On the busy Bourke Street, and the proximity to the other Thai restaurants, you are in for a treat as the battle for Asian culinary supremacy is on!
As an avid Asian food lover, I had to go for the benchmark: Spicy Drunken Noodles. If you don’t know, Pok Pok set the pace and every other restaurant now has to compete with that.
I chose to go with Spicy Noodle with Beef. And whilst I thought I could handle my spice (yeah, there are levels). The noodles were nice and sleek and the vegetables cooked nice and crispy where needed. I found the beef to be a little tough for my liking but they were thin enough to be consumed in one hit. Now the spice? Well, these people don’t mess around. The noodles had really soaked in the flavour and when you then accidentally consumed a chilli… you know you were in for a world of trouble. However, it was nothing that a quick glass of water couldn’t fix.
The service was actually slow for once. It might have to do with the fact that they were completely packed out with the lunch crowd. So if you were thinking of walking in off the street, unless you’re a party of two, your chances are quite slim.
Plus, there is a tendency for them to forget at least one meal in a group booking. And it turns out that it’s always for the same person too. Sorry TW. I had to bring it up.
I liked the internal decor. It really brought to life Thailand. From the pictures of their leaders to the thai dance feature out front.
All in all, I enjoyed it but with the closer finds, this might actually be a little too far away for me to get to. A great alternative right next to Nixon, you could always add a new spice to your life.