Review: Thai Hot Pepper (Newtown)

On our most recent adventure to South King St (looking for a restaurant that is no longer there) we found The Organic Pomegranate has been replaced by (yet another) Thai restaurant. Thai Hot Pepper keeps up with the competition by offering $7 lunch specials ($10 for seafood dishes).

Alvaro ordered the stir fried beef with ginger & shallot and I the seafood salad. Both dishes looked smallish (specially if you compare them with our benchmark for the category, Thai La Ong) but were enough for us that day (we were not particularly hungry).

Both dishes had good “standard” flavours. The beef was tender and I didn’t hear any complains from Al.

Stir fried beef with ginger & shallot

Stir fried beef with ginger & shallot ($7, lunch special)

The salad had this typical Southeast Asian freshness-heat tension going on. The squid and the 2 prawns were perfectly cooked, the fish bits looked like frozen pangasus.

Seafood salad

Seafood salad ($10, lunch special)

It wasn’t a bad lunch but I don’t think we would eat there again with so many other options closer to home.

Thai Hot Pepper
534 King St
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9516 2888

Thai Hot Pepper on Urbanspoon

5 thoughts on “Review: Thai Hot Pepper (Newtown)

  1. I swear, the businesses that go through that location seem to change every couple of years. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when you mentioned a Thai place opened there. The food look pretty standard. Good luck to them, is all I can say.

  2. King Street seems to be opening up with new restaurants every week. Shame the food wasn’t so crash hot here. The seafood salad did look promising!

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