Eating Thai around Newtown doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, but that’s what we do once in a while. In this opportunity we moved away from King Street and landed on Stir Crazy. I had read some poor reviews but was not too fussed about meeting expectations. Once inside, I must say I liked the place a lot.
From the specials menu we ordered the Peking duck stir fry (stir fried roast duck fillet with hoisin Pecking duck sauce, shallot, broccoli and carrot). It is normally served with roti bread but we asked for no bread and had a serve of coconut rice instead, for extra $3. The duck was salty (I was expecting sweet but cannot complain) and tasty, and while now I think would have been great wrapped in lettuce, that night I really enjoyed eating it with the fragrant coconut rice.
Peking duck stir fry ($17.90), coconut rice ($3)
Our second dish was Moo yang (grilled pork served with mixed salad and spicy dressing), which was sweet (I was expecting salty this time…) and came with plain white rice. Nice but I liked the duck better.
Moo yang ($12.90)
We didn’t need dessert but the coconut rice had set me in the mood for more. I considered a second serve as dessert but that would have been weird. Alvaro is always keen on sticky rice; they didn’t have any with mango that night but offered us the version with Thai custard. Nice dessert. Sugar coma.
Sticky rice with Thai custard ($4.90)
128 Erskineville Road
Erskineville NSW 2043
(02) 9519 0044