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Published February 26th 2013
Tantalize and tease your taste buds
They say that the way through a man's heart is through his stomach. If I say so myself, I am a good cook. I am not shy of experimenting and cooking different kind of dishes. Although I had a few disaster's in the past, but generally it always turns out like how it's suppose to taste or look. Nevertheless I've always been too eager to show my culinary skills to my partner. One of the restaurant's that I frequently go to is called Saap Thai. As the name denotes, it is a Thai restaurant located at 378 Pitt Street Sydney.
The restaurant has ample space and can comfortably accomodate up to 50 diners. There are also more seats that are available upstairs, but when I was there it's close due to renovation.
If the place is frequented by locals you can almost judge that it's a good restaurant. At Saap Thai, you'll be lucky if you to find a vacant table around lunch time.
The décor is comfortable. The atmosphere is casual. The staffs are friendly, in fact too friendly. I am a regular Friday customer, so being an avid fan of their food and service, my normal take away servings are always generous.
The menu is quite extensive and a gastronomically delight. To date they offer up to 113 dishes. From the entrée of satay chicken to main dish of coconut rice with deep fried chicken. Dishes like chicken liver cooked in sauce, lime, and basil. Morning Glory salad with Thai dressing, top with deep fried onion and minced pork, gave another meaning to morning glory indeed. Herbs like galangal has an aroma that is similar to ginger is commonly used in Thai cooking. Of course, chili is always at hand, but upon request you don't need to have it in your dish.
If you like sour and spicy soup, I would recommend Tom Yum seafood. Of course you can also have it with chicken and pork. It's cooked with Tom Yum paste, accentuated with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. These ingredients can easily be purchase in an Asian shops or even Coles and Woolworth.
The dishes are reasonably priced, ranging from $3.90 for satay chicken, to seafood dishes for $14.90. Although some dishes like Deep Fried Whole Fish is market price. And of course you cant pass the daily specials on offer.