Taxiboat aims to satisfy Melbourne’s unquenchable thirst for Asian cuisine by offering our Pan-Asian fusion food in bustling Windsor. Under the guidance of passionate owner and chef, Mr Kim, the restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine.
The restaurant prides itself in using the freshest Australian local produce. There’s no MSG or corn oil here and customers with dietary requirements are well taken care of.
The dining room is casual and contemporary complimented by comfortable furnishings. Feature walls provide a clever accent, as do the art deco style chandelier that hangs from the ceiling.
The menu features a variety of Asian inspired favourites including hawker style food as well as main dishes perfect to share.
To start we loved the curry puffs. Buttery flaky pastry encased a delicious vegetarian curry mix.
For mains the Sambal Wild Barramundi stole the show. Deep fried to a crisp perfection, the barramundi was slathered in a luscious sambal sauce and served on a bed of long beans and okra. The Roast duck Thai red curry was similarly delicious. Rich and bursting with flavour and filled generously with tender roast duck morsels, cherry tomatoes, Thai eggplant and pineapple in a sauce.
Both dishes went superbly with fluffy and creamy coconut rice. It was comfort food at its best, perfect for the unseasonably cold Melbourne winter.
Dessert time continued to please with the Nyonya pandan leaves flavoured Italian Coconut Panacotta. Rich, creamy and silky, it had us fighting over the last morsel. For vegans (and everyone else), there’s a great lemon gelato on offer too so you can conclude your visit on a sweet note.
Taxiboat presents a refreshing take on Asian cuisine. With food this good, a delightfully casual atmosphere and prices this reasonable, Taxiboat is great for a casual catch up with friends or a decadent feast with the family.
Location: 94 High St, Northcote
Phone: (03) 9482 7882