Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chat Thai

Apologies dear readers for the slowdown in postings. I've been really busy with work thus the lack of time to update my food adventures these past two weeks. For this post, I'm going to let the pictures do the talking and provide a short description after each picture. I know I'm not doing Chat Thai justice but I promise I will do a better job next time.

Fresh Spring Rolls ($10) - Imagine fresh rice paper rolls wrapped around smoked fish sausage, shredded poached chicken, cucumbers and shallots, dressed with a sweet tamarind sauce. Yum!

Loug Chin Ping ($2 ea) - Grilled skewere pork balls accompanied with nahm jim (sweet chilli and sour plum sauce).

Sod Dtum ($10) - Green papaya smattered in the mortar and pestle with lime juice, dried shrimps, green beans, bird's eye chilli and cherry tomatoes. I found this dish could do with more lime juice to give it the extra kick.

Gai Yang ($11) - Char grilled chicken marinated in turmeric, galangal, lemongrass and garlic.

Bpla Choo Chee ($26) - Crisp fried snapper (slightly over cooked) in rich red curry.

Desserts! I can't remember what they were called but the sago like balls in a coconut cream soup was delicious. The other dessert which reminded me of a Malaysian kuih was very sticky and stuck to my teeth when I bit into it. I have a phobia of food that sticks to my teeth (one to many trips to the dentist perhaps?) thus one bite was enough for me.

Chat Thai
20 Campbell Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

Tel (02) 9211 1808


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Thanks for your review! You ordered things that I would normally order so it's great to know what they're like! :D

Betty said...

Chat Thai is such great food and value. I need to go back for more :)

Om nom nom nom said...

I think the sago ball dessert may have been "Bua Loy" and the other one is called "Kanom Chun". I think you have to grow up with Asian desserts to appreciate them. Tell "H" we need to go out for dinner one night at Chilli Cha-Cha!

Forager said...

Mm - you've inspired me, time to go back to Chat Thai for lunch I think! The fish looks amazing & I'm always a sucker for som tum!

foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine - You're welcome. Loving your reviews too :)

Hi Betty - Yes and they're always packed! Only downside to Chat Thai are the queues.

Hi Paula - Thanks for the names. I didn't have time to take a pic of the dessert menu before it was whisked away. I actually love the Malaysia version of this dessert but this one here was just too sticky!

Hi Trina - How was lunch? hehe The fish was not bad but Spice I Am does a mean choo chee prawn.