I’m finally blogging about this place… it only took like eight or ten visits over the past year and a half… but hey, who’s counting?
Sukhumvit Soi 38, serving Thai street food with the restaurant itself named after the famous street food address ‘Soi 38’ in the heart of Thailand, Bangkok. Unfortunately, for any keen travellers who want to visit Soi 38 in Bangkok, no luck as they are now building a new development in that precinct. Boo!
But dare I say it, Soi 38 is probably the best Thai place (to date) in Adelaide town. We think so anyways.
So what’s good here? Hands down, the pad thai. A must order on every visit.
But before that, here are some of the other goodies we ordered.
Kgai tod; $13.00
Crispy street style Bangkok chicken wings served with nam jim jao (dipping sauce) which was perfectly balanced between being salty, sweet, spicy and sour. Finger lickin’ good,
Tod mun khao pad; $11.00
Yah… this snack isn’t a surprise order huh? Sweet corn and kaffir lime fritters with a house made sweet chilli dipping sauce. The fritters were average, they lacked a crispy exterior and the fritters themselves were doughy and bland. The sweet chilli sauce didn’t help either as it was too salty so we found ourselves dipping these nuggets into the nam jim jao from the chicken wings instead. Redemption! Haha.
Pad thai; $16.00
Dun dun dunnnn!!
Pad thai, street style fried noodles with chicken and egg served with bean sprouts, peanuts, dried chilli flakes and a wedge of lemon.
Mix and demolish.
Soooo tastyyyyyyy! Although we did find it slightly greasy on this occasion but that didn’t deter us from mopping the plate clean. Great flavours, a good hit of spice and a variety of textures to keep them taste buds happy. A favourite. Yum yum yum!
Kaeng ped pbed yang; $23.00
And last but not least, a serve of Soi 38’s red duck curry with coconut cream, cherry tomatoes, pineapple and lychee with a serve of rice ($3.00). Rich, sweet, salty, spicy and sweet… a vibrant warm bowl of flavour goodness with roasted duck meat, pops of sweet cherry tomatoes and sweet sweet lychee and pineapple pieces. A comforting and homely dish paired with rice.
The menu at Soi 38 changes regularly as they utilise local and seasonal ingredients. The venue fills up quick so be sure to make a booking just so you won’t miss out. Waiting lists tend to be quick too so take a chance if you must or spontaneously decide to do a walk in. 😉
Sukhumvit Soi 38
54 Pulteney Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8223 5472
Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm