Nongkhai Thai

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 3 reviews )

931 Main Rd, Eltham, Victoria, 3095

Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai food menu with a vegetarian section, of which many dishes can be made vegan -- without fish sauce or shrimp paste. Be sure to let the staff when ordering.

Categories: Thai, Non-veg

3 Reviews

First Review by karlaess

beware the fish sauce - Edit

We wanted to love this place, but after getting fish sauce in our meals on 3 separate occasions, we won't go back.

Cons: fish sauce

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jfc - Edit

Limited options and communication issues/uncertainty regarding which meals can be made Vegan, but the food was very good (the first time)

Updated from previous review on Friday August 28, 2015

Visited for a second time... major mistake.
Repeated bad performance by the staff to the point of putting fish sauce in a Vegan meal.
After explaining that we were Vegan and what that meant, the waitress pointed us to the 'vegetable' menu, but later asked us which meat we would like with our meal

The management really needs to step up

Cons: staff, management

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Inconsistent and risky - Edit

Vegan options are limited at this restaurant and some of the staff are a little unsure, however they did make a point of checking all of our concerns re animal ingredients with the chef before confirming their suitability (on our first visit).

None of the vegetarian entrees are Vegan and only the bean curd soup can be prepared without animal ingredients. Do ask about the salads and stir fries, as they will mostly involve a change to dressings / sauces to make them Vegan.

Enjoyed a Gang Keon Whan Puk (green curry), Thai Bean Curd Soup and Papaya Salad (specials menu).

The meals were very well prepared and flavoursome. I would definitely consider returning to try some of the other items on the main course menu.

Updated from previous review on Wednesday August 26, 2015

On our second visit, after specifically requesting no fish sauce in our mains, we tasted our Red Curry and Mussaman and noticed something was not quite right. Upon querying it with the staff, we discovered fish sauce had in fact been added. At the time of ordering, the waitress seemed disinterested and blasé so we were a bit concerned from the outset.

I now have no confidence in the various staff knowing what is vegan / vegetarian or otherwise, hence the rating has gone from 4 stars to 1 star.

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