Cashew nut Stir fry, Sizzling Hot plate, Massaman Curry, Sweet and Sour Fish, Grilled Tiger Prawns.
Just the names alone are enough to get the taste buds tingling, but to taste them is divine!
These dishes are amongst the 49 selections on the menu at Thai Crom, encompassing entrees, soups, curries, noodles and rice.

And then there are the chef’s specials on top of these and scrumptious desserts.
Good food, consistency in its preparation and taste, and using Thai chefs are all behind the success story of Thai Crom. Neville Fox and his wife Jinda say only a Thai chef can cook Thai meals the way they should be and are testimony to the good name the business has developed in both their restaurants located in Cromwell and Alexandra.
“We have continually good feedback and are always being asked to open another one in other parts of New Zealand!” Neville said.

“We believe it is important that the food is always top notch. And we welcome feedback on our meals. If you like it, tell us, tell your friends and come back. If you don’t – also tell us so we can make improvements.”
Neville and Jinda say the secret of the taste and success of their food is in the sauces they use which are Jinda’s responsibility.

“These will remain a secret no matter how many requests we have for them,” Neville said, “and we do get asked a lot!”

The good thing about Thai food the couple say is that it is quite fast to prepare which means very minimal waiting time for their customers.
And then there’s the choice of how hot people want their curry to be.
Neville says they offer five degrees: mild, medium, hot, Thai hot and ‘burn the paint off the wall’ hot.
The aim has also been to keep meals reasonably priced, and the number of locals who are repeat customers, especially the bargain lunchtime dishes are testimony to this achievement.

“Locals are very important to us in our business,” Neville said. “When we first opened, my idea was if we had a young couple saving or with a young family, they could go out and have a good feed and a drink for around $50, and would go home satisfied they had a good night out.”