Hidden in a Blackheath back street, around the corner from the main drag of cafes and restaurants, you will find an inconspicuous house, aside from a small LED open sign. This is home to Thai Silk Restaurant, which also offers takeaway.
Mr Man and I had dinner here for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We were so impressed with the quality and price of the food, particularly the BBQ Prawns and the Stuffed Mushrooms (served with a delicious homemade sauce), that we decided to return for lunch.
We arrived around 1:30pm, and unlike dinner, a reservation was not necessary. The restaurant was empty, of customers and seemingly of employees. After a short while an apologetic and efficient waitress appeared, along with several other late lunch diners.
The menu was varied, with many fish/seafood options, and is vegan friendly. There was a specials board, which had been updated since our last visit.
We ordered our go-to Thai dishes, starting with the vegetarian spring rolls, which were not only void of meat but also vegetables, and mostly filled with glass noodles. They were a good size, but due to the blandness, each roll took a bath in the accompanying sweet chilli sauce in an attempt to bring flavour to the party.
For my main I ordered Pad Kee Mao with vegetables and tofu. Whilst there was a vegetable drought in the entree, there was a Tsunami in this dish. I counted a total of 9 varieties of veggies, of equally good proportions dispersed amongst the noodles, which got a massive thumbs up from me. The spice level could have been hotter, though I find this with most Pad Kee Mao dishes I have devoured.
Pad Kee Mao with Tofu
Mr Man chose his ever-faithful Chicken Fried Rice, which he said did the job but didn't live up to the wow factor of the Cashew Nut Chicken he had ordered previously. The portion size was more than ample, and he struggled to finish even after completing the nearby 3 hour Devil's Hole Hike that morning.
Chicken Fried Rice
We just stuck with water, however they do BYO with a corkage charge of $2pp.
Overall I think this is a good local restaurant. If you are in the area and in the mood for some Thai food, I would recommend popping in.