Thai Street food in Marsfield

There is a new Thai restaurant in Marsfield. This is like no other restaurant I’ve been to before. It promises to offer a glimpse into the vibrant world of Thailand’s streets and markets. If you’ve been to Bangkok, then you’ll know what I mean.

Bangkok is possibly the only place I can think of where you can spend a month just wandering the streets, eating every single thing that tickles your fancy; we’re probably talking three meals a day, snacks in between and boy you certainly don’t get to eat the same thing twice! One thing that amazed me about Bangkok is that there does seem to be an honest about the food that you eat; it’s plentiful and you never try the same thing twice. There is honesty about the food you get to eat. It’s plentiful and you get simply blown away with the amazing mixture of vibrant flavours.

The young owners of the Grain Thai restaurant aim to achieve exactly…to bring the true taste of Thailand to Australia, as what you get in Thai Restaurants is not what you get in Thailand. The whole ethos is around providing exceptional, original and homemade Thai food that you won’t taste anywhere else, and it’s affordable, so double bonus…real food at real prices!

One of the owners that I spoke to was Monn, whose real Thai name is Anunt Pongngamjit, so we’ll stick with Monn for ease of pronunciation, and he runs the restaurant with his wife Sandy, Sangduan Trancharoen, and his sister Joop, Warunee Sonticharoen . They’re a young group of entrepreneurs who have taken the plunge to do something really quite unique in terms of Thai food. What do they sell? Thai street food which you are certain not to taste the likes of anywhere else.

Last Saturday I was at the Thai Grain and it was late in the afternoon. Even though it was about 3pm there was a steady stream of customers coming in and out Thai Grain. It was interesting to see the restaurant so full at this time. Good for them.

As I sat down to savour the delights, I asked Monn what he’d recommend. I didn’t even want to know, I wanted the expert to bring out the true taste of Thailand, and wow is all I can say! He brought a great dish of rice noodles, cooked with Chinese broccoli, chicken, prawns, and eggs and seasoned with light and dark soy sauce and a sprinkle of pepper. It was certainly a big serving. It was absolutely awesome! In fact there was so much, I couldn’t even begin to try any of the other delights they have on offer.

Go and like their Facebook page too so you can get all the latest updates!

If you want to find them, they’re at 2C/2-4 Corunna Road, Eastwood and their telephone number is 79011714.

If you want to taste the true taste of Thailand, then best you head off to the Grain Thai for some seriously good food. Let me know if you like it as much as I did.

William de Ora


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