Whether living around Dandenong or just bombing down Princes Highway from Melbourne, if you feel Thai cravings coming on when in this area you should admit yourself straight to Jing Jing Dandenong. Serving traditional Thai with some modern touches in a super cool setting, Jing Jing Dandenong delivers awesome tastes and superb value, so it’s definitely worth multiple visits – and that’s before we’ve even talked about that addictive satay sauce...
The walls are colourful, the repurposed furniture sleek and cool, corrugated iron and washed timber abound and altogether Jing Jing Dandenong has a cool vibe that in itself warrants a visit to Dandenong South. However, the real attraction here is not the decor but the dinner, with an impressive procession of tasty Thai dishes rolling out of Jing Jing Dandenong’s kitchen at all times. If you’re heading to or from Melbourne along Princes Highway (or living in Dandenong), Jing Jing Dandenong makes for a slick, satisfying pitstop for anybody with an interest in modern Thai food.
Starting with established Thai favourites (it’s hard to argue that tiger prawn spring rolls with ‘Grandmar’ sauce and Jing Jing’s famous middle fish cakes are not the perfect beginning to any meal) and pulling some off a lot better than the vast majority of Melbourne Thai joints – their traditional beef boat noodle is the prime example here – Jing Jing in Dandenong South also show off a few lesser-known offerings, like their pulled chicken dry rice noodles and slow-cooked (for 48 hours) chicken on the bone that just, well, falls off the bone, quite frankly. They’re right on Princes Highway and attract a lot of passers-by, so it’s always wise to reserve a table first, just in case.
I have been here now three time, twice for lunch and once for dinner and amazing, inspirational and clean food and hosting every time has been helpful, knowledgeable and kind. My friends and family will be back again soon.
Fantastic food - certainly not the average ‘protein & veg with diff sauces’. Loved it - our new favorite. Well be driving past closer Thai’s for Jing Jing.
The service was very quick and the wait for the order was very short. Very friendly staff. A big variety of food to choose from.