Hi Everyone, I have decided to feature a blog on my favourite Thai restaurant, Chat Thai. I have been to the branches over in Manly and Haymarket. I love the one over at Haymarket as they have a wide range of tempting and mouth watering desserts, in addition to their tasty dishes. A word of caution: One has to be patient if you are waiting for a table without making any prior reservations. You could simply wait from around 30 mins to an hour or so, due to every popular crowd waiting to be served.
After a wait of around 1 hour, we managed to get into the restaurant and we began making orders without any hesitation. I have been to Chat Thai at least more than 10 times in a year and there are dishes which I simply prefer to others. Firstly, we ordered the LARPB GAI ($12), which is a spicy minced chicken salad. Served on a bed of spanish onions and lettuces, the chicken salad is light, tasty and a bit spicy.
The next dish we ordered was the DTOM SAAP ($14). It was my wife’s favourites as the pork ribs were cooked till perfection in the rich tasty and spicy soup. The meat of the pork ribs fall off effortlessly as you place it inside your mouth. Tender and tasty, it is also available in beef too.
Tried the GAENG PANANG NUEA curry ($14), but it did not entice me that well. Just found it to be a bit too sweet for my liking. That is due to the fact that I still prefer the Singaporean & Malaysian style curries, which is completely different from the Thai version.
Lastly, we got our favourite desserts from Chat Thai. Their desserts are yummy.
I ordered the durian with sticky rice . It was rich and well prepared. Tasty pieces of durian with generous servings of coconut cream over the glutinous rice. Sinful yet satisfying.
My dearest woman ordered her favourite coconut ice cream. It is fresh coconut made into ice cream and place on top a tasty portion of glutinous rice and palm seeds. I did take a scoop or two, plus finishing the peanuts too.
That was the best finale to my sumptuous meal. Love you heaps Chat Thai and I will be back soon.
Chat Thai Haymarket
20 Campbell Street
Lunch: 10 am to 5 pm
Dinner:5 pm to 10 pm
Supper: 9.30 pm to 2 am