There’s a shop on Salisbury Road that has been occupied by two different coffee shops and is now a Thai restaurant. I walk past it on my way to uni and have seen it deserted at times and busy (but not extremely) at times. On top of that, mixed Google reviews didn’t give a clear indication of how good (or bad) was the place. I had to find out.
So I (gently) dragged Alvaro for dinner one day that he was craving burgers. Not fair, I know. But he said a curry would be an okay second option. He chose the mussaman beef curry, the classic of classics. The dish description in the menu had a typo, which sometimes is a good indication that international food is somewhat authentic: “Southern Thai rich coconut curry seasoned with tamarind & plum [sic] sugar”. The serving was huge, and very saucy. But it had a good amount of meat, too. There were a few not-so-tender chunks but some of them were spoon-tender. Alvaro had his share with rice, I just had it soup-style. It was very sweet as per usual, but had a pleasant flavour.
Mussaman beef curry ($16.90)
I chose the promising “award-winning” crispy pork in heaven sauce with stir-fried vegetables, bamboo, basil, green bean and long chilli. The pork was better than the one at Atom Thai, the dish as a whole had a nice flavour but its name was definitely an exaggeration.
Crispy pork in heaven sauce ($16.90)
It wasn’t a cheap meal considering other Thai options in the area, but it was quite filling.
1/176-180 Salisbury Rd
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9516 0708