Thai Chef has always been a personal favourite of mine. It’s been over 12 months since my last visit, but as I walked in to the restaurant, I noticed the interior had been modernised. The menu is pretty much the same, although the specials board is constantly updated. I’ve already covered this restaurant on four previous reviews, so I’ll get straight into the food.
First up was the Pandan Chicken. Unlike other pandan chicken dishes, there’s no pandan in sight. The chicken was well marinated and was grilled till it was nice and crisp. The high sugar content in the marinade made it more charred around the edges, and the sweetness of the dish reminded me of something Mum makes at home.
Next was their signature Stuffed Chicken Wings. Beneath the golden brown crunchy exterior was a moist, succulent filling of chicken, pork, carrot and glass noodles. Well seasoned and full of flavour, this dish work well with the sweet chilli dipping sauce.
The main was the Prawn Pad Thai. The noodles were firm and not too oily, while the prawns were juicy and well cooked. The bean sprouts and peanuts added a lovely crunchy texture. The fried egg was evenly distributed, and the colours and flavours were on point.
The Combination Delight is on their specials board. A medley of vegetables and proteins that include chicken, beef and prawns. Everything was perfectly cooked and smothered in a delicious oyster based sauce.
The last main was the Crispy Duck. The duck pieces were juicy and succulent, with a lovely crispy skin. The dish was swimming in a sweet chilli sauce, which gave the duck plenty of depth.
I can’t speak of Thai Chef highly enough. I’ve been here so many times and yet to have a bad experience. Thai Chef is one of those places you keep on coming back to. It’s no wonders they have so many repeat customers. Adelaide Food Central would like to thank the staff at Thai Chef for their kind hospitality.
WHERE: 1/465 Pulteney St, Adelaide