Jinda Thai

Thursday, March 24, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Jinda Thai open in July 2013 by Tanapat Family, who also owns Krua Thai (Richmond and St Kilda). Since then, Jinda Thai is one of the top Thai restaurant in Melbourne, hidden in an alleyway of Ferguson St. It would be easy to miss the restaurant especially at night.The restaurant decorated with exposed brick walls, large white wooden framed windows, hanging lights, Thai inspired ornaments floral pattern cushion, industrial rustic warehouse vibe, spacious open space full of tables and chairs. They have numerous variety of Thai dishes, ranging from stir fry, curry to soup.

This has been my fifth visits to Jinda Thai. One of my friend used to live in Melbourne and every time she visits Melbourne, Jinda Thai is always on her list but sadly she never got a table until her most recent visits.

Som tum soft shell crab ($13.90). I absolutely love this dish. The tangy papaya salad mixed with the crispy soft shell crab just simply delicious.

Moo yang - Thai style marinated pork neck served with 'nam jim' and sticky rice ($16.9). This is another popular dish at Jinda Thai and the serving was pretty generous.

Neur yang - Thai style marinated beef, grill to medium rare served with 'nam jim' and sticky rice ($16.9). Personally I love the sticky rice.

Pad thai ($16.9). The pad thai noodles was chewy and well cooked, the flavour was subtle mixed with lemon and peanuts.

Seafood Tom yum - spicy and sour soup with lemongrass and lime leaf ($16.9). It has a strong lemongrass taste with spicy and sour taste. Refreshing with punching flavours.

Red curry roasted duck ($17.9). In my opinion it was too thin and watery for a curry even though the flavours were there but it needed to be amped up a bit.

Soft shell crab pepper and garlic sauce ($17.9). The winning point in Jinda Thai is their soft shell crab is crispy despite it was served with sauces.

Soft shell crab with curry sauce ($17.9). This dish is the reason I kept coming to Jinda Thai. Simply delicious.

Pineapple fried rice ($13.9) was the dish that completely over shadowed by the rest of the dish. The taste was good but fall average compare to the others.

Son in laws - crispy boiled eggs, tamarind sauce, dried shallots, chilli and coriander ($13.9). It was sweet, sticky and spicy.Yum!

Jinda thai is famous for the crepes cake ($8.5), they have various flavour and by now I have tried them all. They served all flavour with coconut ice cream. My ultimate favourite is pandan flavour, the next would be Thai milk tea, salted caramel and green tea. The other flavour such as coconut and taro also not bad at all. In the supermarket next door they sell these cake per slice with the sauce slightly cheaper than dine in but you don't get the ice cream.

Another popular dish in Jinda Thai is their boat noodle, on my previous visit I have tried it and it was served with several condiments. The idea was to mixed it according to your taste and it was pretty good. Aromatic beef soup broth was pretty authentic and leave a warm feeling in your stomach.

The food service in Jinda Thai tend to be fast since there is time limit for the table and the staff sometimes can be a bit impatient and disorganise on peek hours. Jinda Thai is always busy, reservations is highly recommended especially for large group of people. Walk in is rarely allowed except on off peak hours and even then there is a time limit usually 40min - 1 hour. Jinda Thai is reachable by tram or train as parking might be difficult on peek hours. The overall food tend to be in a good quality and delicious taste, reasonable prices too. The only let down was the portion tend to be small but besides that prepare to be tempted!

Jinda Thai Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Sunday: 11.30am-10pm
Thursday: 5pm-10pm

Jinda Thai
7 Ferguson St
Abbotsford, VIC 3000