A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Family Friendly Thai Restaurants

Thai

Thai food is internationally famous for reflecting the characteristics of a waterborne culture. Aquatic animals, plants and herbs are major ingredients in many dishes, making Thai food an increasingly popular cuisine choice for many diners.

Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing, baking and grilling. Chinese influences have introduced frying, stir-frying and deep-frying, so the choices available to diners in a Thai restaurant are huge. A traditional Thai meal consists of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. Instead of serving dishes in courses, a traditional Thai meal is served all at once so diners can enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes. However, many western Thai restaurants have stuck to individual courses.

Thai food is set apart from other Asian cuisines by the spices that supply the heat, sweetness or saltiness to the food: hot Thai peppers, Asian green basil, palm sugar, kaffir lime leaves, creamy coconut milk and galangal.
Thai curries are known to burn intensely but briefly, in contrast to curries from other countries such as India where curries burn for longer periods.

Common Thai dishes include:

· Pad Thai
· Chicken in Penut Sauce
· Green bean Curry
· Drunken Fried Blackfish
· Ginger Prawns

Chili Indian Thai & Seafood Restaurant

76 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870 (Shop B)
(07) 4041 1202

Brand new restaurant incorporating Indian and Thai cuisines. Amazing smells coming from the kitchen!

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Noodle Box

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 4041 4681

Exciting food option at Cairns Central, the menu consists of 9 Stir Fry's encompassing a wide variety of Asian flavours, 5 soups ranging from the most traditional of Hot and Sour to Rich and Creamy Laksas and 2 amazing rice dishes that explode with mystical flavours from the East.

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Thai Pan Restaurant

43-45 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 40521708

Outstanding quality and friendly service, this Thai restaurant is a small family operation, and is popular because of its consistantly great food. Great location for a big group, or for a small intimate evening. Be sure to try their SteamBowl!

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Yummy Noodle House

508 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
(07) 4054 6380

Yummy Noodle House is the latest chain of stores to open in the noodle craze gripping Cairns at present. They're quick & efficient, making Yummy Noodle a great work lunch option. The food is tasty, and prepared to order.

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