modern times.
We will briefly describe what flavors make Thai food in Fitzroy such a satisfying choice for lunch or dinner. At the bottom, check out our list of the best Thai restaurants in Fitzroy. Each one is vetted for quality, ensuring a quality culinary experience. Read below to find out more about the secrets of great Thai food!
As with every ethnic cuisine offered in Fitzroy, Thai restaurants have secret sauces and flavors that bring out the best in their national dishes. This Michelin chef gives a nice description of why Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Pad See Ewe have become so popular worldwide:
The sauce. It’s a blend of three fundamental flavours -- sweet from sugar, sour from tamarind, and spicy heat from seasonings. Then there are the noodles; they have to be tender, tempting you to take a bite. Every ingredient must be fresh, and it’s important to know how to control the heat as you stir fry. Combining all these components for delicious phad thai is a science.
Below, we will give a tasty primer on the foundational dishes of the Thai restaurants in Fitzroy. That way, you wont get lost in the dozens of incredible variations our local Thai chefs cook up! Whether stir fry, soup, curry, or wok-fried specialties, keep reading to understand how Aussies Thai food became a national love affair 😊
If you’ve ever had rice or noodles fried with some veggies and meat, you’ve had stir fry. Here’s the big secret – Thai Stir Fry uses a full-tasting, delicious tamarind sauced to give their stir fries a wholly unique flavor! It marries to the noodles and rice as well as Italian red sauce does to pasta. It just has, obviously, a completely different flavor that keeps your palate refreshed and happy 😊Thai Soups
If you learn one thing about quality Thai soups from this blog, let it be this: all great Thai soup (and soup in general), starts with homemade bone broth or freshly blended ingredients. The Thai soups available in Fitzroy usually center around perfect animal bone broth or some coconut oil base; both are delicious and perfect for takeaway!Thai Curries
The best part of Thai curries is they must be made with fresh ingredients. Fortunately, Thai restaurants in Fitzroy follow this rule, using fresh chilies and roots to flavor their curry dishes. Combined with Australia’s world class meat options, these flavored curries are bound to be hearty, belly-warming, and nutritious. Perfect for takeaway and easy to reheat 😊Local Thai Specialties:
For local specialty dishes, many Thai street food vendors offer wok-fried options. Wok-fried pork belly with garlic, basil, veggies, and lemongrass is available if you want it! That’s just some examples of local Thai specialties, so make sure to check the menus!
Additionally, Thai restaurants in Fitzroy have so many delicious sauces and dressings, their salads remain a great vegan option. Made with fresh veggies, herbs and garnished wraps, vegetarians will rejoice at how expertly Thai chefs mix the flavor of herbs, greens, nuts, and sauce for one perfect Thai salad!
While concise, these are, by consensus, the best Thai Restaurants in Fitzroy. Check the menu links below! Dishes come in a variety of sauces: oyster, ginger, soy, tamarind, yellow curry, and even Kekhong BBQ 😊
1. Noi Thai
4. Panna Thai
6. Thai Thani
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