I love meeting up with high school friends, even if it’s half the group. Haven’t had Chat Thai in years, and first time trying out this one here in Gateway Sydney. There’s plenty of seating inside, but there was still a wait to get a table on a weeknight for dinner.
spicy green mango salad with pickled crab, dried shrimps, fermented fish-$16
Grilled beef coconut curry with betel leaves-$20
My friends were kind enough to let me pick out what to eat. I normally am ok in choosing what stuff to eat, but decided to be a bit more adventurous, which was a really bad decision. Some stuff on the menu didn’t say it was chilli, but they were. I know I’m trying to increase my chilli tolerance, but the chilli in the salad and curry was too much for me to try to enjoy. The curry was so spicy, but the salad was a bit more bearable.
Prawn, tofu, coconut and turmeric crepe with house pickle cucumber-$16
Crepe was super thin and interesting combo of toppings.
Pad Thai w/ chicken-$15
The pad thai was decent but their wasn’t much chicken and portion was generally smaller (but I hardly eat Thai so maybe portions everywhere have shrunk). I guess maybe that’s why prices haven’t increased too much. They ran out of sticky rice even at around 7:30pm.
Service wasn’t the best since it took about 5 tries to get the waiters to order our food, and request for other stuff like water and more rice.