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Chat Thai

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Why locals love it

Opened in 1989, Chat Thai's aged well. You feel fresh and invigorated just being in the building, charged by the scent of lemongrass, chilli, crackling prawns and roast duck. It's almost as intoxicating as Bangkok - the food is THAT good - but let's be honest, Sydney's pristine streets will never offer the same ambience as the mania of Thong Lo.

Why you should visit it

Never been to Bangkok? Then don't miss the opportunity to experience authentic Thai cuisine. Try the crisp fried coconut milk marinated chicken with smoked chilli relish, the green papaya salad or the crisp whole snapper with fried and shredded lemongrass with wild ginger. It's all good! But please don't order stir fry, OK? Live a little.

Special tip

Don't forget dessert! Sweet and salty coconut cream puddings toasted in a cast iron griddle? Or sticky rice and mango? A BIG lychee frappe perhaps...

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2 Comments

I lived in Bangkok and this Thai food is pretty authentic.
Jane
Local
October 18, 2017
there is also a Chat Thai in Manly's Wharf where you can sit and watch the ferries come and go, you can also get take away. The best part is that its cheep and you can call when you are leaving the city, so by the you reach Manly your order is complete
Claire
Local
May 20, 2015

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