Ruby Thai is located on the top level of Carillion City next to an all-time Pavarotti Favourite, Newton Circle. It's taken us a long time to even think of passing up eating at Newton Circle. Ruby Thai used to be one of the busiest lunch spots in Perth, with huge crowds flocking to their old shop in 160 Central Arcade. We're not sure if it is run by the same people but the days of waiting in line are well and truly over.
We never realised there was more to the bain marie at Ruby Thai, but were pleasantly suprised to find an expansive menu hidden on the counter with cooked to order dishes. You'll find the usual assortment of Thai red/green/massaman/jungle curries on offer as well as a selection of noodle and rice dishes. A Chicken or beef dish is $9.50, whilst the seafood dishes are just out of the Pavarotti range at $10.50.
After taking an eternity to read the extensive A3 menu, I settled for the Beef Massaman Curry. The staff will try and push you to take a serve out of the bain marie but there is an option to get it made to order (or reheated to order, we weren't quite sure) - I would definitely recommend this option. Also, whilst waiting for your meal load up on the cut chilli and chill flakes if you're into the spicy foods.
Whilst it took a while for it all to be put together, it was definitely worth the wait. The serving of curry was quite generous with plenty of beef throughout the dish. The curry was packed full of flavour. The meat was by no means chewy but it definitely could have been more tender. Overall it was a pretty good massaman curry. To top it all off, the cooked to order meals come with a complimentary sweet glutinous rice/fruit platter for dessert. This was definitely one of the biggest meals we've come across at The Pavarotti and we will definitely be back to check out some of the other offerings.
We've found it pretty hard to find Pavarotti priced Thai food in the CBD. Know of any other Thai restaurants in the CBD? Let us know in the comments below: