About Me

Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Pent-Thai (Epping, Sydney)

Pent-Thai has been around for many, many years. Yet it has managed to survive and thrive. To be honest, I haven't been here for a very long time. When my friends suggested we catch up for dinner and suggested Pent-Thai, I thought why not visit an old food haunt?

I think the restaurant seats up to 25 people and it was fully packed when I got there at 7.30pm on a Friday night.

We were so hungry we decided to ask for all the dishes to arrive at the same time, i.e. entrees and mains served together.

Tod Mun Pla (Thai fish cakes) - an absolute Thai staple. Finely minced fillet of fish blended with chilli paste, and Thai herbs which are then fried. Served with sweet chilli sauce (Thai style), cucumber and topped with crushed peanut. Yum! There were very authentic flavours to the fish cake.

Bird nest spring roll (chef's special) - fried mini spring rolls filled with a mixture of crab, prawn and black mushrooms. Served with sweet chilli sauce and a side of garden salad. We chose this dish because it sounded interesting. I have not seen spring rolls with such a birds nest texture. It was lovely.

Tom yum soup with prawns - I chose the tom yum with prawns. But you also have the options of having it with chicken, fish, seafood or vegetarian. I was surprised at how tangy the soup was. There was just enough kick (chilli wise) in the soup. Delightfully delicious and smack full of flavour!

Gaeng Kaew-Wan (Green Curry) - we decided to have the green curry with chicken and it was not overly sweet in flavour, thank goodness!

Herbal Spicy Duck - a chef's special dish which was very popular with most tables that night. A hot and spicy stir fried roast duck with basil, coriander, garlic, chilli, snow peas, capsicums and vegetables. We were not disappointed, the meat was tender with a slightly spicy flavour.

Siam BBQ Pork - a chef's special dish. Grilled marinated pork in North-Eastern style, served with a special sauce. I know not what was in the sauce. :) But I did like the slightly smoky, charred taste of the pork.

And we ended our meal with a few plates of the Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango. It was served in a de-constructed way. It was an average dessert, not the star dish of the night.

The service team were very pleasant and accommodating. We had a great evening of fellowship, happy reunions and many bouts of laughter. And the food in general was lovely, very lovely!

Pent-Thai on Urbanspoon
Pent Thai
16 Oxford Street
NSW 2121
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pentthaisydney

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Charmaine said...

Looking at the pics, makes me salivate. The duck dish looks so good and love the colours. hmm.. make time to make a trip too.

chocolatesuze said...

argh ive had the biggest craving for thai fish cakes all week!

Cindy said...

Hi Charmaine, it's always nice to visit an old haunt! Especially when it doesn't disappoint! :)

Hi chocolatesuze, I love Thai fish cakes too! Can't resist them! :)

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I love those bird nest spring rolls, and yes, they're always hard to come by. Definitely agree with you about supporting local restaurants too.

Cindy said...

Hi Helen, I sometimes feel I neglect my locals in lieu of checking out new hot spots! I need to be more mindful. :)