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Stir Crazy Thai Restaurant, Erskineville

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by Anna Rose (subscribe)
I'm a music enthusiast and foodie looking for new places and experiences.
Published March 8th 2015
Go crazy for delicious and affordable Thai food
As part of a day activity, my friend and I were lodged in Erskineville, a friendly and hip neighbourhood close to the CBD. We were joined by our group which led us to Stir Crazy Thai for our lunch break. I was only aware of the name of the restaurant as it was written at the front of the menu. The shop front obscured its title.

Stir Crazy Thai
The shop front of Stir Crazy Thai

Sitting around 3 wooden tables with green umbrellas, providing shade, we had to choose our meals. It was a particularly hard choice as there were a variety of scrumptious and salivating options, from deep fried tofu to the iconic pad Thai. After long scrutinizing, I chose the Mee Siam, pointing to my option number 36. to the kind waitress who had an inkling of my inability to pronounce foreign foods.

Pink Mee Siam
It's Pink! Pink Mee Siam-and it was delicious!

My friend had ordered the traditional hokkien chicken noodles.

Hokkien Chicken Noodles YUM!

I saw that some people of my table had also ordered lychee juice, which was later exclaimed to be a bit too sweet for their liking. It took a while for the food to arrive, perhaps because it was a big group of people, that is, around 30. But when it came to our hungry stomachs, it was well worth the wait.

Placed in front of me, was a pleasant smell and sight. I had ordered the Mee Siam which was priced at $18.90. The Hokkien was priced at a mere $13.90 for an equally generous serving. This was very worth it as I was left full and delighted. I was particularly surprised that it turned out to be pink from the coconut cream. It was topped with brussels sprout as most dishes were. The vermicelli underneath was soft and smooth, helped with the pleasant pink sight and taste of coconut cream. Mixed together with small pork balls and fresh prawn, it was entirely satisfying. My friend was also satiated by her hokkien chicken dish, a classic perfected by the masters behind Stir Crazy Thai. The only complaint may just be the slightly longer wait we endured but many would say that it was merely for the perfection of the dishes resting beautifully on clean white plates before our eager tastebuds.

Overall, it was a very wonderful restaurant experience with delicious food. A definite recommend to anyone looking for an adventurous tasty experience.
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Why? For a delicious and affordable meal
Where: 128 Erskineville Road, Erskineville NSW 2043
Cost: Affordable, price range between $5-20
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