The large warehouse style dining room helped with the heat although it still remained on the warm side - not unbearable though. We were shown to a table right at the back of the large room in the far corner and it was a cosy little nook. I was apprehensive that we would struggle to catch the waitstaff being so tucked away but actually upon reflection, we were pretty well looked after.
It was super busy full of Friday night diners in high spirits so it was hardly a relaxing dinner but it was fun, frenzied and atmospheric.
Som tum salad with soft shell crab - nicely balanced in terms of sweet, sour and spicy definitely a winner
Red duck curry with pineapple and sticky rice - creamy and mild with fresh, zingy pineapple. I think it could be a little more flavoursome with more duck meat but still tasty.
Boat noodles with stewed beef - not right for a hot Summer evening. Incredibly intense with some deep spices that make it more a wintry dish/
Pad Thai with chicken - a good version that wasn't gloopy. Another winner
Sweet and sour fish - fresh and tasty. Yum.
And Steve drank beer to keep cool and I went with the Thai iced tea which was light and sweet and so refreshing. I could have drank a vat of it!
Price wise JInda is more exxy than a bowl of pho at one of the neighbouring restaurants so it's definitely one of the pricier places on Victoria Street, However we're not talking hipster Melbourne Chin Chin prices either so it's a good option.