Always on the lookout for a sub $10 lunch to review I was intrigued to see the Garema Place stalwart Three Mothers Thai offering $9.90 Special Lunch (not to be confused with Lunch Special we presume).
And always being keen for a Pad Thai I was delighted to see noodly goodness on the discount menu.
Sadly though it was fundamentally disappointing.
No fire, no ground nuts, no lemon or lime wedge, and not even a single prawn lurking in there to mix things up.
All the things that take a Pad Thai from noodly sludge to greatness were absent.
I know they’re making it to a price but if that means making it badly I’d rather they didn’t.
The mung beans were nicely crisp, and it wasn’t oily.
There’s plenty of other offerings in the Special Lunch, which I can’t speak to, but I’d give the Pad Thai a miss (although they are faster than Wok In a Box across the way and probably a better deal than that endless source of disappointment).
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)