Chokdee Thai Cuisine

Nelson


Hours: OPEN 7 DAYS Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm (except Mondays) Dinner: 5pm – late

Phone: 03 539 0282

Chokdee – experience the true taste of Thailand Chokdee caters for all palates - from mild through to those who like their favourite Pad Thai extra hot. Families are enthusiastically welcomed

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Owner Sakawduean Muangthong says that people are often under the impression that Thai food is very hot and spicy, but in fact, Chokdee caters for all palates – from mild through to those who like their favourite Pad Thai extra hot. Families are enthusiastically welcomed as many of the dishes (such as the chicken satay) are mild, tasty and very popular with children. She adds that many people get hooked on Thai food because of its delicious aroma and because the dishes are low in fat and not overcooked. At Chokdee, every dish is prepared only when the chef receives the order, so the vegetables are always perfectly tender and full of flavour. The emphasis is on using the very freshest ingredients, because that is how they would prepare food in Thailand the traditional way. For Sakawduean, this means creating everything from scratch – the curry bases, the sauces and condiments… She says that many of the Thai dishes depend on ingredients such as basil, kamfir lime leaves, lemongrass, coriander and lemon juice. Sourcing these ingredients fresh all year round is very time consuming, but a necessity if Chokdee’s diners are to experience the true tastes of Thailand. And she says the result is always worth the extra effort. Chokdee is continually expanding the menu to complement the permanent popular favourites. Recent additions include Jungle Curry, a really healthy dish with no coconut milk and P11 a hot, spicy mix of stir-fry vegetables, herbs and spices cooked in a green curry paste, served with your choice of meat and garnished with coconut cream. Presentation is a big part of the Chokdee experience, from the sumptuous, polished surroundings to the traditional Thai dress worn by all of the friendly staff, to the incredibly intricate vegetable carving that garnishes the dishes. The service at Chokdee cannot be faulted. “We believe in treating our customers as we would treat our friends,” says Sakawduean.

83 Hardy Street, Port Nelson, Nelson 7010

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