With Thai being standard fare across the land this one has a few extra variations and new dishes that sure were good.
For entries; I had a soup called Potak. Not something I've seen offered before. Much like Tom Yum in that it was spicy n sour. It had some prawns, squid, a mussel in its shell with great stock, galangal flavouring and red colour from chilli. Really good. Others had lovely big satays and winter prawns (not so interesting but ok) all under $10. My other friend had deep fried bamboo leaf wrapped chicken parcels. That was pricey ($16) but big. In the past he said the leaves were crisped and edible. Not this time but a) we don't know if u r supposed to eat the leaves and b) when did u last have such an offering in a suburban Thai place? It reminded me of some really nice betel leaf wrapped larb-y, tangy morsels at the old Rambutan restaurant in Darlinghurst many years back.
Mains included Penang lamb that was so good you could smell it coming, really good chilli basil bamboo and chicken, yellow curry chicken (which was a bit standard - suffered from the pre-boiled meat problem common to most Thai restaurants) and a very good fried fish with chilli and veg. The fish was fried or grilled, it was plentiful and super tasty. This was also a stand out.
Bearing all this in mind, we haven't been back yet to try their even more interesting house specials but I'm sure you know we will. So it was great stuff.
Lovely waitress, very quirky decor, (get rid of the plastic table cloth covers and glasses at this price point) in a heritage building in a heritage town. Quick and fairly efficient too. Friendly.
A good meal with two courses nearly too much to eat and BYO. We were all four of us guys fed very well for $35 a head. Couldn't have been happier.
Strongly recommended. So good to taste something new or unusual at a Thai joint and also know there will be more to try next time.
Attached photos are the Potak soup, the fish and lamb dishes.
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