Inspired by Southern Thai cuisine 

About Us

Our ​​Story
      Mountain High Thai originally opened its doors a little over 1 year ago. Our aim is to simply produce quality Thai food, incorporating the exotic ​​​flavours of the South.  The Traditional Southern Thai culture is embedded into every part of the restaurant, from the cooking to the decorations.
   
The owners having lived locally for over 25 years, feel strongly about supporting their local community. We use as many suppliers as possible from in, or around, the Dandenong Ranges, and the Yarra Valley, which is located approximately 40 km from Melbourne. This can range from tea, to fresh produce, and wines. 

Our Ingredients
We would like to share with you some of the herbs and spices that are used in our cooking.


Coriander roots ( Rak-pak-chee- Essential seasoning in Thai cooking. They have a deeper, more intense flavor than the leaves. It is a key Thai ingredient for clear soups, curry pastes or sauces to add aroma and full flavor. 


Galangal (Kha) -A rhizome with a sharp flavor, it is used to flavor Thai soups and is one of the key Thai herbs and spices used for all Thai curry pastes. 
 

Garlic(Kra-tium)-Among other Thai herbs and spices, garlic is mostly used in Thai cooking. It is crushed and chopped for stir-fried dishes, or pounded for curry pastes.


Lemongrass(Ta-krai-)It is often used to enhance aromatic scent in food. Lemongrass is also used in some Thai beverages, which provide a unique refreshing flavor.


Turmeric (Ka-min)-Turmeric is one of the essential Thai herbs and spices widely used in Southern Thailand cuisine. It is a key ingredient for yellow curry, many soups, stir-fries or deep fried dishes.


Thai Basil (Hora-pha)–Thai basil leaves are extensively used in Thai cooking like green curry and stir fired dishes


Kaffir Lime Leaves (Bai makrood) -It is one of the key Thai herbs and spices for curry dishes


Famous Thai Festivals 

We will be regularly updating our website on all the cultural festivities and events that are taking place in Thailand throughout the year.
Water Festival (Songkran Festival)

A national celebration of the traditional Thai New Year captures the imagination of travelers for both its cultural and fun attributes; the latter being enthusiastic bouts of water splashing between friends and relatives. This takes place all over Thailand in mid-April. The date used to vary but it is now fixed and takes place on 13-15 April every year.
  
Loi Krathong

As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November) lights up the night sky, throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated Krathong or traditional banana leaf floats are set adrift in rivers and waterways in a spell-binding ritual called “Loy Krathong” – the ‘festival of lights”. This is one of the Kingdom’s oldest and best-preserved traditions. 
 
Ghost Festival (Phi Ta Khon)

Combining religious traditions, local handicrafts, and fun-loving party atmosphere, Phi Ta Khon is a three-day festival that’s renowned for the colourful masks worn by thousands of locals. The masks are ghastly, stretched faces with phallic noses, decorated in bright, gaudy colors. The origin of the festival is a mixture of animist and Buddhist beliefs. It is supposed to recreate the legend of when a party was thrown that was so fun, everyone wanted to attend – living or dead. The Ghost Festival is held on the weekend of the 6th full moon of the lunar calendar.