So another mums night out comes around and this time we’re off to Colours of Thai, a popular restaurant with locals that also provides takeaway. Inside there are a few tables and then half of one side opens up to reveal an alfresco area which is cleverly situated above the entrance to an underground carpark. The alfresco area has 2 water features and low background music providing a relaxing atmosphere.
Once all six mums had arrived and introductions taken place, we finally looked at our menus. And what a menu; so many choices can make it more difficult to choose. I liked the fact that none of their dishes have added MSG. Once our orders had been taken, staff provided us cool towels.
I chose the Gaeng Ga-Ree Gai, a yellow curry with tender pieces of chicken and potato. The sauce had the right texture, creamy, thick and a subtle touch of spice. Rice is ordered separately and staff come around and serve it directly onto your plate. In fact staff came around another 2 times during the meal to top up our plates if needed.
Another mum ordered the Tom Yum Stir Fried consisting of king prawns with tom yum paste, snow peas, broccoli, baby corn, capsicum, onion, garlic, lemongrass, lemon juice and lime leaves.She described it as spicy and very tasty.
The Choo-Chee Prawn Curry in a mild red curry with sweet basil and lime leaves was devoured by a mum. She was pleased the prawns were properly cooked through but would have liked more sauce for the rice.
Only one mum ordered a noodle based dish, the Beef Pad Mee. Consisting of egg noodles stir fried with egg, chinese cabbage, carrot, onion, beef and capsicum. The flavour was consistent and the meat tender. The carrot and capsicum were a little too hard for her liking and it was so filling she couldn’t finish it. Staff offered to put in a take home bag for her.
The Coconut and Lime Prawns included king prawns and young coconut flesh in a tangy infusion of lime, ginger,chilli, lemon juice and red curry. The flavours blended together and the coconut flesh was soft enough it melted in your mouth. Amidst all the aromatic flavours the chilli stood out giving a welcome spicy hit.
The last dish ordered was the Gaeng Ped Yang, roasted duck in red curry paste with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, snow peas, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, pineapple and basil leaves. This dish is a favourite of the mum who ordered it and it was as good as she had expected it to be.
Once we had finished our meals we weren’t offered tea or coffee which we were surprised at but the staff did step in and offer to take a group photo for us when we were snapping away. Overall the staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was well cooked. I would definitely eat here again.
Colours of Thai
Suite 4, 18-22 Riseley St