When we first visited Home Thai Restaurant at Sussex Street, there was a long queue so we decided to return at a time when it was not as busy and we could get a seat without having to queue up. It is advisable to arrive early, before the peak dinner hour, as there is a long queue during the dinner hour. To get a place, you need to write your name on a reservation list at the entrance and take a number. The restaurant does not accept reservations.
We made the mistake of ordering all spicy dishes so the meal was not so enjoyable. It is advisable to order some non-spicy dishes to balance things out. We had Green Papaya Salad, Stir Fried Crispy Pork Belly with Prik Khing Sauce and Jungle Curry. The Green Papaya Salad was refreshing with a bit of zing from the chilli in the salad dressing.
Stir Fried Crispy Pork Belly with Prik Khing Sauce consisted of slices of crispy pork belly and green beans stir fried with Prik Khing Sauce. Prik Khing Sauce is a chilli paste made mainly of red chilli, galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime peel that is used in stir fried dishes. The crackling of the pork belly is a bit tough, but the meat was still perfectly cooked and the Prik Khing Sauce complemented the pork perfectly.
Stir Fried Crispy Pork Belly with Prik Khing Sauce
We chose to have Jungle Curry with chicken, although there is the option to have it with pork or beef instead. The dish was delicious but a warning to those who are not used to spicy dishes that the Jungle Curry is truly very spicy; especially since the spicy sensation does not hit you until after you have eaten the dish.
For dessert, we had the Fried Banana with Sesame because it looked so delectable when we first checked out the restaurant. The serving was generous and the sesame in the crispy batter gave it a nice twist compared to the banana fritters that I am used to eating.