Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published July 21st 2013
Thai Street Food in Chatswood
I'm not the biggest fan of food court lunch offerings, so I was unexpectedly surprised when I saw Lang Suan out of the corner of my eye in Chatswood. At the lure of street food, I headed over to investigate.
I started with the Miang Kam, $3 for two, a vegetarian dish of beetle leaves with chilli, lime, ginger and caramelised coconut sauce. It's a little dry until you pour the sauce over the top then roll up and eat. Served on a pretty tin plate, I was transported to a Thai sidewalk diner.
While I'd ordered a soup, I couldn't resist greedily trying a satay - at $2 a stick, it was well worth it. Served with tangy peanut sauce and the cucumber, chilli and sweet vinegar dipping sauce, I regretted not having room for a few more sticks.
Then the bowl Tom Yum Goong - initially sweet with the cherry tomatoes, but as time went on the sourness and chilli from the freshly sliced lemongrass and ginger made my brow bead in a light sweat (the sign of a good Tom Yum - and let me tell you, this soup is the perfect antidote to a cold or sore throat).
The hard part is deciding what to eat as while the restaurant is small, the menu is broad. Fortunately there are plenty of tiny entrees to taste, so even if you are dining alone, you can have a great mix of different flavours.