Lemongrass RestaurantLocated in vibrant food precinct Lygon Street, Lemongrass is a must for all Thai lovers.
Lemongrass opened in 1989 with a team of 4 chefs from the Bussaracum in Bangkok and with the support of our mentor Royal Cuisine High Priestess Boonchoo, then 78 years old. We were the first Thai in Lygon Street and in Carlton and also the first to introduce many new Thai dishes. Acharn (Madam) Boonchoo was a teacher of the Royal style in the University and also the Executive Chef of the Royal Cuisine restaurant the Bussaracum. She also taught cooking in the Thai Royal Palace. Her daughter Ancharee and two granddaughters are also chefs. One served at Lemongrass and the other at the Brunei Royal Palace.
No packaged or processed sauce or paste is used in Lemongrass. Each dish and every ingredient is carefully chosen, prepared and cooked as fresh as it is practicable. Everything is made by hand - this is our promise and mission.
You have every right to be sceptical; with over 20 dips, pastes and sauces to prepare in our menu, most chefs would not bother to attempt it but Chef Paula's lightning speed and grace and her sixth sense when it comes to cooking and blending with spices is to be seen to be believed. We believe she is the best Thai chef in town and also an authority in Indonesian classic styles. Her Penang Assam Laksa was once unanimously acclaimed by 20 Malaysian food critics as the best in town and even comparable to those in Luala Lumpur. Anyone can claim to cook their curries fresh to order - we cook ours fresh to order with our own fresh handmade pastes. It costs 12 times more to make the pastes and sauces than to buy manufactured pastes but there is no comparison. Your wait is rewarded many times over.
We have included in the menu some Indonesian and Malaysian items. Some Thai dishes are so close to Indonesian or Malaysian styles we may include their foreign names. If their foreign names appear first it means we have adopted the Indonesian or Malaysian style purely for your enjoyment..
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 176 Lygon Street Carlton | Map
✆ 03 9662 2244
❊ Web Links ❊
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