Located at the Carlton Square end of Lygon Street, Tamra Siam is a mercifully fuss-free Southeast Asian restaurant drawn in bold Thai-style lines. The restaurant’s spring roll or special entree platters are a great place to start before tackling some typically hot and sour soups like tom yum or tom kha. There’s an emphasis on Thai salads here, with almost as many options as you’ll find in the curry section, making Tamra Siam a good choice for Melbourne’s vegetarian set. Made fresh to order, each dish sparkles with zesty flavours and colours, prepared with love by experienced chefs from the Land of Smiles. There’s even a kid’s menu that manages to not condescend even as it offers less experienced palates a taste of authentic Thai cuisine.