I am a massive fan of Thai and Sydney probably does the best Thai food outside Thailand - this is the best and most funky Thai in Sydney. You can't book but there is a great funky bar with awesome cocktails while you wait. The Bloody Longrain is an interesting twist on a Bloody Mary.
Food wise you must order the betel leaves with smoked trout and prawns as an entree - stunning. And whilst it may not sound very nice the caramelised pork hock is out of this world. The pork ends up very crispy so don't worry about the fat.
Other great dishes are crispy trout on a green mango salad and any of the braised beef fillet curries will be great. Soft-shell crab is another highlight.
Should be about $140 for two including wine. If you want something a bit different to go with the meal order the sparkling Shiraz they have on the menu - it is great with Thai which is traditionally difficult to match with wine. Arrive quite early if you go on a Thurs/Fri or Sat as they get very busy and usually if you don't get your name on the list early they don't have any spaces left. I would say make sure you're there by 8pm to ensure you eat relatively early, otherwise you may not get a table until 10.30pm.
85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
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