Bit of a geek who likes discovering new places in and around Sydney. Follow me on Instagram @richrammo or Twitter @richramo
Published May 18th 2013
Update May 7th 2017
Thai Style has now been replaced with Gasoline Thai at the same location.
It's a chilly autumn evening, it had been a busy day and in all honesty, my partner and I weren't in the mood for cooking. I recalled having visited a small restaurant a month or so back that I enjoyed and thought it would be the perfect place to visit for a great hot meal.
Tucked away on the Concord side of Burwood Road, Thai Style is one of those family operated restaurants that serves wholesome flavour filled dishes where you can taste the love in the cooking and preparation of the meals. While only a small restaurant that would seat approximately 25, the service is efficient and most importantly friendly. The staff always have a smile on their face and are always happy to attended to your needs, a trade that is becoming less and less common in many inner city restaurants. Each time I've visited Thai Style, my partner and I have been asked for our thoughts and feedback on the meals by the staff, which we have been more than happy to provide, demonstrating ongoing commitment to providing awesome food for their customers.
For entrees when we have visited in the past we had ordered a variety of different dishes to sample the menu. Most recently we ordered the Spring Rolls, but in the past we had ordered the Money Bags and the Satay Chicken. Have to say the peanut sauce with the skewers are to die for and the Spring Roll pastry is crisp and crunchy with plenty of flavour packed into such a small package.
For her main meal, my partner ordered a cashew nut stir fry, one of her favourites, she advised it was tasty and full of flavour. Previously, when we visited she had ordered the Honey King Prawns from the specials menu and declared that they were the best Honey King Prawns she had ever had, as they weren't covered in to much batter and were a good size. That's quite a statement considering the amount of restaurants we had visited in past while sampling different meals.
Being a lover of curries and spicy food, I usually order the Panang Pork Curry with boiled rice. Depending upon how hot you would like it is personal preference, but I like mine hot. The meal had plenty of vegetables, meat and sauce, sauce for me equals flavour and with an abundance of it, helped produced a rich tasting meal. I also noted that there was a generous amount of meat. I had ordered the same dish at other locations where I could count on one hand the amount of pieces of meat I had on my plate, having noted this down and never returned. In terms of the size of the dish, the helping size was just right, not too much where I felt I would have to leave some and then look embarrassed as if I had not enjoyed my meal and not too little, where I've had to contemplate pulling into a fast food outlet to go through drive thru for a "top up".
Thai Style is one of those of small restaurants that are few and far between in the inner city, which are now being snuffed out by bigger franchises and more expensive restaurants, and while Thai Style doesn't look overly glamorous, don't let that you fool you in terms of the freshness of their ingredients and the tastiness of their meals. Thai Style is a great place to dine at and I'm lucky that it is situated in my local area where I can visit on a regular basis. As an added bonus, takeaway and delivery is also available, so if I don't want to venture out on a cold winter's night, you can still have their great Thai dishes delivered to you, something that I plan to do shortly.