Food Diary: Chonsiam, Sydney

Chon 2 - 2

Sydney has such freaking good Thai food. An unmentioned friend of a friend won’t eat the Thai food here in Sydney because it’s not as good as in Thailand, but the thing is: a lot of people think the Thai food is better here. Thai chefs have more space to experiment, freed from tradition, and have higher quality ingredients.

I’ve loved the look of this hole-in-the-wall, and stopped by after a late morning meeting in central Sydney. Since Masterchef had just had an episode where someone made this dish to emulate Thai street food, I couldn’t really go past ordering the pork omelette. I’m not sure how you can go wrong with this dish, and it was delicious, though I should have been patient enough to wait for the little caddy of hot sauces that was going around, but somehow not to my table.

Chon 2 - 1I was too shy to order the $4 boat noodles, since part of me was thinking: how can they keep a restaurant afloat if people are only paying $4! But it seems like a specialty of the house. So, the next time I went by, I tried it: lovely sweet broth, fun combo of both beef and beef balls (there’s also a pork option), soft and tasty thin rice noodles, fresh greens. Aroy! (Thai for delicious). And all for the cost of a large latté.


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