Sunday, August 9, 2009

Amata Thai Cuisine

A mad "over-indulgence" of Thai food these past two weeks and I've fallen in love with the Pad See Ew from Amata Thai Cuisine. I've never been a big fan of dry fried noodle dishes such as fried kway teow or pad thai. Don't get me wrong, I do eat and enjoy these type of dishes but I would not order them if I had to eat a plate all by myself. Maybe it has to do with the number of calories all that pork lard / oil will add to my daily calorie intake.. but then again, I do love a good fried rice. I digress, back to Amata Thai Cuisine...

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We ordered the Golden Chicken Wings ($7.50) which are deep fried chicken wings with Amata Thai Cuisine's special sauce for entree. The chicken wings were slightly dry from over-frying but the sauce made up for it. A sticky, caramel-like sweetness coating each wing with sesame seed sprinkled on top.

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H'a Pad Kaprao ($8.50 special) was delicious. The sauce had just the right combination of basil, and chilli. Also, take a close look at the rice, it came in the shape of a star.

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And finally, Pad See Ew ($8.50 special). Silky and smooth flat rice noodles, vegetables and egg coated in a slightly sweet sauce which reminded me of ABC sauce (aka famously known as Kicap Manis). As I said, I'm not a big fan of fried noodles and never ever finished a whole plate by myself but I wolfed down everything on the plate.


Amata Thai Cuisine
399 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

(02) 9557 5046


4 comments:

cashmere cheesecake said...

I'm not a fan of fried noodles either but I had the best 'drunky fried noodle' at this thai place on Quay st near UTS and it was real cheap!

foodie-central said...

Hi Cashmere Cheesecake - Oooh drunken fried noodles.. I've heard of drunken noodle soup but not a dry version. Will try to check it out soon. Thanks for the tip. :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I know what you mean about noodles. They can be so calorific and oily sometimes! I confess I love eating the veges and meat and then having a bit of the noodles in an effort to eat healthier :)

foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine - haha we're so alike in that sense. I try not to eat too much carbs but if they taste nice then it'll be gone in a flash. So much for counting calories!