Koko Thai

O'Connell Street is known as the food street in North Adelaide. Along the stretch of the street, you can find international cuisines, ranging from Indonesian, Australian to Thai food. The newest kid on the block is Koko Thai, specializing in authentic Thai cuisines. 

I was invited by Adelaide Food Central to sample dishes at Koko Thai. All the food and drinks were complimentary.

Upon entering the entrance of Koko Thai, I was greeted by friendly waitress gracefully dressed in traditional Thai clothing. The ambience was relaxed and the interior was dressed with lights surrounded by netted coverings on the ceilings. Our tables had already been set up with tealight candles and flowers lining the center of the table. I felt as if I was transported to Bali for a meal at the resort.
Table decor
We ordered a few drinks before deciding on our main meals. I ordered the Coconut Juice which came with coconut pulp. The coconut water was refreshing but I felt that nothing can ever beat the water coming from freshly opened young coconut. Since Australia is not a tropical country, this could do! The pulp however, was enclosed with ice and I had to break open the ice to get access to the pulp. 
Coconut juice
I also ordered Lemon, Lime and Bitters after finishing my coconut juice. This good old drinks can never disappoint me. I also noticed that it is an Australian thing to order this soft drinks with minimal alcohol content. 
Lemon, lime and bitters
Before our main dishes arrived, we were treated to various entrees. The first one was Snow Pea Salad. It was a great start of the meal with the crunchiness from the snow peas and light tartiness from the lime.
Snow pea salad 
Next up was Miang Kum. It was roast coconut, prawn garnished in lime served with ginger and cashew nut, wrapped in betel leaf. Different from Miang Kum that I had tried before in Malaysia, Koko Thai had already wrapped all the ingredients with betel leaf. I loved the combination of the roast coconut and betel leaf. I always thought that they are the highlight of the dish. Another great way to start your Thai food adventure!
Miang Kum
Another classic Thai dish is the Green Papaya Salad which was served next. The green papaya was sliced thinly, garnished with dressing and cashew nuts. This can be a healthy dish to start off your meal.
Green papaya salad
Enough with all the vegetable dishes, we moved on to meat entrees. We were served the Pandan Chicken. The chickens were deep fried to perfection with retained juiciness, then wrapped in aroma pandan leaves. Besides that, the homemade sweet chilli sauce dipping sauce also accompanied the chicken well, with the extra sweetness and zing.
Pandan chicken
The last entree tasted was Sea Star. Shaped as sea star, this was the prettiest entree of the night. They were homemade dumpling with minced chicken, squid and prawn filling. The fillings were well seasoned and dressed with tasty mild red curry sauce.
Sea Star
We were half full after having all the entrees and the main dishes came after that. For main dish, I ordered the Red Duck Curry, my favourite curry of all. It was a lovely dish, though I preferred a slightly sweeter version of the curry. The duck was roasted in the house and then cooked in red curry sauce with lychee, pineapple, eggplant and fresh basil. It was slightly dry due to the cooking process but still pleasant to the mouth. The red curry was full of flavours and I definitely loved the basil which added freshness to the curry. 
Red duck curry
Besides that, another food blogger ordered the Green Chicken Curry which was slow cooked chicken pieces in coconut milk with green curry paste, green bean and bamboo. Pad Prik King Chicken, stir fry chicken and vegetables with fresh ginger was also ordered. 
Green chicken curry
Pad Prik King Chicken
Another dish which had received rave reviews was the Coo Chee Curry Prawn. The prawns were cooked with Thai mild curry sauce with capsicum and fresh basil. Looking at the creaminess of the dish, it was truly hard to control my salivary glands. 
Coo Chee Curry Prawns
How could Pad Thai be missed in a Thai feast? There you are, the favourite stir fried rice noodles with chicken, prawn and egg with ground peanut, spring onion and bean sprout. 
Pad Thai
Koko Thai was really generous in serving us loads of food. We were also treated to two more seafood dishes, including Pad Cha seafood and Barramundi with Green Mango. The Pad Cha Seafood was the combination of prawns, squid, mussels and snapper fillet stir fried in coconut milk with young pepper corn and red curry paste. I loved the base of this dish as it was bursting with flavour. The seafood were also cooked well.  
Pad Cha Seafood
I was so full by the time they served the barrramundi. It was such a shame that I didn't manage to try this dish as the barramundi did look very inviting and crunchy! Next time probably!
Barramundi with Green Mango
There is always a second compartment in the stomach for dessert. Hence, we decided to treat ourselves to desserts even though our stomachs were exploding. Some of the dessert offerings were Banana Split, banana fritters and homemade coconut ice cream.
Banana Split
The Banana Fritter was fantastic with its crunchy batter and cooling vanilla ice cream. The drizzling of chocolate sauce definitely added some vibrancy to the fritter.
Banana Fritter
I ordered the homemade Coconut Ice Cream. The ice cream was distinct with its coconut flavour, but it was not as creamy as what I thought it would be. It was quite icy. Nevertheless, it was still a nice dessert to end the night.
Coconut ice cream 
It was a great Thai feast with everyone going home on a satisfied full tummy. Do visit Koko Thai when you are thinking of having Thai food or experiencing a slice of Thai heaven. 

Address: 147, O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
Trading hours: 6pm-late (Mon-Sun), 12pm-2.30pm (Wed-Fri)

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Love, Victoria 

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