We were given a seat and politely asked to finish our dinner before 7.30pm. It wasn't a problem as the food arrived shortly after we ordered!
Larb Woon Sen
Warm vermicelli salad with minced chicken, chilli, lemon juice and ground rice
Sour, salty with a hint of sweetness. If I wasn’t hungry before, I was certainly hungry after a bite! The acidity from the lemon juice opened my appetite instantly. The vermicelli and chicken gave a chewy texture while the red onion and chilli added a wonderful crunch to each bite. Every bits of flavour brought back memories from my past Thailand trips.
Stir-fry minced pork with chilli and basil leaves
Every bit of minced pork was deeply infused with the aroma and flavour of the basil. The slightly salty nature of this dish definitely required the company of some white rice. This dish allowed several choices: minced pork, minced chicken, minced beef, seafood or vegetables. But trust me on this one and get it with minced pork!
Pla Lard Prig
Deep fried fish topped with hot chilli sauce
If eating spicy food isn't your forte, this is not the dish for you. The chilli sauce (sambal) definitely packed a punch and the crispiness of the batter reminded my numbed tongue that the fish was present. This would be one heck of a sambal for a plate of nasi lemak!
Cha Aom Kai Tod
Omelette with Acacia
With three spicy dishes, we decided to tone our fourth dish down by ordering this. The omelette had a light and crispy texture but I could hardly taste the acacia. It was probably due to my increasingly numbed tongue! And the corner bits were quickly gone because they were wonderfully crispy!
I've eaten plentiful of Thai food and every time I crave 'em, I head off to Ying Thai 2. However, do remember to make a reservation or be prepared to wait!
110 Lygon Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Carlton, VIC 3053
Question of the day: What's your limit when it comes to spiciness?