I love how Thai restaurants in Australia (or everywhere?) have such kooky names.  Any restaurant that can get me giggling before I even enter their premises is a winner in my book.  It doesn’t get much more zany than ‘Thailicious’, and the fact that they’re located in Northbridge was enough to get me giggling and shaking my booty like Beyoncé before I even purchased their Groupon voucher.  With tickets to a Cinema Paradiso film in hand last night, my friend and I found the perfect opportunity to use the voucher.

On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant warm and inviting.  Cushioned, wooden booth seating added extra character and charm, and background Thai music added to the beautiful illusion that we were miles away from home.

The service was fast and friendly and before we even began the usual ‘vegan line of questioning’ our beautiful Thai waitress scored extra points for asking: “Are you real vegetarians? Because the curry pastes contain shrimp and fish sauce.”

Oh, big snaps for restaurants who get it!   *happy Beyoncé dance!*

We chose the Vegetable Spring Rolls to start with and discovered delicious fresh vegetables and vermicelli noodles inside, unlike the nasty, mass-produced, fried-from-frozen spring rolls served in too many establishments.  Another big, Thailicious tick!

For main course we shared the Pad Sukiyaki (vermicelli noodles, tofu, baby corn, vegetables and mushrooms in sukiyaki sauce):

And the Pad Kra Pow (tofu and vegetables stir fried with onion, fresh chilli and basil leaves in Thai spicy sauce):

Both dishes were hot and tasty and packed full of crunchy, fresh vegetables.  The portions were generous and we were particularly impressed with the basil stir-fry which packed a surprisingly flavourful punch with every mouthful.

All up, we had a fabulicious time.  See you again soon, Thailicious!

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17 Comments on Thailicious, Northbridge

  1. Amanda Robertson
    October 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm (12 years ago)

    Yum! Looks so fresh! =)

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm (12 years ago)

      It was! And crunchy and delish! 🙂

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    October 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm (12 years ago)

    Ahaha I love that- are you REAL vegetarians. Amazing!

    All the thai restaurants here have hilarious names here too- part of their charm 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, I loved it too! We’re not vegans – we’re REAL vegetarians! YEAH! 🙂

  3. Eloise
    October 18, 2012 at 8:36 am (12 years ago)

    I’ve only been once but I’ve been meaning to go back ever since, because we had such a great time. Did you get your rice served in a cute little tin foil swan too? I liked the dim lighting; figured it would make a good hangover lunch spot 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, YES, I hadn’t thought of the hangover lunch appeal but it could definitely do for that too! 🙂 Nooooo, we didn’t get tin foil swans!! I will ask for one next time!

  4. the bear and the blackberry
    October 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm (12 years ago)

    That is probably the BEST Thai restaurant name EVER. Pretty cool that she knows what a “real vegetarian” is! ; )

  5. Jade
    October 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm (12 years ago)

    Haha I love how she asked if you were a “real” vegetarian! That’s cute 🙂 I always get that sort of comment too “Oh, so you’re a REAL vegetarian then?” when I say I don’t each chicken or fish as well as no red meant.

    Oh, and even though I’m so full right now, I’m seriously craving this whole meal! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, I know, we loved it. 🙂 xx

  6. Somer
    October 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm (12 years ago)

    I love the name of that restaurant! Looks like it sums it up perfectly! So glad you got such great service and great food! YUM!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm (12 years ago)

      hehe, I know, booty shaking optional. 😉

  7. Megan
    October 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm (12 years ago)

    I just ate there myself and it was fabulous. I could taste the freshness and the meal was divine. I highly recommend as well:)

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm (12 years ago)

      Oh, fantastic to hear you had a great experience as well, Megan! 🙂

  8. Sheldon
    October 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi Rebecca, How can I contact you by email?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 30, 2012 at 4:36 am (12 years ago)

      Hi Sheldon! It’s Bex @ vegansparkles.com
      I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

  9. Claudette
    January 12, 2013 at 3:23 am (11 years ago)

    Everything looks so healthy and delicious. I wouldn’t mind trying those recipes myself. Thanks for sharing.