New kid on the block in Thai Town, Boon Cafe and Jarern Chai is a Thai grocer and cafe, side by side. The fit out is modern and slick; definitely not your typical asian grocery shop.
Boon cafe is open early from 7am for breakfast, until late for supper and desserts. The coffee is by Single Origin, and is a fantastic pit stop option for my morning walks to work.
By night, Boon Cafe offers their Isaan menu.
Grilled cat fish
Intrigued, we order the cat fish, wondering what it will taste like. It's quite flavoursome, though the tiny bones are a bit fiddly.
Som Dtum Thai
Green papaya salad with peanuts and dried shrimp
Khao Dtum Sen
These fresh rice noodles and pork short ribs were served in clear broth; just what the doctor ordered, a nourishing and warming soup for a cold evening.
Pandan custard toast
After seeing all the Instagram posts, I couldn't go past dessert here. These bite sized pieces of toast are covered in a generous serving of custard and drizzled with condensed milk. Absolutely delicious!
I've also ear marked the amazing looking fusion sandwiches, cakes and gelato for consumption upon my next visit.