There are many reasons why you dine out rather than cook at home. One of the best is that the home cook has a massive bandage around his thumb, courtesy of slicing through it with a chef’s knife. That incident triggered a dash to the local hospital emergency department, leaving our dinner guests at home with the dogs. Told to expect a three hour wait before treatment, Bilby Blue returned home to finish the cooking and entertain on her own – our guests carefully inspecting the stir fry to ensure they avoided eating bits of Benny. My thumb required six stitches and cooking on subsequent nights was a bit of a challenge.
Ped’s Thai Cuisine is only about 12 months old, but the eponymous Ped has been operating notable Thai restaurants for over 30 years. He retired a few years ago, but fortunately for us he is back, clearly enjoying greeting customers and making sure they are comfortable. Ped’s Thai has a welcoming informality that is evident in everything from Ped’s enthusiastic greeting to the plethora of Thai trinkets and swathes of brightly patterned silks scattered liberally around the dining area, softening the otherwise unadorned walls.
Ped suggested we order a roti (see first pic) to accompany the Massaman curry, and he was right! It was meant to be eaten by hand with roti.
Several desserts were available, but we had eaten more than enough and did not indulge.
We really liked it.
OverallPeds Thai has a home-style feel to it, both in service and food – in a good way! I would be happy to drop in anytime for a quick meal for two or an inexpensive feast with friends.
We also had a demonstration of vegetable carving from Ped’s sister – a lot of her work is displayed around the restaurant and garnishes many of the dishes.
Find it atPed's Thai Cuisine
1415 Toorak Road
Camberwell 3124 Vic
Phone (03) 9809 1212